Legal services

Legal problems trap men and women in homelessness.

Many of the legal problems that keep people from escaping life on the streets can be resolved easily, but homeless people have:

  • No voice in the legal system
  • No money to pay for legal services
  • No idea how to proceed

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Free legal clinics

We're giving poor and homeless men and women a voice, so they can move on to the next stage of life. By clearing up their legal issues we equip them to leave chronic homelessness in the past.

Our volunteer lawyers and paralegals meet with each client to hear their story. Then we help them build a plan to address the issue.

We exist to provide affordable legal assistance to those in greatest need.


What legal services we provide

Our work centers around reducing barriers to financial and social stability, focusing on issues like:

  • Child support and visitation
  • Criminal warrants
  • Debts
  • Court fines and re-licensing

We hold 4 weekly legal clinics for residents of the Mission's shelters or other partner organizations around the region, as well as weekly walk-in clinics for anyone who needs help. We have clinics in:

  • Downtown Seattle
  • Bellevue
  • Everett
  • Tacoma (coming soon)

Do you need legal help? Contact David — 206.682.4642 or dmace@ugm.org — to find out more.

 

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