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Get Ready for Court (4)+

  • Depositions

    Read this if you are unrepresented in a civil law case and you are trying to gather info to get ready for a possible trial. #9929EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
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    Spanish / Español
  • How to File a Lawsuit in Federal Court

    Are you having a disagreement with another person, business or government agency? Are you thinking about going to court to ask a judge to resolve a disagreement or solve a problem for you? The federal court is one type of court that can help people resolve disputes. Read More

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    United States District Court Western Washington
  • How to Format Court Documents

    When you give documents to a Washington state court, it is important to format the documents correctly. This document outlines the rules you must follow. #9938EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • I am not satisfied with a Construction Contractor’s Work: Filing Suit against the Contractor’s Bond

    There are number of reasons why you may want to sue a construction contractor. The contractor did not finish the job you hired him to do, for example, or did not do a good job. If the contractor is bankrupt or does not have any other assets, you can sue against the contractor's bond. #0302EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line

I Need a Court Interpreter (2)+

Court Forms - listed alphabetically (2)+

  • Declaration Form - General Civil

    Declaration for general civil court cases. This form is not for family law cases. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
  • Subpoenaing Witnesses and Documents

    If you are going to a hearing or trial where you will be giving evidence AND you need to make sure that a witness shows up or that someone brings documents or other items, you can have the person served with a subpoena issued by the court clerk. Publication #9930EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line

Court Information - listed alphabetically (8)+

  • Guide to Washington Courts

    An overview of the Washington court system. Read More

    By:
    Administrative Office Of The Courts
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Mediation: Should I Use It?

    Mediation is an informal way to resolve disputes without going to court. The parties attempt to negotiate a mutually agreeable settlement with the help of a neutral mediator. Mediation can be used in many types of disputes. #3226EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
  • Self-Represented Persons in District Court

    Understanding and making your way through the court process is not easy and can be quite frustrating, especially for those handling their own legal representation (pro se litigants). There are extensive state and local court rules and everyone appearing before the District Court is expected to follow them. The following may be of help in clarifying some of the mysteries of representing yourself. Read More

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    Administrative Office of the Courts
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Self-Represented Persons in Superior Court Civil Proceedings

    Understanding and making your way through the court process is not easy and can be quite frustrating, especially for those handling their own legal representation (pro se litigants). There are extensive state and local court rules (see E. 7) and everyone appearing before the Superior Court is expected to follow them. While a one-page handout can never tell you everything you need to know, the following will hopefully be of benefit in clarifying a few of the mysteries of representing yourself. Read More

    By:
    Administrative Office of the Courts
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Video - Myths and Misperceptions About the Washington Courts

    A video from Washington's judicial branch challenges some mistaken ideas about how courts work by using real person-on-the-street interviews and responses from judges and justices. Read More

    By:
    Washington Courts
  • Video - Your Day in Court: How to Make Sure Your Voice is Heard in King County

    A short video and manual covering the basics of representing yourself in court. Read More

    By:
    King County Superior Court
  • Washington Court Rules

    State and local court rules for Washington. Read More

    By:
    Administrative Office of the Courts
  • What are Working Copies?

    When you “file” documents with a court, you give the court documents for processing. Often you also need to give a court “working copies” of the same documents. The judge or commissioner will use these extra copies to prepare for your case. That way the court does not need to make copies itself. #9952EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line

Legal Research (3)+

Working with a Lawyer (2)+

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