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  • 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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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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
  • Supplemental Proceedings

    If a creditor has a judgment ordered by a court and wants to collect the money from you, you may receive an order to attend a Supplemental Proceedings court hearing. #0210EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Video - Defending yourself in a lawsuit

    If you want to learn how to represent yourself, hear about common defenses against debt collectors, and gain knowledge of possible outcomes to your trial, then watch this video. Read More

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    National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Video - Garnishment and Exemptions: Debt Collection Defense

    A creditor may try to take money out of your bank account or paycheck to repay a debt. This short video explains some of the laws a creditor must follow and what you need to know if this happens to you. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Video - I received notice of a lawsuit, what should I do?

    If a debt collector files a lawsuit against you to collect a debt, discover what to do next. Read More

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    National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Video - What if I Get Sued for a Debt?

    Short video covering what you should do if you receive court papers (Summons and Complaint) from a creditor suing you to collect a debt. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • When Should I File a Declaration of Exempt Income and Assets?

    Use this packet ONLY if you are sure that your income and assets cannot be garnished. Use this packet with the Answering a Lawsuit for Debt Collection - Interactive Forms, Debtors' Rights in a Lawsuit and How to Answer a Lawsuit for Debt Collection publications. #0206EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project

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  • Guide to Washington Courts

    An overview of the Washington court system. Read More

    By:
    Administrative Office Of The Courts
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    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
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    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 - Garnishment and Exemptions: Debt Collection Defense

    A creditor may try to take money out of your bank account or paycheck to repay a debt. This short video explains some of the laws a creditor must follow and what you need to know if this happens to you. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project

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