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  • Ask the Court to Waive Your Filing Fee

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive. Use this if you cannot afford to pay the filing fee to start new case. A judge will look at your financial information and decide if you qualify for a waiver under General Rule 34. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project

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  • Ask the Court to Waive Your Filing Fee

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive. Use this if you cannot afford to pay the filing fee to start new case. A judge will look at your financial information and decide if you qualify for a waiver under General Rule 34. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Ask the Court to Waive Your Filing Fee | Printable Packet

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this to ask the court to waive (not ask for) the filing fee required to file court papers in a civil case because you can't afford to pay it. #3204EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • File a Petition for Certificate of Restoration of Opportunity (CROP)

    You can use this packet if you have a criminal conviction history, especially one that caused you to lose an occupational license, you have finished your sentence/s, and you plan to look for work/housing, or you want to get (back) an occupational license. This packet includes the forms you will need to get a CROP. #2954EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project

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  • How to Ask a Washington State Court to Reduce or Waive Your Legal Financial Obligations

    This packet is for people who cannot afford to pay Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs) imposed on you by a Washington state district, municipal, or superior court in a criminal case. This packet has instructions and forms to bring a motion before the court, asking the court to reduce or waive (forgive or cancel) LFOs. #9913EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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
  • How to Protect Your Privacy in Court Files

    Explains statewide court rules that protect personal information in court files and includes forms that you can use in your family law case. Read More

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    Legal Voice

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  • Ask the Court to Waive Your Filing Fee

    A Washington Forms Online interview. Do-it-yourself court forms and instructions on LawHelp Interactive. Use this if you cannot afford to pay the filing fee to start new case. A judge will look at your financial information and decide if you qualify for a waiver under General Rule 34. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Ask the Court to Waive Your Filing Fee | Printable Packet

    Blank forms to print and fill out on your own, with how-to instructions for completing and filing. Use this to ask the court to waive (not ask for) the filing fee required to file court papers in a civil case because you can't afford to pay it. #3204EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Declaration Form - General Civil

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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • File a Petition for Certificate of Restoration of Opportunity (CROP)

    You can use this packet if you have a criminal conviction history, especially one that caused you to lose an occupational license, you have finished your sentence/s, and you plan to look for work/housing, or you want to get (back) an occupational license. This packet includes the forms you will need to get a CROP. #2954EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • How to Ask a Washington State Court to Reduce or Waive Your Legal Financial Obligations

    This packet is for people who cannot afford to pay Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs) imposed on you by a Washington state district, municipal, or superior court in a criminal case. This packet has instructions and forms to bring a motion before the court, asking the court to reduce or waive (forgive or cancel) LFOs. #9913EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project

Court Information - listed alphabetically (4)+

  • Guide to Washington Courts

    An overview of the Washington court system. Read More

    By:
    Administrative Office Of The Courts
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • 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
  • 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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