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In this area of lawforwa you will find links to information on how to find, hire and work with a lawyer.

Poor Don't Receive Equal Defense: A series of articles pblished in the Seattle Times last year described how shrinking resources for public defense means many poor people in the state don't receive adequate legal counsel when accused of a crime. See the entire series, entitled , on the newspaper's website.


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Do I Need A Lawyer?

You might decide to consult a lawyer because you are in a crisis situation ... or because you want to avoid a crisis in the future. Many law-related organizations offer useful advice for people who think they might need a lawyer but don't know where to begin.

  • The American Bar Association can help you decide .
  • The Access to Justice Board explains how low income individuals can get .
  • Information from the Washington State Bar Association on .