ESSB 5408 Protects Washington Families

This just in! ESSB 5408 passed the legislature and is on its way to Governor Inslee for signature.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing numbers of Washington homeowners rely on the homestead exemption to protect their homes from creditors. Yet, rising home values have put this option out of reach for many at the time they need it the most. SB 5408 addresses that problem.

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Millions of Washingtonians face legal problems that impact their daily life, but can't afford a lawyer. NWCLC provides legal support to fill the justice gap and works to combat systemic inequities to address its root causes.

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COVID-19 is causing financial hardship for many Washington families. We're here to help. NWCLC is offering webinars, legal clinics, and legal representation to those financially impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Pro Se Bankruptcy Clinic

May 20, 2021 2:00PM—4:00AM

Homestead Exemption CLE

May 28, 2021 9:30AM—12:00PM

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Foreclosure 101

May 12, 2021 6:00PM

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"[The staff] at NWCLC are absolutely fantastic-incredibly thorough, attentive and professional. They made what would have been a stressful and complicated situation easy. "

Monet Steadman
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If you are charged with a crime, you have a right to legal representation. But, if you are scammed out of your life savings or are a victim of unscrupulous medical debt collection, you are on your own. In Washington, 80% of low-income households have at least one civil legal problem.

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Equal access to legal representation is critical to ending poverty, combating discrimination, and creating opportunity. Your contribution could be the difference in whether someone loses their home.