HOW DO I GET HELP?
If you are low-income and have a non-criminal legal problem in Spokane County or Pend Oreille, Ferry, Stevens, Adams, Grant, Lincoln, and Whitman County, call CLEAR (the Coordinated Legal Education and Referral System), toll-free at 1-888-201-1014 . The CLEAR intake line is open Monday – Friday from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Click the following link to go to CLEAR’s web site:nwjustice.org/clear-online
CLEAR legal advocates may be able to provide you with legal assistance over the telephone. If not, you may be referred directly to the Volunteer Lawyers Program, other legal services program, or another agency if appropriate. Please note that the CLEAR line is very busy, so keep trying to get through.
If you are age 60 and older, you may call CLEAR Sr. at 1-888-387-7111 . There is no income eligibility for receiving service through CLEAR Sr.
If you are unable to reach CLEAR, you may contact the Volunteer Lawyers Program directly by calling our intake line at (509) 324-0144. The intake line is open on Monday afternoons from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Please call during the allotted times. VLP staff will determine eligibility for services based on income and the type of legal problem. Legal residency in the United States is not required to receive services.