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Geoduck Resource Guide: Legal Assistance

A comprehensive list of community resources relevant to Evergreen students at both Olympia and Tacoma campuses.

Resources

Washington Attorney General

1125 Washington Street SE
PO Box 40100
Olympia, WA  98504-0100


Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County

(360) 956-1155 ext. 113

Landlords are required to offer mediation to tenants before filing an eviction case for nonpayment of rent. ‚ÄčThe Dispute Resolution Center, cost-free for both tenant and landlord, provides resources to facilitate dialog and negotiation between tenants and landlords to help renters maintain housing. 


Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services 
(360) 705-8194
Provides legal advice and information for non-criminal cases. 
If you are having a landlord/tenant issue, or fear you will be evicted, contact office. 
Volunteer legal professionals provide legal advice and information, and can potentially represent you if you a court hearing for eviction. Your income must be below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines to receive help.


Washington Law Help

Provides legal education materials, legal forms, and tools that give basic information on a number of legal problems, and in some cases, detailed instructions and forms to help you represent yourself in court. You can also locate information on free legal aid programs in Washington, including basic eligibility and contact information. Also provides "Do-It-Yourself" tools where the website fills out specific legal forms based on data input.


Northwest Justice Project
(206) 464-1519
Northwest Justice Project provides free civil legal services to people who cannot afford a lawyer. Clients must either be low income or age 60 and above. NJP helps people with many different kinds of problems including housing (landlord/tenant), public benefits (TANF, food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, etc), SS/SSI, domestic violence, abuse, consumer debt, and special education issues.


Taxpayer Assistance at Internal Revenue Service - Olympia
(844) 545-5640
Provides information and assistance to taxpayers online, via telephone and at local offices. Refund information can be obtained on website or by telephone three weeks after filing a return. Phone line also provides pre-recorded information on a number of tax-related topics as well as staff who can answer tax-related questions.

Office staff can assist with:

  • Viewing account information -
  • Information on letters, notices and levies on your wages or bank account -
  • Payment arrangements -
  • Basic tax law questions -
  • Questions from individuals about the Affordable Care Act tax provision -
  • Request for Taxpayer Advocate service assistance

NexusUni Portal

Daniel J. Evans Library - MS: LIB2300 - 2700 Evergreen Parkway, NE. Olympia, WA 98501 - 360-867-6250