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Annual Reports & Recent Cases

View the 2013 Annual Report and read about NJP's recent case work.

Our Vision: "Justice for All Low-Income People in Washington"


Welcome to the Northwest Justice Project (NJP), Washington’s publicly funded legal aid program.  Each year NJP provides critical civil legal assistance and representation to thousands of low-income people in cases affecting basic human needs such as family safety and security, housing preservation, protection of income, access to health care, education and other basic needs.   Read more »

Help for Victims of Oso Disaster

FEMA has declared a Major Disaster, clearing the way for direct federal assistance available to affected families and individuals. Many resources, including legal assistance, are available to help families: Read more »

Affordable Care Act

March 2014 Enrollment Deadlines!

You can apply for Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) ANY TIME during the year.  But unless you meet one of the exceptions below, you can only enroll in a Qualified Health Plan (private health insurance plan with or without financial assistance under the Affordable Care Act) until March 31st.

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Legal Services for Veterans – NJP Expands Project Statewide!

NJP is expanding its legal services for Veterans Project statewide. NJP provides legal services to at-risk low-income veterans facing barriers to housing, employment and self-sufficiency. With support from Equal Justice Works and AmeriCorps and Veterans Administration, NJP’s Veterans Project will expand from 1 to 6 full time attorneys by October 2013. The new attorneys will be located in Olympia, Tacoma, Seattle, Everett and Spokane. One Equal Justice Works Fellow will work with Veterans Courts to address the civil legal needs of criminal justice system involved veterans. NJP’ Veterans Project has already garnered national recognition through publication of Representing Washington Veterans: Basic Legal And Cultural Concepts, a comprehensive advocacy resource for those assisting veterans. Read more about our Veteran's Project.

Public Benefit Program Changes and Reductions

NJP has prepared bulletins outlining previous and upcoming changes and reductions in public benefits.
Food Benefits Will Be Reduced Starting November 1, 2013. You can read more about changes in food assistance, Medicaid, Basic Health, TANF and other programs on the Washington LawHelp web site.

New Foreclosure Law

If you fall behind on your mortgage, contact a housing counselor or an attorney as soon as possible.  A new law allows your housing counselor or attorney to request that your bank engage in mediation with you before they can foreclose. The Washington LawHelp web site has information about this law and other foreclosure issues.

Equal Opportunity, Access & Diversity

Consistent with NJP’s commitment to combat injustice by improving access to our civil justice system, all NJP facilities are accessible, and NJP provides language and sign interpreters for persons needing assistance to access our services. Read more »

Email Notice | Warning!

WARNING! Please do not send requests for legal assistance via email. Unsolicited e-mail is not confidential. If you send e-mail to us that we have not asked you to send, you may be sending information that may be disclosed to others. If you are concerned about confidentiality, do not send confidential information in an email message. No attorney-client relationship is created or assumed to exist between Northwest Justice Project and persons who seek legal help through email. Any information sent to NJP through email is not confidential or subject to the attorney-client privilege unless or until NJP agrees to provide you legal assistance.