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Welcome to the Northwest Justice Project (NJP), Washington’s publicly funded legal aid program.

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

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 »

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Immigrants looking for help on a wide range of emergent issues can use the Immigrant Resource Guide on Washington LawHelp as a starting point.  

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Supreme Court recognizes harm to children exposed to domestic violence - parents can petition for Protection Orders

The scourge of family and intimate partner violence plagues every community and causes long-term physical and emotional injuries to victims and children. Despite strong legislative safeguards, judges across the state have been unwilling to grant the full protections of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act (DVPA). NJP’s statewide campaign to ensure families and children receive the full protections of law resulted in several court rulings that dramatically improve protections for Washington families.  

The June 29, 2017 unanimous Supreme Court decision in Rodriquez v. Zavala unequivocally establishes that exposure to domestic violence harms children and that a parent’s fear of harm for a child comes within the definition of “domestic violence” for purposes of a petition for a domestic violence protection order. See High court: Abuse victims can protect their kids from abusers - seattlepi.com and State Supreme Court says Tri-City judge got domestic violence ruling wrong - Tri-City Herald

Supreme Court: Don’t Jail Disabled for Legal Financial Obligations!

In a victory for indigent disabled people throughout the state, the Washington Supreme Court ruled in a case brought by NJP that federal law prohibits courts from ordering defendants to pay court imposed Legal Financial Obligations if the person’s only source of income is social security disability benefits. The court added: “…A person's present inability to meet their own basic needs is not only relevant, but crucial to determining whether paying LFOs would create a manifest hardship.” City of Richland v. Wakefield. Read more »

Equal Opportunity, Access & Diversity. REJI

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.