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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 »

2015 Civil Legal Needs Study Update & Press Coverage of Justice Gap

The recently released 2015 Washington State Civil Legal Needs Study Update reveals a sharp increase in the average number of civil legal problems facing low-income people - from 3 to more than 9 per year – since the original 2003 Supreme Court study.  The statewide survey of more than 1,600 households also shows that less than one quarter of those experiencing these problems receive any help, this as the number of Washington's poorest residents eligible for civil legal aid has risen to 1.25 million, a 40% increase since 2003. Communities of color - and especially children of color - suffer disproportionately  Read more »

Free Legal Assistance for Persons Affected by Wildfire Disasters!

If as a result of the wildfires you are having problems such as landlord/tenant, unemployment benefits, mortgage difficulties,

Plain Talk About Foreclosure / Una Plática Franca Sobre la Ejecución Hipotecaria

The Northwest Justice Project, in partnership with the City of Seattle Office of Housing and Seattle University School of Law, presents a short educational video on the foreclosure process, entitled “Plain Talk about Foreclosure.” Read more » Launches!

NJP's Veterans Project has launched an interactive legal information resource for Washington veterans and advocates working to assist veterans: Read more »

Washington State Foreclosure Mapping Report

The Washington State Foreclosure Mapping Report identifies, for the period 2008-2013, the Washington zip codes most significantly affected by mortgage foreclosures.  Read more »

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.