The Native American Unit is housed within Northwest Justice Project (NJP), a non-profit law firm providing civil (non-criminal) legal services to low income persons – Native and non-Native – throughout the state. NJP has 21 field offices across the state that serve client communities, including two in King County.
NJP’s King County office provides legal assistance in family, domestic violence, housing, consumer, public benefits, employment, and foreclosure cases in addition to providing legal services to victims of crime; patients of Seattle Children’s, Odessa Brown, and Harborview; and veterans. You can call NJP’s King County office at 206-464-1519 or 1-888-201-1012.
How do I get help from the Native American Unit?
The Native American Unit provides legal assistance in areas of critical and unique importance to Native American clients, focusing on cases involving one’s political status as being Native. Current case priorities target cases involving institutional policies and practices that disproportionately harm Native communities; cases that strengthen tribal sovereignty and self-governance; and cases involving civil collateral consequences arising from being a victim of crime.
If you are located in King County, call 2-1-1 M-F from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
If you are located outside of King County, call the Coordinated Legal Education, Advice, and Referral (CLEAR) hotline toll-free at 1-888-201-1014. The CLEAR line is open M-F from 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
After you contact 2-1-1 or CLEAR for a NAU intake, you may receive further assistance from the NAU or you may be referred to a NJP field office, a local volunteer lawyer program, or another legal services organization.
*Native victims of crime seeking assistance from our Native American Crime Victims Program should ask a tribal service provider or staff member of an organization that serves Native Americans for a referral.