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Obtaining legal counsel, even if you are able to afford it, can be a stressful and difficult process. 

The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) maintains a directory of all attorneys statewide.  The directory can be filtered by location (county or city), practice area and/or language.

The Skagit County Bar Association also maintains a directory of member attorneys. 

You may have the right to an attorney paid for by the state if you are:

  • Charged with a crime (as an adult or as a juvenile
  • A juvenile subject of an At-Risk Youth or Child In Need of Services petition
  • A child or parent involved in a dependency or shelter care proceeding
  • The subject of some types of guardianship proceeding

Contact the Skagit County Office of Assigned Counsel at (360) 416-1690 to see if you qualify for an attorney to represent you. 

If you do not have the right to an attorney paid by the state and you still are unable to pay for an attorney, there are other options. 

You may qualify for free legal assistance. 

Northwest Justice Project facilitates a hotline that centralizes access to various legal service providers, known as CLEAR (Coordinated Legal Education, Advice and Referral).  Depending on what type of legal issue you are facing, you may be able to apply online.   

You may qualify for legal representation at a reduced cost. 

The Moderate Means Program was developed by the WSBA to address the gap between eligibility to receive free legal assistance and ability to pay for legal services.  Per the WSBA, “It connects people who cannot afford the cost of typical legal representation with attorneys and other legal professionals willing to represent them on a sliding fee.”

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