Yakima County Bar Members
Join your fellow Attorneys at the Following Events! Bar Membership Renewal Form

Washington Courts 
This site can help you find lots of information based on the Washington Court system. If you need to locate forms, or find out a court date you can find it at this website.

Washington Law Help
Very helpful site for clients needing information on different practices of law.

Columbia Legal Services
Columbia Legal Services (CLS) is a not-for-profit organization that provides civil (not criminal) legal services to people who are low-income or have special legal needs throughout Washington State. Some examples of the type of cases CLS works on include: domestic violence, family law, housing, welfare, Medicaid, and social security. CLS does not charge eligible clients for services.

Coordinated Legal Education, Advice and Referral System (CLEAR) is Northwest Justice Project’s toll-free telephone service for eligible low-income people to obtain free legal assistance with civil legal problems. Clients in need of interpreter services in order to access legal services through NJP are entitled to those services.

Northwest Justice Project
Are you looking for legal assistance or legal information with a civil (non-criminal) legal problem? Hundreds of free legal resources, legal information and self-help materials for civil legal problems in Washington State are available at www.washingtonlawhelp.org. Materials are available in English, Spanish, Russian and other languages.

The Alliance for Equal Justice
The Alliance for Equal Justice of Washington state is a network of organizations providing civil legal aid to those with nowhere else to turn. Formed to coordinate and foster collaboration, the Alliance provides critically needed services-information, advice and representation-to those in need.

The Yakima County Clerks Office
The following forms have been approved by the Yakima County Superior Court Bench   and the Clerk for use in their court. These are considered “Local Forms” and may differ from those produced by the Administrative Office Of the Courts (AOC).

In Forma Pauperis (IFP)
“In forma pauperis” refers to a motion filed by a low-income person in order to proceed in court without having to pay court costs, usually filing fees. It doesn’t usually cover other costs, such as those involved in discovery (depositions, witness fees, court reporters, etc.) and service of process.