Free legal advice in partnership with WCLS


Law Advocates, an organization that provides legal help for low-income county residents, is offering free civil law help in collaboration with the Whatcom County Library System.

Technology and private rooms for virtual consultations is available at the Deming, Ferndale, Lynden and South Whatcom libraries from 1 to 4 p.m. during alternating Saturdays. People can also attend appointments from their homes.

Civil law encompasses things such as lawsuits, contract breaches, property damage, medical malpractice, fraud and divorce filings. Law Advocates has also offered free clinics through Bellingham Public Library and Whatcom Community College.

To schedule an appointment, contact Melinda Jackson by calling 360/671-6079, ext. 16 or emailing her at


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