Legal Assistance

Here are resources listings for legal assistance organized in section according to community, WA state, and national levels.

Legal Assistance

Legal assistance resources for undocumented and mixed-status folks:

Community Resources:

Law Advocates of Whatcom County provides free civil legal assistance to low-income Whatcom County residents by linking them with attorney and community volunteers.

Northwest Immigrants Project promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is Washington’s largest 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. NJP has a Bellingham office location.


Northwest Justice Project (NJP) provides free civil legal services to low-income people.

Colectiva Legal del Pueblo provides free and low-cost legal representation, community education, and advocacy for low-income individuals in the state of Washington.

Columbia Legal Services provides free civil legal services to people who are low-income or have special legal needs throughout Washington State.

Fair Fight Immigrant Bond Fund provides bond money for low-income individuals detained at the Northwest ICE Processing Center (formerly named the "Northwest Detention Center") in Tacoma, Washington. An immigration bond is paid to the U.S. government to secure the release of a detained immigrant.

Entre Hermanos offers free immigration clinics to LGBTQ+ Latino/a/e/x community.

Washington Law Help has immigration resources in multiple languages.


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

  • Fill out the G-28 Form in the event you are detained and need legal representation. Try to have the G-28 Form on hand, which allows an attorney to make inquiries on your behalf.

Department of Justice (DOJ) Accredited Representative Non-attorney "DOJ-accredited Representatives" are able to represent you in immigration court. These representatives may provide immigration legal services through recognized nonprofit organizations.  Select the above link for a list of organizations in Washington state. has a searchable online directory of over 1,000 free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states.