What is the BMAC Pro Bono Lawyer Referral Program?
The Pro Bono Lawyer Referral Program is a public service provided through the Access to Justice Network that offers legal referrals to qualifying low-income residents of Walla Walla and Columbia Counties in Washington state.
What Does the Pro Bono Program Do?
We refer civil cases to local attorneys who provide the following legal services to low-income families. There is a nominal, income-based fee for our services. We do referrals for civil cases only. We do not do criminal cases or assisting clients in suing parties. Legal clinics are available for:
- Landlord-Tenant Issues
- Wills, Estates
- Garnishment/Debt Collection
- Adult Guardianship
For additional legal information: http://www.washingtonlawhelp.com/WA/index.cfm
How Do I Apply For Pro Bono Services?
All clients must fall at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level and must fall within the criteria outlined for the program. If you would like legal advice through BMAC Pro Bono, you must first call Northwest Justice Project’s Attorney Hotline, C.L.E.A.R., for a referral to the program.
The CLEAR hotline is available Monday through Friday from 9:10 am to 12:25 pm..
If you do not get through on the first try, keep trying.
All referrals to the BMAC Pro Bono Program must go through CLEAR. This allows us to screen for clients that are eligible for our program based upon income level and legal need. If you are eligible, you may speak with an attorney at CLEAR that may give you legal advice and refer you to BMAC Pro Bono for additional services.