Do you have a legal issue in Cowlitz or Wahkiakum County but no money to hire an attorney?

Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Legal Aid (CWLA) is located in Longview, Washington and we serve low-income residents in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties. We provide general legal information, free civil legal services, as legal clinics and workshops on basic family law forms. We also partner our clients with local attorneys for advice and occasional Pro Bono representation. Several local attorneys donate their time and expertise to help vulnerable low income Legal Aid clients. We are happy to provide referrals as well.

If you are a low-income resident of Cowlitz or Wahkiakum counties, or if are low-income and you have a civil legal matter that is filed in Cowlitz or Wahkiakum counties you can utilize our free services.

Your first step is to call the Northwest Justice Project’s CLEAR line at 1-888-201-1014 (line open 9:15-12:15 M-F). ‘CLEAR’ stands for ‘Coordinated Legal Education, Advice & Referral.’ The number will be very busy so be prepared to take some time for the call.

Over 60? Call CLEAR Sr., 1-888-387-7111 You must meet income eligibility requirements for CLEAR screening.  However, there is no income eligibility screening for CLEAR, Sr.

You can now access CLEAR online! CLICK THE BUTTON to complete the CLEAR*Online application:



CLEAR online application is specifically for urgent housing and public benefit cases.

Not eligible for low-income legal services? Find out whether you are eligible for referral to an attorney through the Washington State Bar Association’s Moderate Means Program.

For more information about receiving help with civil legal issues in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties when you cannot afford to hire an attorney, call (360) 425-2579 or Contact Us By Email

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Our program is funded by The Legal Foundation of Washington, The United Way and from donations of our local community.  Our legal services would not be possible without the generous donations of time from attorney-members of the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Bar Association.  Local attorneys consult with our clients to provide advice and coaching so they can effectively  navigate the complex legal system.

Take a look around our site and find many resources for the self-represented.  We have forms, links to information and how-to videos for your use.

Volunteer attorneys will find many resources in the various sections of our site as well

Thanks for visiting and we look forward to helping you navigate this complex landscape.

We are located at:

1338 Commerce Avenue, Suite C (Lower Level)
Longview WA 98632

Our phone number is 360-425-2579
Our FAX number is: 888-234-4665

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Cowlitz Wahkiakum Legal Aid is a 501c(3) Non-Profit Organization