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 volunteer attorneys with clients in need to provide critical legal assistance and are happy to provide referrals as well.

Click to download your copy of our updated 2013 program brochure!  

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 below, or call 1-888-201-1014 to complete the CLEAR*Online application.

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

Looking for low-income legal services outside Washington State? Click Here!

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 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.