Northwest Justice Project provides legal assistance to eligible low-income families and individuals needing help with civil (non-criminal) legal problems in Washington state. NJP is a statewide not-for-profit law firm that employs more than 100 lawyers and paralegals to provide civil legal assistance and representation in locations across Washington. NJP services are free for eligible individuals.
NJP has several specialized units or programs that serve distinct or particularly vulnerable populations, including farm workers, Native Americans, Western State Hospital patients, survivors of domestic violence and persons over 60 years of age. NJP also maintains a free legal resource web site – WashingtonLawHelp.org – with an extensive library of legal information, videos, forms and instructions.
Current Partnership Projects
Gonzaga University Legal Clinic
The Center for Civil and Human Rights oversees Gonzaga’s participation in the statewide Moderate Means Program. Through the Moderate Means Program, law students work to provide access to justice to people of “moderate means”: those who make too much to qualify for legal aid but not enough to retain an attorney at market rates.
*Please note: The Moderate Means Program is separate from the law clinic and interested parties should reach out to the Moderate Means Program directly.
To apply for services through the Moderate Means Program, please go to the MMP website, which includes eligibility and application information.
After we receive your application, a Moderate Means Program student intern will call you to review your information and complete your intake.
If your income falls below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, you should contact the CLEAR Program instead at (888) 201-1014.
Contact Northwest Justice Project