King County Bar Housing Justice Project

The Housing Justice Project is a homelessness prevention program looking for volunteer attorneys committed to social justice and interested in helping people in their community by providing pro bono legal assistance to low-income tenants facing eviction. Nationally recognized, HJP is the only court-based, housing-related legal services program in King County that provides direct, immediate and real-time client representation to low-income residential tenants facing eviction in King County. HJP is managed through Pro Bono Services at the King County Bar Association.


  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: King
  • Area of law: Housing
  • Populations Served: Low Income
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • Training / Supervision Comments: Attorneys are asked to make a once per month, one-year commitment. Morning volunteer hours are weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the King County Courthouse in Seattle and the Regional Justice Center in Kent. HJP PM volunteer hours are Mondays (Seattle only) from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the King County Courthouse.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: Yes
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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