King County Bar Kinship Care Solutions Project

The Kinship Care Solutions Project provides direct representation to relatives and other caregivers in Nonparental Custody cases (also known as third party custody cases) through referrals to a pro bono panel of trained attorneys. The client need not be related to the child, but must have a significant relationship with the child. The Project screens and assesses cases prior to referral to volunteer attorneys. The volunteer agrees to represent one client pro bono in exchange for training and mentoring.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: King
  • Area of law: Family & Juvenile
  • Populations Served: Elderly, Low Income
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • Training / Supervision Comments: Because each case is unique, it is difficult to estimate how many hours a volunteer might spend on a case. Some cases are uncontested and may be resolved within a few months, and others may be contested and proceed to trial. Currently, in King County, trials in Nonparental Custody cases are set 11 months from the filing date. Most cases are resolved prior to trial.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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