Some services may be closed or unavailable in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.
Do you need a lawyer?
- Pierce County Legal Assistance Organizations — A list of organizations that help with legal problems in Pierce County.
- 211 Washington Information Network — General legal aid in Washington State, search by location.
- Tacoma Bar Association Referral Service — Helps connects callers with the right attorney. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Closed 12–1 p.m. and all major holidays). Most areas of law are represented. *30 minute consultations are $35.*
- Call 253-383-3432
- Visit the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association website
Are you low-income and need legal help?
- Tacoma Pro Bono (formerly Volunteer Legal Services) — Helps with civil legal issues in Pierce County when you cannot afford to hire an attorney. You do not have to a Pierce County resident to get help with your case.
- Call 253-572-5134
- Visit the Tacoma Pro Bono website
- Walk-In Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed for lunch from 12–1:15 p.m. daily
- Northwest Justice Project CLEAR Project — For low income clients, no criminal law or personal injury, but can give a referral.
- WA Law Help — WA Law Help is a nonprofit offering low-cost legal assistance in civil (non-criminal) legal matters.
- Call 1-888-201-1014
- Visit the Washington LawHelp website
Are you or a family member detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma?
- Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Tacoma Office — Serving only people detained at the NWDC
- Call 253-383-0519
Are you or a family member a victim of domestic violence?
- Crystal Judson Family Justice Center — Assistance for victims and children of domestic violence through comprehensive victim services
- Call 253-798-4310
- Visit the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center website
Are you an immigrant or refugee and need legal assistance?
Are you an undocumented student and need to know your rights?
- Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP)
- National Immigrant Justice Center
- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
- Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ilrc)
Are you an undocumented student and need to prepare for an ICE or police raid?
Are you reentering into the community from prison after incarceration?
- Washington Reentry Guide — quick links to common questions about reentry from experts in Washington state law.
- WA State Department of Corrections Reentry into the Community page — includes links and info about firearms, explosives, and ammunition possession; voting rights; and other resources.
- New Connections — Helps people successfully re-enter the community after incarceration.
- Call 253-617-1405
- Visit the New Connections website
- Pre-release support
- Clean, sober, and supportive shelter
- Wrap around services and resource coaching
- Skill-building opportunities
- Advocacy and referral services
- Reentry 101 @ Pierce County Jail
- Outreach to justice involved people who are experiencing homelessness
- Community Partnership for Transition Services (CPTS) — A collection of agencies and individuals that work together to support successful transitions for people returning to our communities after incarceration.
- Visit the CPTS Washington website to find the closest location.
Do you need help with your taxes?
- United Way — information on 25 sites in Pierce County offering FREE tax preparation services for low-income individuals and families.
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) — A program that offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
- Goodwill — FREE tax assistance and filing.