Civil Legal Aid Attorney
Tulalip Office of Civil Legal Aid
The Tulalip Office of Civil Legal Aid (TOCLA) provides legal assistance to low income members of federally recognized tribes with civil matters at the Tulalip Tribal Court. TOCLA focuses on legal issues that affect Tribal members’ safety, family integrity, health, and access to services and education. These types of cases include: Consumer Law (fraud, unfair loan agreements), Education (special education advocacy, school discipline, other enrollment issues), Exclusions (advice only on petitions for exclusion deferral), Family Law (divorce, custody, guardianships), Housing (guidance and advice concerning housing and tribal land issues), Indian Estate Planning (wills, health care directives, powers of attorney), Youth Advocacy (representation by court appointment only).
TOCLA is staffed by Attorney Christina Parker (Chippewa Cree) and Staff Advocate Nicole Sieminski (Tulalip). Please call the TOCLA intake line at (360) 716-4517 for more information or to determine your eligibility.
Coordinated Legal Education & Assistance Resource (CLEAR)
CLEAR provides civil legal aid to income eligible clients on a variety of matters, including Family Law (custody, dissolutions, child support); Housing (evictions); Consumer (payday loans, predatory lending, and collections); Education (suspensions and expulsions); Employment (terminations & wage disputes); Health Care and Welfare Benefits. Clients must meet federal poverty guidelines to be eligible. Please contact Brooke Pinkham at the Intake Line at 888-201-1014 or for more civil legal aid help go to: www.washingtonlawhelp.org