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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 provides culturally sensitive competent representation in a holistic manner by collaborating with other tribal legal and social services to assist clients in identifying legal and non-legal needs, and address barriers in accessing services.

Civil Legal Aid Attorney

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, and 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 drop-in office hours are held on Wednesdays of each week at the Tulalip Tribal Court Office 140 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Other times will have to be scheduled by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please call Stephanie Ancheta at 360-716-4512 for availability.

TOCLA is administered by Supervising Attorney Jim Kerney and Paralegal Stephanie Ancheta. For more information or to seek legal assistance and determine your eligibility please call the TOCLA intake line at 360-716-4512.

Child Advocate Attorney

Provides either direct representation or Guardian ad Litem services to children in a Youth in Need of Care case at the Tulalip Tribal Court. The Child Advocate is funded through a BIA grant.

Parent Advocate Attorney (for Youth-In-Need of Care and Dependency Cases Only)

Income eligible parents of a child involved in a youth-in-need of care case (otherwise known as a dependency or beda?chelh case) at the Tulalip Tribal Court may be eligible for legal representation by the Tulalip Tribe's parent advocate attorneys through the Tulalip Office of Civil Legal Aid (TOCLA).

Parent Advocacy is provided by Attorneys Amy Lettig and Sylvia Hanna. Please call 360-716-4518 for Amy Lettig or 360-716-4517 for Sylvia Hanna if you need assistance.

Victim Advocate Attorney (For Referral Clients of Legacy of Healing)

Our Victim Advocate Attorney, Lori Guevara, provides representation for referred adult victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking through combined efforts of the Tulalip Office of Civil Legal Aid and the Legacy of Healing.

Please call Lori Guevara at 360-716-4516 for more information on referrals and/or assistance.