Reports and Links

What People Are Saying About The Need for Emergency COVID-19 Civil Legal Aid

Former Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst and Mariners General Counsel Fred RiveraThe Seattle Times (April 14, 2020)

Former Attorney General Rob McKenna and Former Access to Justice Board Chair Salvador MungiaThe Tacoma News Tribune (June 14, 2020)

Senator Ann Rivers and Representative Monica StonierThe Columbian (August 30, 2020)

Washington State Supreme Court Justice (and former Chief Justice) Debra Stephens and Access to Justice Board Chair Francis AdewaleThe Spokesman-Review (January 20, 2021)

COVID-19 Emergency Civil Legal Aid Program

January 2021 Report to Legislature on OCLA’s Emergency COVID-19 Civil Legal Aid Program

COVID-19 Emergency Civil Legal Aid Program Interim Report 9-2020

OCLA Videos

“… And Justice For All

Watch the trailer and full video to see how civil legal aid solves problems, gives hope and redeems lives one person at a time.

“… One Person at a Time:  Tarra Simmons”

Watch this video of a former civil legal aid client telling how civil legal aid changed her life.

“Civil Legal Aid:  The Business Case”

Watch this video of Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith, explaining why businesses care about civil legal aid and justice for all.

2016 Civil Justice Reinvestment Plan

2015 Civil Legal Needs Study Update Related Materials:

2016 Statewide Civil Legal Aid to Crime Victims Program

Family Law Automated Forms Assembly System (Technology Assisted Forms)

TAF Project Plan – Summary

TAF Project Timeline

2003 Civil Legal Needs Study


The Office of Civil Legal Aid is required to report biennially on the status of access to the civil justice system for low-income people eligible for state-funded legal aid.

2011 Biennial Report on the Status of Access to the Civil Justice System for Low-Income People Eligible for State-Funded Civil Legal Aid

2009 Biennial Report on the Status of Access to the Civil Justice System for Low Income People Eligible for State-Funded Civil Legal Aid


Here Are Some Other Places to Find Information About Civil Legal Aid and Related Services

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