SafePlace Legal Clinic & In-Court Advocacy is available the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month via Zoom appointments. To receive information about safety planning or over-the-phone meetings with an attorney, call our HelpLine: 360.754.6300

Legal matters often arise with issues of sexual and domestic violence. SafePlace strives to provide trained advocates to go with you to court if you want to get a protection order or to support you if you choose to make a police report. You can contact Alejandra at 360-786-8754 x109 or at alejandrat@safeplaceolympia.org for more information. Alejandra es bilingüe en español.

Legal Clinic

The SafePlace Legal Clinic is held the first and third Thursday of each month at the SafePlace Community Services Office , simply call our 24 Hour HelpLine to schedule your free Zoom appointment for legal advice and assistance with paperwork. Because advocates cannot give legal advice or provide representation, we work in partnership with the Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services (TCVLS).

2020 Legal Clinic Schedule

We bring experienced attorneys and SafePlace advocates together at our office to help you navigate complex legal systems. This clinic is provided for those who have experienced sexual or domestic violence issues or cases related to or resulting from that violence. We may have fewer attorneys than the amount of people and only a few offices for private meetings, so please call and schedule your appointment to assure your spot! Please bring any relevant paperwork and write down your questions ahead of time as you will have approximately 45 minutes to meet with an attorney. We’re unable to provide childcare during your appointment, so please make arrangements for your kiddos.

The attorneys you meet with cannot represent you or go with you to court. They are here to help you represent yourself and advise you on how to fill out paperwork.

You can check with a SafePlace advocate about having someone support you at court. You can also ask an advocate if you need SafePlace services, community resources or safety planning. While we strive to minimize barriers to legal aid for all survivors, please be advised the clinic will prioritize clients with children, limited English proficiency, or other special needs.

For questions about our Legal Clinic or any other SafePlace services, please call our 24-Hour HelpLine at 360.754.6300