Qualified Legal Service Providers
Qualified legal service providers (QLSPs) are nonprofit legal service organizations dedicated to serving low income individuals and families. Your pro bono work with any of these organizations can be reported for MCLE credits.
Benefits for Volunteering with a QLSP
Receive MCLE Credits for Volunteering
Self-report your pro bono service hours to receive MCLE credits. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Receive Free Public Service Education CLEs
The WSBA offers free on-demand Public Service Education CLE courses to pro bono attorneys that volunteer with a QLSP. Contact PublicService@wsba.org to learn how to become authenticated and get access to these trainings.
Select a county to view local Qualified Legal Service Providers.
P.O. Box 937
Bellingham, WA 98227
Center for Children & Youth Justice, Lawyers Fostering Independence
206-696-7503, ext. 24
615 Second Ave., Suite 275
Seattle, WA 98104
International Refugee Assistance Project – Seattle University Law School Chapter
901 12th Ave.
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Native American Law Center/Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic
William H. Gates Hall, Suite 265
P.O. Box 85110
Seattle, WA 98145
Paul Michael Holland
1112 E. Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98122-4458
University of Washington School of Law Federal Tax Clinic
P.O. Box 85110
Seattle, WA 98145-1110
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Volunteer Legal Services Program
621 Tacoma Ave. S., Suite 303
Tacoma, WA 98402-2330
Blue Mountain Action Council Volunteer Attorney Program
509-529-4980, ext. 126
1520 Kelly Place, Suite 140
Walla Walla, WA 99363
University of Washington School of Law
Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
William H. Gates Hall
UW School of Law
Seattle, WA 98195
Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy
Arzu Forough, President and Chief Executive Officer
16225 NE 87th St., Suite A-2
Redmond, WA 98052
Become a QLSP
To become a Qualified Legal Service Provider, an organization must meet these five criteria:
- Must be a not-for-profit legal services organization whose primary purpose is to provide legal services to low-income clients, per <APR 1(e)(8).
- Must have a financial screening mechanism in place to ensure clients are low-income.
- Must either provide malpractice insurance for volunteers or have a policy in place to require that all volunteers carry their own malpractice insurance.
- Ensure volunteers receive at least two hours of relevant training.
- Must be in Washington state or predominantly serve Washington state residents.
If your program meets the criteria, please submit a one page letter addressing how your organization qualifies and send to email@example.com for review. We recommend including a program brochure or link to your organization.