Washington Lawyers' Committee

Organization Description

The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs works to create legal, economic and social equity through litigation, client and public education and public policy advocacy. We partner with individuals and communities facing discrimination and with the legal community to achieve justice.

Program Details

Workers' Rights Clinic

Program Website: Workers' Rights Clinic

Program Description:

For workers that need help with employment law problems, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee holds a Workers’ Rights Clinic where low-income workers can have one-on-one consultation with a trained Intake Volunteer who will provide legal advice and assistance with brief services, under the supervision of an experienced employment law attorney.

We cover all areas of employment law at the clinic, including:

  • unpaid wages,
  • unpaid overtime,
  • family and medical leave act (FMLA) violations,
  • unemployment compensation,
  • workers’ compensation,
  • unlawful discrimination and harassment, and
  • wrongful termination. 

The Washington Lawyers’ Committee volunteers and staff are able to help a worker at the clinic by providing legal advice, assisting with writing a letter to or filing a complaint with the appropriate agency or their supervisor, and/or coaching the worker on the next steps to be taken in litigation. After the clinic, each case is screened by a Washington Lawyers’ Committee attorney. In a small percentage of cases, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee is able to refer a worker to an attorney or to take a case for representation. If a worker’s case is selected for potential representation, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee will notify the worker.

Program staff provide services in other languages: Spanish
Condition of waiver: In order to help cover the cost of the Clinic, we suggest that workers make a donation to the WLC, if they can afford to do so.
Cost or fee (describe): No cost
Employment: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Se habla Español: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics

Immigration and Refugee Rights Law Project

Program Description:

Assists newcomers in integrating into American life by combating discrimination in employment, education, housing, and government services. Offers support services and advice and referral to agencies providing legal information on regulation changes and provides community education and training materials.

Online intake form URL: Questionnaire
Program staff provide services in other languages: Spanish
Office days/hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Immigration and Citizenship: Full Representation
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