​​​​​What is the LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic? 

The QLaw Foundation LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic is organized by the QLaw Foundation and is one of the King County Bar Association’s Neighborhood Legal Clinics. The LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic offers a free consultation with a volunteer attorney. Attorneys determine whether the client has a legal problem, suggest possible options, and provide appropriate referrals. These attorneys will not represent you in court. 

How can I schedule an appointment with the LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic? 

Click on the "Schedule A Clinic Appointment" link to schedule online. You can also call 206-235-7235 and leave a voice message. Our staff will try to get back to you within 2 to 3 business days.  If you would like to communicate directly with us but phone contact is not accessible or you would like to set up a time to connect via relay, please email clinic@qlawfoundation.org.

¿Cómo puedo programar una cita con la Clínica Legal LGBTQ +?

Haga clic en el enlace "Programe una cita clínica" para programar en línea.

Do I have to pay anything to attend the LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic? 

The  LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic does not charge fees. Our volunteer attorneys offer a FREE consultation! 

How long are the appointments? 

The appointments are 30 minutes, but we can accommodate longer appointments if needed.

¿Cuánto duran las citas?

Las citas en español son de 60 minutos. Programamos 60 minutos en caso de que nuestro abogado necesite trabajar con un traductor de español.

Do the LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic volunteer attorneys understand LGBTQ+ issues?

Many of our volunteer attorneys are part of the LGBTQ+ communities. And they are specially trained to discuss legal issues commonly faced by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, agender, intersex, pansexual, gender nonconforming, gender fluid, and the many varied identities of our LGBTQ+ communities. 

What CAN the LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic volunteer attorneys help me with? 

  • Discrimination (employment, housing, insurance, schools, etc.)
  • Employment issues
  • Break-ups, divorce, and custody
  • Landlord tenant issues
  • Changing legal name and gender
  • Immigration
  • Debt and bankruptcy problems
  • Protecting parental rights, including adoption options
  • Wills and estate planning
  • Power of attorney documents
  • ​Any civil legal issue (i.e., not criminal)

What are the LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic volunteer attorneys
NOT able to help me with? 

  • Give advice on criminal legal issues
  • Provide court representation
  • Give legal advice over the phone or via e-mail (so please do not send us any sensitive information via e-mail or in voicemail)


Seattle Counseling Service

1216 Pine Street #300, Seattle WA 98101


Please see our page of legal information, resources, events, and updates here.

  • The LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic is OPEN and taking appointments at the links above.

  • Currently 1st and 3rd Thursday appointments

  • More appointments will be added as volunteer resources allow

  • All services now PHONE-ONLY

  • Email clinic@qlawfoundation.org for if phone consultation is not a good option for you.

  • Email clinic@qlawfoundation.org if you need an interpreter or other accommodation.

The FREE clinic is held the first and third Thursday of each month

from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  

Accessibility Information: 

ASL Services: We support ASL and other interpretation at no cost.

Site Access:  The Seattle Counseling Services building is wheelchair-accessible, and has single-stall gender neutral restroom facilities.

For any other needs, email clinic@qlawfoundation.org

We would like to thank Seattle Counseling Services (SCS) for its generous support of the LGBTQ+ Clinic.


LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic