Other Self-Help Resources
Libraries. Legal publications are available
from the Bellingham Public Library, the Whatcom County Library System,
the Whatcom County Law Library and the
library at Western Washington University (WWU).
Tape-recorded Messages. ConsumerLine
is a telephone tape information system offered by the Office of
the Attorney General on consumer protection topics. To hear a tape
or request a listing of tapes, call 1-800-692-5082. Tel-Law
is a similar system offering legal information from the Tacoma/Pierce
County Bar Association. To hear the tapes, call (206) 383-3624.
Opportunity Council Community Resource
Center (360) 734-5121 ext. 370. The Resource Center provides
basic information on landlord-tenant laws and small claims court.
Child Support Enforcement. Many
questions about child support enforcement, establishing paternity,
and the state child support registry can be answered by the state
Office of Support Enforcement; call 1-800-729-7580.
Lummi Victims of Crime Program.
Serves Native Americans in Whatcom County with crisis intervention,
counseling, advocacy, information, domestic violence legal assistance,
transportation and assistance with applying to help pay for medical
and therapy costs. (360) 384-2285.
Internet: Web page for Washington State
Courts. Provides court information and assistance, including
court forms and instructions.