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The District Court staff is not permitted, by law, to give legal advice. The staff cannot help you complete your paperwork. Please consult with one of the community resources noted below or an attorney for assistance.

If you think that your case should be processed through Superior Court, contact:

Office of Assigned Council/Court Services
Whatcom County Courthouse, 3rd Floor
(360) 676-6803

If your case involves domestic violence or sexual assault, and you are not in, or in need of, shelter, call this agency first:

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services
1407 Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
24 Hour Hotline (360) 715-1563 or (877) 715-1563
Business Line 360-671-5714

If you're in need of shelter due to domestic violence, call this agency first:

Womencare Shelter
Administrative Office
4120 Meridian Street, Suite 220
Bellingham, WA 98226
24 Hour Hotline (360) 734-3438 or (877) 227-3360
Business Line 360-671-8539

Other agencies that may be able to assist you:

Whatcom County Law Library
311 Grand Avenue, Basement
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6556
Library staff can assist in using legal research materials but cannot help with completing paperwork nor provide legal advice. Open part-time; call ahead for current schedule.

Northwest Justice Project
Project Safer
CLEAR line 888-201-1014
You must call the CLEAR line to be screened for services.

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