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SYLAW Representation Services

What SYLAW Does

SYLAW (Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington) provides legal representation, information and education to the homeless and at-risk youth population of Seattle. Representation services are provided by law students working in conjunction with an attorney at Columbia Legal Services.

Who SYLAW Serves:

SYLAW primarily serves youth under 21 who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.

Scope of Services:

SYLAW provides legal services in civil cases only. No services are provided for criminal issues. Primarily SYLAW seeks to help youth with education, employment, housing, and public entitlements. For example:
works with DSHS
barriers to employment
CHINS petitions
truancy / education issues
public assistance denials (TANF, food stamps)
barriers to housing

How To Get In Touch With SYLAW:

 Call Columbia Legal Services at (206) 464-5933. Please leave a detailed message as to your legal issue and how to reach you.