News & Updates

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Putting Your Browser to Work: Extensions That Make You More Productive

October 6, 2017

Browser extensions are effective tools for enhancing productivity and improving web browsing. Whether you need help staying away from distracting websites, saving articles for later, or remembering passwords, there is an extension or add-on out there that can help. This article was originally published by Kris Turner on October 4,… Read more

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DACA Legal Clinics and Resources

September 18, 2017

On Sept. 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced that it would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as of March 5, 2018. Current DACA beneficiaries whose benefits expire between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 are eligible to apply for renewal. The deadline for renewal… Read more

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City of Seattle, King County Announce Immigration & Refugee Legal Defense Fund Awardees

September 12, 2017

This article was originally published in The Seattle Medium on August 30, 2017. You can read the original version here. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine recently announced the community organizations that have been selected to use $1.5 million in funding, granted as part of the Legal… Read more

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ELAP Family Law Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications

September 12, 2017

The Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) Fellowship Program is currently accepting applications for its 2017 – 2018 Family Law Fellowship Program. ELAP’s work centers around providing free, high quality, civil legal services to low-income residents of East King County, and domestic violence legal aid to residents throughout King County. ELAP… Read more

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New Law Helps Property Owners Remove Squatters

August 2, 2017

On May 10, 2017, Governor Inslee signed a new law, which will allow property owners in certain circumstances to have squatters removed from their property by law enforcement immediately, rather than having to navigate the lengthy eviction process. SB 5388, which passed with unanimous, bipartisan support in both the House… Read more

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The Library Welcomes Two New Board of Trustees Members

May 25, 2017

The Public Law Library of King County would like to welcome its two newest Board of Trustees members: The Honorable Susan Amini and Miriam R. Gordon, Esq. Judge Susan Amini was appointed to the King County Superior Court bench on May 2, 2013, by Governor Jay Inslee. Judge Amini was… Read more

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New Library Catalog!

May 10, 2017

We have migrated to a new, more user-friendly library catalog! Check it out here. New features include: Mobile Friendly: A responsive mobile-friendly interface, so you can use the catalog on your smart phone. Two-Week Loan Period for Book Checkouts: We have also changed our loan periods – books are now… Read more

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New Art at the Library

May 8, 2017

The Public Law Library of King County has added new pieces to its art display, thanks to the generosity of the staff at 4 Culture. 4 Culture is the cultural services agency for King County, Washington. 4 Culture is committed to making our region stronger by supporting citizens and groups… Read more

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How Libraries Became Public

May 1, 2017

Written by Barbara Fister. You can read the original version of this article here. Of all of our cultural institutions, the public library is remarkable. There are few tax-supported services that are used by people of all ages, classes, races, and religions. I can’t think of any public institutions (except… Read more

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Librarians March for Science

April 20, 2017

On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, researchers, educators, students, and citizen scientists all over the world will take to the streets in celebration of science. The March for Science is an international, nonpartisan event organized to “champion robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and… Read more

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King County Welcomes All

April 19, 2017

King County government has recently released a poster supporting the motivation behind the County’s Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan for 2016 – 2022.  As described by the County, the Strategic Plan “is a blueprint for action and change that will guide our pro-equity policy direction, our decision-making, planning, operations… Read more

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New WestlawNext Content at PLLKC!

March 28, 2017

Subject Matter Forms More than 600,000 up-to-date national and state-specific forms and other drafting resources, including text forms, official PDF forms (eforms), along with checklists and clauses. Examples: Motion for Extension of Time to Answer Interrogatories; Prenuptial Property Agreements; Form Drafting Guide – Checklist – Information to be obtained and… Read more

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