What is the BMAC Pro Bono Lawyer Referral Program?

The Pro Bono Lawyer Referral Program is a public service provided through the Access to Justice Network that offers legal referrals to qualifying low-income residents of Walla Walla and Columbia Counties in Washington state.

What Does the Pro Bono Program Do?

We refer civil cases to local attorneys who provide the following legal services to low-income families. There is a nominal, income-based fee for our services. We do referrals for civil cases only. We do not do criminal cases or assisting clients in suing parties. Legal clinics are available for:

  • Divorce
  • Custody/Visitation
  • Landlord-Tenant Issues
  • Wills, Estates
  • Garnishment/Debt Collection
  • Bankruptcy
  • Adult Guardianship
  • Emancipation
The Pro Bono Lawyer Referral Program Coordinator is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Español).

For additional legal information: http://www.washingtonlawhelp.com/WA/index.cfm

Apply for Help

How Do I Apply For Pro Bono Services?

All clients must fall at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level and must fall within the criteria outlined for the program. If you would like legal advice through BMAC Pro Bono, you must first call Northwest Justice Project’s Attorney Hotline, C.L.E.A.R., for a referral to the program.

CLEAR: 1-888-201-1014

The CLEAR hotline is available Monday through Friday from 9:10 am to 12:25 p.m.
If you do not get through on the first try, keep trying.

All referrals to the BMAC Pro Bono Program must go through CLEAR. This allows us to screen for clients that are eligible for our program based upon income level and legal need. If you are eligible, you may speak with an attorney at CLEAR that may give you legal advice and refer you to BMAC Pro Bono for additional services.

Upcoming Clinics

Veteran Legal Aid Screening Clinics

Are you a veteran struggling to get civil legal help? If so, you can schedule an appointment to be pre-screened for assistance from the BMAC pro bono program. 

Income eligibility will be determined during intake. Call 509-526-8387 to schedule an appointment.

Please note, BMAC does not assist with criminal cases.

2020 Veteran Legal Aid Screening Clinic Schedule

All Clinics are on a Friday from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Vet Center, 1104 Poplar Street. ***Amid the Covid-19 Crisis, Veteran Legal Aid Clinics are being held online only.***

August 14, 2020
September 11, 2020
October 9, 2020
November 13, 2020
December 11, 2020

2020  Bankruptcy Clinic Schedule

All clinics are on Thursday from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Carrie Center, 711 Carrie Ave, Walla Walla, Wa 99362. 

August 27, 2020
November 19, 2020

Bankruptcy Clinic Steps


8:30am to 5:00pm
8:30am to 4:00pm
CLOSED daily from
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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