Seattle-King County Immigrant Legal Defense Network

Providers, please click here for more information on the 2019-2023 RFP.

Have you or someone you know received a notice from immigration court or been detained by ICE?

If you are in need of immigration legal services and cannot pay for them, the Seattle-King County Immigrant Legal Defense Network may be able to help.

To see if you are eligible for free legal services, call one of these organizations:

To qualify for FREE Legal Defense Network assistance, you must:

  • Be an immigrant in detention, facing deportation, or in danger of losing your immigration status;
  • Live or work in the City of Seattle or live in King County; AND
  • Have a household income below 200% of the federal poverty level, (updated for 2018).


Legal Services for Immigrants and Refugees RFP (Request for Proposals) Now Available:
Proposals due March 27, 2019

The King County Office of Equity and Social Justice, the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, and the King County Department of Community and Human Services have jointly released an RFP to continue and expand on the important work of the Seattle-King County Legal Defense Network.

Successful applicants will provide to low-income immigrants and refugees in King County who are in detention, facing removal, or in danger of losing their immigration status:

  • Legal services and/or
  • Mental health assessments to support these legal services.

Up to $5.6M in funding is available, including joint funding from Seattle and the King County Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) for the period from May 2019 to December 2020 and continuing funding from the VSHSL only through December 2023. (Post-2020 funding from the City of Seattle will be determined in future budget processes.)

Please click this Zoomgrants link to apply and to track any updates (for example, answers to submitted questions) and the King County Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy funding opportunities page for additional information on this RFP.

An information session for prospective applicants (aka a "bidders conference") was held February 28. Video and written answers to questions from this session are posted on Zoomgrants (see the "Library" tab). You can also view the RFP Q&A document here.

Proposals are due by 11:59 PM on March 27, and successful applicants will be notified in April 2019.


For any questions related to the RFP, please contact Katherine Cortes at or (206) 733-9116.

For any media-related questions regarding LDN, please contact Joaquin Uy at or (206) 684-0155.


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