Know Your Rights

Have you ever asked yourself, "What are my rights?" We have answers. What do I do if I'm stopped by the police? What if ICE comes to my house? What are my rights as a student in school? Where can I protest? Learn about your rights before you need them. Download our free guides and resources.

Countering Initiative Petition Signature-Gatherers

A number of people have asked us: “If we see someone soliciting signatures for an initiative we strongly oppose, what can we do to discourage people from signing?” This paper provides some guidance.
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Know Your Rights Guide: Protests

This guide covers the legal protections you have while protesting or otherwise exercising your free speech rights in public places. Although some of the legal principles are firmly established, as with many areas of law, free speech law is complex and continually developing. 

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Is My Client Eligible to Vacate an Adult Criminal Conviction?

Many people with a criminal record want to “expunge” or “clear” their criminal histories. While Washington law does not permit the destruction of adult, conviction records, some people may be eligible to “vacate” a conviction record, which allows them to legally claim that they were never convicted.
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Equal Access Act

Many schools allow students to form clubs, like a drama club or a debate club. Under the law, schools cannot discriminate against student clubs, like Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) for example, simply because they disagree with the message or purpose of a club. This document provides information about the federal Equal Access Act and protections for student clubs.
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Washington State Attorney General's Immigration Guidance

This AGO guidance seeks to answer questions local agencies— including libraries, law enforcement agencies, hospitals, and schools —may have about the impacts of changes to immigration laws and their discretion regarding participation in federal immigration enforcement.

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