Unemployment Law Project

Concerned about identity theft after the SAO claimant data breach? To learn more about our recommended steps to protect yourself from fraud, click here.

Join us for a live webinar at noon on Monday, May 10, as we answer your questions about COVID-19 and unemployment benefits. You can also view recordings of our past webinars here.

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Our Services

We help individuals challenge the denial of unemployment benefits in two ways, through direct representation and our telephone helpline.

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An Unemployment Law Project representative will help provide focus and direction during the hearing and ensure that your voice is heard.

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Telephone Helpline

Questions about your situation? Please use our telephone helpline. Our staff give free advice on an appointment basis about unemployment benefits.

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About Unemployment Law Project

The Unemployment Law Project provides free legal representation, advice, and counsel to people in Washington State who have been denied unemployment benefits or whose award of benefits is being challenged.

With remote services and offices in Seattle and Spokane, we offer assistance to anyone with a Washington State claim. Learn More »


Donations make up about one-third of our annual budget. We absolutely rely on the generosity of individuals like you who support our work. Please consider making a donation today.

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We rely on the assistance of volunteers for an array of tasks, from clerical tasks to representation of claimants at administrative hearings. We provide training and on-going supervision. 

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Frequently asked questions regarding a data breach at the Office of the Washington State Auditor’s third-party service provider

For more information from the Office of the Washington State Auditor (SAO), click here. To learn more about our recommended steps to protect yourself from fraud, click here. *Note: This FAQ comes from the Office of the Washington State Auditor* Frequently asked questions regarding a data breach at SAO’s third-party… Continue reading

Brew Review OnVine

Buy tickets here! This year, we’re taking Brew Review, our annual beer tasting fundraiser, “onvine”! Save the date for Thursday, October 8, at 6PM for an event you won’t want to miss. This year’s Brew Review will feature beer and wine beverage delivery options and music by Tom and Jacob… Continue reading

Pro Bono Volunteer Attorney Training

Join us June 25, 12 to 2:30, to train as a pro bono volunteer attorney for the Unemployment Law Project! Learn more below! Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Tk3JPnQeR8inPrphiUH4wQ To all Washington attorneys: Interested in a volunteer opportunity that provides litigation experience and lets you use your skills to help jobless workers? If… Continue reading