Who We Are

Who We Are

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

With offices in Seattle and Spokane, Washington, we offer our services to anyone with a Washington State claim.


In 2019, we:

  • Represented over 800 individuals at administrative hearings throughout the state;
  • Advised and educated claimants navigating the unemployment system on their own, through our helpline;
  • Litigated appeals in state courts;
  • Lobbied in the Washington Legislature in an effort to improve the law for all claimants.

Alliance for Equal Justice:

The Unemployment Law Project is a member of the Washington State Alliance for Equal Justice:

The work of the Alliance for Equal Justice is guided by several documents (these links will take you out of the ULP website; use your browser’s back button to return):

The Washington State Civil Legal Needs Study

The Plan for the Delivery of Civil Legal Aid to Low-Income People In Washington State (Revised 2006)

Hallmarks of an Effective Statewide Civil Legal Services System

Hallmarks Synopsis of Core Mission, Values and Expectations