Representing yourself in court can be a complicated process. Learn the basics of the civil lawsuit process at one of our upcoming workshops.       

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Online registration is required, see calendar listings to sign up. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m.


Civil Lawsuits without Tears: The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court

This workshop focuses on court rules, court procedures, forms, scheduling and deadlines. Some of the common civil lawsuit types covered will include: landlord tenant, family law, wills and probate, garnishment of wages, personal injury and property disputes.

The Nuts & Bolts of Motions: Advanced Workshop for Self-Represented Litigants

This workshop is for people who have attended the Library's workshop, "Civil Lawsuits without Tears," or for people who need more information about motions and orders. You'll learn about the purpose, content, format and calendaring of motions, along with the court rules governing them.

These workshops are taught by The Public Law Library of King County. The workshops will not cover immigration proceedings, or criminal proceedings such as a D.U.I or felony and misdemeanor offenses.