ONGOING PRO BONO CLINIC
The BELARI Pro Bono clinic is currently offering limited pro bono services in Clallam and Jefferson counties (Washington State), for domestic violence cases. We offer advice, consultation, and representation at court hearings if availability allows. BELARI does not provide in-court legal representation, but will help with drafting paperwork and preparing for court. For other pro bono options, click here.
DV Clinic phone number: 360-504-0409
BELARI provides legal services, and also conducts research to better understand the nature of conflict and find ways to better help people who need to use the legal system for protection. BELARI participants are asked to sign a limited confidentiality waiver to participate in legal services. Client information obtained may be used for research and education purposes, but is anonymized so that client information and confidences are protected.
BELARI applies concepts from psychology, attachment theory, the science underlying the fight-flight-freeze response, communication, and from many other fields. BELARI seeks to apply to the practice of alw theory developed by people such as John Bowlby, Daniel Siegel, Stephen Porges, Jaak Panksepp, John Gottman, Iain McGilchrist, Rick Hanson, Sue Johnson, and Patricia Crittenden and her Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation. If you would like to contact BELARI to learn more about their research efforts, take the Survey Monkey survey and check the box that says “I am a professional interested in BELARI’s research program” and provide your email address.