The BELARI Pro Bono clinic is currently offering limited pro bono services in Clallam and Jefferson counties (Washington State), for domestic violence cases. The current offering is for advice and consultation services only. 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.
To obtain BELARI services, potential clients must either obtain a referral from a lawyer, physician, mental health provider, or other pro bono office, or provide basic information for an initial screening in this 9-part questionnaire at Survey Monkey (surveys will usually be responded to in one business day. If you are experiencing an emergency, you should contact 911):
In addition to providing legal advice, BELARI conducts research on the nature of conflict. BELARI participants are asked to sign a 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 is working to apply concepts identified by people like John Bowlby, Daniel Siegel, and Stephen Porges, to the practice of law. 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.