Chelan Douglas County Volunteer Attorney Services (VAS) strives to provide free, high-quality legal services to those who could otherwise not afford it. VAS volunteer attorneys provides free civil legal help to low-income people through:
- Twice-weekly advice clinics at the VAS office
- Weekly Housing Justice Project at the Chelan County Court House
- Monthly will and estates clinic at the Wenatchee Valley Senior Center
- Quarterly bankruptcy clinics
Legal consultations with a volunteer attorney are anywhere from 40-60 minutes. Attorneys provide legal advice, direction, paperwork review and assistance completing legal documents. In some cases, upon review and approval, VAS will attempt to obtain a lawyer for representation in court.
Established in 2002 by the Chelan Douglas Bar Association, the Chelan Douglas County Volunteer Attorney Services is a recognized 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, led and managed by an Executive Director and governed by a Board of Directors.