Civil Survival provides some direct legal assistance for the following services:

  • Criminal record vacation (also known as expungement)
  • Vacating a drug possession conviction under State v. Blake
  • Legal financial obligation (LFO) relief
  • Appealing the denial of an occupational license due to your criminal record
  • Registration relief for people convicted of sex offenses

Currently, we are accepting clients on a case-by-case basis, based on our team’s capacity. This decision is carefully crafted to ensure our team’s workload is sustainable.

To request legal representation, please begin by signing up for a free consultation with an attorney at our Attorney Office Hours. We will review your record, help you determine eligibility for relief, and screen your case for possible representation. If we are unable to accept your case, we will provide self-help information including sample motions and orders as well as any records that may be needed, with guidance on how to get your motions processed.

Please also join our mailing list for any updates, news, and events.

Services from Other Organizations

You are also encouraged to contact the Northwest Justice Project, who may be able to provide an attorney to assist you free of charge.

If you are able to afford an attorney, you may contact a private attorney who practices reentry law.

Self-Help Resources

Along with our partners and organizations across the state, we have compiled a list of self-help options and resources for dealing with many of the same issues we help our clients with.


The information on this website is not legal advice. You should not and are not authorized to rely on this website as a source of legal advice. While Civil Survival goes to great lengths to make sure the information on the website is accurate, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information and are not responsible for any consequences that may result from the use of this website. We recommend that you consult with an attorney for assurance that the information on the website and your interpretation of it are appropriate for your situation.