Civil Survival provides some direct legal assistance through a lottery system. For these clients, our attorneys help people with the following needs:

  • 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

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Services from Other Organizations

You are also encouraged to contact theNorthwest 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 aprivate attorney who practices reentry law.

Self-Help Resources

We and other organizations provide self-help 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.