In 2004, Washington’s legal aid community formed the Alliance for Equal Justice to increase client service capacity through efficient and effective collaboration.
Each year, the Alliance for Equal Justice helps more than 70,000 vulnerable, low-income people in Washington secure justice through its network of civil legal aid programs by providing comprehensive legal information, advice and representation.
Today, more than 40 organizations make up the Alliance for Equal Justice. These members and supporters are organizations whose predominant mission is to provide access to justice on issues such as foreclosure, domestic violence, education, health care, and employment, to name a few.
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"As a unified Alliance, we are working towards ensuring access to justice positively impacts thousands of low-income people that require legal aid services to meet their basic human needs."− Patrick Palace, 2013-2014 WSBA President
"As an Alliance, we share a deep commitment to serve and advocate alongside our clients as we seek justice. CLS’ vision of justice is that when people have the necessary tools and opportunity to achieve social and economic justice, a more equitable and inclusive society is possible."− Aurora Martin, Columbia Legal Services Executive Director
"Pro bono services and legal aid programs are critical to helping the most vulnerable in our community enforce their rights and protections under the law."− Bob Ferguson, State Attorney General