Celebrate Pro Bono! Celebrate Pro Bono Attorneys! (Part 2)

The impact of pro bono legal help on a client’s life is immeasurable. Volunteer lawyer programs and legal aid organizations are a safety net for those with nowhere else to turn. Accessible legal help fueled by compassionate and driven legal

Celebrate Pro Bono! Celebrate Pro Bono Attorneys!

The impact of pro bono legal help on a client’s life is immeasurable. Volunteer lawyer programs and legal aid organizations are a safety net for those with nowhere else to turn. Accessible legal help fueled by compassionate and driven legal

Volunteer Opportunity: Help Increase Funding for Civil Legal Aid with the Equal Justice Coalition

Are you passionate about the importance of civil legal aid? Are you interested in getting involved in politics? Do you value equity and justice?

If so, then you should apply to be a member of the Equal Justice Coalition’s new

Statewide Legal Advocates Training: Call for Proposals and Registration is Open

Washington’s Statewide Legal Advocate Training convenes civil legal aid attorneys and other front-line and case-handling advocates from across the Alliance for Equal Justice. This biannual training provides a unique opportunity for advocates to develop their skills and substantive law knowledge …

An Attack on Public Service Loan Forgiveness is an Attack on Legal Aid

The Access to Justice Board wrote a letter to Senator Patty Murray urging her to work with her colleagues in Congress to ensure the continuation and preservation of the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. The PSLF program has …

Washington State Spotlights Race Equity on the National Stage

A few weeks ago hundreds of equity and justice advocates gathered in San Diego for the annual ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference. This national meeting of the civil legal aid and pro bono community presented a prime opportunity to spotlight our …

A New State Plan Collaboratory Launches: Holistic Client Services

We’re launching a new State Plan Collaboratory in June!  We are focusing on Goal 4 – Holistic Client Services.  Check out the following trainings and resource-sharing opportunities focused on using holistic models!

WSBA Legal Lunchbox™ – “Holistic Justice: Client-Centered Services”

Launching the First State Plan Collaboratory

Implementation of the State Plan is underway! Organizations in the Alliance for Equal Justice are working on implementing various strategies outlined in the State Plan. To support the Alliance and advance the goals of the State Plan, the Access to …

Civil Rights Lawsuit Challenges Tukwila Police Officers’ Response to Tukwila Resident who Called Police Seeking Help

Northwest Immigrant Rights LogoOn March 21, 2018, Wilson Rodriguez filed a lawsuit in federal district court against four Tukwila Police officers and the City of Tukwila. The lawsuit alleges that the Tukwila Police officers violated Mr. Rodriguez’s Fourth Amendment rights when they arrested …

Chief Seattle Club to Receive First Annual Equity Award for Service to the Native Community

Seattle Community Law Center LogoSeattle Community Law Center (SCLC) is honored to present its first annual Equity Award to the Chief Seattle Club for long standing service to Seattle’s Native community. The award recognizes an SCLC partner organization that demonstrates a strong commitment to …