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 …

Count Us In 2018

By Alex Strout, Intern, Equal Justice Coalition and MSW Candidate

Last month, on a cold night between 2a.m. and 6a.m., I joined more than a thousand volunteers in King County to participate in the annual Point In Time Count. …

JustLead Washington Celebrates a Five Year Milestone for the Leadership Academy

Just Lead logo, blocks of collor with the text toward equity and justice

JustLead Washington is pleased to announce our 2018 Leadership Academy Fellows, who join the Leadership Academy in its 5th anniversary year. The 30 new Fellows join a growing network of 114 community leaders committed to advancing equity and justice in …

ATJ Board Continues to Support Net Neutrality

As the debate over net neutrality continues, the ATJ Board’s Technology Committee continues to keep a close eye on developments in order to advocate for a free and open Internet. Net neutrality is critical to providing equal access to …

ATJ Board Member Michelle Lucas Shares Her Thoughts on the New Access to Justice Board Priorities

By Michelle Lucas, Sexual Violence Legal Services of the YWCA

Michelle Lucas headshotIn pursuit of the Access to Justice Board’s mission to ensure equal access to the justice system for people facing significant barriers, every two years we re-evaluate our priorities and …

Serve on the WA State Access to Justice Board

The Access to Justice Board is seeking strategic thinkers with a demonstrated commitment to equitable justice to fill four seats on the Access to Justice Board. The positions may be filled by a person who is or is not an …

Spokane Changes Policies in Settlement of Lawsuit over Unlawful Detention of Immigrant by Police Officer

 

Northwest Immigrant Rights Logo  ACLU of WA logo

Spokane, WA – On January 9, 2018, Gabriel Gomez and the City of Spokane reached a final settlement in a lawsuit Mr. Gomez filed last August over a police officer having unlawfully detained him after he was the victim …

“… AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” — THE VIDEO

“Civil legal aid gave me hope, peace, and joy.”
“To have these wonderful people behind me, doing the job they do every day, made a big difference.”
“I learned how to advocate for myself and I learned that people care.”

Welcome New Access to Justice Board Members – Part 3

This is our third and final installment in a series introducing the three newest members to the Access to Justice Board! Be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 to meet Michelle Lucas from the Sexual Violence Legal …