Whether you are looking for volunteer opportunities or ways to financially support civil legal aid, there are a number of ways to get involved.
Volunteer to Do Legal Work
There are numerous volunteer lawyer programs across Washington State that are recruiting for volunteer lawyers from a range of practice areas. To learn about opportunities in your geographic and practice areas, visit the Washington State Bar Associations’s website for a list of Qualified Legal Service Providers.
Provide Legal Services to Moderate Means Individuals
The Washington State Bar Association manages a Moderate Means Program, which connects middle-income earners with lawyers who offer legal assistance at a reduced cost. Visit the Washington State Bar Association’s website to learn how to get involved.
Volunteer on an Access to Justice Committee
The Access to Justice Board relies on the dedication and expertise of volunteers to serve on its standing committees and task forces. The Board welcomes involvement from legal professionals as well as others who have an interest in civil legal aid. Learn more about the Board’s committees and volunteer opportunities.
Give to the Campaign for Equal Justice
The Campaign for Equal Justice is our state’s only coordinated, annual fund drive for civil legal aid, and the fundraising arm of the Legal Foundation of Washington. To learn more about the impact of the Campaign and how to give, visit legalfoundation.org/the-campaign-for-equal-justice.
Support the Equal Justice Coalition
The Equal Justice Coalition (EJC) ensures that people are treated equally and fairly before the law by educating policymakers and the public about the importance of civil legal aid in our communities and advocating for sufficient public funding for civil legal aid on behalf of low-income people in Washington State. To learn more about the EJC’s work and to sign up to be kept up to date on important legal aid issues through Action Alerts, visit www.ejc.org.