Several Ways To Get Involved

All of us must do more to ensure that justice is accessible for everyone. Equal justice makes our communities healthier, more just places to live. Through legal aid, we can help families in crisis return to safe, productive lives and preempt a spiral of costly social problems.

The Alliance for Equal Justice depends on caring individuals like you to support civil legal aid programs and ensure that everyone in Washington has meaningful access to our justice system. Alliance members rely on your charitable contributions, volunteer hours and involvement.

Take Action, Join The Equal Justice Coalition

You can support civil legal aid and make a difference by simply speaking up. The Equal Justice Coalition is an Alliance supporter – its mission is to educate others about the importance of equal access to justice in our communities and advocate for adequate public funding for legal aid in Washington.

Joining the EJC is the best way to make your voice heard about key issues and decisions related to civil legal aid in Washington. You will receive the Alliance Equal Justice Newsletter every other month, along with critical legislative updates and action alerts. The EJC will inform you of opportunities to meet your legislators and offers periodic training on lobbying and persuasive communications.

Donate

LAW Fund’s Campaign for Equal Justice

Washington’s unified annual giving drive that provides funding for Alliance members. Funds raised by the Campaign are distributed to civil legal aid programs statewide. By giving to the Campaign, you are supporting the centralized effort to fund 23 legal aid programs throughout Washington state. Wherever you live, the Campaign for Equal Justice reaches your neighbors and your community.

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The Endowment For Equal Justice

The Endowment helps secure justice for future generations by providing a stable, permanent funding source for civil legal aid. The Legal Foundation of Washington grants annual distributions from the Endowment along with funds raised by the Campaign for Equal Justice. Standing at a current value of approximately $15 million, the Endowment for Equal Justice is the largest civil legal aid endowment in the nation.

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The Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice Project

Washington’s farm worker advocacy project that supports and funds law students to work in summer internships with organizations that provide civil legal services to Washington farm workers. It is named after Laurel Rubin, a devoted farm worker advocate who died in the course of her advocacy work. Since 1999, the project has sponsored 46 summer internships and nine school-year externships for law students to work alongside experienced attorneys to provide legal services to farm workers in need.

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Make A Positive Impact As A Volunteer Lawyer

Many Alliance members and supporters rely on volunteers to provide legal aid or help with planning, fundraising and advocacy. By donating just a few hours of your time and expertise, you can have a huge impact on people’s lives.

Non-Lawyer Opportunities

The Alliance for Equal Justice welcomes non-lawyer volunteers to assist with fundraising, web development, creative services, and other resources that help advance our advocacy efforts. To find out more about how to get involved, contact the Equal Justice Coalition Director, Eric Gonzalez, at 206-447-8168 or at info@ejc.org.