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Last year was full of surprises, to say the least. And while there has been a lot of change in our country and state, we know that one thing remains constant – the civil legal aid providers of Washington continue to work tirelessly to help low-income families access justice. There was plentiful media coverage of […]

By Miguel Willis, Seattle University Law Student In a rapidly changing technological society, how can we equip the next set of leaders with the tools and skills to leverage technology and innovation in addressing our nation’s widening access to justice gap? This question lead me and a group of Seattle University law students to create the […]

The day “Kim” met Lillian changed her life. As a Vietnamese single mother of two, Kim worked as a manager at a salon for nearly a decade to provide for her two children. The work was physically demanding and didn’t pay much, but it was enough to meet the basic needs of her small family. Recently, […]

The Legal Foundation of Washington is pleased to introduce the 2017 Goldmark Equal Justice intern, Laura Ferrari-Agudelo, a second year law student from the University of Montana. Laura will intern with the King County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Services Family Law Program assisting children in immigration matters in collaboration with Kids in Need of Defense […]

The Legal Foundation of Washington (LFW) Board of Trustees is thrilled to award the 2017 Charles A. Goldmark Distinguished Service Award to Lucy Lee Helm and Paula Boggs, Starbucks Coffee Company’s current and former General Counsel, for their leadership in creating a vital and ground breaking corporate pro bono program which for nearly two decades […]

Over the past few weeks, civil legal aid has been featured in the news nationally and locally. Below are a few of our favorite headlines, and if you’re interested in more stories about legal aid and our grantees, check out the In the News page of our website. Columbia Legal Services files pesticide exposure lawsuit […]

The IOLTA (Interest of Lawyer’s Trust Accounts) program has seen a continuation of increased deposits and flat interest rates during the third quarter of 2016. IOLTA revenue for the period (July – September) totaled $558,353, a 12% increase over the second quarter (April – June) and 20% increase compared to the third quarter of 2015. […]