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Today, the Trump Administration released its initial budget that includes the complete elimination of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). As a reminder, LSC administers federal civil legal aid funding, which currently accounts for approximately $6.5 million to provide critical legal assistance to low-income families and individuals in Washington State. Since LSC’s creation during the Nixon […]

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, people from around the state convened in Olympia to advocate for state funding for civil legal aid as part of the Equal Justice Coalition’s Legal Aid Lobby Day. The advocates represented 30 out of the state’s 49 legislative districts, and in total, they met with more than 75 members of […]

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 […]