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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. […]

In 2017, King County residents will vote on the renewal of the Veterans and Human Services Levy (VHSL), and the County is currently exploring the possibility of including civil legal aid as a part of the strategy for a renewed Veterans and Human Services Levy. The current VHSL, which was renewed by voters in August of […]

We are delighted to announce over $5.8 million in expanded investments across Washington. Thanks to a settlement from Bank of America and residual funds from Judd v. AT&T, LFW was able to make a round of limited special grants in the areas of: foreclosure prevention, community redevelopment legal aid, and prison and re-entry work. The […]

Legal Aid in the News: September 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. Editorial: […]