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On Friday, June 10, 2016 the Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee unanimously approved the Office of Civil Legal Aid’s (OCLA) “Civil Justice Reinvestment Plan.” In an attempt to address the sobering findings of the 2015 Civil Legal Needs Study Update, which found that a full 76% of low-income Washingtonians experiencing a civil legal problem are […]

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. June 3, 2016 – Immigrant Advocates Work […]

Every year, LFW’s small grant program funds projects taking fresh, inventive approaches to legal aid. With grants of up to $5,000, this opportunity allows nonprofits to pilot new ideas and cultivate burgeoning collaborations. One of this year’s awardees was Refugee Connections Spokane, a nonprofit supporting refugee resettlement success in Eastern Washington. Through their work empowering refugees, […]

We believe that it is important to keep our grantees and partners up-to-date on the status of our revenue. This is the first of a series of quarterly financial updates, specifically aimed at sharing information about the IOLTA program. In these updates, we will also report on other revenue streams (such as cy pres awards […]

Today is GiveBIG in Seattle – the day where everyone is a philanthropist!  At the Campaign for Equal Justice, today is another chance to raise funds for civil legal aid to support our network of 23 legal aid programs in Washington, helping low-income people address critical legal needs. Thanks to an anonymous Legal Foundation of […]

Each spring, the Equal Justice Coalition travels to Washington, D.C. to advocate for increased federal funding for civil legal aid. From April 19-21, we met with all of Washington state’s representatives and both senators to urge them to fund civil legal aid at the Obama Administration’s requested level of $475 million. Here’s our one-pager about […]

  The Campaign for Equal Justice is thrilled to announce the addition of veteran fundraiser Natalia Fior to its growing team.  Natalia will take over the annual Campaign fundraising activities including the King and Pierce County Law Firm Campaigns and the events and phonathons around the state held in partnership with our grantees.  If you’d […]