Our Blog

Thoughts and updates from our work.

We are pleased to announce that due to unforeseen factors, LFW is going to make a round of limited special grants. We recently found out that thanks to a settlement from Bank of America, LFW is going to receive approximately $6.9M for the purpose of home foreclosure prevention and community redevelopment legal aid. (This was […]

A little after 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29th, the Washington State Legislature passed the 2016 Supplemental Budget and adjourned the Supplemental Session later that night.  The budget, which adds $191 million of new spending to the 2015-2017 biennium, passed with a 27-17 vote in the Senate and 78-17 vote in the House.  Thanks to […]

This past Friday was the Legal Foundation of Washington’s annual fundraising event – The Goldmark Award Luncheon. Not only was it the 30th iteration of luncheon, but it was also the most successful luncheon to date, raising over $125k. We were extremely fortunate to have the American Bar Association President Paulette Brown fly across the […]

Recognizing Legal Aid Giants and Topping Fundraising Goals We are thrilled to announce that the 2016 Charles A. Goldmark Awards Luncheon raised a record-breaking $125,000! Thanks to our sponsors all proceeds from 456 individual donors at the lunch will go to LFW’s Campaign for Equal Justice, which fuels legal aid organizations across Washington state. On […]

This is gearing up to be an amazing year. We are excited to unveil our new website and celebrate the completion of our long-planned merger with LAW Fund. Unifying the two organizations will open up a wealth of new opportunities to deepen our resources and more effectively support equal justice work across Washington. Be sure […]

The Legal Foundation of Washington is pleased to announce that Tarra Simmons, 2017 J.D. candidate from the Seattle University School of Law, has accepted the 2016 Goldmark Equal Justice Internship, a 10-week summer internship with Northwest Justice Project’s Re-entry through Service and Education (RISE) project in Seattle, Washington. Ms. Simmons will assist RISE’s state-wide team […]

The Goldmark Intern for 2015, Seattle University law student, Ingrid Zerpa spent her eight week internship with the STAR project in Walla Walla, WA where she worked to change practice related to how Legal Financial Obligations. The March 2015 Washington Supreme Court ruling, State v. Blazina (.pdf), which allows the sentencing judge to take a person’s […]