LFW serves as a resource for legal aid organizations across the state to fulfill their missions of ensuring justice for all.
We convene providers to pursue collective funding opportunities, such as special initiative grants. We lead the collaborative fundraising Campaign for Equal Justice. We also build grassroots support for public funding for legal aid via the Equal Justice Coalition.
LFW supports training for legal aid advocates, supporting the biannual Access to Justice Conference, the Washington State Equal Justice Leadership Academy and events surrounding the annual Goldmark Lunch. We also organize full-day orientation sessions for new pro bono program directors.
LFW provides a range of technical help to grantees. For example, LFW is committed to eliminating language barriers for people facing legal problems who are not proficient English speakers. We offer telephonic interpretation services on demand in any language for lawyers to communicate with their clients. Last year, the Ethnic Bridge phone line was used nearly 3,000 times, covering 59 different languages.
We also fund an online shared case management system, Legal Server, which allows organizations to seamlessly refer cases and measure progress. We provide conference call services and malpractice insurance. We provide funding for the Pro Bono Council Manager, who supports volunteer lawyer programs across the state.
New ideas? We are always eager to hear feedback on how we can better support civil legal aid providers. Contact our Grants Coordinator with your ideas!
Quarterly Cash Flow Report (.pdf)
2016 Annual Grant Narrative Report (.doc) *for drafting (final submitted via Legal Server)
Alliance Support Services 2017 (.doc) *Applies to annual grantees.
2017 Campaign for Equal Justice Fundraising Guidelines (.pdf) *Applies to annual grantees.
LFW’s Granting Guidelines (.pdf)
Questions? Contact the LFW Grants Coordinator by phone (206) 957-6290 or email.