The Campaign for Equal Justice

Each year, over 1 Million people in Washington state need legal aid they cannot afford.
They deserve justice. You can help.

Legal aid is a lifeline in a time of crisis

  • The average # of legal problems per household has TRIPLED since 2003, from 3 to 9
  • 7 in 10 low-income households face civil legal problems each year
  • 76% of these are unable to find legal help
  • Survivors of domestic violence average 19 civil legal problems each year

Legal aid is a powerful tool to break cycles of poverty

Without help, too many low-income people must navigate complex legal issues on their own. Too often, individuals do not realize their issue could be solved by an attorney. As a result, many lose their families, homes, or livelihoods. Unlike criminal cases, the Constitution does not guarantee legal assistance in civil cases.

Common civil legal needs

  • Family Safety (domestic violence, immigration, refugees)
  • Healthcare (debt, access to care)
  • Housing & Employment (foreclosure, wrongful eviction, discrimination)
  • Consumer, Financial Services & Fraud Issues
  • Access to Assistance (veterans, social security, disability)

Invest in Justice

Your investment in legal aid creates justice and hope in our community. Make a donation today.

The Campaign for Equal Justice is our state’s combined fund for civil legal aid and program of the Legal Foundation of Washington. See our list of grantees here.

The Legal Foundation of Washington is a 501(c)(3) organization serving residents across Washington state. We are registered with the Washington State Charities Program: www.sos.wa.gov/charities.

To learn more about the Campaign for Equal Justice, please contact Natalia Fior McMahon, annual campaign director, at 206-957-6281 or natalia@legalfoundation.org.