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 (304,285 households)
  • 76% of these are unable to find legal help (231,257 households face problems alone)
  • Survivors of domestic violence average the highest # of civil legal problems (19/year)

Legal aid is a powerful tool to prevent homelessness, eviction, poverty, and injustice

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. The Campaign for Equal Justice is our state’s coordinated, annual fund drive for civil legal aid, and the fundraising program of the Legal Foundation of Washington. Make a donation today.

The Legal Foundation of Washington is a 501(c)(3) organization located in Seattle, WA, serving residents across Washington state. We are registered with Washington State Charities Program:

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