"A threat to justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." — Dr. Martin Luther King

"A threat to justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." — Dr. Martin Luther King

Welcome

The Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) is a non-profit organization that provides high-quality, no-cost civil legal services to survivors of domestic violence throughout King County, Washington, and to low-income residents of East and Northeast King County.

Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) Family Law Fellowship Opportunity

The Family Law Fellowship is accepting applications for newly licensed attorneys pursuing a career in family law. The Fellowship utilizes attorney volunteer hours to serve DV survivors who are low income and face a variety of legal issues in the family law arena (protection orders, dissolutions, parenting issues, and child support). The Fellows will receive support by way of computer access, desks, phones, mentorship and training in Family Law, Domestic Violence, motions practice and pre-trial/trial preparation. ELAP will also provide law office management training to assist the attorneys in establishing their own offices. The Fellows will be obligated to volunteer for one year or until they have reached 1040 service hours. The Fellows will be covered by ELAP’s malpractice insurance for work done on ELAP cases for the duration of the Fellowship. This is a one-year fellowship.

For an application, please go to this website. For questions, please contact Michelle Raiford, DVLP Managing Attorney.

Two new volunteer opportunities available! ELAP Social Media Specialist and Newsletter Assistant


Client Success Stories

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Warning: Domestic Violence Survivors!

Please be aware that the websites you visit are often stored in your computer's memory. The next time you open your browser, websites you last visited may show up. If you share a computer with your abuser, she or he may be able to review the sites you have visited. The safest way to search for information on the Internet is at a local library, public school, friend's house, or office location.

Caution: ELAP cannot provide legal assistance in criminal matters, and services may be limited by the number of attorneys and other resources available.

"A threat to justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." — Dr. Martin Luther King

"A threat to justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." — Dr. Martin Luther King