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Welcome Eduardo!

Eduardo Sanchez (he/him) is ELAP’s new Bilingual Legal Services Coordinator. Eduardo will be helping us do intake for Spanish- and English-speaking clients. He’ll also be responsible for screening clients for eligibility, ensuring people know what documents to bring to their appointments, and sending out client

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What Happened This Session

This month marks the end of the Washington state legislative session. We were keeping a close eye on some bills related to housing and domestic violence. Here’s what passed and what stalled:  See other bills that passed the legislature this session that Governor Inslee is

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Celebrating Women in Nonprofits

March is Women’s History Month. Did you know that women make up about three-quarters of the nonprofit workforce? That’s a lot of women-power fueling the great work happening in communities across our region. It also means that women and non-binary individuals are more likely to be

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Pro Bono Volunteer Spotlight

Matthew Widmyer, an attorney with Davis Wright Tremaine, started volunteering at ELAP’s wills clinics at the start of the pandemic in 2020—just as ELAP’s clinics had to be quickly transitioned to a virtual format. Matthew has volunteered at every wills clinic since then, serving as

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New Staff Housing Attorneys

Two fantastic individuals have joined our team in staff attorney roles. Kristin Husebye (she/her), JD, is ELAP’s new Senior Staff Attorney in our Housing Stability Program. Kristin has extensive legal experience from New York, Washington D.C., and the Pacific Northwest and was most recently with

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Meet Our Board

We are welcoming two new members to our Board of Directors: Debbie Akhbari — T-Mobile USARamina Dehkoda-Steele — Wong Fleming They join ELAP’s 2024 Board: Dan Choi, Microsoft, 2024 Board PresidentMeredith Dorrance, Immediate Past PresidentMatthew Widmyer, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, Board Vice PresidentAlan Fulp, Kitsap

Upcoming Dementia Legal Clinics

Our partners at the Pro Bono Council have a series of free legal clinics coming up as part of the Dementia Legal Planning Program. The program provides free (limited scope) dementia legal planning services to people across Washington state. This includes help with things like

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And the Winners Are…

We are pleased to announce this year’s Pro Bono Award recipients! ELAP’s annual Pro Bono Awards recognize outstanding volunteer contributions to our community’s legal needs. Our winners include attorneys, firms, community partners, and individual justice champions. Our 2023 award winners are:  Community Partner of the

Upcoming Dementia Legal Clinics

Our partners at the Pro Bono Council have a series of free legal clinics in November in December as part of the Dementia Legal Planning Program. The program provides free (limited scope) dementia legal planning services to people across Washington state. This includes help with

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What’s a Qualified Charitable Distribution?

Did you know you can support ELAP while optimizing your retirement savings? A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA custodian to a qualified charity. Here are some of the benefits of donating through a QCD: You can satisfy

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