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New Tenant Rights for Kirkland Residents

New tenant protections took effect in the city of Kirkland on Sept. 17, 2022. Read details on the city’s website about how this may protect you as a renter in Kirkland. Here’s what you need to know about your rights as a renter: Landlords must

New Law Changes How Name-Change Fees Impact Justice

Written by Rebecca Schumacher, ELAP intern It’s surprisingly expensive to change your name. Although costs vary by county, filing fees and administrative costs often total several hundred dollars. These costs can create a barrier to justice for survivors of domestic violence and LGBTQ2S+ individuals who

Welcome Marlene and Vivian

We recently welcomed two new staff to the ELAP team. Meet Marlene and Vivian, who both started at ELAP as volunteers! Marlene Dzib (she/her) is ELAP’s new Intake Coordinator. She will manage incoming requests for legal help, screen clients for eligibility, and connect clients to