We have three new staff members we can’t wait for you to get to know! Carissa Anaya (she/her) is ELAP’s new Housing Coordinator. Carissa will support our team of housing attorneys working with renters in King County who are facing eviction and other housing-related challenges.
We are excited 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. Pro Bono Attorney of the Year: Melissa Golan Melissa
By Lucy Boateng, ELAP housing attorney The King County Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) serves King County tenants facing financial hardship and housing instability due to the pandemic. Eligible households that reside in the county can receive up nine months of current and
We are excited to welcome Ashley to our team! Ashley Cummins, JD, has been hired as a housing attorney to serve the South King County community. Ashley most recently worked as an attorney with Nevada Legal Services in Reno. She also worked at McNeice Wheeler
Sometimes urgency is everything. ELAP’s attorneys recently helped HealthPoint clinic staff provide quick services for a young woman who was a survivor of sex trafficking. Her visa was about to expire and she was in danger of being deported back to her native country, where
LifeWire, a nonprofit working to end domestic violence in King County, presented an award to Rochelle Krebs, ELAP Domestic Violence Staff Attorney, and Jerry Kroon, Executive Director, at the organization’s 2021 Gala last month. In recognition of ELAP’s work with survivors of domestic violence, Rochelle
We are excited to announce two new ELAP staffers who have joined our team! Lucy Boateng, JD, has been hired as a housing attorney to serve the Kirkland community. Our Housing Stability Program provides civil (non-criminal) legal services to people facing housing-related challenges. ELAP’s staff
October is Domestic Violence Action Month! At ELAP, we are committed to providing hundreds of people in King County who are affected by domestic violence with free legal help every year. ELAP’s full-time staff attorneys empower survivors and their families with legal tools to help
We are pleased to announce the promotions of three ELAP team members. Rochelle Krebs, Dorothy Leggett, and Tim Richards will serve in their new roles as Senior Staff Attorneys, effective immediately. Each will continue to work as an attorney in their specialty area at ELAP.
We are one week away from ELAP’s signature annual fundraising event. Breakfast for Justice takes place Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 8 a.m. streaming virtually. We’re asking for help from our community to raise $160,000 to provide free civil legal aid this year. People in King