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Domestic Violence Action Month

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

Celebrating Three Staff Promotions

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.

Join Us In Supporting Justice

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

Elena and Jessica

Meet two of ELAP’s Low-Bono Attorneys

In October, ELAP launched a new program to expand access to civil legal aid for people in King County. Thanks to grant funding from the CARES Act, ELAP was able to match local attorneys with people in need of legal advice or resources. Attorneys in

ELAP Launches New Housing Clinic

ELAP recently added a twice-monthly legal clinic in response to demand for legal help for housing-related issues. Our new housing clinic, which launched in May, will help people in King County who are facing eviction or are experiencing other crises that are affecting their ability

ELAP Joins New Renter Protection Campaign

More than 50 local nonprofits and agencies, including ELAP, have joined forces to fight for stronger rent protections in the region. The “Stay Housed, Stay Healthy” campaign launched this spring to champion renter protections and raise awareness of the importance of stable housing as a

ELAP Community Engagement Manager Featured on Podcast

Chris Lovings, ELAP’s Community Engagement Manager, was recently a featured guest on FilAm Journal Media’s podcast, which serves the Filipino community. Chris talked about what is civil legal aid and how organizations like ELAP can help people facing issues like domestic violence, eviction, unemployment, immigration

Civil Legal Aid

ELAP Leads Effort to Promote Free Civil Legal Aid

As part of its pandemic response, ELAP launched a public awareness campaign for civil legal aid in King County. In collaboration with more than 25 nonprofits that provide civil legal aid services in the region, ELAP spearheaded the effort that produced free community resources including

Law Scales

Announcing ELAP’s 2020 Pro Bono Award Winners

We are excited to announce the winners of our Pro Bono Awards for 2020.  ELAP’s annual Pro Bono Awards presentation recognizes outstanding volunteer contributions to our community’s legal needs. Our winners include attorneys, firms, community partners, and individual justice champions. Typically held in-person, in 2020,

Black Lives Matter

ELAP Stands Against Racism and Injustice

All of us at Eastside Legal Assistance Program are deeply saddened and angry over the senseless murder of George Floyd. This is one of countless acts of violence against people of color that has stained our country’s history. ELAP stands in solidarity with our black

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