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
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
Written by Meg Rutherford, ELAP Summer InternEdited by ELAP staff Washington state HB 1564 went into effect on July 23, which bans the sale of over-the-counter sexual assault kits. This new law offers protection to survivors of sexual assault who may have otherwise been taken
We’re excited to announce four new ELAP team members! Allison Adachi and Olivia Ortiz have joined ELAP as Domestic Violence Staff Attorneys. They will provide legal services to low-income domestic violence survivors in King County. Allison (she/her) has previous nonprofit experience in roles at TacomaProBono
Written by Isabel Noto, ELAP Summer InternEdited by ELAP Staff Washington State passed a new bill (HB 1562) this year to make communities safer by reducing the harm associated with gun violence and domestic violence. HB 1562 strengthens existing laws that limit access to firearms
Two new bills passed in the Washington state legislature this year that will affect tenants across the region. Here’s what you need to know: SB 5197 will allow people to testify remotely in landlord-tenant cases, at the court’s discretion. The bill allows a delay in
By Logan Winn, ELAP InternReviewed by Ashley Cummins, ELAP Housing Attorney Changes are coming to some pandemic-era housing programs—and renters need to be prepared. The “Eviction Resolution Pilot Program” will expire on July 1 and the “Requirement to Offer Reasonable Repayment Plan” expired April 30.
ELAP is launching an in-person elder law clinic to help community members navigate legal issues related to aging and estate planning. Attorneys will be available to meet one-to-one with people who need help with estate planning, probate, guardianship, or Medicaid planning. Clinic appointments are one-time