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Drum roll… new staffers!

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.

Our 2021 Pro Bono Award Winners

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

Welcome Ashley

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

ELAP Receives Norm Maleng Award

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

Welcome Lucy and Danielle

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

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.

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

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