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Fond Farewell to Two Staffers

This month ELAP is bidding farewell to two fantastic staff members, and we are also celebrating a promotion. Esperanza Borboa (Espy) is leaving ELAP to reset and focus on the next chapter of her life as an advocate for civil and human rights. As ELAP’s

Welcome ELAP interns

Spring Volunteers & Interns

We have several new interns and volunteers working with the ELAP team this spring. A huge thank-you to these hard-working individuals for contributing their time to help us provide free civil legal aid in King County. We are able to reach many more people every

Supporting Tenants in Dispute Resolution Process

ELAP is partnering with the Dispute Resolution Center of King County, the Tenant Law Center, and Solid Ground’s Tenant Services to provide legal advice at weekly Housing Advisory Clinics to support tenants going through the mediation process with their landlords. Mediation is a mandatory step

14-Day Notices: What Tenants Should Know

Eviction is a confusing legal process. ELAP is working to help tenants understand and exercise their legal rights to stay housed. Here is some information for tenants who receive a 14-Day Notice to Pay or Vacate from their landlord. Receiving a 14-Day Notice does not

Patricia and Jasmin Join ELAP Team

We are excited to welcome two new staff members to our team! Patricia Bowen, J.D., (she/her) is our new Housing Attorney serving Kirkland. As part of ELAP’s Housing Stability Program, Patricia will provide free legal services to residents of Kirkland who face eviction or other

Welcoming Our ELAP Interns

We are proud to announce our current team of interns! This stellar group of students and recent graduates is working hard on behalf of ELAP. Our interns greatly impact our work, providing their valuable time to help support our attorneys and legal staff. We are

What is Low Bono?

By: Sarterus Rowe, housing attorney at ELAP and WSBA 47010 & Low Bono Section Chair and Xenia Ellis, ELAP volunteer through Interlake High School’s internship program You may have heard the phrase “low bono,” but what does it mean? The term “low bono” is often

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

Our office will be closed July 4-10 for a summer break
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