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
Did you know? If you volunteer as a pro bono attorney for us, you can receive Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for your volunteer hours. All ELAP pro bono attorneys can earn unlimited pro bono credits in the “other” category for legal services through the
We are excited to welcome a great group of legal students to intern with ELAP this summer. Chelsea Henry, Seattle University Miri Moon, University of Washington Isabel Noto, Seattle University Meg Rutherford, Seattle University Elianna Spitzer, Seattle University Xander Thompson, University of Washington ELAP’s large
By Evan Yi, ELAP intern Dealing with debt can be challenging and often scary. Here are a few of the best online and local resources to help you handle debt and get back on your feet: Washington Law Help Washington Law Help provides a comprehensive
We’re excited to announce a new ELAP staffer has joined our team! Hannah Wang (they/them and she/her) is ELAP’s new Legal Assistant. In this role, Hannah will support the entire legal team and assist with preparing pleadings, filing court documents, doing legal research, reviewing records,