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Seeking board members

Openings for Board Members

Join our Board of Directors to help lead ELAP’s strategic vision. We are seeking a diverse pool of candidates with varied professional and community experience.  If you are passionate about access to civil legal aid, you may be a great candidate! Our Board meets virtually

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Welcome Summer Interns

Our ELAP staff team loves it when summer rolls around and we get to have interns helping in our programs. This year we have two law students who will be spending their summer with us: ELAP’s internship program offers a valuable hands-on legal experience. We

Welcome new staff

New Team Members

We can’t wait to introduce you to our new team members, Ana and Andrea! Ana Lapentty-Stoner (she/her) is our new Bilingual Legal Service Coordinator. In this role, Ana will help us do intake for Spanish- and English-speaking clients. She will also screen for eligibility, ensure

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Our 2023 Impact Report is Out!

We’re so excited to share what you helped us do last year! Take a quick peek at our 2023 Community Impact Report, where you’ll find: Read ELAP’s Community Impact Report.

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Welcome Eduardo!

Eduardo Sanchez (he/him) is ELAP’s new Bilingual Legal Services Coordinator. Eduardo will be helping us do intake for Spanish- and English-speaking clients. He’ll also be responsible for screening clients for eligibility, ensuring people know what documents to bring to their appointments, and sending out client

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What Happened This Session

This month marks the end of the Washington state legislative session. We were keeping a close eye on some bills related to housing and domestic violence. Here’s what passed and what stalled:  See other bills that passed the legislature this session that Governor Inslee is

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Celebrating Women in Nonprofits

March is Women’s History Month. Did you know that women make up about three-quarters of the nonprofit workforce? That’s a lot of women-power fueling the great work happening in communities across our region. It also means that women and non-binary individuals are more likely to be

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Pro Bono Volunteer Spotlight

Matthew Widmyer, an attorney with Davis Wright Tremaine, started volunteering at ELAP’s wills clinics at the start of the pandemic in 2020—just as ELAP’s clinics had to be quickly transitioned to a virtual format. Matthew has volunteered at every wills clinic since then, serving as

Welcome new staff

New Staff Housing Attorneys

Two fantastic individuals have joined our team in staff attorney roles. Kristin Husebye (she/her), JD, is ELAP’s new Senior Staff Attorney in our Housing Stability Program. Kristin has extensive legal experience from New York, Washington D.C., and the Pacific Northwest and was most recently with

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Meet Our Board

We are welcoming two new members to our Board of Directors: Debbie Akhbari — T-Mobile USARamina Dehkoda-Steele — Wong Fleming They join ELAP’s 2024 Board: Dan Choi, Microsoft, 2024 Board PresidentMeredith Dorrance, Immediate Past PresidentMatthew Widmyer, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, Board Vice PresidentAlan Fulp, Kitsap

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