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 with the Housing Justice Project and Homestead Community Land Trust. She most recently worked at Wathen Leid Hall and Rider. Allison received her law degree at Creighton University School of Law where she also was the recipient of the Pro bono Service Distinction Award.
Olivia (she/her) previously was an Equal Justice Works Fellow at Northwest Justice Project. Olivia has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and law degree from the University of Washington. She volunteers with the Washington Attorneys With Disabilities Association.
Rachel McGivern (she/her) is ELAP’s new Operations Assistant. She will support a wide range of essential activities including in reporting, client scheduling, bookkeeping, procurement, and office management-related tasks. Rachel previously worked at the University of Michigan Center for Academic Innovation and the REACH Institute. She has a master’s in public affairs from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.
Jillian Miesner (she/her) has been hired as the WA Pro Bono Council & Dementia Legal Planning Project Coordinator. In this role, Jillian will provide statewide support to free legal aid service providers, including ELAP, which houses the program. Jillian has previous experience as a Legal Assistant for GLP Attorneys. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University.
See our full staff and board team.