We are pleased 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: Karol Brown
Karol Brown has been an avid supporter of ELAP. For the past five years, she has volunteered in our immigration clinics. In addition, she has presented at our workshops and CLEs with remarkable compassion and enthusiasm. This past summer, she graciously volunteered to help spread the word when ELAP was in need of more immigration attorneys. Time and time again, Karol comes through for us, and we are extremely grateful for her support and expertise.
Corporate Partner: Microsoft
In addition to being our longtime partner and supporter, Microsoft has gone above and beyond these past several years to improve ELAP’s technology. Through numerous projects and hands-on help, Microsoft staff have helped streamline our internal processes, improve our website, and develop new tools and automations. Most importantly, their technology assistance has allowed us to better serve clients during the remote challenges of COVID. Microsoft’s legal counsel are also regular volunteers in our legal clinics.
Community Partner: Mary’s Place
Mary’s Place helps women and families move out of homelessness and into more stable situations. ELAP’s partnership with Mary’s Place allows us to keep more families housed across King County by providing a more holistic approach to their needs. We work closely with the amazing team at Mary’s Place to ensure tenants have the legal knowledge necessary to advocate for themselves. At the same time, they receive critical support from Mary’s Place to remove themselves from a place of crisis. When we refer a tenant to Mary’s Place, we know they will receive the help they need to preserve their housing and be treated with dignity and respect.
Volunteer of the Year: Interlake High School Internship Program
This year marks the 10th year ELAP has partnered with Interlake High School to provide internship opportunities to its students. In 2022, we worked with eight Interlake students, who completed internships with our admin and legal teams. Students have done legal research, reviewed court records, helped create free resources, and streamlined internal processes. More than 50 students have had an internship at ELAP through our partnership, and we look forward to many more years working with these passionate and dedicated young people.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Brad Moore
Brad Moore has volunteered at ELAP for the past seven years. He initially assisted with ELAP’s accounting on a part-time basis. Brad committed more hours to the organization during the pandemic and began volunteering full time as our programs grew. Without his expertise, guidance, and dedication, ELAP would not be the organization it is today. Brad is esteemed and beloved by our staff team. His legacy is the growth and health of our organization and the people who make up ELAP.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Christopher Fox
Christopher Fox has generously shared his time, expertise, research, and publications with ELAP staff and with ELAP clients. When asked to volunteer in a clinic, he is not only willing but eager to help. Christopher has been involved with us for more than 15 years, and it is a great pleasure to recognize his stalwart dedication with this Lifetime Achievement Award.