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Welcome to Kristen and Jesse

Drum roll for our new staff members!

Kristen Schmit, J.D., (she/her) has joined the ELAP team as a Domestic Violence Staff Attorney working on-site at our community partner, DAWN. Kristen was most recently a judicial law clerk in Snohomish County Superior Court and previously was an associate attorney with Seacoma Law in Tacoma. Kristen earned a law degree from Seattle University where she was the recipient of several awards.

Jesse Guecha (he/they) is our new Pro Bono Council and Dementia Legal Planning Project Coordinator. Jesse was most recently at the Pride Foundation – TRANSform Culture as a research justice village council member and prior to that was a paralegal and community legal services manager at QLaw Foundation. Jesse earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and holds a paralegal certificate from Edmonds Community College. Jesse volunteers extensively in the community to support and advocate for marginalized communities.

Meet our whole staff team on our website.

ELAP's Housing Stability Program is currently closed. For assistance, call the King County Tenant Resource Line at 206-580-0762.
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