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									Imagine facing domestic violence,
bankruptcy, wrongful eviction, not
getting paid for your work, or being
seriously ill and not having access
to healthcare.
Now imagine facing that problem
alone, without any chance of getting
the help of an attorney…
              …This is the reality facing thousands of
              people in Washington state who can’t afford
              a lawyer.

              The low-cost solution:

Civil Legal Aid
              Providing free legal assistance to those
              with nowhere else to turn.

              Your contribution to the Campaign for
              Equal Justice changes lives and makes our
              communities safer, fairer places to live.

              “Without their help,
      I would have never
                    made it.”
            > 2004 legal aid client
                                           protects housing
                                     Giving to the Campaign for Equal Justice helps families
                                     keep their housing secure and prevents homelessness.

                                                      Tacoma resident and father of two, Scott Davis*,
                                                      was on active duty in Iraq. Struggling to pay
                                                      the rent, wife Angie Davis* and the girls came
                                                      face to face with threat of eviction.

                                                      Legal aid attorneys stepped in and eviction was
                                                      averted. Under the Servicemembers Civil Relief
                                                      Act, legal aid helped the Davises get out from
                                                      under the back-rent they owed. Without legal
                                                      help, the Davis family would have lost their

                                                      Your gift of $1,000 or more will protect
                                                      housing for individuals and families who
                                                      have nowhere else to turn.
Sometimes free non-criminal legal
assistance simply is a matter of
giving advice, providing materials
or writing a letter. Other times,    Giving to the Campaign for Equal Justice helps provide
                                     economic security for all wage earners.
civil legal aid for low-income and
vulnerable people requires more                       Marisol Gonzales*, a Wenatchee resident, lost

extensive attorney representation.                    her job at a fruit packing company when she
                                                      tried to return to work after a difficult pregnancy.
In every case, your financial                          Legal aid attorneys assisted Marisol in applying
support provides the ability to                       for temporary disability benefits and sought
turn bad situations into just                         financial relief for discrimination. Without legal
outcomes. Individuals and families                    help, Marisol and her child would have gone
benefit. Society benefits.                              without basic necessities such as food or shelter.

                                                      Your gift of $750–1,000 will help workers
                                                      receive fair compensation for their work
                                                      and promote self-sufficiency.
           protects the vulnerable
Giving to the Campaign for Equal Justice helps families                            Giving to the Campaign for Equal Justice helps the
in crisis return to safe, productive lives.                                        elderly and families access critically needed healthcare.

                           Seattle resident and Afghani immigrant Shahla*                                     Esther Stevens*, a senior in Olympia,
                           suffers a permanent disability caused by                                           went to fill her regular prescription at
                           domestic violence. Yasir*, her former husband,                                     her pharmacy and was told that Medicaid
                           attempted to take custody of their 3-year-old                                      would no longer cover the prescription.
                           son by calling in fabricated claims to the police                                  She had received no notice of the
                           and Child Protective Services.                                                     change in coverage from Medicaid.
                           When legal aid lawyers stepped in to represent                            Legal aid attorneys worked with Esther’s doctor
                           Shahla, the court denied Yasir’s request and                              to document her exceptional health needs
                           ordered him to complete domestic violence                                 caused by heart attack, stroke and other
                           batterers’ treatment. Without legal help, Shahla                          ailments and got her the medication she needed.
                           almost certainly would have lost custody of                               Without legal help, Esther would have experi-
                           her son.                                                                  enced pain and symptoms that would make an
                                                                                                     active life impossible.
                           Your gift of $500–750 will promote unity
                           and security for families.                                                Your gift of $100–250 helps seniors and
                                                                                                     others access quality healthcare and
                                                                                                     benefits to which they are legally entitled.
Giving to the Campaign for Equal Justice helps protect
the most vulnerable.                                                                     protects consumers
                                                                                   Giving to the Campaign for Equal Justice helps protect
                                     Jerry Daniels*, an illiterate and men-
                                                                                   consumers from scams and predatory lending practices.
                                     tally impaired man living in Snohomish
                                     County, was facing eviction for past                            Margaret Jensen*, a Spokane senior, was pestered
                                     due rent. At the time he moved in,                              by a collection agency that tried to set up a
                                     Jerry paid three months’ rent in                                usurious payment schedule on a debt incurred
                                     advance, which the landlord later                               in 1964.
                                     claimed he never received.
                                                                                                     Legal aid attorneys confronted the collection
                           Legal aid lawyers stepped in and saved Jerry’s                            agency with the fact that the six year statue of
                           apartment. Without legal help, Jerry might                                limitations had long since expired and the
                           have faced homelessness.                                                  collection agency ceased all further contact with
                           Your gift of $250–500 will help defend the                                Margaret. Without legal help, Margaret would
                           rights of the disabled.                                                   have struggled to pay this debt on a fixed
                                                                                                     income and possibly face bankruptcy.

                                                                                                     Your gift of $100 or less protects the rights
                                                                                                     of consumers and promotes fair business
Giving ranges are symbolic and represent a contribution to the entire mission of
LAW Fund and civil legal aid in Washington state.
* Names have been changed to protect the clients’ privacy.
                                                                Please support the
                                                    Campaign for Equal Justice.
                                                                  It’s not justice if it’s not equal.

Since 1991, LAW Fund has been providing a                   The Campaign for Equal Justice currently
legal safety net for a growing population of low-           supports the following civil legal aid programs:
income individuals and families facing serious
                                                        >   Benton-Franklin Legal Aid Society
legal problems who have nowhere else to turn.           >   Blue Mountain Volunteer Attorney Referral Program
Thousands of low-income people receive civil            >   Chelan-Douglas County Volunteer Attorney Services
legal aid each year, yet fewer than one in five          >   Clallam County Pro Bono Lawyers
low-income people who need a lawyer get one.            >   Clark County Volunteer Lawyer Program
We can do better.                                       >   Columbia Legal Services
                                                        >   Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Legal Aid Program
To make a greater impact, LAW Fund and its              >   Eastside Legal Assistance Program
partners have created a unified, statewide               >   Fremont Public Association
fundraising campaign, the Campaign for Equal            >   Volunteer Lawyer Program of Island County
Justice. We’re asking for your contribution,            >   King County Bar Association Community Legal Services
because no one should have to face a legal crisis       >   Kitsap Legal Services
alone. The Campaign for Equal Justice unites the        >   Kittitas County Volunteer Legal Services Program
efforts of groups all across the state that raise       >   LAW Advocates
financial support for civil legal aid for low-           >   Legal Action Center
income Washingtonians and lets you make one             >   Lewis County Bar Legal Aid
philanthropic decision for equal justice funding.       >   Northeast Washington Legal Aid Program
                                                        >   Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Your private support for legal aid turns bad            >   Northwest Justice Project
situations into fair outcomes and can mean the          >   Okanogan County Volunteer Legal Services
difference between family safety and neglect or         >   Skagit County Volunteer Lawyers Program
abuse, productive work and unemployment,                >   Snohomish County Legal Services
shelter and homelessness, food on the table and         >   Spokane Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program
                                                        >   Spokane YWCA Alternative to Domestic Violence
hunger. Together we can make our state a safer,
fairer place to live.
                                                        >   Tacoma-Pierce County Volunteer Legal Services Program
Your contribution can be made on-line at                >   TeamChild or by mailing                 >   Thurston County Volunteer Legal Clinic
your donation to LAW Fund in the attached               >   Unemployment Law Project
                                                        >   University Legal Assistance
                                                        >   Whitman County Legal Services
                                                        >   Yakima County Volunteer Attorney Services
law fund board members              John R. Potter                          law fund advisory council
Cristóbal Joshua Alex               Heurlin, Potter, Jahn, Leatham &        Douglas P. Beighle
MacDonald Hoague & Bayless          Holtmann PS                             Madrona Investment Corp.
Paula E. Boggs                      John Powers                             Jon J. Bridge
Starbucks Coffee Company            enterpriseSeattle                       Co-Chief Executive Officer and General
                                    H. Andrew Saller, Jr.                   Counsel, Ben Bridge Jeweler, Inc.
Richard Byington
Byington Consulting                 Vandeberg, Johnson & Gandara            John Ellis
                                    John Teutsch, Treasurer                 Chairman, Retired, Puget Sound Energy
Stephen R. Crossland
                                    Teutsch Partners LLC                    Chairman, CEO, Seattle Mariners
Crossland Law Office
                                    Jennifer A. Wing, Secretary             William H. Gates, Sr.
Jerry B. Edmonds, Vice President
                                    Eisenhower & Carlson PLLC               Co-Chair, The Bill & Melinda Gates
Williams, Kastner & Gibbs PLLC
William Etter
                                                                            Christine Gregoire
Etter, McMahon, Lamberson &         endowment for equal justice             Governor, State of Washington
Clary PC                            board
                                                                            Roland L. Hjorth
Susan D. Fahringer                  Hon. Susan R. Agid
                                                                            Dean Emeritus, University of
Perkins Coie LLP                    Court of Appeals, State of Washington
                                                                            Washington School of Law
Eric C. Frimodt                     J. David Andrews
                                                                            James A. Vander Stoep
Inslee, Best, Doezie & Ryder PS     Perkins Coie LLP
                                                                            Vander Stoep, Remund & Blinks
David Groesbeck                     Richard Byington
Randall & Danskin PS                Byington Consulting                     staff support
Stephen J. Henderson                H. Scott Holte                          Karen Falkingham
Stephen J. Henderson Lawyers                                                Director
                                    Mark A. Hutcheson
H. Scott Holte                      Davis Wright Tremaine LLP               Teresa Nelson
Endowment for Equal Justice                                                 Director of Annual Giving
                                    Sally A. Jeffers
Faith Ireland                                                               Larry Lium
                                    William R. Rademaker, Jr.
Justice, Washington State Supreme                                           Statewide Campaign Coordinator
Court (Ret.)
                                    law fund lifetime board members
Barry M. Kaplan
                                    Hon. Susan R. Agid
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
                                    Court of Appeals, State of Washington
William A. Kinsel, President
                                    Wendy K. Bohlke
Kinsel Law Offices
                                    Attorney General’s Office
Alicia L. Lowe
                                    J. David Andrews
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
                                    Perkins Coie LLP
Allen T. Miller, Jr.
                                    Julian C. Dewell
Thurston County Prosecuting
                                    Anderson Hunter Law Firm
Attorney’s Office
                                    Vernon E. Fowler, Jr.
John R. Moffat
                                    Snow & Snow
Snohomish County Prosecuting
Attorney’s Office                    Mark A. Hutcheson
                                    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Salvador A. Mungia
Immediate Past President            Claude M. Pearson
Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell,          Paul L. Stritmatter
Malanca, Peterson & Daheim          Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Withey
Angela M. Niemann                   Coluccio
Heller Ehrman LLP
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