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Washington Supreme Court Rules for Access

The Washington Supreme Court ruled in favor of our client, Charlie Rose, in Rose v. Anderson Hay & Grain Co. The court affirmed access to Washington State Courts for workers who have been fired for standing up for for what is right at work. More

Special Thanks!

This year's advocate level sponsors were Sonata Capital Group and Sirianni Youtz Spoonemore Hamburger. Thanks for supporting the 4th Annual Pro Bono Reception: Celebrating the Art of Advocacy!

Lopez v. HMA

Lopez v. HMA is a case on behalf of a group (a “class”) of people who received care at Yakima Regional Medical Center or Toppenish Community Hospital, were low-income at the time, and weren’t offered the free or reduced-cost care they were entitled to under the law (referred to as “charity care”). More

Report to the Community

Our Report to the Community covers the past year at Columbia Legal Services. We continued expanding pathways out of poverty and helped support lives of dignity and stability for some of the most disadvantaged communities in Washington. More

Vancouver Housing Authority Class Action Settlement

The Vancouver Housing Authority has mailed Final Notices to affected tenants. Appeals must be submitted to the VHA by October 31. Settlement checks are expected to be mailed out in November. More


Vancouver Housing Authority Class Action Settlement


Second Chances: A criminal record can be a barrier to finding a job and a place to live long after serving time. The reentry clinics and legislative advocacy of the Institutions Project improve opportunities for people reentering their communities after incarceration. More.


2003-2010: Our advocacy culminated in meaningful reforms to predatory lending practices in Washington. For more than 6 years, CLS advocates joined with partners and stakeholders to regulate so-called payday lenders, whose fees and practices ensnared thousands in a "debt trap." More