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Imagining Opportunity: 2016 Report to the Community

Our Report to the Community covers just some of the work we did alongside clients seeking better opportunities in 2016. More

Immigrant Youth In Crisis

Today Governor Jay Inslee signed HB 1988, protecting Washington's most vulnerable immigrant youth. The signing coincides with the release of our report: Immigrant Youth In Crisis, shedding light on the gaps within our state's systems for protecting unaccompanied immigrant youth and proposes concrete changes to mend the gaps.

Save the date!

Fifty years ago, Washington attorneys came together to form Seattle Legal Services, which grew into the statewide Evergreen Legal Services. It is a history we are honored to share with our legal aid partners, and now with you. Please save the date of October 18th to imagine a more just future with us! More.

No New Youth Jail

City of Seattle dismisses appeal by over 60 community groups on youth jail permitting decision. In another example of systemic racism, Seattle and King County continue to ignore communities of color in order to ram through the new youth jail. The fight to stop this misguided and unaffordable project will continue. More.

2017 Legislative Priorities

We are actively working on behalf of our client communities during the 2017 WA State legislative session to ensure that everyone across our state has access to justice, strong & enforceable rights for workers, consumers, & voters, plus the stability & opportunity necessary to achieve their dreams. More


Settlement Reached in Mercer Canyons Class Action


Proposed Changes to Medicad would Harm Washington's Children: The American Health Care Act (AHCA), currently being debated in Congress, would make sweeping changes to Medicaid. And that’s bad news for Washington’s children. As it happens, two out of three of participants in Washington’s Medicaid program are children. Not everybody realizes this. More


2005: CLS joined with two private law firms and the ACLU of Washington in representing clients harmed by negligent practices in the Grant County public defense system. Our joint advocacy resulted in reforms, including limits on case-loads and qualified for supervision for public defenders. More