Every year, the Alliance for Equal Justice directly helps more than 70,000 low-income and vulnerable people in Washington state secure justice through a network of civil legal aid programs that provide legal information, advice, direct representation and administrative and legislative advocacy.
Formed in 2004 out of growing collaborative efforts within the legal aid community, the Alliance is an umbrella network of all civil legal aid programs in the state. It exists to create efficiency, provide support, and foster collaboration among members.
The Alliance is composed of members and supporters. Alliance members are organizations whose predominant mission is to provide civil legal aid to those in need. Because justice for every person is critical to the rule of law and the integrity of our communities, the Alliance has a broad base of supporters within the greater community.
Working together, Alliance members and supporters:
Serve more low-income and vulnerable people by creating efficiency and avoiding duplicate services
Raise critical funds that benefit legal aid programs statewide
Share tools and information about successful programs and ideas to improve client services, communications, technology, and more
Educate the community about low-income people who face urgent civil legal problems and the importance of legal aid to their lives
Receive training, technical assistance and support within the legal aid community
Develop relationships and community partnerships to better serve low-income people, increase awareness about civil legal aid, and enhance fundraising capabilities