Who We Are

Equal Justice for All in Snohomish County


A mother and grown daughter sit together.

Snohomish County Legal Services provides free legal aid programs that serve the most vulnerable and powerless members of our community to ensure access to civil justice regardless of individual barriers and needs. SCLS uses a hybrid model of service delivery that allows us to best serve clients’ needs, including staff attorneys for immediate emergency assistance and highly complex cases, volunteer attorneys and paralegals for advice and legal representation, and a robust series of clinics and workshops to offer assistance and information with efficiency.

SCLS was started in the early 1980s as a program of the Snohomish Bar Association to address the growing need for civil legal aid in the community. SCLS has been an independent nonprofit organization since 1985. Contributions to SCLS may be tax deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Our Federal EIN number is 91-1215739.

Board of Directors

  • James Pautler, President, Deno Millikan Law Firm
  • Katherine Peterson, Secretary, Law Office of Katherine Peterson
  • Mark Ferraz, Treasurer, Northwest Justice Project
  • Judge Tam Bui, Snohomish County District Court
  • A father kisses his baby.
  • Jayson Thibodaux, Attorney at Law
  • Kristi Favard, Bullivant Houser Bailey
  • Sharolyn Quisenberry, Helen & Sharolyn
  • Rory Hardy, Guardian Ad Litem/Paralegal
  • Nicole Franklin, Anderson Hunter Law Firm
  • Judge Richard Okrent, Snohomish County Superior Court
  • Michelle Miller, Attorney at Law
  • Kristin Baldwin Stewart, Baldwin Marketing Group
  • SCLS Staff

  • Benjamin Haslam, Executive Director
  • Kerri Hazel, Legal Support Specialist
  • Todd Hubbard, Housing Justice Project Managing Attorney
  • Diane Weyrick, Bankruptcy and Debt Relief Attorney
  • Helenka Koltonowska, Family Law Attorney and Clinic Coordinator
  • David Coombs, Housing and Debt Relief Attorney
  • Lynn Adrian, Paralegal
  • Jen Gonyer, Development
  • Snohomish County Legal Services 2015 Form 990: SCLS 2015 990