About Us

Equal Justice for All in Snohomish County

The Mission of Snohomish County Legal Services (SCLS) is: Guiding people in poverty out of crisis by providing quality legal services. Our Vision is a world without barriers to justice. We use a hybrid model of service delivery that includes staff attorneys for immediate emergency assistance and highly complex cases, volunteer attorneys and paralegals for advice and legal representation, and a series of clinics and workshops that empower clients in self-advocacy.

We began in the early 1980s as a program of the Snohomish County Bar Association to address the growing need for civil legal aid in the county. We have 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 is 91-1215739.

Board of Directors

Robert O’Neal, President, Snohomish County Public Defender Association

Patrick Songy, Vice-President, Deno Millikan Law Firm, PLLC

Nicole Franklin, Treasurer, Anderson Hunter Law Firm

Rory Hardy, Secretary, Guardian Ad Litem/Paralegal

Judge Richard Okrent, Snohomish County Superior Court

Judge Anthony Howard, Snohomish County District Court

Nikki Dickerson, Pacific Premier Bank

Paul Dykstra,

Vlad Gigoryev, US Bank

Bill Jaquette, Retired Snohomish County Public Defender Association

Jesse Jorstad, Abt Associates

Shayla McKee, Brewe Layman P.S.

April Nilsen, Washington Alliance for Better Schools


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Jane Pak, Executive Director

Carrie Johnson, Development Director/Grants Administrator

Adele Gavin, Administrative Office Manager

Diane Weyrick, Senior Staff Attorney

Adam Wicks-Arshack, Housing Justice Project/Family Law Staff Attorney

Genevieve Jorgensen, Family Law Legal Assistant

Austin Hsu, Right to Counsel Lead Staff Attorney

Skyler Clary, Right to Counsel Staff Attorney

Carolyn Morikawa, Right to Counsel Staff Attorney

Angelina Marques, Right to Counsel Staff Attorney

Stephanie Cortes, Right to Counsel Paralegal

Jesse Matsukawa, Housing Justice Project Staff Attorney

Olivia Clark, Housing Justice Project Staff Attorney

Miros Vazquez, Housing Justice Project Administrative Assistant

Grace Beardsley, Housing Justice Project Administrative Assistant

Snohomish County Legal Services promotes social justice by establishing and managing volunteer-based, client-focused legal services programs and providing services on an equal and non-discriminatory basis for low-income Snohomish County residents who would not otherwise receive legal assistance.

SCLS defines diversity as the inclusion of individuals who identify with groups historically discriminated against, and who continue to experience the effects of historical and current discrimination, or who are underrepresented in the legal profession including on the basis of disability, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. We are proud to be a member of the Alliance for Equal Justice in their mission to bring civil legal aid to people and communities that experience poverty and injustice.

Snohomish County Legal Services 2015 Form 990: SCLS 2015 990

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