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Our mission is to elevate our clients out of crisis by making sure they are aware of their legal rights and how to enforce them. Through this process the clients are better able to make informed and educated decisions to navigate the legal process. This helps ensure that they have equal access to justice as those who can afford legal counsel. This important work can only be done with the assistance of many community partners. Snohomish County Legal Services relies on the support of other organizations who have a similar goal or serving vulnerable community members. It is with true gratitude that we proudly recognize these community members and thank them for their support.

CHAMPIONS FOR JUSTICE

40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Thank you to those who joined us on November 9th for our annual auction and awards dinner. This year’s event was special – we celebrated 40 years of continual service to our community members in Snohomish County!! The event was well attended and everyone had a great time. We would like to thank all of our generous donors, guest speakers, sponsors, volunteers, SCLS board of directors and staff who helped to make this event a success.

Featured Guest: Honorable, Judge Linda W. Y. Coburn, Washington State Court of Appeals 

AWARD RECIPIENTS

Community Impact Award: Everett Public Library – Naomi Clegg

Since relaunching our Lawyers in the Library Clinic in partnership with the Everett Public Library last summer, we have served over 130 cases and provided over 230 direct hours. This clinic began in response to the needs of the community during the pandemic for a no/low-barrier general legal clinic. It is on a major bus line, with access to internet and print resources, and library staff help. With the work of Naomi Clegg and the Everett Public Library, we are able to bring legal services into the community.

Volunteer of the Year Award: Carol Li

Carol Li has provided over 230 hours of direct client volunteer service to Snohomish County Legal Services in addition to volunteering at outreach and fundraiser events. She always goes above and beyond. Carol Li started volunteering at our Housing Justice Project Clinic at the Courthouse and now donates her time in our family law clinics. Carol is always professional, respectful and kind to clients. The work is stressful and to have volunteers like Carol, who after a full day of work and go above and beyond is invaluable.

Founder’s Award: Kari Petrasek

Kari has volunteered with SCLS since 2005. In that time, not only has she provided over 270 volunteer hours, but Kari saw a need and helped launch our Wills for Seniors Clinic. The Clinic is truly volunteer attorney run and powered, serving as a teaching clinic that pairs “new/new to this area of law” with experienced attorneys. Volunteers meet with clients 1-on-1 to draft crucial end of life documents that are then notarized and clients leave with completed documents. Kari has dedicated many, many countless hours to making this clinic a success the past 13 years.

thank you to our EVENT SPONSORS

You too can join us in GUIDING PEOPLE IN POVERTY — BECOME A SPONSOR

GOLD $2500

Law Office of Brice & Timm LLP

SILVER $1000

BRONZE $750

Live Auction Donors

Alderbrook Resort; Ann Brice; AquaSox Baseball; DeLilleCellars; Guardian Cellars; Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant & Bar; Nikki Dickerson; Preston Singletary; Robert O’Neal; Rosemary Wells; Scratch Distillery; Tulalip Resort Casino; Village Theatre

Client Testimonial Video

Thank you Tanner Wendall-Stewart for capturing the compelling stories of our clients.

In-Kind Sponsors

Seattle Audio Visual Source

Thank You to our auctioneer for the evening: Troy McVicker

Thank You to our volunteers from: First Financial Northwest Bank

A special thank you to our event planner: Renée Smith

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

partners and supporters