OUR TEAM — SNOHOMISH COUNTY LEGAL SERVICES
Jane, an attorney, in addition to being the Executive Director, relocated to our community from Mississippi. She is organized and focused on making sure the organization continues to thrive.READ MORE
Our staff firmly believes that Jane has encouraged and supported us to be better and we are thrilled to have such a kind professional working alongside of our staff, volunteers, and community partners. Better at serving our communities, better at remembering why we’re doing this work, better at our jobs.
Jane was built for this kind of work. In a recent interview, she was asked for her favorite quote, her empathy shown bright when she quoted John Wesley, “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.” She deeply believes in incorporating compassion into her daily practice. Jane has practiced as a lawyer in her own private practice in Mississippi and was a volunteer attorney for us before accepting our offer to step into the Executive Director role.
Jane was named Snohomish County “Attorney of the Year” in 2022.SHOW LESS
Carrie comes to us with an extensive background in executive office administration and corporate event management. She has a passion for volunteering and a deep, abiding commitment to her community.READ MORE
Carrie has served on several corporate and nonprofit board of directors and has extensive knowledge of nonprofit organizations. As an entrepreneur at heart, she enjoys making something out of nothing or enhancing what is already in place for the success and benefit of clients, employees, and the organization. Carrie enjoys sailing, open-wheel auto racing as a driver and spectator, and of course travel.SHOW LESS
Administrative Office Manager
Adele Gavin came to SCLS in 2019. Prior to working at SCLS she was a program manager at a homeless shelter for families in Everett where she had worked for 10 years.READ MORE
Human Services and a passion for working in the capacity of bringing essential services to those in need in the community. She is originally from Santa Fe, NM and in her free time she loves yoga, painting and being out in nature.SHOW LESS
CPO Staff Attorney
Kelsey Moffitt came to Snohomish County Legal Services as a Staff Attorney in the Civil Protection Order (CPO) Program in 2023.READ MORE
Kelsey previously worked at Domestic Violence Services as an Advocate in their shelter for 2 years and in their legal department for 1 year. Kelsey brings this experience to SCLS as she has a specific focus on domestic violence cases.
Kelsey graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 2018. While in law school Kelsey took part in the Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic for 2 years. Kelsey has a deeply ingrained desire to be helpful and to use her skill set to assist vulnerable and underserved clients access justice through her work at SCLS.
In her spare time Kelsey enjoys crafts such as crochet and woodworking, and playing tabletop RPG’s like D&D, and other board games.SHOW LESS
Senior Staff Attorney
Diane has been involved with us for almost 20 years in multiple capacities. She first came to SCLS as a Rule 9 intern. She subsequently worked as a part time contract attorney, and since 2007, as a full-time Staff Attorney.READ MORE
She currently manages our Family Law Clinic and D.i.S.C.O. (Divorce in Snohomish County) classes.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Diane worked as a musical comedy actress, licensed massage therapist, and Alaska tour guide. Not surprisingly, she takes a holistic approach to the practice of law, encouraging legal problem-solving that promotes constructive rather than divisive resolution of legal issues achieved in a non-combative manner. Diane believes that “Equal Access To Justice” should be more than just a catch phrase for public law enthusiasts. Working at SCLS enables her to put her money where her mouth is, and she hopes to continue with SCLS for years to come. Diane is also known as Mom, Grandma, and Great-Grandma to a select group of individuals.
Family Law Legal Assistant
Genevieve joined SCLS as an intern for the Family Law department and is now a Legal Assistant for that group. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling.READ MORE
She enjoys her position at SCLS because it affords her the opportunity to be an advocate for people who don’t have a voice. Genevieve’s other passion is her pre-teen son. They enjoy spending time together.SHOW LESS
Family Law Legal Assistant
Molly Mickelson joined Snohomish County Legal Services in January of 2023 when she began volunteering in the Family Law department.READ MORE
Soon after, she got hired as a Legal Assistant, supporting in both Family Law and Civil Protection Order programs. She is currently attending Bryant & Stratton College, where she is set to receive her Paralegal Studies degree in early December. She will also be seeking a Legal Investigation Certificate from CLS by Barbri in 2024.
Molly’s expertise lies in management and operational compliance, which she is now channeling toward her goal of pursuing a career in the legal industry. Molly finds great fulfillment working for a non-profit organization, as her role allows her to offer essential services to a community in need. She enjoys the practical nature of her work and the opportunity to engage with clients at the various clinics provided by SCLS.
Molly enjoys spending leisurely time with her family, which includes her fur babies, Layla and Jack. They love enjoying the outdoors such as camping and beach activities. Molly also devotes a significant amount of time to studying Spanish using the Duolingo app so that she may obtain fluency in the language and further assist our diverse community.
Austin Lauren Hsu
ACP Lead Staff Attorney
Austin is the Lead Staff Attorney for our Appointed Counsel Program. He is licensed to practice law in Hawaii and Washington with a long history of public service.READ MORE
Prior to joining SCLS, Austin worked in the private sector as a family law attorney, as an Attorney Advisor for the U.S. Small Business Administration, as a prosecutor for the King County Prosecuting Attorney Office, and as a Deputy Public Defender for the State of Hawaii.
Austin has a passion for helping the public and in his off-time volunteers at various organizations either utilizing his legal experience or helping cook/clean at various shelters. Austin also is proud of his accomplishments that include Hawaii State House of Representatives Certificate of Achievement and President Student Services Award,
In his spare time, Austin enjoys traveling, fishing, eating, surfing, water sports, playing video games, and playing with his dog Kailani, as well as flying and sailing.SHOW LESS
HJP Staff Attorney
Radical environmental activist turned human rights activist, Skyler went to law school to find new ways to take direct action against systems of oppression and exploitation.READ MORE
He earned a B.S. in political science, and a J.D. with an emphasis on Social Justice Law at the age of 37. His professional legal experience includes criminal defense, employment law, and suing prisons to provide better conditions. Skyler has been working with the Housing Justice Project in the Appointed Counsel Program since 2019, first as a volunteer, then a contract attorney, now as a Staff Attorney.
Skyler is a member of the National Lawyers Guild housing and homelessness committee, member of the American Bar Association Civil Rights and Social Justice section, the Washington bar association Civil Rights Section, and is serving as Parliamentarian for the local branch of a major political party.
ACP Staff Attorney
ACP Staff Attorney
Angelina has been a dedicated advocate for immigrant, women, and worker’s rights. She has worked closely with immigrant communities since high school and has spent years working with students with limited English proficiency.READ MORE
While a student at Seattle University School of Law, she interned at the Alaska Immigration Justice Project, provided legal representation through her school’s Immigration Law Clinic, and advocated for farm worker rights in central Washington. She also interned at King County Superior Court, and with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
After law school, Angelina enjoyed volunteering with Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and our organization. Prior to joining our team as a Staff Attorney, Angelina worked as an immigration attorney reuniting families and representing clients in immigration court. In her role here at SCLS, Angelina is excited for the opportunity to provide legal representation to low-income individuals facing evictions and other landlord/tenant issues, as well as to help expand access to knowledge and understanding of the laws that affect our clients.
ACP Administrative Assistant
Miros joined us in August of 2022 as part of our Housing Justice Project (HJP) team, in an administrative support capacity and currently supports our Appointed Counsel Program as Legal Assistant.READ MORE
Her experience in being both an administrative assistant and a receptionist in property management makes her an asset to the agency. Miros says that while her work experience had been from the landlord side of housing, she is happy to work in an agency that helps low-income tenants facing eviction. She is bilingual (Spanish/English) which is very beneficial to many of the clients served by SCLS who speak Spanish as their primary language. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family, doing crafts such as making personalized tee-shirts and mugs, exploring and trying new things.SHOW LESS
HJP Lead Staff Attorney
Victoria joined SCLS in October of 2019 as a staff attorney. Through her dedication and hard work, she is currently the Lead Attorney for the Housing Justice Project.READ MORE
Victoria has a self-professed passion for justice and enjoys being able to provide access to legal services to those most in need in our community.SHOW LESS
HJP Staff Attorney
Jesse has been with Snohomish County Legal Services since June 2020. Jesse attended Lewis and Clark Law School and graduated in 2015. He passed the bar in 2016.READ MORE
He went to Cal State, Long Beach for undergrad and double majored in political science and environmental science and policy. He is currently a Staff Attorney with our Housing Justice Project.
Jesse has a big heart and is a natural helper. When I asked him what he likes most about his job, he had this to say, “I like helping people I feel society hasn’t given a fair shake to”. Ultimately, he feels it’s his job to keep people in their homes, as a direct way to fight gentrification.
ACP Staff Attorney
Olivia is a Staff Attorney for the Housing Justice Project. She is a recent graduate from the University of Gonzaga School of Law and licensed to practice in Washington.READ MORE
Olivia has a broad spectrum of experience working in the public interest sector, externing within judge chambers of the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division III, volunteering with the Washington State Moderate Means Program and the Gonzaga Elder Law Clinic.
In her dedication to public interest work and continued efforts to serve her community, Olivia graduated with pro bono distinction. Prior to law school Olivia attended the University of Washington, earning her bachelor’s degree in environmental studies. Now returning to the Puget Sound region to practice law, Olivia is eager to continue her passion for providing civil legal aid full time. When she isn’t practicing law, Olivia enjoys exploring the outdoors and local coffee shops.SHOW LESS
HJP Administrative Assistant
Kai is a Legal Assistant for the Housing Justice Project. He is a recent graduate of the University of Washington, where he received a B.A. in Law, Societies and Justice.READ MORE
Kai was drawn to legal aid because he is passionate about helping others, as well as understanding the law’s intersection with diverse social and economic realities. Kai interned with Snohomish County Legal Services in 2022, before joining SCLS full-time in 2023.
Outside of the office, Kai enjoys walking his dogs, performing in a string quartet with his friends, and riding his motorcycle.SHOW LESS
Snohomish County Legal Services is also supported by volunteers from the community to help provide assistance to those in need.
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