Snohomish County Legal Services Hosting Annual Event “Justice on the Beach 2019”

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Snohomish County Legal Services Hosting Annual Event “Justice on the Beach 2019”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media contact: Jen Gonyer, Development Director, jeng@snocolegal.org

April 8, 2018

Everett, WA –Snohomish County Legal Services will be hosting their third annual casual gala “Justice on the Beach 2019” on Saturday, May 4, at the gorgeously rustic Floral Hall in Forest Park (802 E. Mukilteo Blvd, Everett). All proceeds will support SCLS programs that provide free legal aid for those experiencing poverty and facing a civil issue. This casual beach-themed event will include delicious dinner, a silent auction, dessert dash, beer and wine, special guest speakers, and friends. Come dressed in your favorite beachy or island attire and join in the fun! SCLS is grateful for all the community businesses that came together to sponsor this event, including Beach Director Sponsor Wilson Smith Cochran Dickerson.

You can find more information and purchase tickets at www.snocolegal.org.

In Snohomish County, thousands of low-income and working families face civil legal problems without legal help with devastating consequences. The 2015 Washington State Supreme Court Civil Legal Needs Study found that 70% of those living in poverty in Washington State experience at least one civil legal problem per year, and the average number of problems per household is nine – from domestic violence to housing instability to critical issues senior citizens face. Civil legal aid programs like SCLS have been proven to make a difference in the lives of those struggling with poverty who are able to access help. SCLS helped nearly 1,700 individual clients in 2017, a 143% increase from 2009, but there are still thousands more families in need. SCLS helps make access to justice a reality – access that would not be possible without the support of the community. Help us stop the cycle of poverty in Snohomish County, one client at a time.

Snohomish County Legal Services

2731 Wetmore Avenue Suite 410

Everett, WA 98201

www.snocolegal.org

Snohomish County Legal Services is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization,

EIN 91-1215739

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