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Washington Supreme Court Rules for Access

The Washington Supreme Court ruled in favor of our client, Charlie Rose, in Rose v. Anderson Hay & Grain Co. The court affirmed access to Washington State Courts for workers who have been fired for standing up for for what is right at work. More

Pro Bono Reception: Celebrating the Art of Advocacy

October 14, 2015 | 5:00 PM

Axis Pioneer Square

Join us as we celebrate pro bono work and those who fight for justice  
in Washington. This event is free to attend. More

FILM. ART. VOICES. Food Justice in Focus.

Columbia Legal Services & the Social Justice Film Festival present two days of film, art, and discussion of food justice. Join us for a special screening of FOOD CHAIN$ and meet with national and local advocates. Information and Tickets

Special Thanks!

This year's advocate level sponsors were Sonata Capital Group and Sirianni Youtz Spoonemore Hamburger. Thanks for supporting the 4th Annual Pro Bono Reception: Celebrating the Art of Advocacy!

Lopez v. HMA

Lopez v. HMA is a case on behalf of a group (a “class”) of people who received care at Yakima Regional Medical Center or Toppenish Community Hospital, were low-income at the time, and weren’t offered the free or reduced-cost care they were entitled to under the law (referred to as “charity care”). More

Vancouver Housing Authority Class Action Settlement

The Vancouver Housing Authority must mail a Class Notice to those tenants included in the Settlement by May 26, 2015. Class Members must take action by July 1, 2015 to opt-out, object to the terms of the settlement or speak at the Fairness Hearing. More


Vancouver Housing Authority Class Action Settlement


"I am grateful for Columbia Legal Services for letting me help change an entire system responsible for kids, where the odds are against them."

- CLS Client, on legal representation affecting over 10,000 foster kids.