Publications

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Columbia Legal Services (CLS) Director Aurora Martin gathered with Advocacy Director John Midgley and Attorney Katara Jordan to discuss mentoring and working across three generations of legal services attorneys. Published in the MIE Journal, Fall 2014.

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By Casey Trupin. Originally published in Changing lives: lawyers fighting for children, edited by Rosado, L.
© 2014 by the American Bar Association.

A Matter of Survival: Representing Runaway and Homeless Youth
Prisoner's Hands

Columbia Legal Services (CLS) and the ACLU of Washington issued a report in February 2014 examining a counter-productive system of court-ordered debts imposed on poor people that, at its worst, results in poor people being locked up because they lack the means to debts imposed by the justice-system.

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Prepared by Melissa Lee with assitance from Beth Colgan.

This report examines the three strikes law in Washington, and those sentenced under it, to determine how the state's limited criminal justice resources are best deployed.

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This report documents the observations of Disability Rights Washington, Columbia Legal Services, and nationally-recognized abuse and neglect response experts. The report finds that the Washington Department of Social and Health Services does not adequately investigate and effectively respond to abuse and neglect allegations.

 

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Prepared by Amy Clark of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance as part of a CFED grant awarded to CLS for work with manufactured homeowners.

Preserving a manufactured home community requires legal help, funding, and a lot of organization. But with the right guidance and support—and a well-organized homeowner association—manufactured home parks can be saved.

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By Beth Colgan and the Washington Coalition for the Just Treatment of Youth, published February 2009. Implications of New Findings about Juvenile Recidivism and Adolescent Brain Development.

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Produced by Robin Zukoski, Diana Garcia and Lucas Cuellar in collaboration with the Access to Justice Project at Seattle University Law School. Completed February, 2009. This video contains the personal stories of Washington residents who relied on the GA-U assistance program to get through some difficult times in their lives.

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by Matt Geyman, published in the PCC Sound Consumer, April, 2008

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By Beth Colgan, first published in Clearinghouse Review, July-August 2007. Does a person represented by a unqualified, inexperienced, untrained, unsupervised, understaffed, and overworked lawyer have a well-grounded fear that he will not get effective legal assistance?

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By Ishbel Dickens, first published in Clearinghouse Review, March-April 2007.

Ownership of a home without owning the underlying land can be a nightmare for owners of manufactured homes when landlords may seel the property without regarde to the fate of the tenants.

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by Corey Fitzpatrick and Casey Trupin, first published in Lawyers Working to End Homelessness, 2006, published by the American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty. Copyright © 2006 by the American Bar Association. Reprinted with permission.

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by Beth A. Colgan. First published in the Seattle Journal for Social Justice, Vol. 5, Issue 1 (Fall/Winter 2006).

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by Casey Trupin. First published in Lawyers Working to End Homelessness, 2006. Published by the Amercian Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty. Copyright © 2006 by the American Bar Association. Reprinted with permission.

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By Casey Trupin and Richard A. Wayman, first published in Clearinghouse Review, July-August 2005.

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