Discover more about our recent advocacy and the communities we fight for through our latest blog posts and media releases.
We are excited to announce the first-ever Imagine Justice Week, September 19-23, 2022.
Let's continue to imagine how we can build a just and equitable future together.OVERVIEW For decades, Columbia Legal Services has represented communities facing poverty and oppression. Through various legal tools available, we work...
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Since the first days of the COVID-19 pandemic, people inside prisons have faced extreme risk of exposure, repeated outbreaks, prolonged lockdown conditions, and an overall lack of effective precautionary measures. Unlike the general public, people in prison are unable...
Department of Corrections has taken some measures to protect people from COVID inside prisons. But not enough.
Lawsuit dismissed after DOC meets most of plaintiffs’ demands, though problems persist
On Earth Day we have a special obligation to confront the reality of climate chaos and the unequal impacts it has on people across Washington. Extreme heat and wildfires are now a part of our seasons, and many of us cannot just stay indoors until the seasons change....
We are thrilled to share that our Advocacy Director Janet Chung has been appointed to the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division One.
Wrap up of the 2022 legislative session.
Governor Inslee signs bill providing LFO relief options to people who can demonstrate an inability to pay
Last week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a bill that will provide much-needed relief to people burdened with legal financial obligations (LFOs)—the fees, fines, costs, and restitution imposed by courts on people with criminal convictions. House Bill...
Governor Inslee signs bill giving judges discretion to grant late public assistance hearings for good cause
Senate Bill 5729 creates a “good cause exception”, letting judges grant a hearing even if people missed the deadline to request one, so long as they had a good reason for doing so.