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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

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

Report to the Community

Our Report to the Community covers the past year at Columbia Legal Services. We continued expanding pathways out of poverty and helped support lives of dignity and stability for some of the most disadvantaged communities in Washington. More

Vancouver Housing Authority Class Action Settlement

The Vancouver Housing Authority has mailed Final Notices to affected tenants. Appeals must be submitted to the VHA by October 31. Settlement checks are expected to be mailed out in November. More


Vancouver Housing Authority Class Action Settlement


Improving Outcomes for Children: The Children and Youth Project helped make progress for Washington children in the 2014 legislative session, including a long-sought expansion of attorney access for foster youth, and sealing juvenile records-reducing a major barrier to adult success. More


1983-present: CLS and its predecessor organizations have been making a deep impact on the provision of safety net programs in Washington State for decades. Our advocacy enhanced and preserved access to public assistance for our state's poorest. More