Civil legal aid is a lifeline in a time of crisis.

The EJC advocates for public investment in a fair and equitable civil justice system in Washington.

Resolving civil legal issues provides immediate and long-lasting impacts for individuals, families, and society — especially during hard times. With the COVID-19 crisis increasing poverty and inequality in Washington State, more and more people face civil legal issues threatening their basic needs: health, housing, income, safety, and stability. Legal aid is an essential human service to mitigate the damage of the pandemic and ensure an equitable recovery.