Washington, D.C., (April 9, 2014) – Washington Supreme Court Justice Debra Stephens and former Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna join other state legal leaders in D.C. today to meet with Senate and congressional leaders in support of funding for the Northwest Justice Project, a statewide legal aid program in Washington that is partially funded by the federal Legal Services Corporation.
“I’m happy to be joining the Equal Justice Coalition again this year to seek Congressional support for civil legal aid in Washington State. Victims of domestic violence, homeowners at risk of losing their homes, and many others who need basic legal services all depend on this support,” said Rob McKenna.
“Judges at every level appreciate that meaningful access to legal services is essential to fulfilling the promise of justice. I am 100% committed to this effort, am honored to again represent the Supreme Court as part of this delegation,” said Justice Stephens.
Both McKenna and Stephens are members of Washington’s Equal Justice Coalition, a non-partisan grassroots organization that promotes civil access to justice in Washington.
This annual ABA-organized event in D.C. will include a White House Forum on the importance of access to justice issues.
Founded in 1995 by a non-partisan group of community leaders, judges and lawyers, EJC educates policymakers about the importance of civil legal aid for the rule of law and the health of low-income communities.