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Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP)
Last updated on November 9, 2015


Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the legal system more accessible to those most in need by providing free or low-cost yet high quality civil legal services to low-income residents of East and Northeast King County, Washington and domestic violence legal aid throughout King County.

ELAP provides civil legal services through a variety of projects, including 24 monthly advice/consultation clinics (free 30 or 45 minute attorney consultation), the Wills Project (free wills, physician's directive, durable power of attorney), Domestic Violence Legal Project (DVLP) (provides free emergency assistance to abuse victims anywhere in King County), educational lectures, Client-Plus Services and Direct Representation in the form of full and limited scope representation. ELAP services are provided at a variety of Eastside location and primarily rely on volunteer attorneys and support volunteers to provide services and oversee delivery.

ELAP was incorporated as a non-profit in 1989. Since that time it has continuously expanded its services to low income residents needing civil legal assistance. Over 3,000 people contact ELAP each year for assistance. ELAP's volunteer attorneys provide over $400,000 worth of donated services each year. The agency is funded by the Eastside cities of Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Mercer Island, Issaquah and Sammamish; the Legal Foundation of Washington; King County; special events and through private donations.

Contact people:

 Ngoc (knock) Nguyen, Assistant Program Director, (phone), (email)
Esperanza Borboa, Program Director, (phone), (email)

Main office number: (425) 747-7274
Office fax number: (425) 747-7504


 1510 140th Ave. NE, Suite 110
Bellevue, WA 98005
This location is handicap accessible
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.elap.org

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Last updated on November 9, 2015

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Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) 5 Overall Experience    Experience rating
Highly recommend ELAP!

 I have greatly appreciated being able to work with ELAP the last few months. So far the position has been rewarding & I've enjoyed how well organized they are which makes it easy to volunteer.
posted by jessy3033@yahoo.com on May 3, 2014
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