Equal Justice Coalition


The Equal Justice Coalition (EJC) is a nonpartisan, broad-based organization working statewide to ensure that people are treated equally and fairly before the law. The EJC educates policymakers and the public about the importance of civil legal aid to our communities and advocates for sufficient public funding for civil legal aid in Washington.

The Equal Justice Coalition is comprised of an Advisory Council, a core volunteer WorkGroup, and hundreds of Member Organizations and thousands of individual Friends of Equal Justice who know that the health of our democracy depends on equal justice for all.


Since 1995 the Equal Justice Coalition has been a standing committee of the Access to Justice Board. It is administered and staffed by the Legal Foundation of Washington.

Originally formed to combat slashed federal funding for civil legal aid in the 1990s, the coalition’s role — representing Washington’s low-income and legal aid communities to its elected officials — remains indispensable. Its success at increasing resources for civil legal aid is made possible by building a strong base of support within the legal community and beyond. In 2007, the Equal Justice Coalition received the American Bar Association Award for Grassroots Advocacy.


Mike Pelliocciotti


Jay Doran

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