About

The Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides access to justice through free civil legal aid to low-income residents of East King County Washington and to low-income survivors of domestic violence throughout King County.

Since ELAP opened in 1989, its volunteer attorneys have contributed over 20,000 hours of free legal aid, serving more than 50,000 clients.

Staff

  • Gerald Shepherd Kröon, Executive Director
  • Alexandra Comstock, JD, Development Director
  • Esperanza Borboa, Program Director
  • Rochelle Krebs, JD, VOCA DV Staff Attorney
  • Timothy Richards, JD, ELAP DV Staff Attorney at DAWN
  • Vivian Lee, JD, MPH, Medical-Legal Partnership Lead Attorney
  • Dorothy Leggett, JD, DVLP Staff Attorney
  • Cynthia Klein, JD, Director of Pro Bono Services
  • Connie J. Ritchie, Sr. Legal Navigator – King County Courthouse, Seattle
  • Elida Trujillo, Legal Navigator – Maleng Regional Justice Center, Kent
  • Chris Lovings, Program Assistant
  • Carissa Anaya, Intake & Clinic Manager

Directors

  • Emily Schlesinger, President (Microsoft)
  • Dale Schomer, Vice President (Community Volunteer)
  • Dan Menser, Treasurer (T-Mobile USA)
  • Neeta Saran, Secretary (Microsoft)
  • Brandy Andersson (Eastside Family Law)
  • Susan Brye (T-Mobile USA)
  • Courtney Cohen (Avalara)
  • Catherine Gannon (Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro)
  • Judy Jennison (Perkins Coie)
  • Sarah Jordan (Jordan Law)
  • Matt Loftin (Davis Wright Tremaine)
  • Tom McDade (T-Mobile USA)
  • Marcus Montana (The Boeing Company)
  • Mary Sakaguchi (Sakaguchi & Reese)
  • Natasha Willson (King County Prosecutor’s Office)
  • Gerald Kroon – ex officio

Vision

All people on the Eastside and survivors of domestic violence countywide will have access to justice in the civil legal system.

Mission

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