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
  • Juanita Cope, JD, Managing Attorney
  • Rochelle Krebs, JD, VOCA/DV Staff Attorney
  • Timothy Richards, JD, ELAP DV Attorney at DAWN
  • Vivian Lee, JD, Medical Legal Partnership Lead Attorney
  • Cynthia Klein, JD, Director of Pro Bono Services
  • Connie J. Ritchie, Senior Legal Navigator – King County Courthouse, Seattle
  • Elida Trujillo, Legal Navigator – Maleng Regional Justice Center, Kent
  • Anna Babcock, Legal Assistant

Directors

  • Courtney Cohen, President (Microsoft)
  • Emily Schlesinger, Vice President (Microsoft)
  • Kevin Plachy, Treasurer (Washington State Bar)
  • Neeta Saran, Secretary (Microsoft)
  • Brandy Andersson (Eastside Family Law)
  • Susan Brye (T-Mobile)
  • Catherine Gannon (Hagens Berman)
  • Judy Jennison (Perkins Coie)
  • Sarah Jordan (Jordan Law)
  • Matt Loftin (Davis Wright Tremaine)
  • Tom McDade (T-Mobile)
  • Dan Menser (T-Mobile)
  • Marcus Montana (Boeing)
  • Mary Sakaguchi (Sakaguchi & Reese)
  • Dale Schomer (Community Volunteer)
  • Evangeline Stratton (Anderson, York and Stratton)
  • 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.