December 22, 2015

Earlier this year we introduced you to Melissa, a woman who has been fighting to regain custody of her child for years. We are thrilled to report an important victory for Melissa at long last—a victory that will also help many other parents in Washington.

Melissa agreed...

December 17, 2015

Megan did what they tell you to do after a sexual assault.

 

She told a friend. She sought counseling. She reported the assault to law enforcement and university administrators. And later, when she continued to see her assaulter on campus and grew fearful, she petitioned...

December 15, 2015

 

Today, Legal Voice joined bill sponsors Rep. Jessyn Farrell, Sen. Karen Keiser, and allied organizations to introduce the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), which would guarantee that no woman has to choose between a healthy pregnancy and a paycheck. Too often, pre...

December 3, 2015

Legal Voice has long advocated against criminalizing women for their pregnancy outcomes. There is no place in the criminal legal system for policing and punishing pregnant people’s health conditions, such as substance use disorders, or what happens at an unattended bir...

November 10, 2015

Everyone’s heard about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it has improved access to equitable health care. But did you know that the same law also contains a powerful tool to combat discrimination?


Section 1557 of the ACA prohibits discrimination in health care cove...

November 2, 2015

In 1988, Legal Voice helped to pass the country's first law to extend the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors to pursue claims against those responsible for the abuse. This Washington law created a delayed discovery rule that allows the time limit f...

October 30, 2015

Legal Voice—along with our partners in The Alliance: State Advocates for Women’s Rights & Gender Equality, the National Women’s Law Center, and other nonprofit gender justice advocacy organizations—recently signed-on to an amicus brief filed by Columbia Law School’s Se...

October 27, 2015

On behalf of Washington State organizations that serve and advocate on behalf of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, Legal Voice submitted a letter to Senator Patty Murray in support of the Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act.


The SA...

October 20, 2015

 

Volunteers make Legal Voice possible. Their contributions multiply our impact to improve the lives of women and families in the Northwest—we simply couldn't do our work without them!

 

In celebration of Pro Bono Week, we'd like to thank our cooperating counsel, pro bon...

October 16, 2015

Legal Voice has long fought to end sex discrimination in housing in the Northwest. We've represented women who were sexually assaulted or harassed by their landlords. We've drafted and helped pass laws to ban housing discrimination against domestic violence, sexual ass...

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