About Us

What we're all about...

Mission Statement

Providing and facilitating access to justice in Clark County for low-income individuals and marginalized communities through advocacy and civil legal services.

Vision Statement

We want a legal system that is accessible, fair and community centered.

What This Means

Low income clients with criminal matters are guaranteed public defenders if they cannot afford an attorney.


The same is not true for clients experiencing civil legal issues (like divorce, custody, or evictions). We aim to uphold the purpose of the law by empowering low income clients to truly utilize the justice system effectively.

 

The nature and depth of our work has grown over the years, but our priority continues to be ensuring equitable access to justice for everyone in our community.

Learn More About Our Services

We work hard to meet the need wherever we identify a gap. Check out how we’re facilitating access to justice through our direct services and partnerships with other community organizations.

Come work with us

Our team continues to grow every day. If we have an opening, you'll find it at the link below.

Meet Our Staff

Please note: Appearing on our website is completely optional for our staff. For that reason, the below does not fully represent our team.  If you work closely with a beloved member of the CCVLP staff, and are worried because you don’t see them on the website- they have likely opted out. 

Jessi Anderson

Legal Director

Elizabeth Fitzgearld

Executive Director

Amy Hernández

Housing Director

Maria del Rocio Garcia Alcantar

Program Coordinator

Mia Demay

Volunteer Manager

Cassia Gehl

Program Assistant

Survivor Support Team

The Survivor Support program provides advice and representation to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. They support with civil protection orders, family law matters, and work in collaboration with YWCA Clark County to facilitate holistic services for survivors.

Blair Marsden

Legal Assistant

Marla Rapp

Staff Attorney

Eviction Defense Team

The Eviction Defense team provides representation to low-income tenants in defense against evictions.  They are appointed by the court under the statutory right passed by the Washington state legislature in 2021. This creates a right, to a free attorney for most low income tenants who cannot afford a lawyer in their eviction.

Ben Moody

HOUSING PROGRAMS MANAGING ATTORNEY

Bethany Graves

SENIOR LEGAL ASSISTANT

Cass Cole

EVICTION DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Lincoln Harvey

EVICTION DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Morgan Ankeny

LEGAL ASSISTANT

Rob Sellers

EVICTION DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Meet Our Board of Directors

Anna Russo

president

Karyn Kameroff

vice PRESIDENT

MA, MSW, SWAICL, Program Coordinator

Cowlitz Indian Tribe | Pathways to Healing

LeeAnn Friedman

Secretary

Jessica Reese

Treasurer

Business Service Representative

First Citizens Bank

Mercedes Riggs

Board Director

Asylum Program Managing Attorney

SOAR Immigration Legal Services

Terrell Berry

Board Director

Youth Engagement Coaching Manager

A Way Home Washington

Hon. Tsering Cornell

Board Director

Deb Wechselblatt

Board Director

Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

Clark County Prosecutor’s Office

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