Category Archives: WSAJ

Free Legal Assistance for Wildfire Victims

Gerhard Letzing, Executive Director of the The Washington State Association for Justice, has put out a call for support for the firefighters and victims of the wildfires in Washington:  

North Central Washington has been devastated by wildfires and three firefighters have died in the line of duty near Twsip. It is critically important that we provide resources to support the men and women working tirelessly on the front lines to fight the wildfires, provide emergency shelters as well as food.

Please stand with the communities and families in need and I urge you to do what you can to support relief efforts. Please go to the North Central  Community Foundation website to make a donation.

WSAJ has also activated its pro bono Disaster Relief Team of volunteer lawyers to assistant communities in North Central Washington. Volunteer lawyers are now offering legal assistance to those affected by the 2015 wildfires in Washington State. Victims can consult with the attorneys, without charge, about insurance claims, property losses, government benefits, or other matters arising from the recent wildfires. No fees of any kind will be charged for legal questions.

Please see the list of current volunteer lawyers on the WSAJ site. 


Image Credit:  Garland Potts/The Seattle Times

Understanding Your Auto Insurance – Online Flip-Book

The Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) has released their publication “Understanding Your Auto Insurance” as an online flip-book. This booklet explains the various components that make up auto insurance coverage, including liability coverage, personal injury protection (PIP) coverage and underinsured motorist, collision and comprehensive coverage options. Details about who is covered under a policy and what the policy may cover are outlined. Steps to take if an accident occurs are explained in detail, as well.

This booklet is a great resource and should be on everyone’s required reading list.

Scholarships for High School Seniors

     As part of the Washington State Association for Justice’s commitment to foster an awareness and understanding of the important role that the civil justice system plays in our society, the Washington State Association for Justice sponsors scholarship programs for high school seniors in Washington state. The application deadline for 2014 is March 14th for the following scholarships:

2014 American Justice Video Scholarship Program 

Applicants will be asked to produce a Public Service Announcement (PSA). In 2014, two PSA’s will be selected as scholarship recipients. Each year a new video topic will be chosen, based on WSAJ’s mission statement ideals and dealing with advocacy in the American justice system, and related issues. The 2014 topic is the dangers of texting and driving.

Please click HERE for the 2014 application.

2014 WSAJ Presidents’ Scholarship
First awarded in 1991, the WSAJ President’s Scholarship was established to support and encourage the efforts of high school students who have overcome obstacles to achieve academically and socially. Past recipients have included cancer survivors, auto accident victims and teenagers with physical challenges. Competition for the scholarship has increased each year.

Please clikc HERE for the 2014 application.

If you have questions about either scholarship program, please contact WSAJ directly.