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Carla C. Lee is the Deputy Chief of Staff at the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Of ce (KCPAO) in Seattle, Washington. Prior to working for the KCPAO, Carla worked for Ret. Justice Bobbe Bridge at the Center for Children and Youth Justice where she served as the Juvenile Justice Program Manager leading a statewide juvenile justice reform effort supported by the MacArthur Foundation. Carla has served on several boards including the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors, the Loren Miller Bar Association Executive Board as well as the Washington Women Lawyers Executive Board. Carla is a graduate of the University of Washington with two undergraduate degrees in English and Philosophy. She received her law degree from Seattle University School of Law.
Christa Lenssen is the Program Coordinator for Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services(TCVLS) and coordinates the legal clinic program at TCVLS. TCVLS operates legal clinics in Thurston, Mason, and Grays Harbor counties for low-income community members to receive advice and assistance from volunteer lawyers. Christa manages and supports volunteers, develops policies, and oversees program operations.
Beth Leonard has been working with legal aid in Washington State since 2011. She is currently a staff attorney at Legal Action Center and provides eviction and housing subsidy termination defense services to low-income tenants in King County. Previously, Beth provided coordinated support and advocacy to Washington’s 18 Volunteer Lawyer Programs in her role as the Washington State Pro Bono Council Manager. Beth is a 2013 graduate from Seattle University School of Law.
Nikki Lockwood is a parent member of the Every Student Counts Alliance. As a parent of two daughters, one with high functioning autism, she has been advocating for improved systems to address what she perceives as widespread discrimination towards students with special needs. As a leader with Fuse Washington and participation in the Spokane Alliance, an IAF af liate, she is using her organizing skills to build a parent group to address issues of educational inequity. The group’s  rst action resulted in a public statement, unanimously approved by the school board, addressing post-election bullying in Spokane Pubic Schools
Ann LoGerfo is a directing attorney at Columbia Legal Services. She leads the Basic Human Needs project group, which focuses on access
to housing, healthcare and public bene ts. The team employs strategic litigation, legislative advocacy and community engagement to produce systemic change. Clients include those most vulnerable or marginalized by society, such as those experiencing homelessness and other serious challenges. She is the co-chair of the WSBA Taskforce on Public Guardianship, and a trustee on the Elder Law Executive Board.
Judge Aimee Maurer began her legal career as a law clerk for the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division III. She then joined the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Of ce until 2009 when she entered private practice. In 2014 she was elected to serve as a Spokane County District Court Judge. Currently, she co-chairs the Spokane Regional Law and Justice Council’s Racial Equity Subcommittee. Judge Maurer also serves as a committee member on the District and Municipal Court Judges Association’s Diversity Committee and as the liaison to the Access to Justice Board on behalf of the District and Municipal Court Judges Association.
Professor John McKay joined Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle in 2016 as Chair of Government Investigations and Crisis Management. He joined the faculty of Seattle University School of Law in 2017 and continues to serve as Professor from Practice, where he has taught Constitutional Law and National Security Law, as well as courses in ethics and leadership. Professor McKay writes and speaks nationally and internationally on these and related topics. Professor McKay has had a long career supporting and leading access to justice causes, including serving as President of the Legal Services Corporation from 1997-2001 and serving as the  rst Chairman of the Washington State Equal Justice Coalition from 1995-1997. Professor McKay earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington and earned his law degree from Creighton University.
David Morales is Staff Attorney at the Northwest Justice Project, focusing on farmworker clients. He practices primarily employment rights and civil rights law. David has previous experience in immigrant rights, voting rights, and prisoner rights, having worked for Latino Justice, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Catholic Charities of San Antonio Immigration Services. David has served on the Washington Commission for Hispanic Affairs since 2014 and has been involved with numerous organizations dedicated to
the betterment of the Yakima valley. David moved to Yakima after graduating from Columbia Law School in 2012. He is a 2008 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and spent a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in San Antonio, Texas.
Salvador Mungia is the current chair of the Equal Justice Coalition and serves on the board of directors of the Access to Justice Board and the Endowment for Equal Justice. He is a past president of the Washington State Bar Association and of LAW Fund. Sal has presented at numerous CLE’s discussing the impacts of implicit bias on the legal profession. He has provided pro bono representation to those in need in both state and federal court, in individual actions and class actions, and on appeal. Sal strives to give a voice to those who otherwise do not have a voice because of
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