Mayor Kelli Linville and a full house of supporters joined us at the LAW Advocates offices today to help us unveil our 30th Anniversary logo. Mayor Linville proclaimed this LAW Advocates Day, her proclamation saying in part:

“[S]ince 1987 thousands of local attorneys, legal staff and others have donated millions of dollars and time and resources to provide free civil legal help to thousands of their fellow community members through LAW Advocates . . . LAW advocates has earned its reputation as one of the most successful and best supported volunteer lawyer programs across the state and beyond.”

Besides Mayor Linville, LAW Advocates Board Member Ziad Youssef, Executive Director Michael Heatherly, and Advisory Board Member Kirsten Barron spoke about their involvement with the organization and LAW Advocates’ ongoing efforts to ensure access to justice for all regardless of ability to pay. Longtime LAW Advocates supporters Wendy Bohlke and Brian Hansen entertained the crowd by singing and playing ukulele. Graphic artist Jordan Stambaugh, who designed the logo pro bono, told how he was inspired by the stories of LAW Advocates’ work in the community. Afterward, attendees enjoyed a piece of 30th Anniversary cake and took home logo pens, stickers, shirts and other goodies. Stay tuned for additional 30th Anniversary events throughout the year.

You can find photos and video of the event, including a video about the creation of the logo, on our Facebook page and on our YouTube channel.

Jordan brings in elements of Whatcom County and appreciation of the legal system upheld by courts in America, as well as the work of countless, dedicated volunteers and board members, who have created this beautiful organization.

Local designer Jordan Stambaugh gave his energy to make a beautiful logo to celebrate 30 years of legal assistance to Whatcom and Island Counties.

Michael Heatherly | Executive Director
LAW Advocates in partnership with the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Island County