Contributors

 

SHERRY BOSSE LUEDERS is an estate planning attorney with a solo practice in Ballard. She has been a Neighborhood Legal Clinic volunteer attorney since 2008. A former law clerk / bailiff to King County Superior Court Judge Catherine Shaffer, she is a graduate of Northwestern University (B.A., English) and Lewis & Clark Law School (J.D.), where she earned a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and was a recipient of the O’Rourke Award for Outstanding Writing on a Natural Resources Topic. She hopes her published works on obscure topics in environmental law will continue to be cited in arcane publications. In her spare time, she can be found exploring the city with her always curious and endearingly rambunctious toddler in tow. 

 

LORI BUCHSBAUM has over 20 years experience working with local, regional and international health programs in Washington State, Washington, D.C. and along the U.S.-Mexico border. Most recently she worked as a Staff Attorney with Northwest Health Law Advocates (NoHLA) and a consultant on legal and public health issues with state and local governments and nonprofits. Ms. Buchsbaum received her J.D. in 2004 from American University, Washington College of Law, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health in 1991 from San Diego State University.  She is currently a pro bono attorney with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and the King County Housing Justice Project, and a mediator with the Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution.
 

ADELAINE CLAPP received her B.A. in Political Science from Western Washington University. Currently, she works as a Program Coordinator for the King County Bar Association Pro Bono Services department, where she wears many hats including contributing to, and managing Pro Bono Dicta. Previous to working at the King County Bar Association Adelaine spent a year working for AmeriCorps VISTA in Bellingham.

DON FRANKS volunteers at the Housing Justice Project in Kent and just finished an internship at the Seattle office of the Attorney General.  He is a graduate of the ABA approved paralegal program at Highline Community College, is a published author, represents the city of Burien on the Board of Directors of 501(C)3 Puget Sound Access where he also sits on the Executive Committee and chairs the Marketing Committee.  Don is webmaster for the 33rd Legislative District Democrats where he is also on the Executive Board.
 

Harry F. Higgins is the Program Coordinator of the Housing Justice Project in Kent, located in the Maleng Regional Justice Center. He began as a volunteer legal assistant at HJP in August 2009 and became the Program Coordinator in May 2010. He is a graduate of the Paralegal Plus program at Highline Community College, an American Bar Association accredited program. Along with his work at the HJP clinic Harry also regularly attends meetings of the South King County Forum on Homelessness, and is a member of the South King Council of Human Services and the South County Subcommittee of the KCBA’s Pro Bono Services Committee. Prior to entering the legal profession he attended the University of Washington, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, and worked for 22 years as a television news photographer. Outside of work he volunteers for the Mountaineers outdoor group, sitting on the board of the Photography Committee and teaching photography classes throughout the year.

 

BEVERLY NORED practices family law at Wechsler Becker LLP. Bev began practicing family law in Yakima, Washington, where she was named Yakima Bar Association’s “Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for 2004”. Ms Nored gained trial experience as a prosecutor in Yakima and Kittitas Counties before joining Wechsler Becker LLP in 2008. Ms. Nored is a member of KCBA and WSBA. She volunteers as a Pro Bono Dicta writer and as a Peer Counselor for LAP.

Rory O’Sullivan is the Housing Justice Project managing attorney.  Before joining the King County Bar Association, Rory worked as an AmeriCorps/Equal Justice Works fellow with Northwest Justice Project focusing on foreclosure prevention.  Rory is also an adjunct faculty member at Seattle University School of Law where he teaches a Supreme Court simulation course on the Fourteenth Amendment.  Rory grew up in the Seattle area and went to the University of Washington where he earned degrees in economics and international studies before attending Georgetown University Law Center.  Rory also holds a private pilot’s license for single-engine fixed-wing aircraft.
 

LAURA PROTHERO As part of the King County Bar’s development team, Laura Prothero helps raise money for Pro Bono Services and the bar’s diversity programs. When she isn’t managing a database or writing a delightful assortment of work-related articles, letters, reports, and publicity pieces, she spends her time reading, writing with Les Sardines, and managing FourWhitePaws, the hobby cattery she and her husband operate in Everett, Washington.

 

Gwen Remmen is the Program Operations and Logistics Analyst for the Housing Justice Project. Gwen began volunteering at HJP in August 2009 and was hired by the King County Bar Association in May 2010. Gwen earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Washington and a paralegal certificate from Highline Community College. Prior to joining HJP, Gwen worked as the Assistant Director of Admissions at DeVry University where she organized public outreach activities and guided new students through the admissions process. She is a member of the Highline Community College paralegal program advisory board and the Washington State Paralegal Association. Gwen is a nine-time participant in the annual 200 mile Seattle-to-Portland bicycle ride and an enthusiastic hiker and mountain climber.

 

MAUREEN ROAT, a Philadelphia native, is an attorney and case manager with the Housing Justice Project.  Maureen attended law school at Michigan State University and graduated cum laude in 2008.  She relocated to Washington and began volunteering as legal assistant for HJP. After passing the Washington State Bar in May 2009, Maureen continued with HJP as volunteer attorney.   In September 2009, she joined the staff full time.  Maureen engages in outreach to further develop collaborative relationships with existing community partners, streamline the inter-agency referral process, and identify new resources for clients. She maintains contact with opposing counsels, case workers, and social service providers to address a range of issues that threaten clients’ housing.  Maureen also provides attorney support at the Seattle and Kent HJP clinics and supervises the Monday evening Seattle PM clinic.

 

ANA LANASA-SELVIDGE began with the King County Bar Association as the Program Manager for Legal Services for the Homeless in 2007. Prior to joining the team she worked as an Admissions Advisor for Western Washington University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in American Cultural Studies emphasis on Latin American Studies.  In 2008 she took a three month leave of absence from KCBA to work on Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign in Denver Colorado. Currently she is the Pro Bono Services Volunteer Manager at KCBA and is working towards a Master of Public Administration at Seattle University. She loves running, watching movies and her three cats; The Widow Maker, Baby Princess Leia, and Sasquatchula.