Legal Assistance

Organizations and elder law attorneys who provide legal advice and/or representation for older adults who need legal assistance.


Our Resource Directory for LGBTQ older adults aims to help people looking for LGBTQ–welcoming services for themselves, a loved one or a client.  The Directory is not meant to endorse or guarantee the sensitivity of any provider. However, we do indicate which organizations and providers report having non-discrimination policies that specifically include sexual orientation (SO) and/or gender identity (GI). The Generations Aging with Pride logo  is indicated next to providers that have had one or more staff members attend our evidence-based training.

 

 

Central Area Senior Center

 

Contact:

Dian Ferguson, Director

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-726-4926

500 30th Avenue S

 

 

E-mail:

dianf@soundgenerations.org

Seattle, WA 98144

Ages

50+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.centralareasrcenter.org

English, Spanish, Filipino

Parking

 

Services provided: Adult Day Services, Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Case Management / Care Coordination, Community and Social Activities, Counseling, Financial Planning, Food & Nutrition, Funeral/Cremation/End of Life Planning, Help at Home, Healthcare, Information & Assistance, Legal Assistance, Lifelong Learning & Arts, Specialty Associations, Transportation, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary:  As a program of Sound Generations, our mission and vision is to promote the emotional, social and physical well-being of older adults helping to create a just society where aging adults and those who care about them can live their best lives. CASC also serves as a neighborhood gathering place for non-profit, civic and PanHellenic organizations. You can find a rich diversity of neighborhood groups and participants who access the center on a daily basis. They participate in community meetings, attend wedding receptions, birthday parties, Green Dolphin Lounge, special events and Neighborhood Council meetings. On any given day reflected at the center is the full diversity of age, race, class, culture, gender and diversity of thought.

 

 

 

 

Law Office of Lisa E. Shuchman

 

Contact:

Lisa Schuchman

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-960-4212

1126 34th Ave, #208 

 

 

E-mail:

Lisa@lisaschuchman.com

Seattle, WA 98122

Ages

all

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.lisaschuchman.com

English

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Services provided:  Legal Assistance

 

Summary:  I am a lesbian attorney with 31 years of experience working with LGBTQ clients and colleagues. My practice includes wills, powers of attorney, settling estates (with or without probate), small business, contracts, living together agreements and pre-nuptial agreements. Because of my longevity in the community I am usually able to make referrals as needed for other services. I have been working with LGBTQ and gender non-conforming clients for the entire length of my practice.

 

 

 

NW Network of BTLG Survivors of Abuse

 

Contact:

Connie Burk, Executive Director

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-568-7777

PO Box 18436

 

 

E-mail:

n/a

Seattle, WA 98118

Ages

all

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.nwnetwork.org

English, Spanish, Arabic,

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French, translation services

 

 

 

Services provided:  Advocacy, Community and Social Activities, Information and Assistance, Legal Assistance

 

Summary:  The NW Network increases our communities’ ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgender, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy. We work within a broad liberation movement dedicated to social and economic justice, equality and respect for all people and the creation of loving, inclusive and accountable communities.  


The NW Network has provided services by and for the LGBT community for over 25 years. We offer skilled support for survivors of domestic, dating and sexual abuse. Services to survivors include: free and confidential advocacy based counseling, support groups, legal advocacy, safety and support planning, resources and referrals, and youth advocacy. We also offer a range of Community Engagement events including: Relationship Skills Classes, Queer Parent Networking Dinners, and an OutSpoken Speakers Bureau.

 

 

 

Pathway Law, PC

 

Contact:

Eleanor Doerman

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-499-3289

14900 Interurban Ave. S #271 

 

 

E-mail:

eleanor@pathwaylaw.net

Tukwila, WA 98168

Ages

all

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.pathwaylaw.net

English

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Services provided:  Advocacy, Legal Assistance

 

Summary:  I provide legal services with a focus on estate planning, probate, and ERISA disability appeals. I have a particular interest in serving the legal needs of LGBTQ older adults.

 

 

 

 

Phinney Neighborhood Association – Greenwood Senior Center

 

Contact:

Cecily Kaplan, Director

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-297-0875

525 N 85th St

 

 

E-mail:

cecily@phinneycenter.org

Seattle, WA 98103

Ages

all

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.phinneycenter.org/gsc

English

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Services provided:  Caregiver Support, Community and Social Activities, Counseling, Financial Planning, Food and Nutrition, Help at Home, Information and Assistance, Legal Assistance, Lifelong Learning and Arts, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary: The Phinney Neighborhood Association builds, engages and supports our diverse community through program, services and civic engagement. Our Greenwood Senior Center focuses on programs and services for adults 50 and over. We provide fitness and wellness activities and classes, technology support and classes, social opportunities, and food and nutrition. Our social services include individual counseling and support groups, including caregiver support and a large multi-faceted memory loss program.

 

 

 

 

Senior Center of West Seattle

 

Contact:

Lyle Evans

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-932-4044

4217 SW Oregon St

 

 

E-mail:

lylee@soundgenerations.org

Seattle, WA 98116

Ages

50+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.sc-ws.org

English

Parking

 

Services provided: Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Case Management/Care Coordination, Community and Social Activities, Counseling, Financial Planning, Food and Nutrition, Funeral/Cremation/End of Life Planning, Help at Home, Healthcare (Hospitals, Clinics, Health Centers), Information and Assistance, Legal Assistance, Lifelong Learning and Arts, Specialty Associations, Transportation, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary: The Senior Center of West Seattle strives to promote independence and life enjoyment by providing access to medical/legal services, community housing resources, lifelong learning opportunities and social events to keep seniors engaged in our community. 

 

We are a welcoming and inclusive Senior Center!

 

  • Rainbow Bingo! On the last Friday of each month.

  • 2nd Thursday out! Gathering A happy hour and social event afterwards- Theater, game night, movies.  

 

 

 

 

Sno-Valley Senior Center

 

Contact:

Caroline Kogan, Lisa Yeager

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

425-333-4152

4610 Stephens Ave

 

 

E-mail:

CarolineK@soundgenerations.org 

PO Box 96

Ages

50+

 

Lisay@soundgenerations.org

Carnation, WA 98014

ADA

 

 

Transit

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Parking

http://www.snovalleysenior.org 

English

 

 

 

Services provided: Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Community and Social Activities, Financial Planning, Food and Nutrition, Help at Home, Information and Assistance, Legal Assistance, Lifelong Learning and Arts, Transportation, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary: We are on a mission to inspire, support, and empower seniors to lead healthy, enriched lives. We serve the Snoqualmie Valley (Duvall, Carnation, Fall City, and Redmond Ridge). We plan to start providing a support group for LGBTQ elders beginning in 2017. All our services from Meals on Wheels to caregiver support to fitness and social activities are open to all.

 

 

 

 

Sound Generations

 

Contact:

Martha Leredu

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-448-5757

2208 Second Ave Ste. 100 

 

 

E-mail:

info@soundgenerations.org

Seattle, WA 98121

Ages

60+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.soundgenerations.org

English, translation services

Parking

 

Services provided: Caregiver Support, Community and Social Activities, Food and Nutrition, Help at Home, Information and Assistance, Legal Assistance, Transportation, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary: Provides multiple services for seniors, adults with disabilities and those who care for them, including: telephone, in-person and written information and assistance. Operates a network of senior centers. Manages the Meals on Wheels and grocery delivery programs.  Offers minor home repair services including making disability modifications.  Arranges for transportation. Provides information on legal topics including end-of-life planning and coordinates an elder law clinic. Offers complementary health and wellness programs. Serves as the health insurance benefits advisors for King County.