ABOUT

OUR MISSION

As lawyers, we have the power to make the world a better place.  At Legal Hope, we build a community of legal support for survivors of sex trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault by partnering with law firms' and corporations' pro bono legal teams. Our pro bono attorneys provide free legal aid to break down barriers, uphold rights, and protect the safety of survivors.

OUR WORK

We partner with law firms and corporations to train their pro bono attorneys, connect survivors to the attorneys, and provide technical assistance and support throughout the case. All services are provided free of charge to survivors. We prioritize access to justice and offer a trauma-informed, flexible model of services.

OUR STAFF

Ariana Orford · Executive Director

After Ariana worked as a victim advocate over 10 years ago, she decided to dedicate her career to ending violence against women. Throughout law school, she worked in the Domestic Violence Unit of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and continued to work as a prosecuting attorney for King County after law school. Then as a legal aid attorney, she fought to get protection orders for domestic violence survivors and to protect the privacy of victims in criminal cases. In 2018, she founded Legal Hope’s core program, Clearing Records and Building Hope, which is the first and only program in Washington State dedicated to clearing criminal records of sex trafficking survivors.

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OUR BOARD

Kaitlin Beaman

Director of Client Success, The JPI Group

Molly Betz

Corporate Account Executive, Outreach

Logan Bryant

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Rachel Brown

Senior Pro Bono Program Manager, Davis Wright Tremaine​

Mia Little

Cybersecurity Attorney, Microsoft

Maria Manza

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Ashley Ott 

Partner, Vantage Point Financial, LLC

Toni Rende · Student Ambassador

Student, University of Washington​

Samantha Winter 

Senior Vice President, Citi