Gov’s former lawyer to speak at legal-aid benefit

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7:45pm
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The Campaign for Equal Justice is presenting the first Coupeville Beer & Justice, to benefit the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Island County.

Nick Brown, the former general counsel for Gov. Jay Inslee, and a campaign board member, will speak about the impact of civil legal aid for low-income people in Island County and around the state.

The event is 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Penn Cove Brewing Taproom at 103 S. Main St., Coupeville.

Proceeds will support civil legal aid for low-income families. There is no cost to attend but guests can donate at the event or online at

“We’re delighted to bring one of our state’s civil justice leaders to Coupeville to shine a light on why legal aid is so critical for our justice system,” Natalia Fior McMahon said in a press release. She is the Campaign for Equal Justice director at the Legal Foundation of Washington. “Nick Brown is committed to helping our state reach the goal of access to justice for all.”

Brown, now a partner with Pacifica Law Group LLC, is a former Army JAG attorney who spent six years in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Seattle and served as general counsel and principal legal advisor to Gov. Inslee from 2013-17. Seattle Magazine named him one of 2014’s Most Influential People for his work on Inslee’s moratorium on the death penalty. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and Harvard Law School.

The Campaign for Equal Justice is the annual fundraising program of the Legal Foundation of Washington and raises money through individuals, law firms and local companies to fund legal aid for low-income families.

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