March 8, 2024

Celebrating Service on International Women’s Day

On this International Women’s Day, we would like to take a moment to celebrate and appreciate the contributions Pacifica’s women attorneys make to communities in the Pacific Northwest and beyond through volunteer service and pro bono legal work.

As board members, volunteers and pro bono legal counsel, women attorneys at Pacifica contribute to organizations that provide underserved people with equitable access to legal services, educate students, provide for children in need, support young people in foster care, combat racism, and strengthen communities by empowering women, among many other initiatives.

Jamie Lisagor, for instance, serves on the executive board of the Civic Learning Council, an organization focused on strengthening civic learning opportunities for Washington State students. Meha Goyal volunteers for Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, which supports immigrants through direct legal services and advocacy. Meha also volunteers for Vecina, an immigrant justice nonprofit, and their Family Reunification Project, which seeks to reunite unaccompanied migrant children with family members in the United States. Jessica Skelton provides volunteer service to Legal Voice, an organization that fights gender inequality in the Pacific Northwest through the legal system. Jessica and Erica Coray volunteer for Treehouse, an organization that creates opportunities for youth in foster care in Washington State. Alison Benge is a member of 100 Strong, a women’s philanthropic leadership network actively supporting Save the Children’s efforts around the world. Among other projects, 100 Strong is currently advocating for “Ending Child Marriage” in Sierra Leone. Denise Stiffarm serves on the board of YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish, an organization that works to eliminate racism and empower women. And Faith Pettis serves on the advisory board of the Evergreen Impact Housing Fund, which makes below market loans to affordable housing projects in the King County and surrounding areas.

These and the many other volunteer contributions made by Pacifica’s women attorneys exemplify our Firm’s values and commitment to community service. We are proud to celebrate this spirit of volunteerism, and the dedication of the women of our Firm to increasing equity, inclusivity, justice, and opportunity for all through their work as lawyers and community leaders.