Assistant Dean of ATJI
Phone: (206) 398-4168
Bio: Karena Rahall is the current Assistant Dean for the Access to Justice Institute. From 2012-2015, she taught the Youth Advocacy Clinic and Trial Advocacy. In 2016, she became the inaugural Executive Director of the Court Square Law Project, a legal residency project at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law; Karena returned to Seattle University in 2017.
Phone: (206) 398-4455
Bio: Cindy Yeung joined ATJI as Associate Director in March 2017 after spending the past 11 years at the Northwest Justice Project (NJP) providing direct legal service to low-income individuals. Most recently, Cindy's position involved running the first replication outside of the University of Michigan's Detroit Center for Family Advocacy, by partnering NJP with the Center for Children and Youth Justice with the goal to reduce the amount of time children spend in foster care. Prior to this, Cindy worked on the Coordinated Legal Education Advice and Referral Line at NJP. Cindy was also a judicial law clerk with Snohomish County Superior Court immediately after law school.
Moderate Means Program Attorney
Phone: (206) 398-4356
Bio: Clay joined the ATJI staff in November 2010 and serves as the Moderate Means Program Attorney and as Adjunct Faculty teaching the Moderate Means Practicum. Prior to joining ATJI, Clay was an attorney with the Northwest Justice Project for thirteen years. During that time he was an advocate on the CLEAR legal hotline, represented low-income individuals in family law matters and eviction cases, managed the Northwest Justice Project's Contract Attorney Program, and was a CLEAR supervisor. Clay also has experience as a health care administrator, policy analyst, and mental health counselor.
Clay has an extensive history of community volunteer experience; he currently volunteers at legal clinics for Kitsap Legal Services, a non-profit volunteer lawyer program, and has served on their board for the last nine years, most recently as Board President. Clay received B.A. and B.S. degrees from Washington State University, and an M.P.A. and J.D. from the University of Washington.
Clay is the point person for the Moderate Means Program.
Faculty Legal Program Assistant
Phone: (206) 398-4173
Bio: Liz joined the ATJI team in September 2015 and serves as the assistant for ATJI, the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, the Center for Indian Law and Policy, and Graduate Law Programs. Prior to joining ATJI, Liz was community news editor at the Idaho Falls Post Register newspaper, and previously worked in communications and marketing for Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Liz received her B.A. from the University of Mary Washington.