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Corey Guilmette

Corey Guilmette

Corey is the Legal Services Director at PDA. Corey supervises PDA’s legal services programs: Let Everyone Advance with Dignity (LEAD) Legal Services and Civil Survival's Reentry Legal Aid Project (RLAP). LEAD Legal Services offers intensive legal assistance to participants in the LEAD program, assisting in a wide variety of areas, ranging from criminal and eviction defense to family law. Attorneys use a harm-reduction legal services model, offering representation that centers clients' lived experience and reduces barriers to accessing services. The Reentry Legal Aid Project assists individuals across Washington in overcoming the collateral consequences of their criminal convictions. RLAP helps clients reduce court debt, remove convictions from their criminal record, and eliminate burdensome and ineffective sex offender registration requirements.

Prior to become Legal Services Director, Corey was a Senior Attorney and Staff Attorney at PDA. As a Staff Attorney Corey led efforts to reform King County’s inquest process, which provides a public review of any death involving law enforcement. Corey represented several families in inquest hearings and led advocacy efforts to improve the inquest process. Corey also represented LEAD clients with a variety of legal issues, ranging from eviction defense to employment advocacy.

Corey is a graduate from Wesleyan University. He went on to receive his J.D. from Yale Law School.