Janelle Chase-Fazio Organizes Tacoma’s First Free Spanish Legal Clinic

Spanish Legal Clinic Flyer

Gordon Thomas Honeywell has proudly partnered with Tacoma Pro Bono to create the first free Spanish legal clinic in Tacoma! GTH Partner Janelle Chase-Fazio has been instrumental in launching the new clinic. The clinic focuses on helping Spanish speaking clients through civil legal matters by pairing those in need with a Spanish speaking attorney or interpreter.  
The clinic was scheduled to launch on March 24, but due to the recent health crisis, concerns began to arise that the clinic may not open as planned. With the clinic’s first clients signed up and in need of legal services, Janelle would not be deterred, and she adapted to the new challenges we are all currently facing. Coordinating with Tacoma Pro Bono, Janelle held the first legal clinic, providing all legal services remotely via telephone from her home office, and was able to meet with four clients.  

The Tacoma Spanish clinic is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. If you or someone you know is a Spanish speaker in need of civil legal services, please contact Tacoma Pro Bono at 253-572-5134 to set up an appointment.  You can view the English version of the flyer by using the link below:

English Flyer

GTH Response to COVID-19

Gordon Thomas Honeywell is closely monitoring and evaluating the ever-changing status of the coronavirus that is impacting both our local communities and the world at large. We want to assure our clients that we are committed to protecting the health and safety of all members of our Firm and the clients we serve, while remaining available to assist our clients in this challenging time.

We had already implemented significant steps to protect our Firm members and clients. Our attorneys and staff are working remotely from home. In compliance with Governor Inslee’s Stay Home – Stay Healthy Order, our physical offices in Tacoma and Seattle are only minimally staffed as necessary to ensure that we can continue our remote business operations. There is no general access by the public to either office. Our attorneys nonetheless remain committed and available, by phone and email communication, to address client needs, including assisting clients to develop their own response to this pandemic. We will revise our operations as necessary and communicate changes to you promptly.

As the situation develops, we will continue to evaluate and adjust to implement additional measures to protect our GTH family, meet the needs of our clients and do our part to assist the larger community in combatting the spread of the virus. Please contact us if you have any questions or if we can help you in any way. Thank you.

Margaret Archer,
GTH Managing Partner

Summary of Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The measures being implemented by federal, state and local authorities to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency are developing and changing rapidly. Just yesterday, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) into law. This broad-ranging statute imposes a number of new obligations on employers.

The Business and Employment Practice Group at Gordon Thomas Honeywell has prepared a summary for employers to help you navigate these difficult times. The complete summary can be viewed here: Summary of Families First Coronavirus Response Act