THE WAY TO JUSTICE
Empowering the community through advocacy and access
The Way to Justice is a community law firm led and created by women of color. Through direct representation, impact litigation, policy reform and advocacy work, we address the barriers facing individuals who have been negatively impacted by our justice system.
THE WAY TO JUSTICE
Our clients and their loved ones have been unjustly impacted by our legal system. Too often, access to justice is denied due to poverty and structural bias. In our work, we focus on addressing systemic racism, removing barriers, empowering the most vulnerable, and amplifying the voices of the impacted community to create a more just system. We understand that change will not happen overnight, so another aspect of our work is focused on navigating systems as they are, to find THE WAY TO JUSTICE.
We Do Justice
The Way to Justice’s founders and co-directors, Virla Spencer and Camerina Zorrozua, are BIPOC women with more than two decades of experience working in the justice system.
They co-organized this initiative to continue the programs lost with the closure of the Center for Justice in March of 2020.
The Way to Justice is fiscally sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, a mission-aligned organization that we stand in solidarity with as we mutually work toward race equity and racial justice.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
WHAT WE DO
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
African American, award-winning activist, and influential advocate for people impacted by systemic injustice, with a special focus on women and individuals re-integrating into society.
Co-founder and Program Director for The Way To Justice Initiative.
Virla is passionate about removing barriers and empowering women and young people of color. Her mission is to dismantle the barriers that hinder growth in the lives of minorities.
Virla has directed local relicensing programs for over 11 years.
Chicana activist and attorney born and raised in Eastern Washington.
2001-2004 Gonzaga School of Law
Co-Founder and Program Director for The Way To Justice Initiative.
Camerina's work is focused on providing low-income clients with legal assistance and advocacy to promote successful reentry, post-conviction relief, racial justice, systems accountability, and community-led reforms. Before transitioning into non-profit work in 2017, Camerina oversaw criminal and family law caseloads with the Maxey Law Office.
CONTACT THE WAY TO JUSTICE
Physical Address: 845 South Sherman
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7503
Spokane, WA 99207