Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program hires new executive director

Liz Headshot (2) Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program (CCVLP) has hired Elizabeth Fitzgearld as its new executive director. Fitzgearld comes to the organization with a wealth of experience in the nonprofit industry. Recently completing her MBA in nonprofit management from the University of Portland, shehas also served on the board of Share, and served as the medical clinic coordinator at the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington. Fitzgearld’s predecessor, Susan Arney, retired earlier this year. Arney had been instrumental in shaping the organization over the past 13 years. Previously a program of the Clark County Bar Association, the CCVLP has grown under Arney’s guidance to become a standalone nonprofit, providing free civil legal aid to nearly 600 low-income residents every year. To learn more about the program, visit