Chach Duarte White (JD), Staff Attorney
Chach was born and raised in the East Bay in California. She is Latina and fluent in both English and Spanish. Chach's service focuses on representing children who are legally free, meaning their parental rights were terminated, and dependent youth whom are simultaneously seeking immigration relief in the form of Special Immigration Juvenile Status.
Chach has a unique background because she is both an engineer and an attorney. Before becoming an attorney, Chach obtained a a degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University in 1990. For the following seven years, she worked in the Silicon Valley in manufacturing and high tech before coming to Seattle. In 2000, Chach graduated with her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law. After law school, she provided legal services for low income clients, she practiced family law and served as a Family Law Guardian ad Litem. She also advocated for youth in need of special education and served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for youth, particularly Latino/as.
Chach has experience working with non-traditional students in higher education and understands the barriers that many people face in school and in their professions. She worked for Seattle University School of Law with non-traditional students and supervised students providing legal services to moderate means clients. She served as the Diversity Program Manager for the Washington State Bar Association. In 2012, she was awarded the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington's Abogada Exceptional/Extraordinary Attorney Award and the WSBA Excellence in Diversity Award.
In pursuing her interest of access to justice and providing legal services to the Latino/a public, Chach recently served as the President of the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington. Through this role, Chach focused on advocacy, increasing the pipeline of Latino/a lawyers and supporting low income Bilingual clinics through the state.
Chach is excited to help all the youth of Washington and particularly advocate for appropriate services for the non-traditional youth that need culturally appropriate services. She also hopes that she can help children of Washington achieve their goals in their pursuit of legal status.