Silva J. Czafit



A licensed attorney in Ecuador, and certified medical and legal interpreter, Silvia has been involved in the Clark County legal community since 2009. As a paralegal student at Clark College, she assisted Judge Gregory Gonzales at the Battle Ground Municipal Court until 2011, when she joined Weber Gunn, PLLC. Silvia worked with multiple attorneys at Weber Gunn until its dissolution in 2012. At that point, she joined Joshua at Joshua J. Bean, PLLC. She is proud to offer clients hard work, reliability and responsibility, and strives to provide valuable services to the Clark County and southwest Washington community.

Silvia is a certified interpreter, and is fluent in the Spanish language. She appreciates the opportunity of assisting Spanish-speaking clients in obtaining full access to the law.


Work Experience

President of the Law Club at Clark College from March 2010 to May of 2011.
Executive Assistant of the Law Club at Clark College from June 2009 to May 2010.
Clark College: Mentor for Paralegal Students (2010 until present).
Volunteer at Volunteer Lawyers Program when needed since 2012, ongoing.
Volunteer at Victims Right Law Center as translator when needed since January 2012 and ongoing.
Fairview Municipal Court: Spanish interpreter and assistant to arraignment court since 2007
Soccer – hockey fan – keen reader, first steps of golf


Bachelor Degree in Arts, Major in Public Affairs; Minor in History, Washington State University – 2016
Paralegal Associates Degree in Applied Science, Clark College, Vancouver, WA – 2011
Associate Degree in Arts, Clark College, Vancouver, WA – 2013
Licentiature in Law Studies, Sep 1983 to May of 1987, Catholic University, Quito-Ecuador
English / Spanish Translator Certification, March of 2004, DSHS, Vancouver, WA
English / Spanish Interpreter Legal Certification, September of 2004, DSHS, Vancouver, WA

Professional Memberships

Clark College Paralegal Program Board Member
Clark County Bar Association Family Law Section, Member
Clark County Bar Association, Member
Oregon Paralegal Association, Member
Washington State University, Cougar Alumni Membership
Clark College Foundation Alumni Membership