Donate-a-Day’s Pay to CHRJ, EJW Survey on New Post Grad Fellowship, VA Benefits Pro Bono & CLE, Brazilian Women’s Movement Talk

Support Student Human Rights Work: Give to CHRJ’s Donate-a-Day’s Pay

chrjDonate a Day’s Pay is the Center For Human Rights and Justice (CHRJ) at University of Washington School of Law’s annual spring fundraiser. They ask students who have secured paying jobs for the summer or alumni and practicing attorneys to donate the equivalent of one day’s pay to CHRJ. Along with the proceeds from the used bookstore that we run on campus, all funds raised through the Donate a Day’s Pay campaign fund University of Washington Law School students’ unpaid human rights work around the world.

They award these funds through Public Interest Law Association (PILA) grants. Since 2006, CHRJ has funded at least one full $5,000 grant. Last year they were able to fun three! And their goal is to beat that this year! Learn more about former grantees here. To donate a day’s pay, click here or contact chrjbookstore@gmail.com to pledge an amount.

Can’t donate a full day’s pay? CHRJ welcomes all donation amounts!

If you have any questions about Donate a Day’s Pay or CHRJ, please feel free to contact Priya Rai.

Should EJW Create Post Grad Fellowships in Organizing & Housing Law?

Screen shot 2013-04-03 at 1.49.27 PMEqual Justice Works may have an opportunity to fund a bunch of law and organizing fellowships to work with tenant organizers on Section 8 issues all over the nation including Seattle.  They are trying to gauge whether there is sufficient interest amongst law students and recent law graduates in such opportunities.  Have your voice heard! Fill out their survey here.

Represent a Disabled Vet Pro Bono Before the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

vetprobonoThe Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program is seeking volunteer lawyers to assist veterans who claim entitlement to VA benefits. You are invited to attend their upcoming training on this unique area of law.

When: Friday, May 17, 9am-5pm

Where: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle

Cost: Free (in exchange for handling one appeal pro bono)

Students are encouraged to attend! Students still need to register. Organizers recommend that students click 2012 for graduation year and explain in the comments section that they are law students.

No prior experience necessary. Lawyers do not need to reside near Court. For complete information and registration please visit here.Sustaining_Activism_Spring13