Pro Bono Honors Society plus new Scholarships, Jobs, and Fellowships!

UW Law 2019 Pro Bono Honors Society – Submit Pro Bono Hours by May 1 at NOON!

pro bonoDid you do any of the following during the 2018-2019 academic year?

  • Volunteer for IFAP, PFJP, SYLAW, CHRJ App Help, MMP, or an ELS research project?
  • Do pro bono work for a community-based public interest organization or student-led project?
  • Intern last summer for a public interest organization and didn’t receive funding or academic credit?

If you can answer YES to any of these questions you are likely eligible to be recognized as a member of the UW Law Pro Bono Honors Society! All class levels are eligible for Pro Bono Awards and graduating students will be recognized in the graduation program.

Report hours via Google Form by May 1: https://forms.gle/e5HR72DmC4v9fT2L9

LCCR seeks 2020-2021 Lindsay Fellow

Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights LogoThe Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, one of the nation’s foremost civil rights legal organizations, annually sponsors the one-year George N. Lindsay Civil Rights Fellowship. The Lindsay Fellowship provides an opportunity for recent law school graduates to become familiar with civil rights practice by working with many of the nation’s leading civil rights experts at the national office of the Lawyers’ Committee in Washington, D.C. The Fellowship pays a stipend of $57,500, supplemented by a loan forgiveness payment of $2,000. The yearly stipend is also supplemented by payment of bar review and fees. Fellows have the opportunity to gain legal experience in one or more of the following areas: Voting Rights, Employment Discrimination, Criminal Justice, Education, Stop Hate, Public Policy, Special Litigation and Advocacy, or Fair Housing and Community Development.

Applicants can have, at most, two years of practice by the time the fellowship starts (clerkships excluded). Current law students who expect to graduate in the spring of 2020 (i.e. students who are currently in their second year of law school) are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 7. For complete application and instructions visit here.

SABA 2019 Scholarships – Call for Applications!

SABAW LogoThe South Asian Bar of Washington (SABAW) is an organization of South Asian legal professionals in Washington State dedicated to providing access to legal resources and support for issues relevant to the South Asian community. SABAW offers an annual $1,000 Student Stipend to a current law student, and a $4,000 scholarship award to a public interest law student.

For descriptions and application instructions please visit here.

WA Women Lawyers 2019 UW Law Scholarship

Washington women Lawyers LogoThe King County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers (KCWWL) is pleased to provide a scholarship in the amount of $1,500.00 to one second year law student at University of Washington School of Law. The scholarship is intended to promote individualism and courage within the profession and to support women who have the potential to make a significant contribution to the community and/or have demonstrated an ability to overcome significant obstacles, including financial obstacles, in their lives.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here.

WA House of Representatives OPR Public Affair Internship Program (Olympia, WA)

The Office of Program Research in the Washington House of Representatives is seeking candidates for a legislative public affairs internship.  Candidates must be graduate students in public administration or related programs emphasizing public policy.  They must have exceptional policy research and analysis skills and strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to a career involving the analysis and management of public policies and programs.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here.

Legal Voice seeks Staff Attorney

Legal Voice LogoLegal Voice believes that all women and LGBTQ people should be able to live their lives with dignity, safety, and autonomy. To this end, we work in the Northwest’s courtrooms, legislatures, and communities, creating and enforcing strong, equitable laws and empowering people to know their rights.

Legal Voice seeks a Staff Attorney who will work to advance women’s and LGBTQ people’s
legal rights in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, and Montana, through impact litigation,
legislative advocacy, and public education.

For additional information and application details please visit here. Application deadline is May 31, 2019.

 

 

Upcoming Events & Opportunities!

UW Law NALSA Salmon Bingo Dinner!

When: Friday, April 19, 6-9pm
Where: Waterfront Activities Center, 3710 Montlake Blvd NE

Join the Native American Law Students Association for a great dinner of salmon, fry bread and other delicacies. After dinner, get out your bingo cards and dabbers and start playing for prizes and fun. Details available here.

Social Justice Tuesday: How I landed a Job in Criminal Justice

When: Tuesday, April 23rd, 12:30-1:20pm
Where: Gates Hall Room 127

Interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice? Wondering how to leverage your coursework and summer internships towards securing a postgraduate position? Come hear from current 3Ls and recent alums working at regional defender and prosecutor offices about how they landed their jobs, and what advice they have for you!

Environmental and Land Use Law Professional & Law Student Mixer

When: Tuesday, April 23rd, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Optimism Brewing, 1158 Broadway, Seattle, WA

You are cordially invited to attend a networking mixer with Seattle University and University of Washington law students interested in environmental and land use legal careers, as well as attorneys practicing in the field! Co-Hosted by: WSBA Environmental Law and Land Use Law Section, KCBA Environmental and Land Use Section, ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers, Seattle University Environmental Law Society, UW Environmental Law Society. Additional information available here.

Webinar on 2019 AG Honor’s Program and Summer Law Intern Program at the US DOJ

DOJ - Attorney's OfficeWhen: Wednesday, April 24, 9am-12pm (PST)

The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management is hosting a webinar on the 2019 Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program at the U.S. Department of Justice. The webinar will give an overview of the programs, updates, applications, and answer questions about the upcoming season. To participate, log into: https://ecs.acms.com/introhpslip/ and use Passcode: 10200.

Volunteers Needed for Citizenship Day! Saturday, April 27 in Yakima, Vancouver, and Tacoma, WA

When: Saturday, April 27, 8:30am-5:30pm (if you cannot make the whole time you are still welcome to volunteer! Just indicate your hours when signing up).
Where: Yakima (Yakima Valley Community College); Vancouver (Clark College)

Citizenship Day is a free, one-day legal clinic to help legal permanent residents apply for citizenship hosted by OneAmerica and the American Immigration Lawyers Association of Washington. Volunteers will meet one-on-one with clients to help complete the 20-page naturalization form.  Please join us in either Yakima or Vancouver, WA, for the day, and help hundreds of legal permanent residents take the first step towards becoming a US citizen. Travel reimbursement available for law students.

Sign up here to participate!

Racism and White Supremacy in Algorithms

When: Monday, April 29, 5-7pm
Where: University of Washington, Kane Hall 110

Algorithmic and information technologies can replicate racial bias and perpetuate White supremacy. This panel brings policy advocates,community organizers, and tech experts to discuss how structural inequality is manifested tech.

Additional information available here.

Columbia Legal Services seeks Law Student Board Members!

Columbia Legal Services is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for a law student from WA to join its Board to serve a one-year term (7/1/19 – 6/30/20). CLS investigates and documents harm, pursues class action and impact litigation, and performs policy advocacy, with a focus on community, race equity, and justice. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about civil legal aid, provide oversight of a respected nonprofit organization, and give back by being a champion for CLS and its values.

The CLS Law Student Board Member application is available here. Interested students should submit their application to Alanna.Huntman@columbialegal.org by May 8, 2019 (sooner the better!).

Postgraduate Fellowships & Job Opportunities; Diversity Fellowships

National Juvenile Defender Center seeks 2019-2020 Gault Fellow (Washington, DC)

Recent law school graduates and current 3L/4LEs (Class of 2018 or 2019) are invited to apply for a one-year juvenile defense fellowship at the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) in Washington, DC, which will begin immediately or no later than September 2019.

NJDC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense. The Gault Fellowship is in honor of the U.S. Supreme Court case In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967), which extended to youth many of the same due process protections afforded adults accused of crimes, including the right to counsel.

Application instructions: Application deadline is May 6, 2019 and additional details and application instructions are available here.

2019-2020 Narver Policy Fellowship

The Washington State Budget & Policy Center is now accepting applications for it’s 2019-2020 Betty Jane Narver Fellowship. The goal of the fellowship is to expand the diversity of voices, perspectives, and experiences that influence state policy. WSBPC is seeking candidates with experience with communities that are underrepresented in state policy debates who have an interest in working on policies that impact people with low and moderate incomes and communities of color.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Application deadline is April 26, 2019.

Center for Public Representation seeks Policy Associate (Washington, DC)

The Center for Public Representation is a national advocacy organization that uses legal strategies, advocacy, and policy to advance the civil rights of people with disabilities. The Center is seeking a public policy associate to continue to build, expand and help lead the D.C. office’s public policy work. For additional details and to apply, please visit here. Position will be open until filled.

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarships

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected and appreciated, recognized as sources of strength of the Firm, and valued as qualities that enrich the environment in which we work.

Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will award three scholarships to diverse law students this year. Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid during the student’s third year of law school. Additionally, recipients will be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of our offices.

To Apply: All applications must be submitted via the online application tool. You will first need to register to use Baker Donelson technology. After registering, you can begin the application process or save the information and return to the site at a later point. Application Deadline is June 16, 2019.

Lewis Brisbois Summer Diversity Fellowship (Seattle)

The Seattle office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, one of the nation’s largest law firms, is seeking a rising diverse second, or third year law student with strong academic records, interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team setting for the Firm’s Summer Fellowship Program.

Applicants should be highly motivated, have excellent writing skills, intellectual curiosity and have plans to live in Seattle after law school. If selected, this law clerk will have challenging and real world responsibilities and opportunities including shadowing one or more attorneys to client conferences, depositions, court or other proceedings beyond the office. The Summer Fellowship Program will begin in late May or early June 2019 and is a paid opportunity.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here.

 


			

Postgraduate fellowships, summer internships, bar scholarships, and more!

Postgraduate Fellowship with LCYC focused on Race Equity and Youth Homelessness in Seattle

Legal Counsel for Youth and Children (LCYC) improves the well-being of youth and children by advancing their legal rights through holistic direct services, community partnerships, and systemic advocacy. LCYC is looking for a 3L or recent law school graduate with a demonstrated commitment to public interest or public defense advocacy work to join them for a two-year fellowship focused on race equity and youth homelessness. The fellow will provide direct civil legal aid services to youth ages 12-24 years who are or are at risk of homelessness in King County, Washington. The fellow will work on expanding LCYC’s partnerships with community organizations providing services to youth and families of color. This is a full time, two year position, with an annual salary of $58,000 plus benefits.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to erinlcyc@gmail.com. For strongest consideration apply ASAP (position open until filled). The fellowship will run from fall 2019-summer 2021.

Looking for a chance to work with clients? The UW Law Moderate Means Program seeks spring and summer interns!

The UW Law Moderate Means Program (UW MMP) is the flagship pro bono program for students at UW School of Law. This program provides legal referrals for low- and moderate-income individuals as part of the statewide WSBA Moderate Means Program. The goal of the program is to increase access to civil legal services for people of moderate means who cannot afford an attorney but make too much money to qualify for traditional free legal aid services. The program is focused in the areas of Family, Housing and Consumer law.

The UW MMP is currently recruiting interns for spring and summer 2019. Time commitment is 2-4 hours/week spring quarter, and a minimum of 6 hours/week during the summer. This position is open to all students (JD, MJ, LLM, LLLT, PhD) and training will be provided. Time volunteering for MMP also qualifies for Pro Bono Honors Society.

To apply: Please submit a resume and letter of interest to Ann Spangler at spangler@uw.edu.
Application Deadline: April 8, 2019.

WSBA Administrative Law Section $5,000 Summer Grant

WSBA LogoThe Administrative Law Section of the WSBA will award a $5,000 summer grant to one law student who is working in an unpaid public service capacity in the area of administrative law. Applicants must submit a current resume and a two-page or shorter, double-spaced essay describing the applicant’s summer work and how the work will promote diversity in administrative law. The selection committee will considering the extent to which each applicant’s internship relates to the practice of administrative law, whether the applicant demonstrates a continued interest in administrative law, and whether the internship will promote diversity in the practice. After completing the summer job, the recipient must be willing to write a short description about the experience for the Administrative Law Section’s newsletter and give a report about it at a future Administrative Law Section meeting.

Application Deadline: Applications are due by Friday, May 3, 2019.
Submission Instructions: Please submit application materials as a single PDF file to gatespsl@uw.edu.

JustLead Washington seeks Deputy Director

JustLead Washington is now hiring for a new Deputy Director position. We are seeking an experienced manager and relationship-builder who can help drive our leadership development and organizational change work forward. We are seeking someone who is deeply committed to Washington’s equity & justice community and who is passionate about helping advocates and organizations develop their capacity to lead, listen, and learn.

For additional information and to apply please visit here. The position will be open until filled but priority consideration will be given to those who apply by April 15.

Loren Miller Bar Foundation Memorial Scholarship (Bar Exam Scholarship)

The Loren Miller Bar Foundation provides the Philip L. Burton Memorial Scholarship to deserving third-year law students of African/African-American descent and/or law students who possess a demonstrated commitment to improving the African-American community. The scholarship funds are provided expressly to offset the recipient’s Washington State Bar Exam preparation course expenses. The amount of the award varies from year to year.

For additional information and to apply please visit here. The 2019 Application deadline is May 5th.

Columbia Legal Services Legal Fellow – Working Families Project (2 year position in Yakima, WA)

Columbia Legal Services seeks a full-time Legal Fellow to work in our Working Families Project for a two-year fellowship, located in our Yakima office. This position will provide systemic, multi-forum legal advocacy to advance a broad range of legal issues affecting farm and other low-wage workers and their families in Washington. This position will focus primarily on employment, as well as related civil rights matters and access to equal opportunities in our communities.

For complete job description and application instructions please visit here. Position open until filled.

Tribal Justice, Q-Law Happy Hour, Citizenship Day and more – Check out these upcoming events and opportunities!

Exploring the Tribal Court System: Film Screening & Discussion

When: Thursday, April 4th, 4:30-6pm (film screening); 6:15-8pm (Reception & Keynote)
Where: Seattle University School of Law, Sullivan Hall Room C5

Tribal courts throughout the nation are leading the way in transforming their communities through traditional modes of restorative justice. Join SU Law’s Center for Indian Law & Policy for a screening of the film Tribal Justice, followed by a reception with a keynote by Judge Claudette White, who is featured in the film. The program will highlight the incredible work tribal court judges do to provide access to holistic, structured, and phased treatment and rehabilitation services that incorporate culture and tradition.

Details and registration information available here.

Q-Law Spring Happy Hour

QLaw LogoWhen: Thursday, April 11,  5:30-7:30pm
Where: Still Liquor, 1524 Minor Ave, Seattle

QLaw is a voluntary bar association for GLBT legal professionals and their friends. Join Q-Law members and friends for a spring Happy Hour! Registration here to attend.

KABA Kate Seabright Scholarship available to law students

Korean Bar AssociationThe Korean American Bar Association of Washington (KABA) announces the Kate Seabright Scholarship. This scholarship provides at least $3,040 to one law student attending law school in Washington State who demonstrates commitment to advocating for mental health awareness, promoting volunteerism, and increasing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

For additional information and to apply visit here. Application deadline is April 30, 2019.

Citizenship Day 2019 — Volunteers Needed!

When: Saturday, April 27, 8:30am-5:30pm
Locations: Tacoma Community House (Tacoma, WA); Clark College (Vancouver, WA); Yakima Valley Community College (Yakima, WA)

Join the American Immigration Lawyers Association of Washington (AILA), OneAmerica, and other community partners for Citizenship Day 2019. Citizenship Day is a free, one-day legal clinic to help legal permanent residents apply for citizenship. With immigrants under attack, citizenship is the only protection from deportation, and you can help! Please join us for the day, and help hundreds of legal permanent residents take the first step towards becoming US citizens.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer please contact Rosana Donaso Barredo at rosana@weareoneamerica.org.

National Trans Bar Association Inaugural Mentorship Summit, May 31-June 2nd in NYC

Don’t miss this unprecedented opportunity for transgender, gender nonconforming, and allied legal professionals and law students from around the country to gather to create community, learn from each other, and engage with NTBA‘s newly formed Mentorship Program. The summit will be held at CUNY School of Law in New York City.

For additional information and registration instructions visit here.

Chinese Information and Service Center
seeks  Board Members

Are you interested in joining a social service organization board? The Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC) is one of the oldest social service organizations in the International District. The CISC is looking for board members who represent other communities of color as well as come from different professions. Please contact Dexter Tang to learn more about this opportunity.

Microaggressions and Implicit Bias in Practice

WSBA LogoWhen: April 23, 2019, 12:55-4:15pm
Where: WSBA Conference Center, 1325 Fourth Ave, Suite 600, Seattle, WA

Join the Washington State Bar Association for a dynamic and interactive program on microaggressions and implicit bias. Start with an understanding of the science behind microaggressions. Stay for a participatory session focused on identifying and responding to both bias and microaggressions in the practice of law. Ethics CLE credit available.

To Register and for additional information visit here.

YLD Fun Run, Women in Law, IPNW Celebration, and More!

13th Annual KCBA Young Lawyers Division 5K Fun Run & Walk

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019, 9am
Where: Seward Park

The 13th Annual King County Bar Association – Young Lawyer Division 5K Fun Run & Walk is fast approaching! The KCBA YLD hosts this fun run in Seward Park to raise awareness for the KCBA, including the 32 Neighborhood Legal Clinics and other pro bono programs located throughout King County. For further information and to register visit here.

Women in Law: Going First, Going Forward

When: Thursday, March 28th, 4-7pm
Where: US District Court, 19th Floor, 700 Steward Street, Seattle

Where have we been and where are we now?  Join the Ninth Circuit Judicial Historical Society and a distinguished panel of women attorneys as they discuss what it was like to be the first woman in a particular role in the law.  Our panelists also will provide us their insights into how things have (or have not) changed.

For additional information and to register please visit here.

KCBA 19th Annual Breakfast With Champions

KCBA LogoWhen: April 3, 2019, 7:30 A.M. – 8:45 A.M.
Where: Sheraton Seattle Hotel

Every spring here in the Pacific Northwest we can count on certain things. The Mariners’ perennial attempt to recapture the magic of 2001. The sweet-and-sour of Daylight Savings Time when we lose an hour, but suddenly it’s light (sort of) when we leave the office. The triumph of hope over experience when we (foolishly) plant tomatoes thinking we’ll actually get tomatoes later in the summer. And, yes, the King County Bar Foundation’s Breakfast with Champions. Please join us by registering here.

IPNW’s 20th Anniversary Dinner: Stand for Innocence

Innocence Project LogoWhen: Friday, June 14, 2019, 6:30-9:30 pm
Where: Block 41, 115 Bell St. Seattle, WA

Join Innocence Project Northwest in celebrating 20 years of work providing legal and investigative services to Washington prisoners seeking to prove their innocence. Through education and advocacy, IPNW works to prevent future wrongful convictions and encourage support for exonerees as they rebuild their lives in freedom.

For tickets and additional information please visit here.

Trial Fools Lawyer Boot Camp Indianola

When: April 12-14, 2019, 4pm Friday – 1pm Sunday
Where: Driftwood Lodge, Camp Indianola, 10635 NE Shore Drive, Indianola, WA

Trial Fools offers “out of the box” trial instruction from no particular school. You will learn how to use vulnerability and story telling, and must be willing to stand up and look foolish with everyone else. It is mandatory that you care and love your clients! Very informal atmosphere.

Cost: $375.00 until March 18, 2019; $475.00 thereafter (price includes 3 days food, lodging and instruction). For additional information and to sign up visit here. Reduced tuition and tuition waivers available, inquire at jb@jasonbakerlawoffices.com.

Summer, postgraduate, and student worker positions available!

Common Good Blogger Needed (student position)

The Common Good Blog is looking for a student worker to help us blog! Time commitment is approximately 5-10 hours/week at $15/hour. The blog is published twice-weekly with a focus on public service and social justice-oriented jobs and events. We’d love to find someone with prior blog experience (though we can also train) and a passion for these topics to help us keep the blog running and relevant!

Please submit a resume and brief cover letter to gatespsl@uw.edu if you are interested in applying.

Looking for a chance to work with clients? The UW Law Moderate Means Program seeks spring and summer interns!

moderate means programThe UW Law Moderate Means Program (UW MMP) is the flagship pro bono program for students at UW School of Law. This program provides legal referrals for low- and moderate-income individuals as part of the statewide WSBA Moderate Means Program.

The UW MMP is currently recruiting interns for spring and summer 2019. Time commitment is 2-4 hours/week spring quarter, and a minimum of 6 hours/week during the summer. If you are interested in applying, please submit a resume and letter of interest to Ann Spangler at spangler@uw.edu.

ACLU of Washington seeks Youth Policy Counsel

ACLU of WAThe American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking a passionate and strategic advocate to lead its efforts to break the school to prison pipeline and promote community-based interventions for young people who commit crimes. The Youth Policy Counsel will be a member of the Policy Advocacy Group and will work collaboratively with the entire office.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Position open until filled.

All In for Washington seeks Campaign Director

All In For Washington seeks an ambitious, experienced leader who is committed to building power in communities of color to oversee a multi-tiered strategy to reform our upside down tax code. The Campaign Director will supervise the Lead Organizer, and report to the All In For Washington steering committee. This is a full-time, senior-level position based in Seattle, Washington with some statewide travel required.

For additional information and to apply apply please visit here. Application deadline is March 15, 2019.

Washington Courts seeks Court Program Analyst

Washington Courts LogoThis position will manage participation of diverse stakeholder groups in development, implementation and evaluation of changes to court processes, practices, and staffing to improve the efficiency/effectiveness and integrity of court operations as well as enhance consumer experiences and outcomes.

For additional details and to apply please visit here.

LCCR seeks applicants for Jerry Shestack Justice Fellowship (postgraduate civil rights fellowship)

Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights LogoThe Jerry Shestack Justice Fellowship is a two-year litigation-focused fellowship that is selected on a bi-annual basis by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in consultation with the Shestack Justice Advisory Committee. Jerry Shestack was an extraordinary lawyer and a driving force in advancing the cause of civil and human rights.

Law school graduates who have passed the bar and have two or more years of outstanding litigation experience and/or judicial clerkships are eligible to apply. The chosen Fellow will have demonstrated a passion and commitment to civil rights issues and public service and have shown promise of becoming an exceptional litigator.

For additional information and to apply please visit here. Application deadline is April 19, 2019.

Hadsell Stormer & Renick LLP seeks Associate Attorney (Pasadena, CA)

Hadsell Stormer & Renick LLP, a civil rights law firm, is hiring an associate attorney in the firm’s Pasadena office. Applicants should have 0 to 4 years of litigation experience. The ideal candidate will have experience and/or demonstrated interest in employee and civil rights. Excellent research and writing skills and commitment to social justice advocacy are required. Spanish speaking and writing fluency a plus. Current admission to the California Bar is preferred but not required.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a recent writing sample by email (with reference to “2019 Associate Position” in subject line) to Mitzi Mendoza at mmendoza@hadsellstormer.com. Salary is offered according to experience. Benefits include significant vacation leave, health benefits, and 401(k) plan. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through filling of the position.