Great Pro Bono Events and Conferences Coming Up

Come to Lunch! SJT January 22: Doing Well by Doing Good

SJTNext week’s SJT will discuss how lawyers can use pro bono to be not only a good corporate citizen, but also to become an excellent lawyer. The greatest pro bono byproduct other than altruism, is professional development.

Joanna Plichta Boisen, Pro Bono Counsel Foster Pepper, and Leah Medway, Pro Bono Counsel Perkins Coie, discuss various pro bono programs that develop skills most efficiently, and will provide a matrix of opportunities for litigators and transactional lawyers.

Come join us for an interesting lunch on putting pro bono to work. Room 133.

If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or by 12:00 pm Monday, January 21. No RSVP for lunch accepted after 12:00 pm.

Call In: ABA Young Lawyers Division Access to Legal Services Teleconference is February 1

YLDThe Young Lawyers Division Access to Legal Services Committee has organized a teleconference to discuss the current needs for legal services in the form of pro bono representation and innovative approaches to meeting those needs.  Register here (there is no cost).

The teleconference will take place on Friday, February 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. EST (8 AM PST).  The teleconference will be moderated by Jodi Feldman of the D.C. Legal Aid Society and the panelists will be Thomas Williamson, Senior Counsel at Covington & Burling and President of the D.C. Bar, and Jim Sandman, President of the Legal Services Corporation.

The goal of the teleconference is to discuss: (1) Where is the greatest need for legal services in the form of pro bono representation?; (2) What are the biggest impediments to meeting those needs?; and (3) What types of innovative solutions have been put forth to meet the needs and how can young lawyers play a role in these solutions?  There will be time for Q&A at the end of the call.

Reproductive Justice: Meta Rights and Milestones

Reproductive_justiceA conference organized by Law Students for Reproductive Justice, University of Washington Chapter.

Saturday, February 3, 2013
8:30 AM–5:30 PM
Gates Hall
Room 133


Save the Date! Trina Grillo Public Interest Lawyering Retreat

Friday, March 22 & Saturday, March 23

The theme for the 2013 Trina Grillo Retreat is Social Justice Lawyering: Innovation, Creativity, Entrepreneurship.

Friday night’s opening speaker is Judge Mary Yu, King County Superior Court. Judge Yu’s talk is titled, “Bringing Your Whole Self to Your Social Justice Work.” Friday night will also feature renowned improv troupe, Jet City Impov, to stimulate creative thinking in preparation for Saturday’s workshops and panels.

Put March 22 & 23 on your calendar! Don’t miss it. The Trina Grillo retreat happens annually and we are lucky that UW Law is hosting this year’s retreat in Seattle. See here for more information.