Foreign Service Careers, Trial Courts Documents Class & Webinar on Effect of Criminal Debt on Reentry

September 9- Interested in a Career in the Foreign Service? Attend a Special Workshop at UW Jackson School

state dept seal LARGEThe Jackson School will be hosting a special workshop next Monday evening looking at how to maximize your chances of success at the final stage of the Foreign Service selection: the oral assessment. This workshop, led by the West Coast Diplomat in Residence Steven A. Browning, will cover the three main elements of the oral assessment and what State Department evaluators are looking for in their candidates. This workshop is free and open to all students, graduates, and alumni who are applying to, or have an interest in the Foreign service. To learn more about career opportunities with the Foreign Service click here.

When? Monday, September 9th, 6– 8pm, Where? Room 101, Thomson Hall, University of Washington

September 11- Perfect Class for Fall Externs! Finding and Filing: Trial Court Documents in King County 

Superior Court Clerks

Finding and Filing: Trial Documents in King County is a 90 minute class designed to introduce King County’s most useful electronic tools of the trade. We teach you how to locate, retrieve, and file King County documents from the comfort of your own office. Topics include:

  • How to retrieve documents from DCOR (District Court Online Records)
  • How to retrieve documents from ECR Online (King County Superior Court Records)
  • How to use the Washington Courts Case Searcher (for Washington State Superior Courts)
  • eFiling basics (for electronically initiating cases in King County Superior Court, and for electronically filing documents into existing King County Superior Court cases)

Wednesday, September 11th, 12:00-1:30pm. Class is free of charge. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required. Class will be held in the Seattle law library on the sixth floor of the King County Courthouse at 516 3rd Avenue, Suite W621.  Call the Library at 206-477-1305 to sign up. 

September 12- Trapped: The Effect of Criminal Debt on Reentry, Free Webinar

jail handsThe criminal justice system has increasingly imposed fees, costs, and charges as well as fines and restitution amounts, on people who are convicted, or sometimes merely accused, of crimes over the past decade. The result: a dramatic increase in debt among people with conviction records. These individuals can become trapped in the complex web of the criminal justice system, debt, and poverty.

The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and the Illinois Asset Building Group will cosponsor a webinar exploring criminal defendant/prisoner debt in the U.S. and its effects on reentry and asset building opportunities. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) attorneys Carl Takei and Eric Balaban will discuss recent data on the level criminal debt and its impacts on individuals and society at large. Rebecca Vallas, an attorney with the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, will examine effective programs and policies for mitigating such impacts.

Thursday, September 12, 2013
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. CST

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