October 22: Pro Bono & Externship Fair. A Record 44 Organizations and Agencies are Participating. Find Out Which Ones Right Here
Don’t miss out on a once a year opportunity at UW Law to directly connect with pro bono and service learning opportunities.
When: Tuesday, October 22, 12:30-1:30pm
Where: UW Law Main Floor Galleria
Who Will Be There: See below
October 22: Volunteer Advocates for Immigrant Justice (VAIJ) Pro Bono Celebration Event
Microsoft Corporation invites you to join us to celebrate VAIJ’s Past and Welcome our Future at the
Volunteer Advocates for Immigrant Justice (VAIJ) Pro Bono Celebration Event
Where: Microsoft Visitor Center, 15010 NE 36th Street, Redmond, WA 98052
Please RSVP asap: JBildhauer@supportkind.org
Special Guest Speakers include Brad Smith, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation and Wendy Young, President, Kids In Need of Defense.
Hors d’oeuvres and drinks to be served
ABOUT VAIJ: Over the past ten years, thousands of immigrants and refugees in our community have been impacted by VAIJ’s attorneys, volunteers and supporters. Please join us to celebrate this work and to welcome the next chapter of our organization.
Launched in 2003, VAIJ is a joint initiative of Microsoft Corporation and the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration and the Seattle affiliate of Kids In Need of Defense. VAIJ provides access to pro bono counsel to immigrants and refugees, particularly unaccompanied children, in removal proceedings. Since its inception, VAIJ has provided training to more than 300 attorneys and volunteers, and provided legal orientations, intakes and representation to hundreds of immigrants in removal proceedings. As our work has come to focus on meeting the need for legal representation of unaccompanied alien children in federal custody before US immigration authorities in the Puget Sound area, we are moving into a new chapter and, on October 1, 2013, became the Seattle office of KIND. We hope you can join us to celebrate.
October 23: Eager to Get Real Client Experience? Want to Help Reduce Barriers to Justice? Attend the Moderate Means Program Info Session
Where: Room 127
Please RSVP: via Symplicity or firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, October 22, 2013, no later than 12:00pm.
Please join Supervising Attorneys, Chach Duarte White and Clay Wilson and former student interns for an important information session about the Moderate Means Program. Learn about the program’s goals, how it works and how you can volunteer!
Here’s a sneak peak..
- The Moderate Means Program is a joint venture between the WSBA and the three law schools in Washington State.
- The purpose of the program is to increase access to civil legal services for moderate means individuals (those between 200% and 400% of the federal poverty level), who cannot afford to hire private attorneys at prevailing rates but make too much money to qualify for traditional civil legal aid services.
- Interns have direct contact with clients and attorneys dealing with everyday legal issues in Family, Housing, and Consumer law.
October 23: Columbia Legal Services Pro Bono Celebration
Columbia Legal Services will celebrate their pro bono partners, whose collaborative advocacy on behalf of thousands of low-income individuals and families work to achieve a vision of justice, and a more inclusive and equitable society.
When: 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Where: Center for Impact and Innovation/Hub, 20 Second Ave. S (Pioneer Square), Seattle
Please RSVP: RSVP preferred to email@example.com
Catered by Farestart
The Columbia Legal Services Pro Bono celebration is free to attend, but donations and your support of our work for justice will be gratefully accepted.
Columbia Legal Services advocates for people who face injustice and poverty. We seek to achieve social and economic justice for all, using policy reform, litigation, and innovative partnerships to reveal and end actions that harm the communities we serve.
When people have the necessary tools and opportunity to achieve social and economic justice, a more inclusive and equitable society is possible.
October 24: Film Screening of “American Winter” Hosted by Pierce County Foreclosure Prevention Roundtable
Personal stories of NW families struggling to make ends meet & avoid foreclosure highlight the need for community involvement to help Pierce County families struggling to stay in their homes
Where: Grand Theatre in Tacoma
The Pierce County Foreclosure Prevention Roundtable is pleased to announce the screening of American Winter at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Grand Theatre in Tacoma. The documentary, directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Joe and Harry Gantz (Taxicab Confessions, The Defenders), follows the personal stories of eight families struggling in the wake of the economic downturn. Shot over the winter of 2011-12 in Portland, OR, this powerful film reveals the human impact of budget cuts to social services, rising poverty and economic inequality, and the fracturing of the American Dream.
American Winter premiered on HBO in March 2013 and won Best Documentary Award at the Portland International Film Festival. Most recently, American Winter won “Best of the Festival” at the Workers Unite!
Guests are invited to stay following the film for a reception at Corina Bakery next door to the Grand Cinema, as local experts and co-director Harry Gantz talk about how the themes of American Winter are relevant in our community, and learn more about the resources available in Pierce County to help prevent foreclosure and its consequences.
This screening is brought to Washington by the partners of the Pierce County Foreclosure Prevention Roundtable – including: Seattle University School of Law’s Foreclosure Mediation & Outreach Project, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association’s Volunteer Legal Services Program and Home Justice Project, Northwest Justice Project’s Foreclosure Prevention Unit, Washington Attorney General Consumer Protection Division, Washington State Housing Finance Commission, Columbia Legal Services, Associated Ministries, Washington Department of Financial Institutions, Washington Association of Justice, South Sound Outreach, Parkview Services, Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution, Puget Sound Mediation, and others including housing counselors, mediators, paralegals and attorneys.