Public Policy Career Panel, Earthjustice VP, Immigrant Detainee Pro Bono Project Info Session, Human Rights 101 Webinar and Ahhh, Mindfulness Workshop

November 18: Careers in Public Policy

PP policy panel

November 19: Social Justice Tuesday- Citizen Enforcement of Environmental Laws: Why it is Essential and How it is At Risk”

Tuesday, November 19, Room 133

Presented by:  Gates Public Service Law Program 

patti-goldmanPatti Goldman, Vice President for Litigation at Earthjustice, leads the organization’s ten regional offices in developing and implementing effective legal strategies to protect the environment for future generations. Patti works with Earthjustice’s managing attorneys to coordinate the legal program, knit together the work throughout the regions, and ensure that the organization achieves long-range goals. Patti Goldman, Vice President for Litigation, leads the organization’s ten regional offices in developing and implementing effective legal strategies to protect the environment for future generations. Patti works with Earthjustice’s managing attorneys to coordinate the legal program, knit together the work throughout the regions, and ensure that the organization achieves long-range goals.

As Vice President for Litigation, Patti works with Earthjustice regional offices to mount strategic campaigns that produce lasting and often groundbreaking environmental safeguards. Whether addressing global warming, toxic pollution, wildlife protection, or management of lands owned by the American people, Earthjustice chooses cases for maximum, far-reaching impact. Patti ensures that our actions will continue to catalyze broad environmental protection, prevent irretrievable losses, and ensure that the laws already on the books stay there and are put to work to protect a healthy environment for future generations. 

If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or gatespsl@u.washington.edu by 12:00 pm Monday, November 18,  2013. No RSVP for lunch accepted after 12:00 pm.

November 20: Immigrant Detainee Pro Bono Project Info Session

Immigrant detaineeWednesday, November 20, 12:30-1:20pm, Room 217

Interested in working directly with detained immigrants?  The Center for Human Rights & Justice (CHRJ) is partnering with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) Tacoma office to provide application assistance for immigrant detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA during the Winter quarter.  In immigration proceedings, detainees have no right to free counsel.  By volunteering, you are assisting pro se detainees in filling out their applications and drafting declarations for immigration relief (i.e. asylum, withholding, cancellation, etc.).  Volunteers will receive training by a NWIRP staff attorney prior to visiting the detention center.  All final work will be reviewed by a NWIRP staff attorney prior to submission to the Immigration court (EOIR).  Transportation is available should you require it.  This is volunteer work is pre-approved for the Pro Bono Honors Program.

If you are interested in participating or have questions about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Melody Young at myoung8@uw.edu.

November 21: Human Rights 101 for US Domestic Lawyering- Free Webinar, Registration Required

Thursday, November 21 at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT

What are human rights and how can they be useful to me in my case strategy, litigation and overall work?

humanrightsJoin the Local Human Rights Lawyering Project on Thursday, November21 at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT for a free online webinar, Human Rights 101. This webinar will focus on the basics of human rights law, the universal and regional human rights systems, and how human rights law can be used in U.S. courts and before U.S. policymakers. The one-hour free webinar will be led by Hadar Harris, Executive Director of the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law.   To register for the webinar, click here.

December 14: Mindfulness Workshop Co-Led by Attorney Sevilla Rhoads, RSVP Required

mindfulness workshop