December 10: Tacoma Pro Bono Night
December 16: Free Webinar! How to Bring a Case Before the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights
Join the local Human Rights Lawyering Project on December 16, 2013 at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT for their final webinar in a series of trainings geared to legal aid providers and public defenders. ‘How to Bring a Case Before the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights. ‘
This free online training will focus on how to bring a case before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Profs. Caroline Bettinger-Lopez and Kelleen Corrigan with the University of Miami School of Law’s Human Rights Clinic will lead the webinar and provide advocates with a basic understanding of the hearing and complaint process at the IACHR, and how to the IACHR processes to advocate for change in the U.S. To register for the December 16 webinar, please click here.
This webinar is part of an ongoing series of professional education trainings for legal aid providers and public defenders as part of the Center’s Local Human Rights Lawyering Project. The Project aims to normalize the use of human rights in the daily practice of legal aid providers and public defenders. To learn more about the project or download the latest version of the Human Rights in the US Handbook for Legal Aid Attorneys, click here. Past webinars can be downloaded here for free and include the following topics: Housing Rights; HIV/AIDS & Human Rights; International Human Rights Legal Research; Human Rights Principles, Legal Ethics & Rules of Professional Responsibility; Freedom from Domestic Violence; Disability Rights; Immigrant Rights; and International Child Abduction.
January 10: Paul Steven Miller Memorial Symposium- Exploring the Intersections of International Human Rights and Disability
Friday, January 10, 2014. 8:30am- 4:30pm, William H. Gates Hall, Room 138
8:30am: Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00am: Opening Remarks: Dean Kellye Testy, Anna Mastroiannai
9:30am: Panel 1
Arlene Kanter, From Charity to Human Rights: People with Disabilities Under International and Domestic Laws
Andrew Imparato, Why Congress [Failed] to Pass the Convention on Disability Rights and What the Future Holds: An Insider Perspective
Michael McCann, Reflections on Disability Rights Mobilization
Moderator: Christy Thompson Ibrahim
11:05am: Panel 2
Judith Heumann, Opportunities and Barriers: Effective Implementation of the Convention on Disability Rights for Women and Children
Carrie Griffin Basas, (UN)Well Women: Reimagining Women’s Health and the Convention on Disability Rights
Michael Guralnick, Infants, Toddlers, Youngsters and International Treaties: What’s in it for Them?
Moderator: Michele Storms
2:00pm: Panel 3
Michael Perlin, ‘Yonder Stands Your Orphan with His Gun’: The International Human Rights and Therapeutic Jurisprudence Implications of Juvenile Punishment Schemes
Mary Pat Treuthart & Jaime Hawk, The Unmet Legal and Mental Health Needs of Immigrant Children
David Carlson, Intensive and Individualized: Litigating for Youth with Mental Health Disabilities
Moderator: Lisa Castilleja
3:20pm: Panel 4 – Reflections
Judith Heumann, Andrew Imparato, Arlene Kanter, Michael Perlin
Moderator: Stephen Rosenbaum
4:30pm: Closing Remarks: Sharan Brown, Rebecca Levine, Associate Dean Patricia Kuszler
5:00pm: Closing Reception – Join us for food and drinks in Room 115!
Captioning will be provided for all panel presentations by the D Center.
Disability Studies | Center on Human Development & Disability |Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Program on Values in Society | Gates Public Service Law Program Bioethics & Humanities Department | Law, Society & Justice | Center for Global Studies Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
Other Co-sponsors: Henry M. Jackson Foundation | Disability Rights Washington
Additional Endorsement and/or Volunteer Assistance: UW Center for Human Rights | Simpson Center for the Humanities | Disability Law Alliance Center for Human Rights and Justice | Washington Law Review | International Law Society American Civil Liberties Union – UW | American Constitution Society – UW | National Lawyers Guild – UW
Symposium Planning Committee: Stephen Rosenbaum | Sharan Brown | Beth Rivin
If you’d like to attend this event, you can register online here.
January 13: NW Public Service Career Fair Application/Request Interview Deadline
January 16: Interested in International Work? Don’t Miss these Fantastic Networking Opportunities!
Monthly Change-Up Happy Hour with Friends of GlobalWA & Humanosphere
Want a job with the U.N. in Burundi? Seeking a grant from the Gates Foundation? Looking for the ultimate solution to global poverty? Okay, we won’t necessarily be able to help with those questions, but come meet others in the Seattle area who are engaged with or interested in international development! This month we will be meeting at The Garage in Capitol Hill – come ready to bowl!
Who: Friends of GlobalWA & Humanosphere
Where: The Garage in Capitol Hill
When: Thursday, January 16th, 2014 // 5:00pm-7:00pm
Cost: Free to attend & no RSVP required!
Hosts: Jonathan Scanlon (Oxfam America) & Kentaro Toyama (UC Berkeley)
Save the Date for future Monthly Change-Ups:
- February 20th, 2014 // 5:00pm-7:00pm
- March 20th, 2014 // 5:00pm-7:00pm
- April 20th, 2014 // 5:00pm-7:00pm
- May 15th, 2014 // 5:00pm-7:00pm
January 17: KCBA’s Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon- Keynote Speaker: Diane Nash
Seattle Sheraton, 1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle
January 17, 2014
11:30am, Registration Opens
Tickets: $50.00 General Admission, $500.00 for a table of 10
To register, click on this link: MLK Registration Page
Registrations must be received by January 7, 2014.
Prefer to pay by check – easy as 1 2 3
- Register by clicking on this link: MLK Registration Page
- Click on the register and be invoiced option and then follow the prompts
- You will receive an invoice via email
Students & Law Clerks, $25.00
To register at the $25.00 price point, please call the KCBA CLE & Events Department at: 206.267.7057.
March 19: Save the Date! King County Bar Foundation Breakfast with Champions
- Register Online ($50 a seat or $500 for a table)
- Keynote Speaker
- About the Breakfast With Champions
- Donate Now
- Past Breakfast With Champions
- Guests will be asked to make a financial contribution in support of King County Bar Foundation’s access to justice anddiversity programs.For more information about the Breakfast With Champions or the King County Bar Foundation, please email the Foundation or call at 206-267-7005.