November 22: St. Jude Give Thanks Walk
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Fisher Pavilion Rooftop, 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109
Walkers from more than 65 communities nationwide, including The Pacific Northwest, are stepping out to support kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases at this year’s St. Jude Give thanks. Walk.™, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.
The 5K walk begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at The Seattle Center. The family friendly event will feature children’s activities, and fun for the whole family. Registration is free, as participants are encouraged to form teams and raise funds to help ensure families never pay St. Jude for anything.
In addition to supporting the lifesaving mission of St. Jude, participants can receive incentives at the $35, $100 and $250 levels to help make great strides in achieving their fundraising goals. Prizes include a St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. t-shirt, tumbler and tote bag.
November 24: Global Mondays – Study Abroad Opportunities
“Where Can Your Legal Education Take You?”
Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
12:30 – 1:20 PM
William H. Gates Hall, RM 117
UW law students have many opportunities to study law in foreign countries during their studies, in preparation for a legal career in an increasingly globalized society. A panel of faculty members will introduce various summer- and quarter-based options available through the Law School and UW, and some key considerations. Confirmed faculty include Dean Hotchkiss, Dean Hicks, Professor Takenaka and Professor Spitzer.
December 10: Free Human Rights Webinar – How to Make Human & Civil Rights Real: Homelessness and Beyond
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
On Human Rights Day, Wednesday, December 10, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty will host a free webinar discussing the criminalization of homelessness as a violation of civil and human rights, and strategies advocates can use to work toward solutions. Discussion will also include updates on recent human rights advocacy to address criminalization, and the important role the federal government has in combating criminalization.
The webinar will also discuss three forthcoming reports from the Law Center, including:
No Safe Place: Advocacy Manual (available December 3)
2014 Human Right to Housing Report Card (Available December 10)
Human Rights Advocacy Guide (available December 10)
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January 16: Save the Date! KCBA Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
11:30 AM, Registration Opens
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM, Program
Seattle Sheraton Hotel, 1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle
$50.00 General Admission
$500.00 for a table of 10
Students & Law Clerks, $25.00. To register at the $25.00 price point, please call the KCBA CLE & Events Department at: 206.267.7008.
Prefer to pay by check – easy as 1 2 3
- Register by clicking on this link: MLK 2015 Luncheon
- Click on the tickets link, select the “register and be invoiced” option, and then follow the prompts
- You will receive an invoice via email
Keynote Speaker: Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel for NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Sherrilyn Ifill is the seventh President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Ms. Ifill is a long-time member of the LDF family. After graduating law school, Ifill served first as a fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union and then for five years as an assistant counsel in LDF’s New York office, where she litigated voting rights cases. Among her successful litigation was the landmark Voting Rights Act case Houston Lawyers’ Association vs. Attorney General of Texas, in which the Supreme Court held that judicial elections are covered by the provisions of section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.