Some exciting events coming up just in time for Spring!

April 8: Education Law Summit on Juvenile Justice & Education

William H. Gates Hall; 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Justice Yu and other distinguished guests will discuss the state of juvenile justice and its impact on education in Washington State.

April 6: 2014-2015 Gates Public Service Law Speaker Series Julia Wilson, Executive Director OneJustice

As Executive Director, Julia R. Wilson is responsible for leading OneJustice’s statewide network of 100+ nonprofit legal organizations, law firms, law schools and businesses that together provide life-changing legal assistance to over 270,000 low-income Californians each year. In addition to her executive responsibilities at OneJustice, Julia enjoys traveling around California providing training and consulting support to the executives and boards of the legal nonprofit organizations in OneJustice’s network. Her programmatic areas of expertise include designing innovative pro bono delivery systems and building effective and engaging board governance.

Julia graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a BA in Linguistics and with honors from Stanford Law School.

Julia started her legal career in 1998 as an Equal Justice Works (then NAPIL) Fellow at the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, providing free legal assistance to low-income residents with a focus on serving very young children with disabilities. She became Directing Attorney and then Legal Aid’s first-ever Pro Bono Coordinator, developing and launching Legal Aid’s pro bono programs, which continue today.

Sponsorship of this event by the University of Washington School of Law and the W.H. Gates Public Service law Program does not imply endorsement


April 6 at 4:00-5:00 pm – UW School of Law – Room 133; Reception to follow in Room 115.

April 8: Kathryn Ruemmler on “Leadership and Risk”

UW School of Law and UW Evans School of Public Affairs invite you and your guests to a Reception and Interview with Kathryn Ruemmler (Former Counsel to President Obama)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015; Reception 3:00-4:00 p.m., Interview 4:00-5:30 p.m.; William H. Gates Hall (in the NW Corner of the UW Campus). Space is limited! RSVP by March 31, 2015 here. Questions? Contact Bev Sanders at or (206) 543-8707

Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Who else is coming to this event? View the Guest List (Opens new window)

If you’d like to attend this event, you can register online.

March 30Keeping Families Together: KCBA Call to Service

King-County-Bar-AssociationThe King County Bar Association, in partnership with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, is exploring a special pro bono effort in support of President Obama’s executive action to help keep families of undocumented immigrants together.

Join us for an informational meeting:

Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Times: 12:00pm (noon) and 5:00pm
Location: King County Bar Association, 1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700, Seattle, WA 98101
Streaming Video:

To RSVP or request more information:

April 10: Combating Threats to Voter Freedoms: In Collaboration with the KCBA Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee

King-County-Bar-AssociationKing County Bar Association, Conference Room, 1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700, Seattle (3.50 General CLE Credits); Also Available via Webcast

 “So long as I do not firmly and irrevocably possess the right to vote I do not possess myself. I cannot make up my mind — it is made up for me.  I cannot live as a democratic citizen, observing the laws I have helped to enact — I can only submit to the edict of others.”

Excerpt from “Give Us the Ballot, We Will Transform the South” by Martin Luther King, Jr.  Speech given before the Lincoln Memorial at the March on Washington, May 17, 1957.

 Please join the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee for this special program about Voting Rights.

 Fifty years after the voting rights act, voter suppression is a reality. Be a part of the continuing discussion that was so eloquently presented at the January 16th MLK Luncheon Celebration.

The Committee felt it was important to offer this program to give more authenticity to Dr. King’s legacy by honoring his special day beyond the annual luncheon – further discussion, further action.

April 2: 2015 IPNW Benefit and Awards Dinner

Please join Keynote speaker Kirk Bloodsworth (the first death row prisoner exonerated by DNA) and emcee Enrique Cerna (Executive Producer/Host KCTS Television) as they celebrate the Innocence Project NW at the Stand For Innocence Benefit and Awards Dinner. Honorees include: Innocence Champion Award – Matt Zuchetto: The Scott Law Group; Innocence Advocate Award – Diane Meyers, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP; and Pro Bono Award –  Jon Eldan, Attorney and Exoneree Advocate

April 2, 2015 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Herban Feast Sodo Park, 3200 1st Ave. South
Seattle, WA

Register here for this wonderful event.