Skies might be gray, but these events will brighten your day!

April 13 – Documentary showing – The Homestretch

HS_Poster27x40_2Please join us at William H. Gates Hall Room 133from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM on April 13 for a viewing of the documentary The HomestretchThe film follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and create a new life. Each of these smart, ambitious youths — Roque, Kasey, and Anthony — will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their educations while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. While told through a personal perspective, their stories connect with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights.

With unprecedented access into Chicago public schools, The Night Ministry “Crib” emergency youth shelter, and Teen Living Programs’ Belfort House, The Homestretch follows these kids as they move through the milestones of high school while navigating a landscape of couch hopping, emergency shelters, transitional homes, street families, and a school system on the front lines of the homelessness crisis.

The Homestretch examines the struggles these young people face in obtaining a high school level education, and then follows them beyond graduation to focus on the crucial transition when the structure of school vanishes, and homeless youth often struggle to find the support and community they need to survive and be independent. A powerful, original perspective on what it means to be young and homeless in America today while striving to build a future.

April 14: Social Justice Tuesday – Getting a Judicial Clerkship: Myths and Facts

Tuesday, April 14, 12:30-1:20p.m., Room 127

SJTHave you considered a post-graduate judicial clerkship? Are you reluctant to apply because you think you may not be competitive? Or it’s too late? Or the application process is too difficult? If you’re interested in a judicial clerkship, we want to encourage you to apply. Come hear from some of your colleagues about their path to clerkships and learn some tips for applying. If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or RSVP by 12:00 pm Monday, April 13, 2015.


  • Christal Harrison, The Honorable Ronald E. Cox, Washington Court of Appeals, Division I
  • Jacob Operskalski, The Honorable Rosanna Malouf Peterson, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • Casey Schaub, Stephen J. Dwyer, Washington Court of Appeals, Division I

April 24: Panel on the Violence Against Women Act

Join on Friday, April 24 from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM at the Seattle University School of Law (Room C6) the American Indian Law Journal, Center for Indian Law & Policy, SU Washington Law Caucus, SU NALSA and UW NALSA to discuss the Violence Against Women Act. Please RSVP by April 20th to Panelists include:

  • Chief Judge William D. Johnson, Umatilla Tribal Court
  • Sharon Jones Haydent, Tulalip Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prosecutor Alfred Urbina, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Pasqua Yaqui Tribe
  • Molly Cohan, Public Defender Tulalip Tribe, Supervising Attorney for the Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic
  • Ye-Ting Woo, AUSA Western District

April 25: Volunteer for CITIZENSHIP DAY in Vancouver, Mount Vernon, or Yakima

As we continue to wait for Congress and/or the President to act to reform the immigration system, there’s something you can do now to impact the lives of immigrant families: Volunteer at Citizenship Day on April 25, 2015. With administrative relief delayed, it’s more important than ever to ensure that the thousands of immigrants who arealready eligible for citizenship can start the process. Citizenship Day is a free one-day legal clinic to help legal permanent residents apply for citizenship and it is hosted by the WA State Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and OneAmerica. It’s a great way to give pro-bono service without a long-term commitment, meet other attorneys and help your community. Signup now, and please forward the information below to your networks!

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • VANCOUVER: Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver, WA 98663
  • MOUNT VERNON: KSVR-Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon Campus, Laura Angst Hall, 2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
  • YAKIMA: Central Lutheran Church, 1604 W Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98902

 PARALEGAL: Meet one on one with clients to help complete naturalization forms. Paralegals may NOT provide legal advice. This is a great role for certified paralegals as well as non-immigration attorneys and law students seeking to gain experience in immigration law.

Please contact WNA Manager Sarah Sumadi at with any questions about volunteering. Volunteers who haven’t attended a Citizenship Day in the last year will be required to attend a 1.5 hour training prior to the day of the event. Trainings will be held via conference call or in person on Wednesday, April 15 from 12pm-1:30pm in Seattle. If you’re unable to make the call, a recording of the training will be circulated.

May 6: WASHINGTON STATE ASSOCIATION for JUSTICE – Legal Education Seminars: POLICE MISCONDUCT: From Ferguson to Pasco

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 (1:00 PM – 4:45 PM) at Arctic Club, Seattle; 3.5 CLE Credits Approved

The 2015 Law Day and Awards Dinner featuring Keynote Speaker National Civil Rights Lawyer Connie Rice will immediately follow the seminar. Join the Washington State Association for Justice in honoring members of the Judiciary and presentation of the 2015 WSAJ Judge of the Year: The Honorable Susan Cook, Skagit County Superior Court. Click here to register for Law Day.To register for the Police Misconduct seminar, click here.