Congratulations to the 2015 members of the UW Law Pro Bono Honors Society!

Congratulations to the 2015 Members of the UW Law Pro Bono Honors Society

 Fulfilling the promise of equal justice through public service.

UW Law, we believe that members of the legal community have an obligation to help reduce barriers to access to justice. Providing high quality pro bono legal services to low-income clients and other under-represented groups is paramount. To this end, the UW Law School’s Pro Bono Program and Honors Society recognizes members of our law school community (students, faculty and staff) who commit to providing high quality pro bono legal assistance and community service. We encourage law students to provide at least 70 hours of law-related pro bono assistance by graduation (30 hours for LLM and PhD students). By providing training, support, resources, opportunities and leadership development to our students, the program ensures that future lawyers are prepared and ready to fulfill the promise of equal justice.

Pro Bono Student of the Year: Erin Apte

Pro Bono Faculty/Staff Member of the Year: Anita Ramasastry

Community Service Staff Member of the Year: Laurie Carlsson

2L Pro Bono Student of the Year: Sarah Tatistcheff

1L Pro Bono Student of the Year: Travis Mann

Student Pro Bono Leadership Awards

  • Audrey Frey
  • Bruna Estrada
  • Camille McDorman
  • Clive A. Pontusson
  • Cody Ryan Mullikin
  • Laura Kathleen Daugherty
  • Lindsay Donahue
  • Mariah Ferraz
  • Martha Muldowney
  • Melody W. Young
  • Zyanya Breuer

Student Pro Bono Certificates of Recognition

  • Aaron Brinckerhoff
  • Ada da Silva
  • Alex Sidles
  • Audrey Frey
  • Baily Mullins
  • Brittany Tri
  • Bruna Estrada
  • Camille McDorman
  • Catherine Moore
  • Catherine Willis
  • Claire Carden
  • Claire Sullivan
  • Clive A Pontusson
  • Cody Ryan Mullikin
  • Crystal Rose O’Grady
  • David Russell
  • Desiree Phair
  • Ellie Page
  • Frederic Dallan Sawyer
  • Gina Topp
  • Hathaway Burden
  • Inwoo Lee
  • Jeffrey Musto
  • Jeremy Wood
  • John Marlow
  • Joseph F. Hayes
  • Kaitlyn Kelly
  • Katy Reed
  • Laura Kathleen Daugherty
  • Lindsay Donahue
  • Lydia Ansari
  • Mala Bhatt-Mehta
  • Mariah Ferraz
  • Martha Muldowney
  • Martina Kartman
  • Melody W. Young
  • Meredith Conley
  • Neil S. Brown
  • Phoebe Huang
  • Pia Fertilio Olmos
  • Reid E. McEllrath
  • Samantha Deighton
  • Sarah McEahern
  • Siana Danch
  • Sophia R. Posnock
  • Steven McKevett
  • Tadeu F. Velloso
  • Tomer Vandsburger
  • Valerie Walker
  • Weston LeMay
  • Yutaka Ishida
  • Zoe Alexandria Wong
  • Zyanya Breuer

Faculty/Staff Pro Bono & Community Service Certificates of Recognition

  • Kim Ambrose
  • Bob Anderson
  • Michael Atkins
  • Dawn Bell
  • Aline Carton-Listfjeld
  • Lauren Collins
  • Julia Gold
  • Lenny Hom
  • Jackie McMurtrie
  • Esther Park
  • Terry Price
  • Kelly Ruhlig
  • Ann Spangler
  • Michele Storms
  • Kellye Testy

LOOKING FOR THE CHANCE TO WORK WITH CLIENTS – The UW Bridging the Gap/Moderate Means Program is Recruiting Interns for Summer and Fall Quarters

Open to:  All students

Time Commitment:  Minimum of five hours a week up to full time

Application Process:  Submit a letter of interest and resume to Ann Spangler

Application Deadline:  Rolling

Contact:  spangler@uw.edu

The Bridging the Gap program is a UW Law in-house pro bono program that is a great way to get experience interviewing lots of clients without having to leave Gates Hall!  The goal of the program is to increase access to civil legal services by people of moderate means who cannot afford an attorney but make too much money to qualify for traditional legal aid services.  The program is focused on the areas of Family, Housing and Consumer law. 

 Law students serving as Bridging the Gap volunteer interns will interview potential clients by telephone to collect information and evaluate their cases.  Qualifying cases will be referred by the interns to participating attorneys who have agreed to represent Bridging the Gap clients for a reduced fee. Interns will be expected to commit to a minimum of five hours a week for the duration of the summer, but may also work more if they are able to.

 Benefits to students:

  • Hands-on experience interviewing clients; 
  • Training in substantive legal issues, issue-spotting, interviewing skills and ethics;
  • Instruction on how to use the Legal Server database, which is used by most of the civil legal aid organizations in Washington State;
  • Supervision and mentoring by experienced attorneys;
  • The satisfaction of helping moderate income individuals who otherwise might not receive any legal help at all.

 Questions? Contact Clay Wilson, Affiliate Instructor of Law, at clayw2@uw.edu.

Apply for the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD program (Applications due June 1)!

PROGRAM DETAILS

Supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD program provides all types of civil legal assistance. Members mainly focus their service on Equal Justice Works’ priority areas, which include removing barriers to employment and housing, serving the legal needs of veterans, and providing disaster relief.

WHO SERVES IN AMERICORPS JD

AmeriCorps JD Members are students enrolled at Equal Justice Works’member law schools, who serve at a variety of organizations as detailed here. Qualifying organizations include those that host Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows or privately-funded Equal Justice Works Fellows (click here for a list of current Fellows and host organizations), those that are funded by the Legal Services Corporation, State Offices of Veterans Affairs, and Veterans Treatment Courts.

To see examples of our AmeriCorps JD Members in action, please review one of our AmeriCorps JD Success Stories.

For more information about serving as an AmeriCorps JD Member, including education award benefits, please visit I want to apply to Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD.

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions about AmeriCorps JD, please send an email to americorpsjd@equaljusticeworks.org.