October 5: Access to Information as a Human Right Conference
Date: Monday, Oct. 5, 2015
Time & Location: 5:30 – 6:30 PM (William H. Gates Hall RM 115 and Lobby) Evening Reception
7:00 – 9:00 PM (William H. Gates Hall RM 138)
Keynote address by Baltasar Garzon of the Fundacion International Baltasar Garzon, speaking on access to information in international human rights law. Baltasar Garzon is a Spanish jurist responsible for landmark cases which have advanced the principle of universal jurisdiction in international law, including the 1998 indictment of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet
October 12: Global Mondays Speaker Series on Human Rights in Cambodia with Professor Stephen Rosenbaum
Date: Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
Time: 12:30 – 1:20 PM
Location: William H. Gates Hall RM 117, unless otherwise noted
The “Global Mondays” Speaker Series is a collaborative effort of the University of Washington School of Law and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, dedicated to increasing awareness and exchange of information related to global issues.
The guest speaker this Monday will be Stephen Rosenbaum, Associate Professor, Golden Gate Law School; Lecturer, University of California Berkeley School of Law, who will be speaking on “Protecting Human Rights in a Constitutional Monarchy: The Case of Cambodia.”
Lunch will be served.
October 14: Columbia Legal Services Presents Celebrating the Art of Advocacy – 4th Annual Pro Bono Reception
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Axis Pioneer Square, 308 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104
Doors open 5:00 PM | Brief program 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Drinks & appetizers provided
Join us as we celebrate pro bono work and those who fight for justice
in Washington. This event is free to attend.
October 23: Northwest Justice Project 20th Anniversary Celebration
Date: Friday, Oct. 23, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Location: Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121
The Northwest Justice Project is Celebrating Twenty Years of Working for Equal Justice!
NJP’s Board of Directors and Staff cordially invite our friends and colleagues to join us on Friday, October 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. as we kick off NJP’s 20th Anniversary year.
Chief Justice Barbara Madsen will reflect on Washington’s equal justice journey and celebrate our Access to Justice community, and the many equal justice champions, whose support and dedication helped Northwest Justice Project blossom into a vibrant state-wide law firm that promotes the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities.
Light Hors d’oeuvres, and hosted reception provided by NJP.
November 2: Free Webinar on Wrongful Conviction 2015: Litigating Claims of Innocence
Date: Monday, Nov. 2, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM EST
The conviction of innocent individuals is among the issues getting increased attention as our nation looks more closely at our criminal justice system. While there are a number of ways individuals can be wrongly convicted, successfully reversing a conviction is incredibly difficult. This is an area where competent legal representation can make a big difference and where there are myriad opportunities for lawyers interested in providing pro bono legal services. Many of the recent DNA and non-DNA exonerations have occurred as a result of work from innocence organizations in collaboration with pro bono partners.