October 13: Social Justice Tuesday – UW Pro Bono & Externship Fair Tips for Successful Table Talk
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Gates Hall Galleria
- Bring up-to-date copies of your résumé.
- Practice your personal “tweet” introduction. Prepare a quick sales pitch to let them know who you are, what experience, skills or contacts you can bring to the organization and why you are interested.
- Be brief. Organizations will appreciate your ability to be concise and direct. Do not take up more than two minutes of their time and don’t resist if the organizational representative wishes to speak with more than one student at a time – follow their cue to make a good first impression.
- Research employers. Come prepared with one or two specific questions you want to ask. Maximize your few minutes with the organization by ensuring the answers to your questions are not readily available on the organization’s web site.
- Dress for success. You only have one chance to make a first impression. Business attire is the way to go.
- Follow up is important. Collect business cards and/or contact information. A good way to keep track of items of note for particular organizations is to write something that was said during your conversation on the back of the organization’s business card and refer to it in your follow-up. Be sure to follow up with an email re-introducing yourself and expressing your interest. Be sure to attach your résumé, even if you already gave them a hard copy.
Participating Organizations & Agencies:
Civil Legal Aid
- King County Bar Association Pro Bono Services
- Legal Action Center, Catholic Community Services
- Northwest Consumer Law Center
- Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
- Seattle Community Law Center
- Snohomish County Legal Services
- Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services
- UW Student Legal Services
- UW Moderate Means Program/Bridging the Gap
- UW/SYLAW Street Youth Legal Advocates of WA
Civil Rights/Civil Liberties
- ACLU of Washington Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Federal Public Defender
- Pierce County Dept. of Assigned Counsel, Misdemeanor Division
- Snohomish County Public Defender Association
- Washington Appellate Project
- Washington Defender Association
- Seattle City Attorney Criminal Division
- Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney Criminal Division
- U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Washington
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
- U.S. Internal Revenue Service
- Small Business and Self Employed Division
- Large Business and International Division
- Seattle City Attorney Torts Division
- Seattle City Attorney, Employment Section
- UW CoMotion
- Washington Attorney General’s Office
- Washington Department of Financial Institutions
- Washington State House of Representatives Office of Program Research
- Washington Forest Law Center
Policy and Legislative
October 15: Access to Justice for Women in Agricultural Livelihood
Date: Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM
Location: University of Washington Communications Building, RM 202
Join us for a panel presentation with Landesa visiting professionals who come from China, Kenya and India. These visitors are grassroots activists, government officials, NGO leaders, researchers, and academics strongly committed to strengthening women’s land rights. The presenters will be addressing the topic, “Access to Justice for Women in Agricultural Livelihoods.” The panel will be moderated by Jen Duncan, a lawyer and land rights expert at Landesa.
Space is limited, so arrive early. Light refreshments will be provided.
October 16: Attention Attorneys! Help UW International LLM Students with Networking Skills – First Networking Reception
Date: Friday, Oct. 16, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: William H. Gates Hall
The University of Washington School of Law will be holding two networking training sessions for our international LL.M. students in October. The workshops, run by former Perkins Coie partners, Ping Kiang and Colleen Yamaguchi, will be followed by receptions with food and wine. We have over 100 LL.M. students this year. Many are getting their masters in IP, Tax, and Global Business and will be able to sit for the Washington Bar.
The first networking reception will be held on Friday, October 16th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 115 at the Law School, after the students have a two hour workshop and traffic has improved. We would greatly appreciate it if you would attend this lively event and let our students practice their networking skills by chatting with you.
K&L Gates has generously agreed to host the second workshop and reception on October 30th. That reception will begin at 5:15 p.m. at the offices of K&L Gates, 929 4th Ave, # 2900. All members of the Bar are invited and encouraged to attend.
If you can attend either or both receptions, please email your name and the name of your firm to Kathleen Lemly at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
October 17: Get Trained! Pro Bono Legal Aid Core Competencies Training
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: William H. Gates Hall, RM 138
Thinking about volunteering for…
- Bridging the Gap/Moderate Means Program (MMP)
- Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP)
- Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington (SYLAW)
- Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project (IMAP)
- CHRJ’s Asylum Application Help Project (App Help)
- Environmental Law Society Pro Bono Research Project (ELS)
- or any of the dozens of community legal aid programs in the Seattle area?
If the answer is YES! then you need basic training on the fundamentals of providing pro bono legal assistance! Attendance required for UW Pro Bono Honors Society membership at graduation.
Sponsored by: the UW Law Center for Public Service Law, student-led pro bono projects and the Student Bar Association.
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration & Coffee/Tea
8:30 AM – 8:35 AM Welcome
8:35 AM – 10:00 AM Working Across Difference with Clients in Poverty
10:00 AM – 10:10 AM BREAK
10:10 AM – 11:10 AM Working with Clients in Crisis or with Trauma
11:10 AM – 12:10 PM Basic Client Interviewing Techniques
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Practice Interviewing
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Professionalism & Providing Pro Bono Legal Assistance
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM Pair up, Hypos and Discussion
October 21: QLaw Foundation’s FallTacular Fundraiser
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM
This event raises money to support public interest internships for law students, free legal services through our award-winning LGBTQ Legal Clinic, and educational programs benefiting the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. Attendees get to mingle, enjoy great food and entertainment, and learn a little about the work of the QLaw Foundation.
October 21: KIND and Microsoft invite you to a Reception and Panel on the Child Migration Crisis
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: 1300 First Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
On behalf of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and Microsoft Corporation, we invite you to join us on October 21st for a reception and a discussion focusing on the dramatic surge in unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children entering the U.S. We will be joined by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson as we discuss how KIND and its partners in Seattle are providing pro bono representation to growing numbers of vulnerable children.
During the program, we will present a clip from the documentary “La Prenda” (The Pawn) which highlights the pervasive sexual and gender-based violence in Guatemala, and the impunity that allows perpetrators to suffer few, if any, consequences. The film tells the stories of three victims, one of whom was matched by KIND with a pro bono attorney after she fled Guatemala and made her way to the U.S. Astrid was 14 years old when she was drugged, kidnapped, and raped. The film highlights the protection needs of girls escaping this violence and the reasons they must flee to survive.
We look forward to an interesting and informative evening!
October 22: Tacoma Pro Bono Night
Date: Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Tacoma Art Museum
February 5: Save the Date! 24th Annual Awards Gala for Latino/a Bar Association of Washington
Date: Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: The Westin Hotel, Seattle, WA