Attention Law Students! Scholarship Opportunity with the Latina/o Association of Washington Scholarship Foundation!

Latina/o Bar Association of Washington Scholarship Foundation’s 2016 Application Now Available, Due 12/18

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This scholarship awards a law student’s demonstrated leadership to advance the rights and voice of the Latina/o community.  The number and amount of scholarships will be determined by LBAWSF. The amount is typically valued between $1,500-$3,000. To receive this award, all scholarship recipients are expected to attend the Annual Latina/o Bar Association of Washington (LBAW) Awards Gala, to be held on Friday, February 5, 2016 at The Westin in Seattle. Scholarship recipients at the Gala will be guests of LBAWSF. Additional gala tickets can be purchased from LBAW directly. A special stipend will be given to defray costs for recipients who must travel from schools across the state to attend the gala.

Please note your 2016 Scholarship Application and supporting materials must be received by December 18, 2015 and should be emailed to membership@lbaw.org. Any questions should be directed to membership@lbaw.org.

For the application, click here.

For the Declaration of Financial Need, click here.

Students Can Live, Learn Law

The Oxford Eagle

By: Oxford Eagle

new rule adopted by the [Mississippi] Supreme Court recently is a win-win for both students and low-income individuals.

The Mississippi Law Student Limited Practice Rule was approved Nov. 19 and went into effect immediately. It was first requested by the Access to Justice Commission.

Law school students can now, as a part of their schooling, provide limited legal services via a education course, internship program, volunteer legal services program and more. The students will all be under supervision of a professor, and they will be helping those who cannot afford costly legal fees.

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NAPABA Applauds the 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom Posthumously Awarded to Civil Rights Leader Minoru Yasui

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By: National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) commends President Barack Obama for his announcement that Minoru “Min” Yasui, who fought for an apology and reparations from the U.S. government for its forced incarcerations of Japanese Americans during World War II, will be awarded the 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom.

“Minoru Yasui was a dedicated civil rights leader and lawyer who bravely challenged the illegal internment of Japanese Americans during World War II,” said NAPABA President Jin Y. Hwang. “Mr. Yasui is a hero to the Asian Pacific American community because he was never silenced by fear or bitterness, and he never stopped fighting for equality for all Americans. This is an honor long overdue.”

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New Ethics Opinion on Process Server Communication with Opposing Party

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By: Mark Fucile | NW Sidebar

The WSBA Committee on Professional Ethics recently issued an ethics opinion addressing a very common scenario for civil litigators: using an independent process server to personally serve a represented opponent. The “no contact” rule, RPC 4.2, generally prohibits a lawyer from communicating “about the subject of the representation with a person the lawyer knows to be represented by another lawyer in the matter …” RPC 8.4(a), in turn, prohibits a lawyer from violating the RPCs “through the acts of another …” The new opinion, 201502, examines two facets of the “no contact” rule involving process servers.

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