Make sure to check out this week’s Social Justice Tuesday & these other events!

February 2: Social Justice Tuesday – Theater, the Law and Crafting “The Reckoning, Pecora for the Public”

SJTA summary framework of how lawyers have been portrayed on stage, in TV, and the movies; how those portrayals temepred Neil‘s crafting of his new one-person play about the 1933 US Senate hearings into the 1929 stock market crash; the role of Ferdinand Pecora as chief counsel. A short recitation from the play the actor, Bob De Dea.

Tuesday, February 2
12:301:20 pm
Room 127

Speaker: Neil Proto, Laywer, Lecturer, Author

If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or gatespsl@uw.edu RSVP by 12:00 pm Monday, February 1, 2016.

February 4: Summer Internship: Alaska Legal Services’ Pro Bono Training Academy  

 12:30-1:20pm, Room 118

revised_alaska_legal_logo-0120web20transp2010-13Are you looking for a summer opportunity that allows you to give back while you’re gaining substantive experience? Do you have an interest in poverty law and/or Native American & Alaska Native law? On Thursday, February 4, at 12:30 in room 118 we will be joined by Sarah M. Carver, an attorney from Alaska Legal Services Corporation and the Program Coordinator for the Pro Bono Training Academy (PBTA). Ms. Carver will share with us the mission and vision of the PBTA, speak about summer opportunities for law students, and talk about her experience working in on pro bono cases in Alaska.

 Alaska Legal Services Corporation is hiring 1L and 2L interns to work on a variety of projects for their Pro Bono Training Academy (PBTA). Interns will provide pro bono representation in complex matter to clients in and around Anchorage, Alaska. They will assist in research and writing projects for the PBTA and will be involved in the community education efforts of PBTA’s mission.

 February 3: Public Service Law Connections Breakfast

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  • Interested in pursuing a career in public service law?
  • Want to hear from and meet attorneys from non-profit advocacy organizations and government agencies in an informal setting?
  • Working on getting up earlier in the morning?
    Join us for an informal panel discussion & light breakfast with:

    Katara Jordan, Columbia Legal Services;

    Jeannie Gorman, US Department of Labor;

    Janet Gwilym, Kids in Need of Defense;

    Representative, US JAG Marine Corps

     

    Please RSVP via Symplicity or gatespsl@uw.edu by Feb. 2

    Don’t miss out on an opportunity to hear about their career paths and their hot public service career tips!

February 10: Learn About the Findings and Implications of the 2015 Civil Legal Needs Study Update

oclalogoThe findings of the 2015 Civil Legal Needs Study Update will be formally presented to the Washington State Supreme Court on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  The presentation will be introduced by Justice Charles Wiggins, Chair of the Supreme Court’s Civil Legal Needs Update Committee and facilitated by John McKay, longtime champion of civil equal justice and Visiting Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law.  The presentation will involve a review of the methodology and core findings of the 2015 CLNS Update, presentations by low-income Washingtonians who have faced many of the problems that are documented in the study, and a discussion of the fiscal, policy and service delivery implications of the study. 

  •  What:         Presentation of the Findings of the 2015 Civil Legal Needs Study Update
  • When:        Wednesday, February 10, 2016
  • Where:       Washington State Supreme Court
  • Time:          2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 The presentation will be open to the public.  We look forward to sharing the important facts relating to the civil justice challenges facing low-income people in Washington State and the road we need to take to address the Justice Gap documented in the study. 

February 22: Michael Morton and the Legal Process

michael20morton20photo20by20jorge20sanhueza-lyon20kutMichael Morton will speak on prosecutorial integrity and the Innocence Project at this dinner event.  Pre-registration is required.  Click HERE to register online.