February 16: Introduction to Secondary Trauma & Compassion Fatigue for Advocates
- How might working with a client in crisis impact the lawyer herself?
- What is secondary trauma and compassion fatigue? What are the signs?
- How to do you prevent it from happening?
- What viable strategies can be used mitigate or reduce its effects?
Who should attend?
- Clinical law students
- Bridging the Gap/Moderate Means Program (MMP) volunteers
- App Help volunteers
- Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP) volunteers
- Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington (SYLAW) volunteers
- Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project (IMAP) volunteers
- or anyone who provides direct legal services to low-income and marginalized communities
If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or firstname.lastname@example.org RSVP by 12:00 pm Monday, February 15, 2016.
February 17: Queer 101: A law-specific introduction to queer, trans, and non-binary identities
WHO SHOULD GO?
Anyone and everyone!
Particularly those likely to work with queer/trans people (a.k.a. anyone and everyone).
The training will be tailored towards law students and faculty.
Erika Bleyl is a queer, mixed, femme 2L with a background in working with queer youth. Last summer they interned with TGI Justice Project and provided legal advocacy for transgender incarcerated people.
Nico Quintana is a student at UW Law and a Gates Public Service Scholar. Nico is a queer, trans, chicano activist and policy advocate. Prior to law school, Nico worked on issues of transgender health policy, economic justice and anti-violence work.
February 17: Access to Justice & the Power of Low Bono Lawyering
Promoting an expansive view of a public interest lawyer’s role, low bono or moderate means lawyering stresses the importance of thinking beyond the traditional public service model of facilitating access to justice. Low bono lawyers provide critical legal services to people of moderate means who don’t qualify for traditional free legal aid but also can’t afford to hire attorneys at a full rate.
Join us for a community dinner and opportunity for students to connect with and learn from inspiring low bono practitioners at the front lines of an expansive view of access to justice law- yering in the 21st century.
- Jenny Anderson ’07, WSBA Low Bono Section
- Clay Wilson ‘98, UW Law Bridging the Gap & SU Law Moderate Means Program
For more information, click here: (2016 Annual Public Service Law Dinner FINAL revised)
March 10: “The Right to Unite” screening
May 11: THE 2016 LEGAL EXECUTIVES DIVERSITY SUMMIT
SAVE THE DATE! The 2016 Legal Executives Diversity Summit: Taking Back Affirmative Action – Coordinating Strategic Responses to I-200. Join members of the Washington legal community in discussing the benefits and burdens of I-200 and where to go from here.
1:00 PM AT DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE 1201 THIRD AVENUE, SUITE 2200, SEATTLE, WA. Reception following the summit.