Join the National Lawyers Guild for their regional conference here at UW!

April 6: JD/LL.M Concurrent Degree Program – Information Session

taupc7ah_400x400Join us Wednesday, April 6 at 12:30PM in Room 116 for more information about the Concurrent LL.M. Degree in Sustainable International Development & CLINICAL & HANDS-ON OPPORTUNITIES in International Human Rights & Sustainable Development For the 2016-17 Academic Year

  • THEORIES & TOOLS FOR COMBATTING CORRUPTION (Prof. Anita Ramasastry)
  • WOMEN, POVERTY AND NATURAL RESOURCES (Prof. Renee Giovarelli)
  • INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS CLINIC (Prof. Alejandra Gonza)
  • DEVELOPMENT INNOVATIONS LAB (Prof. Jennifer Lenga-Long)
  • Global Development Law &Policy Workshop (Prof. Randi Hedin)

For more information, click here (2016-17 Concurrent SID LLM and Clinical OPPORTUNITIES flyer)

April 9-10: National Lawyers Guild NW Regional Conference

national-lawyers-guildThe conference is a gathering of Guild members from the region’s legal workers, law students, lawyers, and jailhouse lawyers at which we make decisions about regional governance, share victories and resources, and learn more about the important work Guildmembers are doing in the Northwest.

Admission fee is $10-50, sliding scale based on ability to pay. This covers admission on both days, snacks on both days, and lunch on Saturday. There is no additional cost for CLE credit.

Below are suggested guidelines for what to pay. We know that your family size or other circumstances affect what you can pay, and we want to see you at the conference! Please pay as much as you can given your personal financial situation. Thank you for supporting the Guild in the Northwest!

Law student: $10
New attorney/Legal worker: $20
Attorney with income under $40K: $30
Attorney with income $40-$60K: $40
Attorney with income over $60K: $50

Members of minority bar associations need only pay half of the suggested rate for their income.

Type in the amount you want to pay in the “price” box.

If you wish to pay with cash or check at the door, do not enter an amount in the “price” box. We cannot accept cards at the door.

April 16: Seattle University School of Law’s Influential Voices featuring Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

erwin_chemerinsky_09-2007Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in Political Science. His areas of expertise are constitutional law, federal practice, civil rights and civil liberties, and appellate litigation. He is the author of eight books, including The Case Against the Supreme Court published in 2014, and more than 200 articles in top law reviews. He frequently argues cases before the nation’s highest courts, including the United States Supreme Court, and also serves as a commentator on legal issues for national and local media. He writes a weekly column for the Orange County Register, monthly columns for the ABA Journal and the Daily Journal, and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country. In January 2014, National Jurist magazine named Dean Chemerinsky as the most influential person in legal education in the United States. Chemerinsky holds a law degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.

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May 19: 6th Annual Eastside Legal Assistance Program Breakfast for Justice

elap_2012_logo_for_web_mod_3_aeh_560x560We invite you to join our distinguished host committee on Thursday, May 19, 2016, for the 6th Annual ELAP Breakfast for Justice and help support legal services for low-income families and survivors of domestic violence.

Keynote Speaker: James Bamberger, Director of Washington’s Office of Civil Legal Aid

In his keynote address, James Bamberger will present the recent findings about the increased “Justice Gap” impacting low-income residents of Washington State. The updated Civil Legal Needs Study reveals that the need for securing equal access to justice is greater than ever.