Join AILA volunteers nationwide on CITIZENSHIP DAY

April 13: “Right to Unite” film screening

rtu20bannerPlease join TMLG and Alliance for Justice for a special screening of The Right to Unite, a poignant documentary about Supreme Court cases that threaten to undermine the rights of working Americans. Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Bradley Whitford, the film tells the stories of two home care providers, Lidia Rodriguez and Alantris Muhammad, who were harmed by the Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Harris v. Quinn. In Harris v. Quinn, the Supreme Court decided to limit the collective bargaining rights of home care providers, making it more difficult for these workers to join together and have a voice in their workplace.

The corporate interests behind Harris v. Quinn are not stopping with home care workers. In a pending case,Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, all public sector workers are at risk, including firefighters, teachers, emergency medical technicians, librarians, and more. This film explores how preserving the right to unite is vitally important for workers, their families, and all of us – and what we can do to fight back.

Following the film will be a discussion about the case and the threat to all workers’ rights. Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing means the Supreme Court will decide Friedrichs with only eight justices. The fight over filling the Supreme Court vacancy comes at a critical time in the history of the Court, the law, and our nation.

April 15: Diversity Committee General Meeting (12:30-1:20pm @ Room 447)

taupc7ah_400x400Join this bi-weekly meeting with the UW Law’s Diversity Committee to discuss issues of diversity, inclusivity and community at our school. All Students, Faculty and Staff are encouraged to attend. We advise the Dean on ways to promote diversity and create a welcoming school climate that is supportive of all students, faculty and staff, particularly those from underrepresented groups. Taking input from our fellow students, staff and faculty, we pursue multiple avenues to support UW Law’s Diversity Statement and Diversity Plan, as well as our own initiatives within the school.

April 19: SJT – Why Universities Need A Definition of Anti-Semitism

SJTKenneth L. Marcus, president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and former Director of the United States Commission on Civil Rights

Marcus will speak on legal causes of action for students who are affected by religious bias and discrimination on college campuses, and how universities can promote the civil rights of all students by adopting definitions of antisemitism and other religious discrimination. 1CLE credit offered.

Sponsorship of this event by the University of Washington School of Law does not imply endorsement. Co-Sponsored by:

  • The Louis D. Brandeis Center
  • The Cardozo Society
  • Hillel UW
  • StandWithUsNorthwest

April 20: SU Law -“Economic Justice from the Trenches”

seattle_university_school_of_lawCome hear about how to become a warrior for economic justice! You’ll hear the good, the bad, and the ugly from private practitioners, legal aid, and government lawyers – what they do, how they came to this work, what you need to know about the practice.  This moderated panel discussion will include solo practitioners Antoinette “Tonie” Davis ’99 and SaraEllen Hutchison, Julia Kellison of Northwest Justice Project, Anthony Leahy of Consumer Education and Training Services, Kim Gunning of the WA Attorney General’s Office, and Laura Solis of the Federal Trade Commission.

April 23: Join AILA volunteers nationwide on CITIZENSHIP DAY

sharethis_logoThe window is closing for eligible legal permanent residents to naturalize in time to vote in this year’s election: Help by volunteering at Citizenship Day on April 23, 2016. Citizenship Day is a free one-day legal clinic to help legal permanent residents apply for citizenship, and it’s hosted by AILA-WA, OneAmerica, and committed community partners statewide. It’s a great way to give pro-bono service without a long-term commitment, meet other attorneys and help your community. Signup now, and please forward the information below to your networks!

 WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 8:30am-5:30pm (approximately)

 YAKIMA – Yakima Valley Community College, Deccio Building (Parker Room), S 12th Ave and W Stewart St

 Reimbursements are available for AILA attorney volunteers and law students who travel more than 100 miles or 2 hours to volunteer. Please contact WNA Associate Mallori Thompson at mallori@weareoneamerica.org with any questions about volunteering. Volunteers who haven’t attended a Citizenship Day in the last year will be required to attend a 1-hour training prior to the day of the event. Training is available via recorded webinar you may watch on your own time.

 Attorneys & BIA Accredited Representative volunteers meet one on one with clients to determine eligibility for naturalization, answer questions, review applications for accuracy, provide further instructions for follow up or filing. Attorneys may also review the work of other attorneys during client checkout. You must be a licensed attorney or BIA Accredited Representative to fulfill this role. Attorney volunteers must have been in practice for at least 2 years, AND have completed at least five (5) N-400 applications over the course of those two years. If you would like to volunteer as an attorney but do not meet these requirements, please email WNA Manager Sarah Sumadi at sarah@WeAreOneAmerica.org.

April 27: From Standing in the Street to Having a Seat at the Table

jsternJoin CPSL and Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International for a discussion of OutRight’s work supporting LGBTQI individuals living in the Middle East. OutRight Action International is a leading international organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Jessica Stern specializes in gender, sexuality and human rights globally. As the first researcher on LGBT rights at Human Rights Watch and a Ralph Bunche Fellow at Amnesty International, she conducted fact-finding investigations and advocacy in relation to Iran, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates. RSVP for this event through Symplicity. Campus location: William H. Gates Hall (LAW). Campus room: Room 138. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: The Center for Public Service Law and OutRight Action International. Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.