Watch new documentary “The Return” at UW this week!

May 11: Come watch “The Return” at UW

ibg_xcdyJoin director Kelly Duane de la Vega, executive producer Anne Devereux-Mills, and film subject Mike Romano, director of the Justice Advocacy Project at Stanford Law School (formerly Three Strikes Project) for a special screening of the award-winning documentary film, THE RETURN.

This event will kick-off THE RETURN PROJECT’s State(s) of Reform Tour, which will bring a screening of the film to 10 communities across the U.S. in advance of its broadcast premiere on PBS’s award-winning POV on May 23.

Doors will open on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:00pm. The screening will begin at 6:30pm, following a welcome and remarks by Steve Herbert, Professor and Director of Law, Societies, and Justice at the University of Washington.

There will be a Q&A with the filmmakers, film subject, and business and criminal justice reform stakeholders after the screening of the film.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT) Add to Calendar
University of Washington – Kane Hall Room 210, Seattle, WA 98105 – View Map

May 12: Understanding Intimate Partner Abuse

nb20logo20screenNew Beginnings next Understanding Intimate Partner Abuse community training is coming up Thursday, May 12th! Learn how to identify unhealthy behaviors or abusive relationships, be most helpful to a loved one or friend experiencing abuse, and access local resources. The education session will be held: 

 Thursday, May 12th, 6:00pm – 8:30pm at North Seattle College (Room CC1161) – Appetizer dinner and refreshments will be served

 If you haven’t already signed up, RSVP to, call 206-926-3016 or, for additional details, visit our website or Facebook. We hope you can join us!

May 13: Mental Health and the Law

taupc7ah_400x40012:30 pm | Room 133

People accused of crimes languish in jail for months awaiting competency evaluations, breaking Washington State’s own laws. Will the A.B. by and through Trueblood v DSHS decision be a fix?

Join us for a panel discussion about Washington State’s competency evaluation delay and current efforts to fix this problem, featuring:

  •  Cassie Trueblood, Snohomish County Public Defenders
  • Jason Schwarz, Snohomish County Public Defenders
  • Chris Carney, Carney Gillespie Isitt PLLP

 Co-hosted by the Disability Law Alliance and Innocence Project Northwest

Food will be provided (Pupusas!)

June 1: Wayfind Law & Libations Happy Hour – Connecting Lawyers, Nonprofits and Communities.

 wayfind-banner-loginJoin us to celebrate Wayfind’s community impact and to honor founding board member Andy Guy’s legacy as a pro bono leader.

This will be a festive happy hour event to celebrate and connect with each other and to raise money for Wayfind’s expansion of programs to serve community organizations.

The event will be at the Impact Hub in Pioneer Square.

We’ll have delicious food, beer and wine.

Date: June 1, 2016
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm, 6:00 pm short program

Hope to see you there!

 Please RSVP here: