Free Webinar on PTSD; Beer and Justice; Register for the NW Minority Job Fair by August 1

Free Webinar: A Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for Advocates: How to Effectively Address PTSD in Matters Involving Veterans and Others Affected by Trauma

Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time:  9:00 a.m.
Location: Webinar
Cost: Free

Although PTSD can cause symptoms that significantly affect cognition and behavior, the people who assist or make critical decisions affecting those who experience PTSD may not recognize or understand these symptoms well. This training provides advocates with an understanding of PTSD.

Led by a faculty that includes a VA psychologist with extensive clinical expertise in PTSD and lawyers specializing in mental health-related advocacy, this training will provide:

  • An understanding of how trauma and PTSD affect the brain;
  • A description of PTSD symptoms and how they affect people in their day-to-day lives;
  • Discussion of how PTSD symptoms can be relevant in legal proceedings;
  • Guidance for developing relevant information and evidence about PTSD;
  • Insight into mental health reports, evaluations, and other clinical evidence; and
  • Strategies for working effectively with mental health professionals to develop and present information about PTSD that supports advocacy for those affected by trauma

Register here.

Campaign for Equal Justice: Beer and Justice

Date:  Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time:  5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen in Bellingham, Washington

Date:  Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time:  5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location:  Harmon Tap Room Beer Garden in Tacoma, Washington

Campaign for Equal Justice LogoJoin us for a happy hour event in your city to raise awareness and funds for legal aid! Through the Campaign for Equal Justice, your donations support nonprofit legal aid providers in Washington state. In partnership with the Legal Foundation of Washington, there is a strong return on your investment. For every $1 donated to the Campaign, anywhere from $3 – $9 goes to 23 non-profit legal aid providers in their annual grants from the Legal Foundation.

More information here.

Due August 1:  31st Annual Northwest Minority Job Fair on August 19
Registration Due:  Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Date: Saturday, August 19th, 2017
Location: Pacifica Law Group, 1191 Second Avenue, Suite 2000 Seattle, WA

Pacifica Law Group is honored to host the 31st Annual Northwest Minority Job Fair. We are committed to the Fair’s mission of fostering access to employment opportunities for historically underrepresented persons in the practice of law and to provide a networking forum for legal employers and minority law students.

The Northwest Minority Job Fair, sponsored and funded by a consortium of legal sector employers, has brought together private and public law firms committed to promoting diversity for over 30 years. It provides a unique opportunity for employers, law students, and lawyers to connect and match legal talent with law firm opportunities. Last year’s Northwest Minority Job Fair brought together approximately 150 students and 30 law firms/agencies.

This year’s Fair will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Pacifica Law Group, 1191 Second Avenue, Suite 2000, in Seattle. Registration is free for students. Part of the registration fee provides scholarships for minority students.

Learn more and register here.