Innocence Project Northwest; UW Law Pro bono events; Wayfind, Washington Nonprofits, World Affairs Council webinars

Innocence Project Northwest:  Rock for Justice Innocence Project Logo

When: Monday, October 2, 2017

Time: 5:30 pm

Where:  Century Ballroom on Capitol Hill in Seattle

IPNW is commemorating Wrongful Conviction Day and celebrating our 20th Anniversary with an all ages concert by the Exoneree Band at Century Ballroom on Capitol Hill. All ticket sales benefit Innocence Project Northwest. No-host bar for guests who are 21+. Special guests will include Amanda Knox, IPNW freed clients and exonerees as well as representatives and death row exonerees from the death penalty abolition organization Witness to Innocence.

Playing for the first time in Seattle, the Exoneree Band is a touring group of prisoners-turned-musicians, each of whom was wrongfully convicted of another persons crime. They’ll play a combination of covers and original songs inspired by their remarkable stories. From rock, to country, to blues – there will be something for everyone. This is a rare show that you won’t want to miss!

Wrongful Conviction Day is observed internationally to raise awareness of the causes and remedies of wrongful conviction and to recognize the tremendous personal, social, and emotional costs of wrongful conviction for innocent people and their families. Nationally, 2075 people have been exonerated after serving over 18,000 years for crimes they did not commit. In Washington, 46 people have been exonerated after serving over 225 years in prison.

Purchase tickets here.

Innocence Project Northwest: Witness to Innocence Panel with Dr. Katherine Beckett & IPNWpro bono

When:  Thursday, October 5, 2017

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm

Where:  UW School of Law Room 138

IPNW will host a death penalty panel discussion with Witness to Innocence.  Panelists include death row exonerees Sabrina Butler-Smith and Randal Padgett; Professor of Sociology and Law, Societies & Justice, Dr. Katherine Beckett; and our IPNW Policy Director, Lara Zarowsky.  The event is free and open to the public.

UW School of Law Military JAG Panel

Where:  UW School of Law, Room 127

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Time:  12:30-1:20

Are you interested in a career with JAG?
How do I apply for a position with JAG?
Want to learn more about JAG and what it does?

Please join us for a panel discussion to have these questions answered and more.

RSVP via SCS Online formerly known as Symplicity

Washington Nonprofits Free Webinar: Dealing with Conflicts of Interest

When: Thursday, October 5, 2017

Time:  12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Location: Online via AdobeConnect

You’ve probably heard that “Conflicts of Interest” are bad and that nonprofit boards need to avoid conflicts of interest. But, what exactly is a “conflict of interest”, and what should you do if your nonprofit has a “conflict of interest”?

Register here. 

Gates Public Service Law Program presents: Pro Bono Core Competencies Training

Part I: Friday, Oct 6, 10am-12:30pm Room 138

Part II: Friday, Oct 13, 10:30-12:30pm Room 133

Thinking about volunteering for…

· Moderate Means Program (MMP)

· Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP)

· Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington (SYLAW)

· Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project (IMAP)

· CHRJ’s Asylum Application Help Project (App Help)

· or any of the dozens of community legal aid programs in the Seattle area?

We’ll cover implicit bias, working with clients living in poverty, cultural and cross difference competency as well as professionalism and ethics for law student volunteers. Stay tuned for winter quarter topics such as working with trauma survivors, basic interviewing and secondary trauma for advocates

World Affairs Council: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy

When: Monday, October 2 6:00 -7:30 PM

Where: 600 University St. One Union Square Floor 36 Seattle, WA

Join the World Affairs Council for a discussion of the challenge of advancing human rights in U.S. policy and what to expect from the Trump administration as a global human rights cries continue to unfold.

Register here.

Gates Public Service Law Program, Social Justice Tuesday: Pro Bono and Externship Information Session

When: Tuesday,  October 10, 2017

Time: 12:30-1:20

Location: Room 127

What is pro bono? What is an externship? How do I participate? Where can I get training? How do I learn of opportunities? Learn the answers to these compelling questions and so much more. Please join us for the first SJT of the year!

If you would like lunch please RSVP via SCS Oline/Symplicity or by 12:00 pm Monday, October 9, 2017. No RSVP for lunch accepted after 12:00 pm.

UW School of Law Pro Bono and Externship Fair

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Time: 12:30-1:20

Location: Gates Hall Galleria

Please join us for a great exposure to over 20 different Public Service Organizations and Government Organizations.

Wayfind Free Webinar: When Immigration Officials Come Knocking at Work

When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time: 10:00-11:00

Jackson Lewis P.C. and the National Network of Business Law Pro Bono Programs is offering a complimentary webinar for nonprofit employers. This free webinar is geared towards executive directors, human resources professionals and board members of nonprofit organizations.

In the current environment of heightened enforcement, many nonprofit employers are asking: What do we do if immigration comes knocking?

You will learn:

  • Steps to take now to have your organization’s policies and procedures ready
  • How to respond if your organization is inspected.
  • Register here.

J.E.D.I. Sister Volunteers Needed! Tech Law Summit for Girls

When: October 25, 2017

Time:  3:00-6:00 pm

Location: University of Washington School of Law

You can be a J.E.D.I. Sister! We need energetic volunteers to help inspire high school girls from all diverse backgrounds to consider pursuing a career in Tech Law. Help students learn about the intersection of la, technology and social justice as they participate in an interactive working and have the opportunity to meet female judges, attorneys, and law student’s at the networking reception. Please consider volunteering during the workshop where we help students break down a case and develop closing arguments or network during the reception! You can inspire future leaders by sharing a small part of your day!  If you cannot attend, consider sponsoring the event?  Questions? Contact Lisa at or 206-616-1793

Husky Leadership Initiative U Lead We Lead Leadership for Equity

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Where: HUB Ballroom

Time: 6-8 pm (dinner provided)

The Husky Leadership Initiative is proud to present its annual kick-off event U Lead We Lead: Leadership for Equity. On October 26, students and other members of the University community will dig into stories from local luminaries who will each share their story and perspective and call you to action.

Register here.

Join UW Law Moderate Means Program; IMAP Orientation; NAWJ/WSAJ & FLOW scholarships; WA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy: Calls for Papers; Echoing Green 2018 Fellowship

Due October 18: UW Law Moderate Means Program: Looking for the chance to work with clients?

Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The UW Law Moderate Means Program Is Recruiting Interns for Fall Quarter

Open to: All students (JD,MJ,LLLT,LLM)

Time Commitment: Three hours a week fall quarter and five hours a week winter quarter

Application Process: Submit a letter of interest and resume to Ann Spangler


Application Deadline: Open until filled, but no later than 10/18

The Moderate Means Program is the flag-ship pro bono program for students at the University of Washington School of Law. The UW MMP provides legal referrals for low and moderate income individuals as a part of the statewide WSBA Moderate Means Program.

RSVP by Friday, September 30: Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project New Student Orientation on Sunday, October 1

Where:  UW Law School Room 115

When:  Sunday, October 1, 2017

Time:  10 am – 2 pm.

Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project (IMAP) is hosting an orientation/training for new students and community members who are interested in getting involved! This Sunday, October 1st UW Law School Room 115 10am – 2pm Lunch Provided IMAP’s mission is to provide resources and support that heal the relationships harmed by incarceration. We envision a world where families can be together & thrive, free from the prison industrial complex. Come make new friends and learn about: IMAP’s monthly classes at local prisons, reproductive justice, prison abolition, an introduction to family law, and how to get involved!

Please RSVP by September 30th to

Due September 29: Filipino Lawyers of Washington Foundation, 2017 Pangarap Scholarship Application

Application Due:  Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5 pm.

The Filipino Lawyers of Washington Foundation (“FLOWF”), in partnership with the Filipino Lawyers of Washington (“FLOW”) awards up to 3 scholarships annually ranging from $500 to $3000 to law students in the Pacific Northwest. The scholarships are intended to recognize law students who have a demonstrated significant commitment to community service, particularly service to the Filipino/Filipino American community. You need not be of Filipino ethnicity to apply. To learn more about FLOW,  and apply here.

Due November 1:  The Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy (WJELP): Call for Papers!WJELP Logo

The Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy (WJELP) invites submissions for papers and speakers for a symposium this winter, focused on environmental justice and the law. Submitted papers should center around how the law currently acts as a barrier to environmental justice and what the law can do to codify protections. Accepted papers will be featured at the symposium and later printed in a monograph book. Paper and speaker submissions are due by November of 2017. WJELP is also seeking papers with general environmental focuses for our regular editions.

Please submit articles via email to or via ExpressO.

More info here and here.

2018 Echoing Green Fellowship Application is now open!

The Echoing Green Fellowship application for our 2018 class is now open! This is the fellowship for innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels. We know that talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not—which is why we invest in talent wherever it is. Start your application today to share your story and vision for change with us. Before you begin, review the materials below to ensure you have the tools and knowledge to submit a strong application:

• What Echoing Green Looks for in Social Entrepreneurs:  Review the criteria for applicants, which evaluators will use to base their scores here.
• Social Enterprise Criteria for Echoing Green’s Fellowships: Review the criteria for organizations and ideas, which evaluators will use to base their scores here.
• Who is Eligible for an Echoing Green Fellowship?:  Make sure you and your organization qualify for a Fellowship here.

More info here. 

Due October 18: National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) and Washington State Association for Justice: $500 Scholarship – Two AvailableWSAJ Logo

Application Due: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

NAWJ, through the Access to Justice Scholarship Program, and WSAJ are each providing a $500.00 scholarship. Two deserving law students who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to diversity and equality in the system of justice will be selected. Scholarship recipients must be an enrolled send or third year law student in good standing.

Criteria for selection will include the applicant’s experience in addressing gender equity issues (e.g. equal access to justice and domestic violence advocacy), and their plan for use of the funds. Applicants will be notified by October 25, 2017.

Apply here and here

DACA recipients file suit over Trump’s move to end program

By Josh Gerstein, Politico

“A half dozen DACA recipients are suing President Donald Trump over his decision to end the program giving quasi-legal status and work permits to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.

Several legal luminaries are backing the lawsuit filed Monday morning in federal court in San Francisco, including Harvard Law professor Larry Tribe and University of California at Berkeley law school dean Erwin Chemerinsky.”

Continue reading here.

WSAJ, Trial Advocacy Fellowship Program; Earthjustice clerkship summer 2018; Procopio’s Summer 2018 Native American Law Internship Program

Due October 6: Washington State Association For Justice, Trial Advocacy Fellowship ProgramWSAJ Logo

Application Due:  Friday, October 6, 2017

The Washington State Association for Justice (“WSAJ”) has established a Fellowship Program to introduce a diverse group of law students to the plaintiffs’ bar generally and to WSAJ specifically.  The Fellowship Program (the “Program”) will allow selected students to observe the work of trial attorneys as part of a summer-long mentoring program.  Fellows will gain exposure to the work of trial attorneys by “shadowing” three mentor law firms, each for a four week period.  They will attend depositions, hearings, settlement proceedings, and possibly even trial with their mentors.  They will also have the opportunity to work on short-duration projects, including a writing assignment.

The program will run for 12 weeks – May 14 – August 3 for Seattle University and Gonzaga University students; June 11 – August 31 for University of Washington students. Fellows will be asked to commit to a minimum of 40 hours per week. They will be given a stiped on $7,200 for the 12-week program. They will be assigned to three different Mentor Firms, spending four weeks with each.

More info and apply here.

Earthjustice Law Clerkship, Summer 2018EarthJustice Logo

Earthjustice is seeking summer law clerks who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Earthjustice’s work is currently divided into three major areas:

  • Lands, Wildlife, and Oceans focuses on cases that protect endangered species, national forests, national parks, other public lands, water resources, and the oceans.
  • Healthy Communities focuses on cases that protect public health, prevent air and water pollution, and curb exposures to toxic chemicals, particularly in disproportionately impacted communities. Recently, our healthy communities work has also begun to promote sustainable food and agriculture and the rights of farm workers.
  • Climate and Energy focuses on cases that encourage clean energy and energy efficiency while challenging the reliance on coal, oil and other dirty fuels.

The Earthjustice Summer Clerkship position includes a weekly stipend of $880 a week, with the average clerkship lasting 10 weeks. The total stipend amount will be dependent on the extent of a clerk’s ability to secure outside funding. Earthjustice will pay $880 a week less the total amount received from other sources.

More info and apply here.

Due 10/19:  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Legislative and Regulatory Development Specialist

Application Due:  Thursday, 10/19/2017

This position reports directly to the Global Security Technology & Policy Technical Group Manager, with responsibilities as assigned by project/program managers working NNSA and other programs. Other responsibilities will be determined based on candidate skills and available programmatic activities.

It is anticipated that the candidate will undertake an array of assignments within NNSA programs. Expertise in legislative and regulatory analysis for nuclear security and safeguards, project management, and working with multidimensional teams (both internal and external), will be essential. The candidate will be directly involved in regulatory cooperation activities with international partners, including national governments and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In this capacity, the candidate will utilize his or her own technical expertise, supplemented by management and staff from PNNL, as well as other vendors or contractors.

More info on PSJD.


Application Due:  Tuesday, October 31, 2017

“Procopio has a long-standing tradition of providing growth opportunities to the communities we serve.  Procopio’s Native American Law Practice Group extends this tradition by actively investing in the future leaders of Indian Country through offering paid internships for Native American law students or law students with an emphasis in Native American law.  Please join us in identifying qualified legal students within Native American communities that may be interested in being part of this engaging opportunity.

The Native American Law Internship provides an opportunity for two Native American law students to gain hands-on experience dealing with everyday legal issues facing Native American communities.  Interns are involved in matters that deal with specific Indian law-related legal practice matters and other legal problems facing tribal governments and Native entities.  Procopio Interns reach out to local Native American youth to provide guidance and inspiration regarding educational direction and opportunities.”

More info here.

Juvenile Law Center webinars, UW Law Pro Bono Competency Trainings, Pro Bono/Externship Fair

Juvenile Law Center: Two Webinars for Child Welfare, Education and Juvenile Justice Fields

When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Time: 11:30-1:00 pm

Webinar: Alternatives to Strip Searches for Youth in the Justice System

Juvenile Law Center attorney’s  Natane Eaddy and Karen Lindell with special guest Melanie Shapiro,  Director of Juvenile Justice Policy for the Maryland Office of the Public Defender will discuss alternatives to strip search for youth in the justice system. This discussion is designed to help juvenile justice professionals gain a better understanding of the harms associated with strip search and alternatives to the practice.

Register here.

When:  Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Time:  1:00-2:00 pm

Webinar: Federal Legislation to Promote Access and Success in Higher Education for Youth  in Foster Care and Experiencing Homelessness 4:00-5:30 pm ET

Two important pieces of legislation have been introduced in Congress to promote higher education success for youth experiencing homelessness and youth in foster care, “Higher Education Access and Success for Homelessness and Foster Youth Act” and Fostering Success in Higher Education .” These bills seek to address barriers to high education access and success by streamlining access to existing financial aid, enhancing assistance and support for retention and completion, and improving collaboration, outreach, and data collecting.

During the webinar information will be provided on the content of both bills, the time line for introduction, and opportunities for support and advocacy. There will also be a chance to hear from Congressional staff about the bills as well as an opportunity for questions.

Register here

Volunteer law students needed for VABAW gala!

When: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Time:  5:30-8:00 pm

Where:  Triple Door, Seattle, Washington

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW) needs volunteers! We are looking for student volunteers for our upcoming gala on Thursday, September 28! It’s a great opportunity to get dressed up and meet partners, judges, while learning about VABAW’s mission in a fun way. Our popular event will take place at The Triple Door in downtown Seattle from 5:30-8:00 pm. WE will provide you with food catered by the Wild Ginger.

P.S. There is also a fashion show!

Interested? Please contact Kristin Tan at

Military JAG Panel at UW School of Law (Navy, Air Force, Army, Marine Corps)

When: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Time:  12:30-1:20 pm

Where: Room 127

Are you interested in a career with JAG? How do I apply for a position with JAG? Want to learn more about JAG and what it does?

Please join us for a panel discussion with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines Corp JAG members.

RSVP via SCS Online.

Pro Bono Legal Aid  Core Competency Trainings. Get Trained. Do Pro Bono. Make a Difference Now.

When: Friday,  October 6, 2017  Part 1 10:00– 12:30

Friday, October 13  Part 2 10:30-12:30

Where:  UW School of Law Room 138

Thinking about volunteering for…

· Bridging the Gap/Moderate Means Program (MMP)

· Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP)

· Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington (SYLAW)

· Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project (IMAP)

· CHRJ’s Asylum Application Help Project (App Help)

· Environmental Law Society Pro Bono Research Project (ELS)

· Trans Health Pro Bono Project

· or any of the dozens of community legal aid programs in the Seattle area?

Than this is for you!

RSVP to SCS Online.

Social Justice Tuesday

When: Tuesday, October 10 12:30-1:20

Where: UW School of Law, Room 127

Interested in Externships or doing Pro Bono or both? Come to this information session led by Esther Park, Director of Externships, Aline Carton-Listfjeld, Director Gates Public Service. Learn valuable information a week before the Pro Bono and Externship Fair at the University of Washington.

RSVP via SCS Online

National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference

When: October 13  & 14, 2017

Where: Maritim Conference Center Linthicum Heights, MD

Registration Deadline: September 29

More information here.

Social Justice Tuesday-Pro Bono and Externship Fair

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Time: 12:30-1:20

Where: UW School of Law Galleria

Meet over 20 organizations and talk with representatives from each to learn about Pro Bono and Externship opportunities at their organization.

More info soon.

Legal Rebels Profile, Loan Forgiveness lawsuit, National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ)/Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), $500 Scholarship, Asian Bar Association of Washington-2017 Scholarship

Legal Rebels Profile: Matthew Stubenberg, Creating tech solutions to increase justice

“Matthew Stubenberg’s legal career is shaped by the Great Recession. In 2010, he started law school at the University of Maryland, where he “fell in love with criminal defense.” However, upon graduation in 2013, the legal market was still recovering, and he was without a job. That was when Stubenberg learned how to code.

Inspired by his law school clerkship, Stubenberg, 29, wanted to help attorneys navigate Maryland’s courthouses.

In the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County where he clerked, lawyers were expected to bring paper sheets with judges’ information, including phone and chamber room numbers. In response to this antiquated practice, he learned the programming language Java and created Not Guilty, a smartphone app that digitized the paper sheet and added biographical information.”

Read the full article here.

Dept. of Ed’s edits of forms call for judicial review in loan forgiveness case, ABA says in filingDept. of Education

“The U.S. Department of Education recently revised two online forms for its Public Service Loan Forgiveness program to say that it applies only to jobs with organizations whose ‘primary purpose’ is either public service or public education. The ABA says in a court filing that this is proof that the change was more than informal and should have been handled through administrative law.” “The Education Department had mentioned ‘primary purpose’ in the past-first in letters to those whose participation in the program was being revoked, then in a response last fall to ABA Executive Director Jack Rives, who questioned the revocations-but argued in a July motion for summary judgment (PDF) that its use of the term was ‘individual, informal, interim, nonprecedential adjudications.’ If the agency were changing its interpretation of its 2008 final rule on the statute, that would open the revocations of program participants to judicial review-a key issue in the litigation. The ABA argues in its lawsuit (PDF) that the agency failed to follow statutory procedures for modifying the regulation in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act and improperly applied the changes retroactively. A spokesman in the Education Department’s press office said Wednesday that the agency does not comment on pending litigation.”

Read the full article here. 

Due October 18: National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ)/Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), $500 Scholarship – Two AvailableWSAJ Logo

Application Due:  Wednesday, October 18, 2017

NAWJ, through its Access to Justice Scholarship Program, and WSAJ are each providing a $500 scholarship. Two deserving law students who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to diversity and equality in the system of justice will be selected.

Scholarship recipients must be an enrolled second- or third-year law student in good standing. Criteria for selection will include the applicant’s experience in addressing gender equity issues (e.g., equal access to justice and domestic violence advocacy), and their plan for use of the funds. Applicants will be notified by October 25, 2017.

More info here and here.

Due October 6: Asian Bar Association of Washington-2017 ScholarshipABAW Logo

Application Due: October 6, 2017

Apply for a 2017 scholarship from the Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW) and Student Scholarship Foundation (SSF).  Each year, ABAW and SSF award four (4) scholarships totaling $24,500 to APA/API law students attending school in Washington. Selection is competitive. Applications are due by October 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm PST.

Information and details on how to apply here.  

Are you ready for it? Externships! Fellowships! Jobs!

Due September 27:  Equal Justice Works 2018 Fellowships

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

With less than two weeks left to apply, we are truly in the final stretch! Equal Justice Works Fellowships provide innovative solutions to issues facing vulnerable individuals and communities, and we’re accepting applications for the 2018 Fellowship class until 11:59 PM EST on September 27, 2017.

Apply here.

Due May 31:  Equal Justice Works VISTA Legal Fellowships

Application deadline: May 31, 2018EJW Logo

The goal of the VISTA Affordable Housing Preservation Project (VAHPP) is to preserve, maintain, and improve project-based Section 8 affordable housing. Now recruiting members for several sites. Apply here.  

2018 Bertha Justice Fellowships

Application Deadline: Monday, October 9, 2017

From taking on the NYPD’s racially discriminatory stop-and-frisk program to challenging indefinite detention and torture at Guantánamo, the Center for Constitutional Rights has been on the front lines of the fight for social justice for 50 years. We’re a multiracial, diverse staff committed to building the power of the people and communities we represent. Whether it’s immigration detention, solitary confinement, the Movement for Black Lives, Muslim profiling, or Palestinian human rights, we fight for civil and human rights though creative use of litigation and advocacy.

In 2012, CCR launched the Bertha Justice Fellowship to deepen our work training the next generation of “people’s lawyers.”

For application and further information, apply here.

Due October 13: Eastside Legal Assistance Program Family Law Fellowship

Application Deadline: Friday, October 13, 2017

Would you like a free opportunity to learn hands-on legal skills, earn CLE credits, network, have a space to start your own legal practice, and to have firms (both private and non-profit) want to hire you on the spot?

The year-long program is an opportunity for newly licensed attorneys pursuing a career in family law to gain direct experience in a supportive environment. Fellows volunteer half-time while receiving computer access, desks, phones, mentorship and training in Family Law, Domestic Violence, motions practice and pre-trial/trial preparation. ELAP will also provide law office management training to assist the attorneys in establishing their own offices. And Fellows are covered by ELAP’s malpractice insurance for all work done on ELAP cases.

Contact ELAP’s Managing Attorney, Juanita Cope, at or 425.747.7274 ext 204.

Due October 31: K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The fellowship was established in September 1999 to offer law students the opportunity to assist public service organizations located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2018, the program will award one successful candidate a fellowship that enables them to spend eight weeks of their summer working at Neighborhood Legal Services Association. For additional details about Neighborhood Legal Services Association, please click on the below link.

Neighborhood Legal Services Association strives to ensure access to justice by providing free “civil” legal services to low income individuals and families. For more information, please visit

In 2018, the fellowship recipient will be paid a stipend of $1,000/week (less applicable taxes) for his or her public interest service. All stipend checks will be made payable to the student and mailed to Neighborhood Legal Services Association.

To be considered for a fellowship award, candidates must complete and submit an application on or before October 31, 2017. For a copy of the application materials, please visit here.

Due October 9: Justice in Aging, Racial Justice Fellowship for Summer 2018

Application deadline: Monday, October 9, 2017

Justice in Aging is pleased to announce its first Racial Justice Fellowship for Summer 2018. The fellow may work in any of our three offices in Oakland, Los Angeles, or Washington D.C. This is a paid fellowship.

The Position: Justice in Aging seeks a rising 3L (current 2L) with a passion for public interest law and a commitment to communities of color for a 10-week summer fellowship focused on the intersection of poverty, aging, and racial justice. The fellow will work with staff to identify a project that integrates Justice in Aging’s core programs, health care and economic security, with the fellow’s personal and professional interests.

For information and to apply.

Due October 16: ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties – Notice to Third-Year Law Students and Recent GraduatesACLU of WA

Application Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017.

The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties seeks applicants for a legal fellowship for the Border Litigation Project (BLP), to begin in Fall 2018.

For information and apply here.

Due October 30:  National Juvenile Defender Center,  2018-2020 Gault Fellowship

Application Deadline: Monday, October 30, 2017

Recent law school graduates (Class of 2017 or 2018) are invited apply for a two-year juvenile defense fellowship at the National Juvenile Defense Center (NJDC) in Washington, DC starting in September 2018

The Gault Fellowship is in honor of the U.S. Supreme Court case In re Gault. The Gault decision extended to juveniles many of the same due process protections afforded adults accused of crimes, including the right to counsel.

For information and apply here.

Rolling Deadline: The Washington Defender Association Incarcerated Parents Project Externship

Application Deadline: Rolling

The impact of incarceration upon parent-clients and their children presents a devastating set of circumstances, from which families may never fully recover.  Unnecessarily separating families is devastating to children, their incarcerated parents and our communities. In contrast, family reunification is linked to reduced recidivism, greater family stability, and improved emotional response for children. No parent should face the punishment of losing a child simply because he/she is serving a sentence.

At IPP, we attempt to address the unique needs of families facing incarceration and help individuals preserve relationships with their children by providing case assistance and training to practitioners and the bench; by establishing best practices in support of providing holistic representation; and by implementing legislative strategies to reduce traumatic effects of family separation that parental incarceration inflicts upon children in Washington State.

To Apply: Send your resume and cover letter to

Rolling Deadline: The Washington Defender Association – Technical Assistance Program

Application Deadline: Rolling

WDA’s technical assistance attorneys provide support and resources to public defenders throughout Washington.  We do this through case consultations, practice advisories and sample motions. Case consultations involve answering specific questions about specific cases or brainstorming and strategizing with defenders addressing specific legal issues or problems. Practice advisories summarize criminal law in specific areas for busy public defenders. We also plan and present at CLEs for public defenders and write amicus briefs in cases that will have a broad impact in Washington. Working with WDA’s technical assistance attorneys will give you exposure to criminal law and issues facing Washington’s public defenders. You will deepen your understanding of case law, statutes and legal issues.

To Apply: Send your resume and cover letter to Magda Baker at .

Due October 6: Vermont Legal Aid, Disability Law Attorney

Application Deadline: Friday, October 6, 2017

Vermont Legal is opening the search for a full-time Disability Law Attorney in our Montpelier office. Responsibilities include individual and systems advocacy in a variety of forums on behalf of persons with disabilities.

For information and apply here.

Rolling Deadline: Center for Reproductive Rights: Staff Attorney, US Litigation New York, New York

Application Deadline: Rolling

The Staff Attorney will be part of the Center’s litigation team and participate in impact litigation on reproductive rights and justice issues in federal and state courts. Find out more about this position and apply here. 

Fundraisers and webinars and fairs!

SABAW LogoSouth Asian Bar Association of Washington’s Annual Reception & Fundraiser

When: Friday, September 22

6:00-9:30 pm

Where: Washington Athletic Club-The Nobleroom

The reception will highlight numerous SABAW community programs including the nationally-recognized Free Community Legal Clinic, SABAW’s Scholarship Program for students and recent law graduates, and the Minority Legal Fellowship for solo/small firms and non-profit organizations.  SABAW will also be recognizing selected members of its community for their achievements and contribution to the legal profession in Washington State.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this fun and exciting event, where you can expect good food, inventive cocktails, lively music and of course, great company

Register here.

The Unemployment Law Project: Benefit for the Farmworker Outreach Project

When:  Thursday, September 22, 2017

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: E Quetzal Beacon Hill 3209 Beacon Ave. S Seattle, WA

With special guest Louisa Maran Director, National Farmworkers Program

Buy tickets here. 

Webinar:  Injustices Under the LawLiberty scales

When: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

Time:  Noon – 1:35 p.m.

Where: 90 minute webcast

What happens when the law doesn’t equal justice? What can—or should—legal professionals do? This 90-minute webcast will begin with a look back at when and how legal professionals have responded to moments of social and cultural crisis. The faculty will then discuss effective strategies, and related ethics issues, for addressing legal injustices in a contemporary setting.

Rick Eichstaedt—Center for Justice, Spokane
Paul Lawrence—Pacifica Law Group, Seattle
Michele Storms—American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Seattle
Camille Walsh—University of Washington, Seattle

Register here.

WSBA Webinar:  Are You Differentiating Your Practice Through Unbundling of Legal Services?Books

When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Time: 9:00-10:00 am

Where:  Webinar

Unbundled legal services-or limited scope representation-is allowed in Washington. It can be a great mechanism to bridge the access to justice gap and to attract clients. Yet many attorneys are not offering this type of representation to their clients. Why ?

Register here.

Vietnamese-American Bar Association of Washington Annual Banquet

When: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Time: 5:30-8:00 pm

Where:  The Triple Door.

Join the Vietnamese-American Bar Association of Washington for their 13th annual banquet! This event will be held at the Triple Door. 5:30-8:00 pm

RSVP here.

2017 Washington Women Lawyers Annual Event: I AM IN! Included. Invested. Involved.

When: Saturday October 14, 2017

Time:  6PM-9PM

Where: WWL’s Annual Event will be held on, at the Montvale Event Center in Spokane, Washington (1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201).

A CLE will be offered during the afternoon of October 14th. Washington Women Lawyers and Legal Voice present the “Third Annual Women’s Law Update.” This two-hour CLE will focus on recent legislation and litigation, as well as ongoing advocacy, that Legal Voice is engaged in to advance women’s and LGBTQ rights in Washington State. Presenters include Legal & Legislative Counsel for Legal Voice, Janet Chung and Lobbyist, Nancy Sapiro.

All attendees are also invited to the Welcome Reception at the Montvale Hotel on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 6-8pm to enjoy complimentary wine, small bites and networking. Other optional weekend activities and events will be announced in the coming weeks!

For further information and register here. 

Seattle Citywide Pro Bono Fair

When: Tuesday, October 11, 2017

Time:  4:00-6:00 pm

Where: Perkins Coie in Seattle

Interested in pro bono volunteerism and don’t know where to start? Come to the Pro Bono Fair to meet with representatives from local legal service organizations to find the opportunity right for you!  RSVP

Immigrant Families Advocacy Projects annual CLE which will prepare you to help undocumented immigrants apply for the U-Visa

When: Friday, October 13, 2017

Time:  9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: Davis, Wright, Tremaine LLP, 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200

Immigration Options for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence

Join us for Immigrant Families Advocacy Project’s annual CLE which will prepare you to help undocumented immigrants apply for the U-Visa. U-Visas grant temporary legal status to survivors of certain qualifying crimes who have been helpful to law enforcement. The majority of applicants are people who have suffered physical and emotional intimate partner violence. Learn how attorneys can play a valuable part in helping immigrant communities

. The CLE will cover:
• The Basic Structure of the Immigration System
• Introduction to U-Visa Petitions and Adjustment of Status
• Working with Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence
• Confidentiality and Ethics
• Supervising Law Students with IFAP

For further information and to register on-line here.

UW Law: Get Trained. Do Pro Bono. Make a difference now. Legal Aid Core Competencies Training

When: Friday, October 6 10-12:00  and Friday, October 13

Time:  10:30-12:00 (Two part series)

Where: University of Washington School of Law 10/6- Room 138 10/13 Room 133

UW Law students interested in volunteering for Law School Pro Bono Programs or dozens of community legal aid programs in the community.

UW Law Pro Bono and Externship Fair

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Time:  12:30-1:20

Where: University of Washington School of Law

Students, please join us for Pro Bono and Externship Fair! There will be over 20 organizations there for you to meet and have a table talk with.

CLE:  Combating Bias: Turning Microaggression into Microinclusion

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time:  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where:  K&L Gates, 925 4th Ave #2900, Seattle, WA 98104

Join WWL for an invigorating and eye-opening training on combating implicit bias when faced with microaggression. WWL welcomes Dr. Caprice Hollins, co-founder of Cultures Connecting, to speak and facilitate. Pending 3.5 WA Ethics CLE. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

For further information and register here.


Columbia Legal Services: Charity Care Report; Washington Leadership Institute; WSAJ & ELAP fellowship deadlines.

Columbia Legal Services: Washington Hospitals Fall Short of Serving Patients Most in Need

“Hospitals across Washington State are falling far short of meeting their legal requirement to provide free or reduced cost of care to thousands of eligible patients, a new report reveals. The report, “Access Denied: Washington’s Charity Care System, its Shortfalls, and the Effect on Low-Income Patients,” includes original research and analysis by Columbia Legal Services (CLS) and provides recommendations for changes in law, policy, and practice aimed to ensure that charity care fulfills its original purpose – guaranteeing that those in greatest need are able to obtain critical health care services.”

More here.

Application Deadline for the Washington State Leadership Institute: September 15, 2017

The deadline for submitting applications is September 15, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.  The mission of the WLI is to develop and enhance the leadership skills of Washington State attorneys from underrepresented segments of our profession. We target attorneys who have practiced for three to ten years and those with diverse backgrounds (racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, varying physical abilities, cultural and geographic diversity). In August 2017, the WLI has graduated over 150 Fellows from the Program who will serve in various leadership roles in WSBA related committees, sections, and organizations, as well as leadership roles in various community organizations.

More here.

National Center of Philanthropy and the Law: Open Society Presidential Fellowship

The Open Society Presidential Fellowship is awarded yearly to recent, JD, MPA, MPP and MBA graduates from accredited US law, public policy and business schools. Based in New York City, Fellows pursue work related to human rights good governance, and justice through a one-year residence within the Office of the President at the Open Society Foundation.

The term of the Open Society Presidential Fellowship is 11 month months. The 2018 Fellowship will commence in September 2018 with the term ending in July 2019. Fellows will receive a salary of $65,000.00 plus benefits.

For complete information and to apply here.

Due October 6:  Washington State Association for Justice: Trial Advocacy Summer Fellowship ProgramWSAJ Logo

The Washington State Association for Justice (“WSAJ”) has established a Fellowship Program to introduce a diverse group of law students to the plaintiffs’ bar generally and to WSAJ specifically.  The Fellowship Program (the “Program”) will allow selected students to observe the work of trial attorneys as part of a summer-long mentoring program.  Fellows will gain exposure to the work of trial attorneys by “shadowing” three mentor law firms, each for a four week period.  They will attend depositions, hearings, settlement proceedings, and possibly even trial with their mentors.  They will also have the opportunity to work on short-duration projects, including a writing assignment.

To apply by October 6, 2017 and further info here.

Due October 13: Eastside Legal Assistance Program: ELAP Family Law Fellowship

 Application Deadline October 13, 2017

The ELAP Family Law Fellowship is a year long program that focuses on training new attorneys on family law and law office management.

Fellows will receive hands-on courtroom experience securing Domestic Violence Protection Orders and family pre trial Family Law Orders. ELAP provides liability insurance, office space and supplies.

For additional information or to apply, contact: Juanita Cope Call 425-747-7274 x206 or

Legal Voice; Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Internship; If/When/How Fellowship; KIND

Rolling Deadline: Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic University of Washington School of Law

Application Deadline: Rolling

We at the University of Washington Clinical Law Program are excited to announce that we will be hiring a clinical teaching fellow to work in our Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic this year, with the likely possibility of extension for a second year.

Candidates must have earned a JD at an accredited law school. An ideal candidate has experience working with vulnerable populations, specifically homeless youth, and has demonstrated a commitment to public interest lawyering. An ideal candidate will be prepared to start the position on at the beginning of Autumn Quarter 2017.

Recent law school graduates may apply, but preference will be given to candidates with 1-5 years of experience and candidates who have passed the Washington State Bar Exam and/or are members of, or eligible for membership in, of the Washington State Bar Association, or are eligible for membership within the first contract year.

Application requirements:

Applications should be sent in electronic form to and should include:

A statement describing applicant’s interest in the position, relevant practical experience and career goals (may be included in a cover letter)

A copy of the Applicant’s resume

A law school transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)

Contact information for three references

A writing sample (15 pages or less)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to applications received on or before September 15, 2017.

Due September 18:  Gonzaga University School of Law: Assistant Director for its newly created Center for Civil and Human Rights

Application Deadline:  Monday, September 18, 2017

Gonzaga University School of Law is seeking to hire an Assistant Director for its newly created Center for Civil and Human Rights. The Assistant Director will work closely with the Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights to create a nationally-recognized Civil and Human Rights program that enriches the educational experience of students, furthers the common good, and contributes substantially to the theory, policy, and practice of Civil and Human Rights in a local, national, and international environment. This is a three-year, fixed-term position with the possibility of renewal.

For further information here.

Due September 29: 2018 Pathways Summer Legal Internship In Health Law And Health Care Fraud And Abuse

Application Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017

The Office of Counsel to the Inspector General (OCIG) Pathways Summer Legal Internship Program offers PAID opportunities for students that have completed two years of law school and have a demonstrated interest in health law. Although program dates are flexible, selected applicants must commit to working a minimum of 35 hours per week for 10 to 12 weeks, in OCIG’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Applications will be accepted from September 11 to September 29, 2017 through USAJobs.

Apply here.

Due October 6: Legal Voice, Staff AttorneyLegal Voice Logo

Application Deadline: October 6, 2017

Position Summary: Work to advance women’s and LGBTQ people’s legal rights throughout Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska and Montana, through litigation, legislative advocacy, education, coordination with community organizations and activists, and outreach to communities. Responsibilities include maintaining legal expertise and overseeing Legal Voice litigation, policy advocacy, and education work in the following issue areas: gender equity in employment, education, or athletics; economic justice; and health care policy, although additional subject matter expertise of the applicant could affect the assigned subject matter.

Apply here. 

Due October 6:  2L/3L Goldmark 2018 InternshipLogo for the Legal Foundation of Washington

Application deadline: October 6, 2017

The Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Internship is a 10 week, paid summer internship for 2Ls and 3Ls created in honor of the Legal Foundation of Washington’s second president, Charles Goldmark. The Goldmark Internship provides hands-on experience in providing legal aid through research, writing, casework, and client services. In addition to gaining valuable experience in public interest law, the Goldmark Intern receives an $8,000 stipend. The 2018 host site for the Goldmark Internship is Seattle Community Law Center.

About Seattle Community Law Center:

Seattle Community Law Center’s mission is to provide accessible legal advocacy to people living with physical and mental disabilities so that they may obtain the resources necessary to overcome barriers to financial and medical stability. We further our mission through targeted advocacy projects that help people with Social Security disability problems. We believe that advocacy to address our constituents’ short term problems must be accompanied by advocacy for long term changes to address the root of the problem.

Apply here.


Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

If/When/How seeks applications from current 3Ls and recent law school graduates to work for one year as a Reproductive Justice Federal, State, or HIV Fellow at selected placement organizations across the country. Placement locations include: Atlanta, GA; Oakland, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; Seattle, WA; and Washington, D.C.

The Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program (RJFP) is a policy-focused fellowship designed to create entry points into the reproductive health, rights, and justice fields and to enhance legal and advocacy capacity at organizations working to advance reproductive justice for all people. Reproductive Justice (RJ) Fellows gain hands-on policy advocacy experience and work on cutting edge reproductive health, rights, justice issues, particularly as they affect people of color and other marginalized communities. Placement organizations benefit because Fellows bring legal knowhow and an intersectional approach to legal and policy advocacy.

Each RJ Fellow will receive a $51,000 stipend and be placed at a selected organization from September 2018 through August 2019. As a law school graduate with an understanding of the reproductive justice framework, the RJ Fellow will assist in research, interpretation, and application of law to aid the placement organization’s organizing, publication, and policy pursuits. Thus, the RJ Fellow will play an integral role in helping to influence public opinion, shape laws, and advance policy, aiming to ensure the future of reproductive justice for all people – irrespective of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, income, nationality, religion, or sexual orientation. In addition, the RJFP provides rich opportunities for professional development, training, and networking in a supportive atmosphere. The RJ Fellows will be mentored by the If/When/How Director of Academic & Professional Programs and will participate in monthly workshops and attend conferences and other events with their cohort.

Apply here. 

Rolling Deadline: KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE (KIND) Legal Intern

Application Deadline: Rolling.

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is an innovative partnership among the Microsoft Corporation, Angelina Jolie and other interested philanthropists, law firms and corporate supporters. As the leading national organization that works to ensure that no refugee or immigrant child faces immigration court alone, KIND is dedicated to providing pro bono representation as well as positive systemic change in both law and policy to improve the protection of unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children.

KIND’s Seattle field office is seeking volunteer legal interns who want to develop their lawyering skills while assisting KIND’s Seattle office’s direct representation and pro bono programs, which matches volunteer lawyers with unaccompanied children needing representation in immigration court.

Apply here.

NWIRP: Options After DACA; ABAW Gala; MAMA banquet

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project: ‘Options After  DACA’ Free Community Forum

Dates:  September 11 through September 25, 2017

Locations:  Granger, Wenatchee, Seattle, Pasco, Tacoma

“In the wake of the Trump Administration’s announcement that the DACA program is being terminated, we and the WDC are hosting several community forums to help answer your questions. Please join us to get the latest information, talk to an immigration attorney, and learn about other resources for DACA recipients and their families.”

More info here.

Seattle Idealist Grad Fair

Date: Monday, October 9, 2017

Time:  5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location:  Seattle University, Campion Ballroom

“Learn about admissions requirements and application deadlines for graduate programs in social work, public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, public interest law, social entrepreneurship, and many more

Speak with graduate admissions advisors from local, national and international universities

The fair is free and open to anyone considering graduate school. Watch these two short videos to see why you should attend the fair and what it looks like.”

More info here.

Asian Bar Association of Washington, Annual Gala
Date:  Friday, October 20, 2017ABAW Logo
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: The Renaissance Hotel Seattle

“We look forward to seeing you on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Renaissance Seattle for the 2017 ABAW and ABAW Student Scholarship Foundation’s Annual Gala! The no-host reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with the formal program and dinner to begin at 6:30 p.m.

At the 2017 Gala, scholarship funds will be awarded to Washington law students to assist with their legal education. The cost of a law school education is steep and ABAW and the ABAW SSF are committed to ensuring the success of our future lawyers. Even if you were unable to attend the Gala, we encourage you to make a donation (click here to go to the ABAW Student Scholarship Foundation website and click “Donate”) to support student scholarships. At the 2016 Gala, $24,500 in scholarship funds were awarded to Washington law students to assist with their legal education from the ABAW Student Scholarship Foundation, and a $500 scholarship funded by the NW Minority Job Fair.”

More info here.

Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association, 2017 Eleventh Annual BanquetNCPOFFC Mother and Child Image

Date:  Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Location:  Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle

“MAMA Seattle’s Eleventh Annual Banquet will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle. MAMA Seattle is proud to announce that Justice Bobbe J. Bridge, ret. will be presented with our 2017 Betty Binns Fletcher Leadership and Justice Award. Justice Bridge’s friend and colleague, Justice Mary Yu, will provide introductory remarks.”

More info here.