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