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 ecc93@uw.edu 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.