Social Justice Tuesday, UW Law JAG Panel and more!

Social Justice Tuesday – Fight to Win: Recent Social Justice Legal Victories

When:  Tuesday, October 2, 2018
12:30-1:20
W.H. Gates Hall Room 127
Speakers: Malou Chavez, with Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Janet Chung with Columbia Legal Service
David Ward with Legal Voice
Impact litigation is generally focused on changing law or on the rights of specific groups of people. Panelists will address recent legal social justice victories and provide insight on the planning, preparing and filing or defending cases that affect more than one individual. What strategies worked? What were some challenges and barriers? Join us for lunch and prepare to be inspired by advocates working on issues in immigration, women’s rights, and civil legal aid.
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JAG Day-Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines

When: Thursday, October 4
12:30-1:20 pm
W.H. Gates Hall 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 to have these questions answered and more.
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SABAW’s Annual Reception and FundraiserSABA Logo

When: Friday, September 28
6:30-9:30 PM
Noble Room at Washington Athletic Club
Join the South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW) at its annual fundraiser reception.
For tickets and complete information here

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington-14th Annual Banquet

When: October 4, 2018
5:30-8:00 pm
Triple Door
Please join VABAW at the 14th annual. This event will consist of a fashion show Gustave Apiti’s designs, a keynote presentation by the Honorable John Chun, a raffle drawing and a scholarship fundraiser.
For tickets and complete information here

Washington Women Lawyer’s 4th Annual Event – Our Time is Now

When: Friday, October 12, 2018
6:00-9:00 pm
Fairmont Olympic – Spanish Ballroom
WWL’s Fourth Annual Event will feature a keynote panel moderated by the Hon. Faye Chess, recently appointed to Seattle Municipal Court Bench.
For tickets and complete information here

Filipino Lawyers of Washington Annual Banquet

When: Saturday, October 13
5:00-10:00 pm
Filipino Community Center

Our annual Barrio Fiesta brings together over 250 attorneys, judges and community leaders to celebrate the year’s achievements and to recognize individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to our communities.  This is also the premier fundraising event for the FLOW Foundation, which provides monetary scholarships to local law students.

In keeping with our tradition, we will be transforming the Filipino Community Center into a magical venue for our Barrio Fiesta.  Of course, the evening will feature an authentic Filipino buffet, cultural presentations, dancing, and highlights from our last ten years.  This is the most unique, entertaining, and fun-filled minority bar event, bringing together attorneys, judges, and community leaders to have a good time and to celebrate FLOW’s achievements.

For tickets and complete information here

Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association Twelfth Annual Banquet

When:  Wednesday October 17
12:00 pm -1:30 pm
Four Seasons Hotel

MAMA Seattle’s Twelfth Annual Banquet will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle. MAMA Seattle is proud to present Kellye Testy and Annette Clark with the MAMA Seattle 2018 Betty Binns Fletcher Leadership and Justice Awards.  Washington State Supreme Court Justice Debra Stephens, friend and colleague of Kellye and Annette, will moderate a discussion with the honorees.

For tickets and complete information here

Washington State Coalition for Language Access

When:  Friday, October 19
8:30-5:00
Lacey Community Center
Lacey, WA

Registration is still open for the 2018 WASCLA Summit, and slots are filling up fast.
Register now and don’t miss out!

At the 2018 WASCLA Summit, we’ll delve into identifying the essential components needed to create high-quality language access services into our programs statewide. We invite you to become part of this effort to make language accessibility work for everyone. Together Everyone Achieves More –TEAM–is this year’s Summit theme. TEAM up with us to learn about what’s in place now, new efforts underway, and to work on action plans to move language access services in Washington forward

To register here

Asian Bar Association of Washington Annual Gala

When: Friday, October 19
5:30-8:00
The Sanctuary
Keynote Speaker:
Frank H. Wu
Distinguished Professor, University of California Hastings
For tickets and further information here

Washington Attorneys with DisabilitiesWSBA Logo

When:  Wednesday, October 24
4:00-6:00 pm
1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101
Disability and Ableism in the Legal Profession

A panel of legal practitioners will discuss the experience of disability and ableism through a variety of lenses.  Panelists will share their personal experiences of entering and excelling in the legal profession. This program is for everyone who cares about achieving equity in the legal profession.
To register here

Free Training: What Advocates Need to Know about Representing Immigrant Survivors of Violence

When: December 4
9:00 am – noon
Seattle Central Library – Level 4 Room 1

Part I is now full and registration has been closed. Registration for Part II is still open. Part II, experienced NWIRP legal staff will provide training on: – Writing declarations for VAWA Self-Petitions, U visas, and T visas – Writing Advocate Letters of Support – How VAWA, U visa, and T visa applications are put together

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is hosting a FREE training for advocates working with immigrant survivors of violence. The session is free to attend, and will be held at Seattle’s Central Library.

To register and complete information here

The Brookings Institute- Governance Studies Program Fellowship

Job Description
The Governance Studies program at The Brookings Institution (“Brookings”) is accepting applications for a two year Fellow appointment in support of Lawfare, a high-impact, rapidly-growing, nonpartisan website examining issues at the intersection of national security and the law, published in cooperation with Brookings. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in in national security policy, a working knowledge of and strong interest in Congress and legislative politics, and experience reading and analyzing legislation.
For complete job description and to apply: Application Instructions:
Apply at here
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply. Applicants must submit the following documents:
CV with a list of publications
Cover letter describing research interests
Writing sample
Starting date is negotiable; however, filling the position by November 1, 2018 is strongly preferred.

Mercy Corps – Spring 2019 Internship

Portland, OR
Job Description
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.

Legal Services advances the mission of Mercy Corps by ensuring that it is carried out in compliance with ethical standards, laws and regulations, and by providing creative solutions. Recognizing that our work is done within the context of limited resources and fast-paced decision-making, Legal Services does not attempt to eliminate all risk or problems, but simply to make decision-makers aware of issues and minimize the risk as much as practicable.

For complete job description and to apply here

Immigration Counseling Services – Staff Attorney

Portland, OR
Job Description
The Staff Attorney provides legal services to individuals in a wide variety of immigration matters.
For complete job description and to apply here

Oregon Law Center – Staff Attorney Farmworker Program

Job Description
Position: Oregon Law Center (OLC) seeks a bilingual (Spanish/English) staff attorney to provide civil legal services to low-income farmworker clients on matters related to their status as farmworkers. The position is based in Hillsboro, Oregon and serves farmworkers statewide.
for complete job here

Legal Aid Services of Oregon-Statewide Pro Bono Program Manager

(LASO) is seeking a Statewide Pro Bono Program Manager to be based in its central administrative office in Portland.

For complete job description and to apply here

 

Due October 22: Soros Justice Post-graduate Fellowships

Due October 22:  Soros Justice Fellowships Deadline is Coming UpOSF Logo

The Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system. Eligibility criteria and application requirements can be found on the Open Society Foundations website. Contact lawpath@uw.edu with questions or for assistance with your application. Application deadline: Monday, October 22.

NHELP Paid Spitzer Summer Internship Program for 3Ls, Juvenile Justice Center Fellowship and Summer Internship and more.

National Health Law Program: Paid Spitzer Summer Internship Program for rising 3Ls- Apply Today

The National Health Law Program is pleased to announce the Spitzer Summer Internship Program in honor of former Executive Director Emily Spitzer. Up to three law students will be awarded Spitzer Internships to explore public interest health rights advocacy.

Spending the summer with National Health Law Program will enable students to learn from our legal and policy experts, and gain invaluable insight into the challenges of public interest advocacy. Our goal is to train future generations of public interest lawyers and policy advocates to protect and further the health and civil rights of all people. The paid internship allows us to provide law students from law schools from all parts of the country with annual summer positions in each of our three offices – Washington, Los Angeles, and Chapel Hill.

This internship is open to rising 3L students who have a proven and demonstrated commitment to social justice and an interest in working toward the expansion and protection of health care access for low-income and underserved populations. Visit www.healthlaw.org to learn more and apply.

More info here.

Immigrant Justice Corps: : Justice Fellowship Application Now Open!! Class of 2019 IJC Logo

Immigrant Justice Corps (“IJC”), is the nation’s first and only immigration legal fellowship program. IJC seeks to expand access to counsel by increasing the quantity of immigration lawyers and the quality of the immigration bar. Each year IJC recruits talented young lawyers (“Justice Fellows”) and college graduates (“Community Fellows”) many of whom are first-generation immigrants and bi-lingual graduates from the country’s top universities, for a two-year fellowship.  IJC trains Fellows to be experts in immigration law and pairs them with leading non-profit legal services providers and community–based organizations in New York City, Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley, Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas, Maryland, Virginia and Florida to provide legal services to low income immigrants. IJC is exploring expansion to California, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania as well.

The Fellows provide a broad range of immigration services including deportation defense, applications for asylum, naturalization, green cards and other forms of relief available to juveniles and victims of crime, domestic violence or human trafficking.  Quality legal assistance allows immigrants to avoid deportation and separation of families.  Immigrants who can improve their legal status are better able to gain lawful employment, receive financial aid to college, access health care and live stable, productive lives in the United States.

IJC is infusing the legal profession with a new generation of lawyers and advocates committed to providing high quality representation and innovative thinking about the delivery of legal services to a vulnerable population, including the use of new technologies.

More info here.

Juvenile Law Center: Now Accepting Applications for Legal Fellowship and Internships

The Juvenile Law Center is now accepting applications for the Zubrow Fellowship and summer 2019 legal internships.

“Applications for the two-year Zubrow Fellowship are due October 5. Applications for summer internships will be reviewed on a rolling basis until February 8, 2019, and we will begin reviewing 1L applications after December 1st.

We are pleased to be able to offer a stipend to summer 2019 legal interns if they are unable to secure financial assistance from outside sources. Students should direct questions about fellowships to zubrow@jlc.org and about internships to internships@jlc.org.”

US Department of Justice InternshipsDOJ Law Jobs

The Department of Justice office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.  We welcome applications from candidates who are interested in positively contributing to Justice and hope that you will consider joining the dedicated public servants at the Department of Justice.  To learn more about Justice and our legal careers, please visit our website at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers.

Hiring Organization: USAO Central District of California:  Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year, Criminal Division

Hiring Organization USAO Central District of California:  Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year, Civil Division

Hiring Organization Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD):   Law Student Volunteer (Summer 2019) and Law Student Volunteer – Environmental Enforcement and Environmental Defense Sections (Spring 2019)

Hiring Organization USAO Eastern District of North Carolina:  Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year and Law Student Volunteer, Summer

Hiring Organization Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR):  Law Student Volunteer

Hiring Organization USAO District of New Mexico:  Law Student Volunteer, Summer

Hiring Organization USAO District of Nebraska:  Law Student Volunteer

Teamchild: Hiring King County and Yakima Staff AttorneyTeam Child Logo

  • King County Staff Attorney: TeamChild is seeking a full-time staff attorney in our King County office.  Primary job duties include providing holistic civil legal representation to youth who are at risk of or already involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. For full job description see below.

KING COUNTY Staff Attorney

  • Yakima Staff Attorney: TeamChild is seeking a full-time staff attorney in our Yakima County office.  Primary job duties include providing holistic civil legal representation to youth who are at risk of or already involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare system

YAKIMA COUNTY Staff Attorney

DOL/ERND Honors Program Info Session, Immigrant Families Advocacy Project training, and more.

Thursday, September 27:  U.S. Department of Labor/Environment and Natural Resources Division Honors Program Information Session
Thursday, September 27, 2018
12:30-1:20 pm
Where: UW Law, Room 127

Assoc. Regional Solicitor Bruce Brown and Sr. Trial Attorney Abigail Daquiz and an attorney from ERND will share their experiences about litigating on behalf of ERND and the U.S. Department of Labor (the good, the bad and the rewarding) and provide information about how to apply to be an Honors Attorney.

October 12: Immigration Options for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence: U-Visa under the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act

Date and Time: Friday, October 12, 2018
10 am – 2 pm
 
Where: Perkins Coie
1201 Third Avenue
Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101

The Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP) in conjunction with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), and the University of Washington School of Law invite you to participate in its annual program 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.

More info here.

ACLU-WA: “Can I Vote?” flowcharts

ACLU-WA developed  Can I Vote Flowcharts for folks with convictions in English, Spanish, Somali, Oromo, Vietnamese, Mandarin, and Korean. Please share widely!

Equal Justice Works Student Representative Program- Applications OpenEJW Logo

“Student Representatives are chosen to represent Equal Justice Works on their law school campuses based on a demonstrated commitment to public service, and serve as ambassadors in promoting public interest law and informing law students about how they can build their public interest resumes with Equal Justice Works Resources. It is an opportunity for students to add public interest leadership to their resumes and grow their networks. Students can learn more about this opportunity on the our website and apply here to be a Student Representative. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Reach out to Brooke at bmeckler@equaljusticeworks.org with questions.

Recruitment for Veterans Legal Corps (VLC) Positions for Recent Grads

“VLC Members provide direct representation to low-income and homeless veterans, active duty service members, and military families to address complex legal problems stemming from physical and mental injuries sustained during military service, poverty, homelessness, problems with disability and other income maintenance benefits, child support, expungement issues, fines, consumer debt, and a host of other legal issues. Organizations are currently recruiting legal Fellows for 2018-2019. All sites below are currently hiring, and recent grads may be eligible to apply if they took the July bar, depending on the host site. Organizations that are currently hiring are posted on our website, and will appear in the next newsletter. For additional questions, please reach out to Selena Hunn at shunn@equaljusticeworks.org.”

September 28: Minority Bar Association Happy Hour

Sponsored by ABAW, KCWWL, LBAW, LMBA and QLAW, will be held from 5:30-7:30 at Elephant & Castle, 1415 5th Ave, Seattle. This event is to promote interaction among minority bar associations in WA. There is no RSVP requirement, if anyone has questions please email walkerjb125@gmail.com.

 

WSBA Lunchbox Series ImageSeptember 25 Webinar Legal Lunchbox™ Series: Disability Law & Digital Accessibility Washington State Bar Association

 Hear from Conrad Reynoldson, Washington Civil & Disability Advocate, and Lissa Shook, Microsoft, about the evolving field of accessibility law and as it applies to technology, with an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, procurement regulations, and related international laws. To register, see here.

Internships: 2019 Goldmark Equal Access to Justice ($8,000 stipend), NWIRP, KCBA Family Law, and more!

Due October 10: 2019 Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Internship with Teamchild, $8,000 stipendLogo for the Legal Foundation of Washington

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 2019 host organization for the Goldmark Internship is TeamChild.

More info here.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Removal Defense Unit Internship in Seattle, and Legal Internship in Tacoma.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks bilingual law student applications for fall and spring internship position in its Removal Defense Unit (RDU) in its Seattle office. The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is also seeking law student applications for fall and spring internship positions in its Tacoma office.

These internships are unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit.

More info here.

KCBA Family Law Intern/Extern Fall 2018 – Spring 2019KCBA Logo

The Family Law Programs of the King County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Services promote family safety and equal access to the leg

al system by assisting domestic violence survivors, children at risk of abuse or neglect, and clients facing barriers to accessing the courts due to language, disability, and other factors. The Kinship Care Solutions program provides pro bono representation in nonparental custody actions, and the Self -Help Plus program provides pro se

assistance in uncontested dissolutions and parenting plan actions.

Many of the cases that are handled help unaccompanied children from Central America and other countries who have been abused, neglected or abandoned by a parent and who may be eligible for protective immigration relief called Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS).

More info here.

Entry Level Staff Attorney for Housing Justice Project

The Housing Justice Project (HJP) is a homelessness prevention program providing accessible, volunteer-based legal services to low-income, residential tenants facing eviction in King County. Legal assistance is provided through counsel and advice, negotiated settlements, limited representation at Show Cause hearings, trials and appeals; and/or referrals depending on tenants’ needs and financial eligibility.

Apply here.

Position Announcement: Legislative Director for Militarism and Human Rights

“The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) seeks an experienced lobbyist to lead our Congressional advocacy to repeal the 2001 blanket authorization for war, promote respect for human rights and international law, and reduce armed U.S. interventions around the world. The Legislative Director for Militarism and Human Rights will join our team of lobbyists who develop and lead strategies to advance our legislative priorities in Congress and with the administration.”

Full description: https://www.fcnl.org/updates/legislative-director-for-militarism-and-human-rights-1608

Air Force JAG Corps – November Direct Appointment Program board is now open!

The Air Force JAG Corps’ November Direct Appointment Program board is now open!  Students/Graduates awaiting bar licensing/Alumni can apply at www.airforce.com/JAG.  The online application is due 10 October 2018, and the Staff Judge Advocate interview must be completed by 1 November 2018.

Students/alumni may call 1-800-JAG-USAF (524-8723) or airforcejagrecruiting@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Entry Level Position: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office, Attorney Honors Program. 

An extraordinary opportunity is available to start your legal career in fall 2019 in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of the General Counsel by gaining a position through its selective Attorney Honors Program. The NOAA Office of the General Counsel employs approximately 110 attorneys at headquarters in the Silver Spring, MD/Washington, DC area and six regional offices. The Office provides legal advice to the NOAA Administrator and NOAA program offices on a wide variety of legal issues including U.S. and international fisheries, marine mammals, endangered and threatened marine species, preservation of coastal areas, marine sanctuaries, and licensing of commercial satellites.

More Info Here.