November 20, 2018, 12:30 – 1:20 pm
AccessLex Institute will be on campus to provide Financial Planning for Public Service Law School Students. In this workshop we will be exploring the 5 financial planning elements: Earn, Spend, Protect, Borrow, and Save/Invest and we will spend time in the Borrow section focusing on the federal student loan Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program as part of setting goals, plans and strategies, we call GPS to achieve your personal and professional success story.
Rsvp in SCS Online.
Webinar: Combating the Opioid Epidemic: How Civil Legal Aid Helps Those Affected by the Opioid Crisis
Date and Time: November 28, 2018, 12:00 pm
Across the country, communities are struggling to respond to the opioid crisis. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has reported that more than 2.1 million are experiencing opioid use disorder. When we consider those in recovery and their extended family members, more than 11 million Americans are affected by the opioid crisis. Civil legal aid helps those affected by the opioid crisis by helping to secure housing and health care, ensure children are cared for, escape domestic violence, and remove barriers to employment.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) awarded grants to civil legal aid programs in Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, and West Virginia to launch projects that provide legal assistance to children and their caregivers who are affected by the opioid crisis.
Free Training: What Advocates Need to Know
About Representing Immigrant Survivors of Violence, Part II
Tuesday, December 4, 9 a.m. – noon at Seattle Central Library
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.
In 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
More info here.
Tuesday, November 27 6-8 p.m.
Please join us this November where we’ll hear from ACLU Staff Attorney Eunice Cho, who will discuss the detention of immigrants by ICE, the private prison corporations that profit from working with ICE, and our lawsuit in support of hunger strikers at the Northwest Detention Center. She will be joined by Activist Maru Mora Villalpando (NWDC Resistance), and Shacorrie Tunkara, the wife of Saja Tunkara, a Seattle resident who was detained and recently deported by ICE. Come and learn how we can support immigrants in detention and challenge abuses. 21+ Must RSVP to attend.