Upcoming Events & Awards: Immigration Law, Equal Justice Lobby Day, Trauma Stewardship, and More!

ACS: David Carliner Public Interest Award

ACSThe American Constitution Society David Carliner Award recognizes outstanding mid-career public interest lawyers. The winner of the award receives a $10,000 a cash prize, plus travel (transportation and lodging) to the ACS National Convention in Washington, DC to accept the Award in person. The recipient’s organization also receives a $2,500 award. Any public interest attorney who graduated between May 2007 and May 2012 and earns an annual salary of $110,000 or less is eligible to apply or be nominated.

For more information visit here. Application deadline is March 17, 2019.

Social Justice Tuesday: Collateral Consequences, from Immigration Representation to Criminal Defense

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 12:30-1:20 pm
Where: William H. Gates Hall Room 127
Hosted by the Minority Law Students Association

Sara Sluszka from the Washington Defender Association will share her thoughts on collateral consequences of immigration and criminal proceedings. She currently advises criminal defense attorneys about the immigration consequences for clients accused of crimes. Previously, she worked at Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Tacoma representing people in immigration proceedings and advising them of collateral consequences.

Gates Public Service Law Speaker Series: How to Navigate Amidst Overwhelming Times, with Laura van Dernoot Lipsky of the Trauma Stewardship Institute

When: Thursday, February 14, 2019, 3:30-4:30 pm
Where: William H. Gates Hall Room 138

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky will offer a compelling mix of personal insight, cutting-edge research and personal stories to help us understand the cumulative toll of being exposed to suffering over time and gain the skills needed to reconcile it.

Gates PSL Dinner: The Climate of Immigration and How Lawyers can Advance Immigrants’ Rights

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 5:30-7:00 pm
Where: William H. Gates Hall Room 115

Please join the Gates Public Service Law Program for a conversation and discussion about the current state of immigration law, hot topics in the field, and what can be done by lawyers and advocates to protect immigrants’ rights. We will be joined by Bruna Estrada Fortanelli from NWIRP and Melody Young from KIND.

Space is limited. RSVP via SCS online by Friday, February 15, 2019.

Equal Justice Lobby Day: Thursday, February 21 in Olympia, WA

Sign up for Equal Justice Lobby Day in Olympia on Thursday, February 21! The Equal Justice Coalition, a nonpartisan group of stakeholders that educates policymakers and the public about the importance of civil legal aid, will host dozens of supporters for a day of grassroots training and meetings with legislators. This year is especially important as the Legislature considers its biennial budget that could fund 40 new legal aid attorneys around the state and stabilize service capacity at pro bono programs. Whether you are pursuing a career in public interest, or support those who are, help make Justice for All a reality, and ensure the Legislature honors its commitment to legal aid by lending your voice. Register for Equal Justice Lobby Day here

WSBA Community Networking Event – Bellevue

WSBA LogoWhen: Thursday, February 21, 2019, 5-9pm
Where: Tutta Bella Bellevue Location (15600 NE 8th Street, Suite J1)

The Washington State Bar Association and Washington State Bar Foundation invite you to a community networking event in Bellevue. This event is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with members of the legal profession. This event is hosted in partnership with the Asian Bar Association of Washington, the Korean Bar Association of Washington, South Asian Bar Association of Washington, the Loren Miller Bar Association, QLAW, Washington Attorney’s with Disabilities Association, Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington and Washington Women Lawyers.

To attend please RSVP here by February, 15th.

Seattle Community Law Center Spring Into Action!

SCLCWhen: March 14, 2019 5:30-8:00 pm
Where: The Rainier Club, 820 4th Ave, Seattle, WA

Join SCLC for a fun-filled evening to support legal advocacy for people with disabilities who are homeless or low-income and to celebrate their right to economic stability.

Tickets are $50.00 and can be purchased here

Save the Date: API Chaya Gala – April 20, 2019

API Chaya LogoYou’re invited to API Chaya’s 2019 Gala! We are celebrating growth and transformation for our clients and community, and welcoming keynote speaker Sujatha Baliga.

For further information and tickets visit here.