YLD Fun Run, Women in Law, IPNW Celebration, and More!

13th Annual KCBA Young Lawyers Division 5K Fun Run & Walk

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019, 9am
Where: Seward Park

The 13th Annual King County Bar Association – Young Lawyer Division 5K Fun Run & Walk is fast approaching! The KCBA YLD hosts this fun run in Seward Park to raise awareness for the KCBA, including the 32 Neighborhood Legal Clinics and other pro bono programs located throughout King County. For further information and to register visit here.

Women in Law: Going First, Going Forward

When: Thursday, March 28th, 4-7pm
Where: US District Court, 19th Floor, 700 Steward Street, Seattle

Where have we been and where are we now?  Join the Ninth Circuit Judicial Historical Society and a distinguished panel of women attorneys as they discuss what it was like to be the first woman in a particular role in the law.  Our panelists also will provide us their insights into how things have (or have not) changed.

For additional information and to register please visit here.

KCBA 19th Annual Breakfast With Champions

KCBA LogoWhen: April 3, 2019, 7:30 A.M. – 8:45 A.M.
Where: Sheraton Seattle Hotel

Every spring here in the Pacific Northwest we can count on certain things. The Mariners’ perennial attempt to recapture the magic of 2001. The sweet-and-sour of Daylight Savings Time when we lose an hour, but suddenly it’s light (sort of) when we leave the office. The triumph of hope over experience when we (foolishly) plant tomatoes thinking we’ll actually get tomatoes later in the summer. And, yes, the King County Bar Foundation’s Breakfast with Champions. Please join us by registering here.

IPNW’s 20th Anniversary Dinner: Stand for Innocence

Innocence Project LogoWhen: Friday, June 14, 2019, 6:30-9:30 pm
Where: Block 41, 115 Bell St. Seattle, WA

Join Innocence Project Northwest in celebrating 20 years of work providing legal and investigative services to Washington prisoners seeking to prove their innocence. Through education and advocacy, IPNW works to prevent future wrongful convictions and encourage support for exonerees as they rebuild their lives in freedom.

For tickets and additional information please visit here.

Trial Fools Lawyer Boot Camp Indianola

When: April 12-14, 2019, 4pm Friday – 1pm Sunday
Where: Driftwood Lodge, Camp Indianola, 10635 NE Shore Drive, Indianola, WA

Trial Fools offers “out of the box” trial instruction from no particular school. You will learn how to use vulnerability and story telling, and must be willing to stand up and look foolish with everyone else. It is mandatory that you care and love your clients! Very informal atmosphere.

Cost: $375.00 until March 18, 2019; $475.00 thereafter (price includes 3 days food, lodging and instruction). For additional information and to sign up visit here. Reduced tuition and tuition waivers available, inquire at jb@jasonbakerlawoffices.com.

Summer, postgraduate, and student worker positions available!

Common Good Blogger Needed (student position)

The Common Good Blog is looking for a student worker to help us blog! Time commitment is approximately 5-10 hours/week at $15/hour. The blog is published twice-weekly with a focus on public service and social justice-oriented jobs and events. We’d love to find someone with prior blog experience (though we can also train) and a passion for these topics to help us keep the blog running and relevant!

Please submit a resume and brief cover letter to gatespsl@uw.edu if you are interested in applying.

Looking for a chance to work with clients? The UW Law Moderate Means Program seeks spring and summer interns!

moderate means programThe UW Law Moderate Means Program (UW MMP) is the flagship pro bono program for students at UW School of Law. This program provides legal referrals for low- and moderate-income individuals as part of the statewide WSBA Moderate Means Program.

The UW MMP is currently recruiting interns for spring and summer 2019. Time commitment is 2-4 hours/week spring quarter, and a minimum of 6 hours/week during the summer. If you are interested in applying, please submit a resume and letter of interest to Ann Spangler at spangler@uw.edu.

ACLU of Washington seeks Youth Policy Counsel

ACLU of WAThe American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking a passionate and strategic advocate to lead its efforts to break the school to prison pipeline and promote community-based interventions for young people who commit crimes. The Youth Policy Counsel will be a member of the Policy Advocacy Group and will work collaboratively with the entire office.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Position open until filled.

All In for Washington seeks Campaign Director

All In For Washington seeks an ambitious, experienced leader who is committed to building power in communities of color to oversee a multi-tiered strategy to reform our upside down tax code. The Campaign Director will supervise the Lead Organizer, and report to the All In For Washington steering committee. This is a full-time, senior-level position based in Seattle, Washington with some statewide travel required.

For additional information and to apply apply please visit here. Application deadline is March 15, 2019.

Washington Courts seeks Court Program Analyst

Washington Courts LogoThis position will manage participation of diverse stakeholder groups in development, implementation and evaluation of changes to court processes, practices, and staffing to improve the efficiency/effectiveness and integrity of court operations as well as enhance consumer experiences and outcomes.

For additional details and to apply please visit here.

LCCR seeks applicants for Jerry Shestack Justice Fellowship (postgraduate civil rights fellowship)

Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights LogoThe Jerry Shestack Justice Fellowship is a two-year litigation-focused fellowship that is selected on a bi-annual basis by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in consultation with the Shestack Justice Advisory Committee. Jerry Shestack was an extraordinary lawyer and a driving force in advancing the cause of civil and human rights.

Law school graduates who have passed the bar and have two or more years of outstanding litigation experience and/or judicial clerkships are eligible to apply. The chosen Fellow will have demonstrated a passion and commitment to civil rights issues and public service and have shown promise of becoming an exceptional litigator.

For additional information and to apply please visit here. Application deadline is April 19, 2019.

Hadsell Stormer & Renick LLP seeks Associate Attorney (Pasadena, CA)

Hadsell Stormer & Renick LLP, a civil rights law firm, is hiring an associate attorney in the firm’s Pasadena office. Applicants should have 0 to 4 years of litigation experience. The ideal candidate will have experience and/or demonstrated interest in employee and civil rights. Excellent research and writing skills and commitment to social justice advocacy are required. Spanish speaking and writing fluency a plus. Current admission to the California Bar is preferred but not required.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a recent writing sample by email (with reference to “2019 Associate Position” in subject line) to Mitzi Mendoza at mmendoza@hadsellstormer.com. Salary is offered according to experience. Benefits include significant vacation leave, health benefits, and 401(k) plan. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through filling of the position.

 

 

The Supreme Court, Police Violence, Confronting Microagressions, and other upcoming events and trainings!

Social Justice Tuesday – Flint Taylor: Lawyer and Author of The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago

When: March 12, 2019
Where: 12:30-1:20 Room 127
Hosted by Black Law Students Association

A lawyer for the people, Flint Taylor has spent nearly fifty years fighting for justice, from the courtrooms of Cook County to the US Supreme Court. With his colleagues at the People’s Law Office, Taylor has argued landmark civil rights cases that exposed corruption and cover-ups with the Chicago Police Department. The Torture Machine takes the reader from the 1969 murders of Black Panther Party chairman and the litigation that followed-through the dogged pursuit of commander John Burge, the leader of a torture ring in the CPD.

The Supreme Court in 2019 – A Shifting Court in Difficult Times (UW Law Toni Rembe Lecture)

Supreme Court Courthouse (c) StockvaultWhen: Thursday, April 18, 6:30-8pm
Where: Washington Athletic Club

Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Law at Berkeley Law School, joins UW Law as the 2019 Toni Rembe Lecturer. A Supreme Court advocate and prolific constitutional law scholar, Dean Chemerinsky is one of the most influential legal academics and lawyers in the country. Joining him in conversation is Mario Barnes, the Toni Rembe Dean and Professor of Law at UW Law, a frequent co-author of Dean Chemerinsky, and a nationally recognized scholar for his research on the legal and social implications of race and gender. This conversation will explore the work and future of the United States Supreme Court. The discussion comes at a significant turning point in the Court’s history: a moment when two new members on the Court may alter its trajectory, just as its docket is filled with contentious and consequential cases.

To register for this event visit here.

WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series — Microagressions: Experiences and Responses (free webcast)

WSBA Lunchbox Series ImageWhen: Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 12-1:35pm

Join a panel of legal professionals who will define and discuss microaggressions within the profession from their personal perspectives. They will help attendees to identify microaggressions and understand their impact, as well as sharing mitigation strategies for those most affected. To register visit here.

Protecting Speech Freedoms in a Climate of Hate (CLE Symposium)

When: Thursday, March 28, 1–5pm (doors open at 12:30pm)
Where: Davis Wright Tremaine, 920 5th Ave, Suite 3300, Seattle, WA 98104

Hate crimes in Washington State increased 42% in 2017. In this current climate of increased hate, it is more important than ever to understand the legal distinction between hate speech and free speech. The Cardozo Society and the Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington (MELAW) are proud to present a CLE symposium – “Protecting Speech Freedoms in a Climate of Hate” – examining the line between hate and free speech from a variety of legal perspectives.

To resister click here. $25 general CLE; $18 for public service attorneys and law students.

Access to Justice Board Awards – Nomination deadline extended to April 4th!

The Access to Justice Board honors colleagues and partners who promote access to justice through leadership, courage, and innovation by presenting six access to justice awards at the Access to Justice Conference (June 14-16 in Spokane, WA). Review the awards criteria here, and submit your nominations online here.

WA State Association for Justice Presents: “Hot Coffee: Is Justice Being Served?”

When: Tuesday, April 9, 5-7:30pm
Where: Gates Hall, Room 127

Join the Washington State Association for Justice for a film screening and panel discussion with plaintiffs’ attorneys. RSVP to raphaela@washingtonjustice.org.

NWIRP 35th Anniversary Gala!

NWIRP LogoWhen: Friday, May 16th, 7pm
Where: The Seattle Westin, 1900 5th Ave.

Featuring live music, delicious food and drinks, inspirational stories from our clients and the community, and the opportunity to give, NWIRP’s 35th Anniversary Gala celebrates our long-term commitment to keeping families together, protecting people from violence, and standing up against injustice. Tickets available here.

2019 Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair (August 7-9, Philadelphia, PA)

Here at the LGBT Bar we are counting down the days until the 2019 Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair. In case you’re curious, there are only 153 days to go!

We know you are busy, so here are some important dates to keep in mind in the coming months. Mark your calendars and register today! Registration is free for law student members. 

You’re invited: Green Pathways Brunch

When: Wednesday, April 24th, 10-11:30am
Where: Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA

Got Green and Rainier Valley Corps would like invite you to our upcoming brunch fundraiser for the launch of Rainier Valley Corps’ Green Pathways Fellowship, which will place leaders of color in environmental justice jobs. Our aim with this brand new fellowship is to grow equity and further social justice by diversifying the industry.

Join us for a brunch and celebrate equity with Rainier Valley Corps’ Executive Director, Vu Le. Hear from our partners at Got Green about why we need more leaders of color in the environmental sector. Parking and admittance into the aquarium are included in the ticket cost. After our program and brunch, guests are welcome to explore the Aquarium for the rest of the day! Tickets and details available here.

Washington State YMCA Mock Trial – Volunteers needed!

Washington State YMCA is looking for attorney raters for the 2019 High School Mock Trial State Championship (March 22–23 at the Thurston County Courthouse in Olympia). This year’s case was written by the Honorable Judge Lewis from Clark County and is titled “Flyspecking”. This year’s case is a civil case that deals with livestock, neighborhoods, home owners associations and property lines. If you have any questions, please contact Erin Fitzgerald at efitzgerald@seattleymca.org. To volunteer, sign up here.

 

 

 

New Summer Funding Resource plus Job & Internship Opportunities

New Summer Funding Sources Resource available in SCS Online!

Are you seeking funding sources for an unpaid public service position this summer? SCS’s new Summer Funding Sources Chart will help alert you to opportunities, and keep track of upcoming application deadlines and submission requirements.

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) seeks Deputy Director for Legal Services for Western Office

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is the leading national organization working to ensure that no refugee or immigrant child faces immigration court alone. KIND is dedicated to providing pro bono representation as well as positive systemic change in both law and policy to improve the protection of unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. KIND also engages in programming in Central America and Mexico to promote the best interests and protection of migrant children throughout the region.

KIND seeks a Deputy Director for Legal Services for its Western Office. The Deputy Director directly supervises the Managing Attorneys for KIND’s four Western field offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco/Fresno, and Houston. Together with the other deputies, this position works to ensure excellent and consistent legal services operations nationwide and plays a critical role in KIND’s mission of ensuring that unaccompanied children have high quality legal representation in their immigration proceedings. This is a full-time position based in any of the following: Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles or Houston, and may include a telecommuting component.

For additional details and to apply please visit here. Position will be open until filled.

Term Law Clerk to Magistrate Judge Theresa L. Fricke (Tacoma, WA)

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington seeks qualified candidates for the position of Term Law Clerk for United States Magistrate Theresa L. Fricke. The Term Law Clerk will be appointed for a two-year term and will begin in March 2019. There is a possibility that the position could be extended for a duration of up to four years.

Qualifications: Candidate must be a law school graduate from an accredited law school by the position start date. The ideal candidate will be a well-organized, accurate, and efficient researcher and writer. The ideal candidate will have experience in civil litigation or federal court experience.

Full position and application details available in Oscar or PSJD (law students are eligible to set up free accounts in either database).

Staff Attorney opening at Home Base (San Francisco, CA)

HomeBase seeks a full-time Staff Attorney to join its San Francisco-based team of highly experienced public policy lawyers, policy analysts, and management professionals. HomeBase is a nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to the social problem of homelessness. Its mission is to end homelessness, prevent its recurrence, and decrease its effect on communities. HomeBase works at the state and national level to support communities in implementing responses to homelessness while fostering collaboration in addressing the political and economic causes of homelessness.

For complete job description and to apply visit here.

Legal Internship with the LGBT Bar

The national LGBT Bar is currently accepting applications for 2019 summer legal interns. As a legal intern you’ll be tasked with assisting with legal research and policy work, and with program development for LGBTQ+ and ally law students and attorneys. You’ll experience the nonprofit world while interacting with pro bono counsel at Am Law 100 firms and attorneys with years of experience in the LGBTQ+ advocacy realm. You’ll have the opportunity to make a difference on the issues you care about.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to info@lgbtbar.org. Please include “Summer 2019 Legal Internship” in the subject.

Community Action of Skagit County seeks Part-Time Staff Attorney (Mt. Vernon, WA)

Community Action of Skagit County is a community-based organization working to move local families and Skagit County communities from poverty to prosperity.

Community Action of Skagit County seeks a part-time Staff Attorney to work under direction of the Skagit Volunteer Lawyer Program Manager. The Staff Attorney will manage and expand the mentoring program; recruit volunteer attorneys to participate in the mentoring program as well as other volunteer lawyer program activities; coordinate and supervise remote legal clinics as designated (specifically, the Will Clinics and the clinic in Concrete); and perform administrative functions in support of the Skagit Volunteer Lawyer Program.

For additional details and to apply please visit here.