Immigration SJT, Legal Services of Northern CA, Scholarships, and More!

Local Resistance to Trump’s Deportation Agenda

When: Tuesday, October 1st, 1:30-2:30pm
Where: Gates Hall Room 127
RSVP: Via SCS Online

This week’s Social Justice Tuesday will feature a lively conversation about local action for immigrant justice. You’ll hear about local organizing to push back on deportations, Amazon’s links to ICE, La Resistencia’s campaign to close the detention center, and more! Panelists include:

  • Angélica Cházaro, UW Law Asst. Professor
  • Maru Mora Villalpando, Immigrant Rights Activist and Co-Founder of La Resistencia
  • Megan Ybarra – UW Geography Professor
  • Monserrate Padilla-Washington Immigrant and Solidarity Network, Western WA. Network Coordinator

Opportunities in Legal Aid for Systemic Advocacy: Info Session with Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC)

Curious to learn about opportunities in Legal Aid for Systemic Advocacy? Join us for an information session with Legal Services of Northern California!

When: Thursday, October 3, 2019, 12:30-1:30pm
Where: Gates Hall Room 116 (Lunch will be provided!)
RSVP: Via SCS Online

Come hear from Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) about how they are fixing systemic problems for communities in poverty, and about job and internship opportunities for law students and recent grads.

Serving as a Prosecutor: A Panel Discussion

Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney SealWhen: October 10, 2019 4-6pm (Panel 4-5pm; Reception to follow)
Where: Jury Assembly Room, Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, 1717 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA
RSVP: by October 4 to andre.penalver@usdoj.gov

Featured Speakers:

  • Chief Judge Ricardo Martinez of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Judge Richard Jones of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran

ABAW Student Scholarships – October 4 Application Deadline!

ABAW LogoThe Asian Bar Association of Washington Student Scholarship Foundation (“ABAWSSF”) provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to students of Asian heritage currently attending law schools in the state of Washington. For 2019, ABAWSSF will award four (4) scholarships and a fifth scholarship on behalf of the Northwest Minority Job Fair to selected law students.

For additional details and to apply please visit here. Application deadline is Friday, October 4, 2019.

WSAJ Bar Preparation Scholarships – Now Accepting Applications!

The Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) is now accepting applications for its bar preparation scholarships. Application deadline for all scholarships is 5pm on Friday, November 15th. See below for scholarship descriptions and links to the applications.

Women of WSAJ Bar Prep Scholarship: In 1993, the Women of WSAJ (WOW) section was established to encourage female-identifying members to exchange ideas and create mentorship relationships with  other female attorneys to further the mission of WSAJ. To support aspiring female-identifying plantiff’s attorneys, WOW provides women law school graduates and APR 6 law clerk graduates with scholarships to help defray the costs of bar review courses.

Diversity Bar Prep Scholarship: WSAJ is committed to implementing strategies that will result in significant and measurable progress towards increasing diversity in the plaintiff’s bar. To help achieve this endeavor, WSAJ has pledged scholarship monies to assist diverse individuals in covering the tuition cost of a Themis bar preparation course. Diversity refers to individuals who self-identify with those groups historically discriminated against and/or those groups that are historically under-represented in the legal profession based on disability, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

LGBTQ Bar Prep Scholarship: In December of 2016, WSAJ created its LGBTQ section, a group open to all WSAJ members to focus on LGBTQ issues in the law, as well as to provide a safe, open and honest environment for LGBTQ members to discuss and confront issues that arise in their day-to-day practices and legal communities. To support aspiring plaintiff’s attorneys from the LGBTQ community, the section raises funds from its membership to provide scholarships to help defray the costs of a Themis bar review course to law school graduates and APR 6 law clerk graduates who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or otherwise self-identify as a part of the queer community.