Social Justice Tuesday: Pro Bono and Externship Information Session
When: October 9
What is the Pro Bono Honors Program?
What is an externship?
What is the Pro Bono and Externship fair that is being held on October 16? How do I participate?
How do I complete the Public Service Graduation Requirements for JD Students in the Class of 2020 and 2021?
If you would like lunch please RSVP via SCS online, by Monday, October 8 by noon.
This Saturday at UW LAW: Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project Orientation
When: Saturday, October 6
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
William H. Gates Hall, Room L201
IMAP is a coalition of law students, attorneys, social service providers, and formerly incarcerated parents who seek to change the rights afforded to incarcerated and previously incarcerated parents in Washington. We center reproductive justice and prison abolition in the work that we do.
We will be discussing prison abolition, reproductive justice (particularly for incarcerated parents), and family law 101. There will also be food! Please RSVP to Meredith Ruff (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Thursday 10/4. We recognize that this is a large time commitment, but we ask that you attend the whole thing. If this time does not work for you but you are still interested in being a part of IMAP, please let us know.
UW Law Panel, Washington State Association for Justice: Fight for Social Justice –with your legal practice
When: Wednesday, October 10
UW Law, Room 117
Join us for a panel with civil attorneys who stand up in courts for real people. Learn about the plaintiffs’ practice from trial lawyers who are on the front lines every day, holding corporate and other powerful interests accountable.
Lunch provided, please RSVP to Raphaela@washingtonjustice.org.
October 31 – November 4: National Lawyers Guild Law for the People Convention in Portland, Oregon.
UW Law students: the upcoming 2018 National Lawyers Guild Law for the People Convention is an unparalleled opportunity to recharge your social justice batteries. This year’s event takes place Wednesday, October 31, to Sunday, November 4. at the Benson Hotel, Portland, OR. More information about the NLG#Law4thePeople Convention can be found here. UW Law students can apply for up to $75.00 for documented travel reimbursement to attend this event. As funds are limited, we are only able to offer travel reimbursement to a limited number of students. If you are interested, please submit a personal statement limited to 200 words about why you would like to attend along with your resume to Ann Spangler at Spangler@uw.edu by Wednesday, October 10 , at 3 pm. Students selected for travel reimbursement will be notified on Friday.
Pop Up Justice – Hold on to Hope and Democracy 2018 Social Justice Film Festival
When: October 5-7 and 11-14
Now more than ever, we are challenged to imagine how hope is a discipline and democracy our mission. I invite you all to “Hold on to Hope and Democracy” with each other and as the theme of the 2018 Social Justice Film Festival October 5-7 and 11-14. Over seven days, 37 films, and five community venues around Seattle, from the University of Washington Ethnic Cultural Theatre, Northwest African American Museum and the Duwamish Longhouse we will screen films about some of the most important public interest issues of our times to inspire and provoke conversation in community.
A complete lineup of films and post film discussions can be found here.
Washington Pro Bono Patent Network Brown Bag
When: October 9
W.H. Gates Hall Room 138
On behalf of CASRIP, Professor Jennifer Fan and Jasbir (Jesse) S. Kindra, invite you to a upcoming Washington Pro Bono Patent Network Program. In addition to hearing from CASRIP about the pro bono services that are available for low income inventors, Rob Woolston of Perkins Coie, will discuss his experience wit the program and working with inventors that have been matched to his firm.
WSBA CLE October Seminar Calendar, Climate Rights: Defense of Activists and Climate Justice
Date: October 5
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Product Code: M191005WBR
Presented in partnership with the WSBA World Peace Through Law Section
In a special presentation by Climate Defense Project, this program will focus on the legal defense of climate activists both within and outside Washington state, particularly as it relates to movement lawyering, political trials, and justification defenses. Topics will include professional aspects of representing activist-clients. Finally, the presenters will touch on issues of climate injustice and Indigenous rights, as well as the pursuit of complementary legal strategies by the climate movement.
October 12: 2018 Washington Women Lawyers Annual Event- Our Time is Now
WWL’s Fourth Annual Event will feature a keynote panel moderated by the Hon. Faye Chess, recently appointed to Seattle Municipal Court bench. The theme for this year’s event is “Our Time is Now.” If you would like to sponsor this event or register please visit here for more information.
Legal Lunchbox™ Series: A Primer in Pro Bono Eviction Defense
Date: October 30, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:35 PM PT
Credits: 1.50 Law & Legal Procedure
Product code: LL191031WEB
As Washington faces an unprecedented homelessness crisis, most tenants are forced to go-at-it alone in eviction court with often devastating results. Many of these outcomes could be different with the benefit of legal counsel.
This 90 minute program invites newcomers to housing law to learn the basics of defending pro bono clients in eviction matters. This session will provide attorneys from any practice area with the practical tools and information to confidently and competently represent tenants facing imminent homelessness. In addition to an overview of the eviction process, common defenses, and controlling law, the speakers will discuss special considerations for representing clients in a fast-paced clinic environment.
October 13: Filipino Lawyers of Washington Annual Banquet
FLOW’s 10th Annual Barrio Fiesta brings together over 250 attorneys, judges and community leaders to celebrate the year’s achievement and to recognize individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to their communities. This year’s keynote speaker and founding FLOW member is the Honorable Benes Z. Aldana. Read more about the event and purchase tickets here.
Free Webinars presented by Equal Justice Works
Student Debt Relief Basics: How to Repay Your Loans and Earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Thursday, October 4 at 3:00 P.M. (EST)
A must attend for anyone with student debt, this free webinar explains how to reduce your monthly student loan payments and qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Register here.
Public Interest Law Job Interviewing 101 at the Conference and Career Fair
Monday, October 8 at 2:00 P.M. (EST)
This webinar will provide you with some helpful interviewing tips you can use to help you land your public interest law dream job at the 2018 Conference and Career Fair!. Register here.