Advocating for Workplace Justice; Legal Lunchbox Series; Nonprofit Law Institute; Homeless Advocacy 101 Workshops; Immigrants Under Fire: Policies and Practices Jeopardizing Health

Peggy Browning Fund:  Advocating for Workplace JusticePeggy Browning Fund

When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 3:30-5:30 pm
Where: UW School of Law, Room 133

Network with Labor and Employment Lawyers.  Panel, discussion, reception.  Learn about PBF’s paid Summer Fellowships ($6,000 & up).  Free refreshments

Panelists include Liz Ford of Fair Work Center, Madison Brown, UW Law student, Liz DeVleming, National Labor Relations Board, Region 19, Danielle Franco-Malone of Schwerin Campell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt, Beau Haynes of Washington Wage Claim Project, and Kelly Skahan, UW Law student.

Legal Lunchbox™ Series: Working with Clients with Intellectual Disabilities

Date:  October 31, 2017

Time:  12:00 pm to 1:35 pm

Where: Webinar

“In cooperation with WSBA Public Service and in honor of Disability Awareness Month, this month’s Legal Lunchbox will focus on the ethics and best practices of working with clients with intellectual disabilities. We will begin the seminar discussing ethics and the relevant RPCs in detail, as well as hearing some best practice tips. A panel will round out the seminar discussing the practical aspects of day to day life for persons living with intellectual disabilities and will provide more best practice tips for attorneys representing them.”

More info here.

Nonprofit Law Institute 2017

When: Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

Time:  12-6 p.m.

Where: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 500 5th Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109

CLE sponsored by the WSBA Corporate Counsel Section in partnership with Wayfind.

“Join us for the second annual Nonprofit Law Institute! The Nonprofit Law Institute is for attorneys who want to learn more about serving nonprofits, and for expert practitioners desiring a deeper dive into this fascinating area. Breakout sessions offer exciting choices. Come learn from leaders in the nonprofit legal field and share your interest and experience working with community organizations.

This CLE will also be available online as a live webinar. If you unable to join us in-person in Seattle, please join us from your desk at your computer. Make sure to indicate that you are joining us for the webinar in the registration process, so we can send you the webinar information.”

More info here.

Homelessness Advocacy 101 Workshops: Seattle Budget Advocacy

When:  Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Time: 5:45-8:00 p.m.

Where:  Ballard Library

“YOU can be a voice for real and positive investments to help, shelter, and house thousands of people. We hope you will join the Coalition for an engaging, fun, and inspiring Homelessness Advocacy 101 workshop!

We build on the energy of hundreds of community members across King County who care deeply about affordable housing, safety, shelter, and justice for people who are homeless. When people speak up clearly and loudly to our state representatives, asking them to prioritize smart programs and supports, good policies, and fair and robust budgets, we see big results for our community.”

More info here.

Free Webinar – Understanding Risk Management for Nonprofit Organizations

Date:  November 1, 2017

Time:  10:00 am

This session will focus on three areas: identifying and assessing organizational risk, financial risk management, and the Board’s role in risk management. In particular, the training will discuss how to identify and understand common areas of risk such as governance and oversight, contract, financial, regulatory compliance, physical and other injuries, reputational risks intellectual property, personnel management, and data security. It will also discuss what risks are transferable, through insurance or otherwise, and what risks are not, such as loss of funding. It will also explore how to mitigate risk by developing a mitigation and response plan, including prevention; training and emergency response; establishing reserves against loss; and the purchase of insurance. Finally, the session will delve into the Board of Director’s duties in ensuring a proper risk management plan is in place.”

More info here.

Northwest Health Law Advocates Presents Immigrants Under Fire: Policies and Practices Jeopardizing Health

Date:  November 7, 2017

Time:  7:30 am check in, 8:00 am Briefing.

Where: Centilia Cultural Center
1660 S. Roberto Maestas Festival Street, Seattle, WA 98144

“Join us for an insider briefing over light breakfast fare as prominent immigration law and health law experts discuss actions and threats at the federal level that are already affecting immigrants’ safety, health status, and access to needed care. Find out about current advocacy to protect Washington immigrants whose health is at risk.”

More info here.

2018 ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference

Dates: May 10-12, 2018

Where: San Diego, CA

“The Equal Justice Conference joins all components of the civil legal aid community to discuss and address issues related to the delivery of legal services to low-income individuals in need of legal assistance. Top 5 Reasons to attend:

  • Inspiring Keynote Speakers
  • Multiple Networking Opportunities
  • More than 85 sessions with CLE accredited programming
  • Breakfast and lunch included with registration
  • A wide selection of low or no cost pre-conference programs”

More info here.

UW Law Pro Bono & Externship Fair; Washington State Association for Justice Panel; Washington Attorneys With Disabilities Association Annual Reception

UW Law Pro Bono and Externship Fair

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time:  12:30-1:20 pm
Where: Galleria W.H. Gates Hall

Join over 30 organizations for the Pro Bono and Externship Fair. Learn about different organizations and what they do and the possibility of doing an externship or Pro Bono with them.   Organizations include:

ACLU of Washington
Federal Public Defender
Kids in Need of Defense
King County Prosecutor’s Office
Legal Action Center
LegalVoice
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
US Attorney’s Office
US Department of Labor

Washington State Association for Justice Panel at UW LawWSAJ Logo

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 12:30-1:20
Where: Room 127, William H. Gates Hall

Panel discussion with members of Washington Association for Justice.  Join us for a panel with civil attorney’s who stand up in courts for real people. Learn about the plaintiff’s practice from trial lawyers who are on the front lines every day, holding corporate and other powerful interest accountable Interested ? Please RSVP to raphaela@Washingtonjustice.org

Seattle Community Law Center Happy HourSCLC

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time:  5:30-7:30 pm
Where: The Point in Burien

Join me for happy hour October 19th at 5:30-7:30 at The Point in Burien.  We are growing our services in South King County with our new Mobile Legal Unit and we thought we would go ahead and plan a few gatherings in the South End to celebrate and grow the awareness of our work there.  This happy hour is strictly for socializing and learning more about SCLC’s work (not a fundraiser). The Point has generously extended happy hour pricing on drinks for anyone attending the event.

WSBA Disability and Ableism in the Legal Profession panelWSBA Logo

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Where:  WSBA, 1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101

This panel of legal practitioners will discuss the experience of disability and ableism through a variety of lenses.  Practitioners will share their personal experiences of existing obstacles for legal professionals with disabilities as well as solutions, best practices and knowledge important to making the legal profession inclusive for people of all abilities to enter, thrive, and lead. This panel will be held at the WSBA Offices from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. with the WADA reception following Register here.         

Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association Annual Reception

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Where:  WSBA, 1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101

You are cordially invited to join the Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association (WADA) for the Annual Reception.  We want you, your staff, networks and people served to be part of this celebration of WADA and its achievements. We also want to meet you to discuss ideas of how we can work together to bring opportunity for true equity to all.   This reception will be held at the WSBA Offices from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. RSVP here.

Peggy Browning Fund: Interested in Advocating for Workplace Justice? Join us! Register by October 20. Peggy Browning Fund

When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 3:30-5:30 pm
Where: UW School of Law, Room 133

Network with Labor and Employment Lawyers.  Panel, discussion, reception.  Learn about PBF’s paid Summer Fellowships ($6,000 & up).  Free refreshments

Panelists include Liz Ford of Fair Work Center, Madison Brown, UW Law student, Liz DeVleming, National Labor Relations Board, Region 19, Danielle Franco-Malone of Schwerin Campell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt, Beau Haynes of Washington Wage Claim Project, and Kelly Skahan, UW Law student.

Register by Friday, October 20 (for food count) at http://tinyurl.com/y71817fw

Campaign for Equal Justice – Washington’s Medical-Legal Partnership

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When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: Noon-1:00 pm
Where: 1201 Third Avenue #2200, Seattle

Doctors and Lawyers Working Together for Good. Join us to learn about Washington’s Medical-Legal Partnership.  Featured Speaker: Dr. Ben Danielson, Founder, Washington Medical-Legal Partnership, Medical Director, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic.

Lunch provided with RSVP.

Fundraisers and webinars and fairs!

SABAW LogoSouth Asian Bar Association of Washington’s Annual Reception & Fundraiser

When: Friday, September 22

6:00-9:30 pm

Where: Washington Athletic Club-The Nobleroom

The reception will highlight numerous SABAW community programs including the nationally-recognized Free Community Legal Clinic, SABAW’s Scholarship Program for students and recent law graduates, and the Minority Legal Fellowship for solo/small firms and non-profit organizations.  SABAW will also be recognizing selected members of its community for their achievements and contribution to the legal profession in Washington State.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this fun and exciting event, where you can expect good food, inventive cocktails, lively music and of course, great company

Register here.

The Unemployment Law Project: Benefit for the Farmworker Outreach Project

When:  Thursday, September 22, 2017

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: E Quetzal Beacon Hill 3209 Beacon Ave. S Seattle, WA

With special guest Louisa Maran Director, National Farmworkers Program

Buy tickets here. 

Webinar:  Injustices Under the LawLiberty scales

When: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

Time:  Noon – 1:35 p.m.

Where: 90 minute webcast

What happens when the law doesn’t equal justice? What can—or should—legal professionals do? This 90-minute webcast will begin with a look back at when and how legal professionals have responded to moments of social and cultural crisis. The faculty will then discuss effective strategies, and related ethics issues, for addressing legal injustices in a contemporary setting.

Faculty:
Rick Eichstaedt—Center for Justice, Spokane
Paul Lawrence—Pacifica Law Group, Seattle
Michele Storms—American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Seattle
Camille Walsh—University of Washington, Seattle

Register here.

WSBA Webinar:  Are You Differentiating Your Practice Through Unbundling of Legal Services?Books

When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Time: 9:00-10:00 am

Where:  Webinar

Unbundled legal services-or limited scope representation-is allowed in Washington. It can be a great mechanism to bridge the access to justice gap and to attract clients. Yet many attorneys are not offering this type of representation to their clients. Why ?

Register here.

Vietnamese-American Bar Association of Washington Annual Banquet

When: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Time: 5:30-8:00 pm

Where:  The Triple Door.

Join the Vietnamese-American Bar Association of Washington for their 13th annual banquet! This event will be held at the Triple Door. 5:30-8:00 pm

RSVP here.

2017 Washington Women Lawyers Annual Event: I AM IN! Included. Invested. Involved.

When: Saturday October 14, 2017

Time:  6PM-9PM

Where: WWL’s Annual Event will be held on, at the Montvale Event Center in Spokane, Washington (1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201).

A CLE will be offered during the afternoon of October 14th. Washington Women Lawyers and Legal Voice present the “Third Annual Women’s Law Update.” This two-hour CLE will focus on recent legislation and litigation, as well as ongoing advocacy, that Legal Voice is engaged in to advance women’s and LGBTQ rights in Washington State. Presenters include Legal & Legislative Counsel for Legal Voice, Janet Chung and Lobbyist, Nancy Sapiro.

All attendees are also invited to the Welcome Reception at the Montvale Hotel on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 6-8pm to enjoy complimentary wine, small bites and networking. Other optional weekend activities and events will be announced in the coming weeks!

For further information and register here. 

Seattle Citywide Pro Bono Fair

When: Tuesday, October 11, 2017

Time:  4:00-6:00 pm

Where: Perkins Coie in Seattle

Interested in pro bono volunteerism and don’t know where to start? Come to the Pro Bono Fair to meet with representatives from local legal service organizations to find the opportunity right for you!  RSVP kherman@perkinscoie.com

Immigrant Families Advocacy Projects annual CLE which will prepare you to help undocumented immigrants apply for the U-Visa

When: Friday, October 13, 2017

Time:  9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: Davis, Wright, Tremaine LLP, 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200

Immigration Options for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence

Join us for Immigrant Families Advocacy Project’s annual CLE which will prepare you to help undocumented immigrants apply for the U-Visa. U-Visas grant temporary legal status to survivors of certain qualifying crimes who have been helpful to law enforcement. The majority of applicants are people who have suffered physical and emotional intimate partner violence. Learn how attorneys can play a valuable part in helping immigrant communities

. The CLE will cover:
• The Basic Structure of the Immigration System
• Introduction to U-Visa Petitions and Adjustment of Status
• Working with Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence
• Confidentiality and Ethics
• Supervising Law Students with IFAP

For further information and to register on-line here.

UW Law: Get Trained. Do Pro Bono. Make a difference now. Legal Aid Core Competencies Training

When: Friday, October 6 10-12:00  and Friday, October 13

Time:  10:30-12:00 (Two part series)

Where: University of Washington School of Law 10/6- Room 138 10/13 Room 133

UW Law students interested in volunteering for Law School Pro Bono Programs or dozens of community legal aid programs in the community.

UW Law Pro Bono and Externship Fair

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Time:  12:30-1:20

Where: University of Washington School of Law

Students, please join us for Pro Bono and Externship Fair! There will be over 20 organizations there for you to meet and have a table talk with.

CLE:  Combating Bias: Turning Microaggression into Microinclusion

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time:  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where:  K&L Gates, 925 4th Ave #2900, Seattle, WA 98104

Join WWL for an invigorating and eye-opening training on combating implicit bias when faced with microaggression. WWL welcomes Dr. Caprice Hollins, co-founder of Cultures Connecting, to speak and facilitate. Pending 3.5 WA Ethics CLE. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

For further information and register here.

 

EJW 2017 Conference with US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg; Student Debt Relief Basics; Kids in Need of Defense (KIND): How to Prepare for Dependency Review Hearings; Volunteer for Citizenship Day!

Deadline September 13: Equal Justice Works 2017 Conference and Career Fair featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsbergEJW Logo

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Date:  Thursday and Friday, October 27 & 28, 2017

Location: Arlington, VA

Students and recent graduates can interview with 165+ public interest employers from across the country including non profits, public defender offices, government agencies and more! Click here for the latest list. The deadline to apply for prescheduled interviews is September 13.. Students may have their résumé reviewed by trained professionals and take part in inspiring conference workshop sessions including this year’s conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday afternoon. We recognize that one of the biggest hurdles to attending the Conference & Career Fair is affording the trip to DC so this year we’re helping students connect for carpooling and hotel sharing and the first 500 registered students will qualify for a chance to receive one of ten $100 travel stipends.

More information and register here.

EJW Webinar: Student Debt Relief Basics.

Date:  Thursday, August 24, 2017

Time:  12:00 pm

Location: Webinar

“On August 24th at 3:00 pm EST, we will have our latest educational free webinar, “Student Debt Relief Basics.” This free webinar will teach you about the various repayment plans, loan cancellation provisions, how to earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness, what to do if you are behind on your payments, and how to lower your loan payments using loan repayment assistance programs. You can join live or watch later. If you register prior to the live event, you will receive a recording in the 48 hours following the live version. Register for a free webinar today!

Free Podcast:  FTCA and Other Civil Rights Claims – Immigration Enforcement & Damages Actions Supreme Court Courthouse (c) Stockvault

Date:  Thursday, August 24, 2017

Time:  9am – 12 pm

Location:  Podcast (free)

Increased immigration enforcement is likely to include enforcement practices that give rise to damages action.  Claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act, Bivens, and Section 1983 are important tools to combat abusive enforcement practices and ensuring that federal and local law enforcement abide by their constitutional obligations. This program will give a general overview of each of these claims. PLI will also discuss employing a media strategy, in addition to litigation, to highlight abusive enforcement practices, as an advocacy tool in its own right. PLI will cover the legal standards and procedures to bring an administrative claim and both individual and impact litigation under the Federal Tort Claims Act.  PLI will similarly cover Bivens and Section 1983, as well as the defenses government defendants commonly raise in these cases.  This will include the types of conduct that can be challenged and the life of a damages claim from fact-gathering to judgment.

Register here.

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND): Quick Topic Webinar [Live]: How to Prepare for Dependency Review Hearings

Date:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017 

Time: 12-1 pm

Location:  Webinar.

Zaida Rivera, KIND Seattle Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney -Microsoft Fellow, will be presenting a live webinar on how to prepare for your client’s Dependency Review Hearings. After a client has been ordered a dependent on the State of Washington, the court is responsible for the client’s well-being. To ensure that a client’s needs are met, periodic review hearings are scheduled with the court every 6 months. Attorneys must prepare ISSPs and review hearing orders in advance of the review hearing, and present orders on the date the hearing is scheduled. To learn more about this process and your obligations, please join us for this live webinar. There will be an opportunity to ask questions as well.

Please RSVP online here.

KIND (Kids in Need of Defense): 2nd Annual Back to School Campaign

The campaign aims to highlight attorneys who are heeding the call to help unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children by providing pro bono legal representation to these children as the new school year begins.

As unaccompanied children are getting ready to start school, over 50% of them have no one to represent them in immigration court. With the help of an attorney, they can focus on their education and fulfill their aspirations for their future.  These are children living in Washington State like Otto, who arrived in the U.S. when he was 10 years old, escaping severe child abuse and threats from MS-13.  Otto was granted asylum right before going on a school camping trip with his class.  He went from having a childhood dominated by violence and fear, to living with the fear of being sent back into danger, to the rest of his childhood before him.

More info here.

OneAmerica: Volunteer for Citizenship Day Saturday, September 23, 2017OneAmerica Logo

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 8:30am-5:30pm

Locations: Renton, Renton Technical College; Wenatchee, Wenatchee Valley College; Pasco, Columbia Basin College

Volunteers needed at three Citizenship Day events in Washington in Renton, Wenatchee and Pasco

Citizenship Day  is a free, one-day legal clinic to help legal permanent residents apply for citizenship, and it’s hosted by AILA-WA, OneAmerica, and committed community partners statewide. Demand for naturalization services is higher than ever – in fact, N-400 filings in Washington State have increased nearly 30% on average, compared to the same quarter of last year! For many immigrants, U.S. citizenship is the best defense in uncertain times. Please join us for the day, and help hundreds of legal permanent residents take the first step.

Click here to sign up to volunteer, and more info here.

Nonprofit Board Membership 101, WSBA World Peace Through Law, SisterSong-Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective Conference

July 11: Nonprofit Board Membership 101 
Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time: 4:00-8:00 pm
Location:  Green River Community College, Kent Campus

In this interactive workshop, participants will receive information about nonprofit board membership:

  • Legal duties of board members under Washington State law.
  • Role of nonprofit board as a group and board members individually
  • Relationship between the board and Executive Director and employees/volunteers.

We will be offering one-on-one appointments for 45 minutes with an attorney to talk about nonprofit legal questions from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.   Please email contact@wayfindlegal.org if you would like to schedule an appointment.

Who should come to this workshop? Individuals, groups, and others that are on nonprofit boards, considering creating a nonprofit, or joining a nonprofit board.

Presenters: Sarah Tran, Nonprofit Assistance Center and Jodi Nishioka, Wayfind.

This training is part of our South King County Nonprofit Legal Training Series and is sponsored by The Seattle Foundation, The City of Kent, and Pacific Continental Bank for the South King County community, and is partnership of Wayfind and the Nonprofit Assistance Center.

4:00-6:00 pm Nonprofit Legal Clinic – One-on-one appointments with a lawyer.
5:30 pm Dinner will be served
6:00 – 8:00 pm Presentation

Register for “Nonprofit Board Membership 101” here.

July 12: Latina/o  Bar Association of Washington Legal Clinic
Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: El Centro de la Raza (2524 16th Ave. South, Third Floor, Seattle, WA LBAW

The Law Offices of SGB and The Latina/o Bar Association of Washington hold a free legal clinic on the second Wednesday of every month. Consultations are provided on the following areas of law: auto accidents, personal injury, medical negligence, birth injuries, worker’s rights/wage claims, family law, immigration, criminal law, property/landlord-tenant law.

To volunteer as an attorney, law student, or legal staff, or interpreter please email clinics@sgb-law.com or visit this webpage for more information.

July 19: WSBA World Peace Through Law Section Webinar:  Peace Accords Between the Government of Colombia and the FARC-EP
Date: Monday, July 19, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: WebinarWorld Globe Flags

Presented in partnership with WSBA World Peace Through Law Section
The speaker will discuss her recent participation (May 25-June 3) in an international delegation of the National Lawyers Guild to evaluate the Peace Accords between the Colombian government and the FARC, which were ratified in late 2016, after a war lasting more than half a century. She will discuss the history leading up to the agreements, the subjects addressed, and challenges of implementation, US-Colombian relations and roles for U.S. people, and practice pointers for lawyers participating in delegations to promote world peace through law.

FACULTY
Martha Schmidt – Attorney & Counselor, Seattle

Register here.

October 5-8: SisterSong-Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective Conference: Let’s Talk About Sex
Date: October 5-8, 2017
Location: New Orleans, LA

SisterSong the National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective is celebrating 20 years of amplifying the voices of Indigenous women and women of color, and we are celebrating this milestone by hosting our third national Let’s Talk About Sex! conference October 5-8, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year, our theme is “Resist. Reclaim. Redefine.” We must resist the systems of oppressions that plague our daily lives, reclaim our human right to bodily autonomy, and redefine our futures.

Let’s Talk About Sex! is the largest reproductive justice conference and will feature panelists, speakers, activists, entertainers, and leaders throughout various social justice movements and across sectors who are unapologetic about standing up for our reproductive and sexual freedom. We will also have pre-conference institutes and workshops that will inform, educate, tantalize, and inspire us to take action!

Register here.

Trans Pride Seattle, Reproductive Justice Lawyering Webinars, Legal Voice, and St. Louis Diversity Job Fair

June 23: 5th Annual Trans Pride Seattle

Date: Friday, June 23, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: The Trans Pride March assembles at 5pm on the sidewalks adjacent to the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station, and steps off at 6pm onto East John Street.

Followed by a celebration in Cal Anderson Park meadow from 7pm to 10 pm featuring:
Ari Vera Morales and Ixaha Vázquez from Mexico City organization Almas Cautivas
Jennicet Eva Gutiérrez from Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement
Andrea Jenkins from Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota
– performances by Randy Ford (Au Collective) and Jade Vogelsang (The House of Luna)
– poets from Youth Speaks Seattle

More details here.

June 29:  Reproductive Justice Lawyering Webinar: Barriers to Reproductive Autonomy

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Location: Attend via webcast

In the first session, tune in to hear Priya Walia discuss how the religious right is using feminism and the 1st Amendment to keep 1,200+ fake reproductive health clinics open in “Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Combating Choice with Misinformation.”

In the second session, “Parenting… More from Prison: Abolition is Reproductive Justice,” Nnennaya Amuchie will discuss how to incorporate an abolitionist framework into reproductive justice, and how breaking down institutions that don’t serve us allows us to rebuild systems that affirm humanity and help us all to thrive.

Register here.

July 6: A Benefit for Legal VoiceLegal Voice Logo

Date: Thursday, July 6, 2017
Time: 8–11pm
Location: Conor Byrne Pub: 5140 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle 98107

Legal Voice is a progressive feminist organization using the power of the law to make change in the Northwest.  Seattle-based artists Tobias the Owl, Arthur James, and Sarah St. Albin are bringing together the Seattle community to benefit Legal Voice! All ticket sales and other donations will go to Legal Voice. $10 general admission; tickets available at the door. 21+ only.

More information here.

July 6:  Reproductive Justice Lawyering Webinar: When Sex and Bodies Are Criminal

Date: Thursday, July 6, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Attend via webcast

In the first session, “HIV Criminalization in the US: A Reproductive Justice Analysis of Current Laws and Advocacy for Change,” tune to learn about the current landscape of laws and policies that criminalize the bodies and lives of people living with HIV, especially women, people of… More color, and trans and gender non-conforming folks. Learn why these laws run counter to reproductive justice principles and how they hinder efforts to curb the epidemic, especially among vulnerable communities, and hear about how people living with HIV are leading the movement for reform in the courtroom, legislatures, and public consciousness across the country.

The second presentation, A Miscarriage of Justice: Purvi Patel and Pregnancy Prosecution,” focuses on prosecutions of pregnant people for their actions while pregnant. By using the 2013 prosecution of Purvi Patel for feticide and neglect of a dependent after her miscarriage, this webinar will examine how criminal statutes were misinterpreted or misapplied to punish Ms. Patel.

Register here

August 2-6:  National Lawyers Guild #Law4thePeople 80th Anniversary Convention

Date: Wednesday, August 2 – Sunday, August 6, 2017
Location:  Washington, DC; UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

Join us in Washington, D.C. this summer as we celebrate 80 years of #Law4thePeople! We’re offering dozens of timely panels, workshops, CLEs and social events focused on movement law and effective resistance amidst the current political climate—and of course, parties and social events!  Act now: Early bird rates end June 30.

Register here.

Due June 30:  2017 St. Louis Diversity Job Fair
Registration Deadline:  Friday, June 30, 2017

J.D. students in the classes of 2018 and 2019 are invited to participate in the 2017 St. Louis Diversity Job Fair (“SLDJF”) this summer. The Job Fair will kick-off with small group student attorney networking dinners on Friday, August 18, and interviews will be held Saturday, August 19, at the Husch Blackwell law offices. Specific details regarding both events will be posted on the St. Louis Diversity Job Fair web site at www.stldiversityjobfair.com and through Simplicity as they become available

The deadline for law student registration is Friday, June 30, 2017 at midnight (CST); absolutely no extensions will be allowed.  Law students can register by going to https://law-sldjf-csm.symplicity.com/. When registering, students should list Ann Spangler at spangler@uw.edu as the Career Services office representative.

Documentation needed to register for the Job Fair:

  1. Law student resume
  2. Law school transcript (unofficial is ok)
  3. One page cover letter
  4. Writing sample (may submit an abbreviated version, less than 10 pages preferred)

The St. Louis Diversity Job Fair offers full or partial financial stipends to students who would be unable to attend the Job Fair without the financial assistance. The number and amount of stipends awarded is contingent on requests received and funds available. Students who need financial assistance should contact Danielle Carr at daniellecarr@polsinelli.com. The deadline for submitting the financial stipend application is Friday, July 1, at midnight (CST).

 

Take a trip to California or find a new way to use that J.D. with these exciting opportunities!

AmeriCorps JD is now accepting applicants! 

We will accept applications through April 15, 2015 from students, who not only work in the priority areas defined below, but who provide service to low-income communities in other areas of law. The 300 service hours required to earn the education award can be completed anytime from when the application is accepted and the background check has been initiated through August 31, 2015.

PRIORITY AREAS: Priority will be given to applications from students who are serving veterans, military families or victims of disasters, or focusing on removing barriers to employment or housing. However, we also have many spots available for students working with other populations and in other areas of law.

Some more examples of the type of work students can do within these priority areas include:

  • Direct legal services: intake, legal form preparation, performing client and witness interviews, advocating for clients by telephone and in person, attending hearings, assisting attorneys in legal representation, carrying out legal research and writing
  • Outreach and education: developing and distributing fact sheets, developing and delivering training on legal topics or on how to access legal services, ensuring potential clients are aware of their rights and available services
  • Capacity building: activities which build the capacity of your host organization or other organizations to provide services in the previously specified priority areas, such as an organizational assessment, compiling best practices, organizing focus groups, leading planning committees

You can also learn more about organizations and the legal services being provided for veterans, disaster, and employment issues by viewing our Fellow profiles on our website.

The AmeriCorps program, under the Corporation for National and Community Service, has a list of prohibited activities that cannot be included in the hours of service completed to earn the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. A list of these activities can be found here.

Students serving in the priority areas or other issue areas may apply now through Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Visit our website for more information about the application process. Questions may be directed to AmeriCorpsJD@equaljusticeworks.org.

UW Law Students: Re-ignite your Social Justice Heart and Vision at the Annual Trina Grillo Retreat in Sunny Santa Clara, CA!

The Trina Grillo Retreat at Santa Clara Law (March 20-21, 2015) provides a unique opportunity for public interest and social-justice oriented law students, faculty, and practitioners to forge an alliance by exchanging viewpoints, exploring career opportunities, and formulating strategies for social justice.

Join with law students from several west coast law schools to re-imagine the next generation of social justice lawyering.  Funding up to $250 in reimbursement is available for UW Law students interested in attending.  Send a letter of interest and resume to mestorms@uw.edu by Feb 20 noon  if you would like to attend.

Attention Recent Grads! You Can Help Preserve Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Please don’t forget to fill out and pass on Equal Justice Works’ quick survey about the effect of Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) on your career. While they hear anecdotally how critical PSLF is to making long term public interest careers possible, there is little hard data on the program’s impact. If Congress does propose capping the amount of forgiveness borrowers can earn, this data will be invaluable in helping Equal Justice Works and a coalition of interested groups advocate for it. The deadline for completing the survey is March 2, but please complete it as soon as possible in case Congress acts sooner. Thank you for your help on this urgent issue!

Keep Up To Date on Student Debt Issues!

Make sure to follow Equal Justice Work’s new blog on the Huffington Post to keep up to date on student debt issues. They’ve been writing recently about “Affording College in a Time of Income Inequality,” “3 Student Loan Repayment Plans You Need to Know About,” and “8 Lessons We Learned About Student Debt From the Class of 2013.”