October 6 at UW Law: Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project Orientation

Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project Orientation 

Liberty scales

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 (meredith.ruff11@gmail.com) 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.

Social Justice Tuesday, UW Law JAG Panel and more!

Social Justice Tuesday – Fight to Win: Recent Social Justice Legal Victories

When:  Tuesday, October 2, 2018
12:30-1:20
W.H. Gates Hall Room 127
Speakers: Malou Chavez, with Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Janet Chung with Columbia Legal Service
David Ward with Legal Voice
Impact litigation is generally focused on changing law or on the rights of specific groups of people. Panelists will address recent legal social justice victories and provide insight on the planning, preparing and filing or defending cases that affect more than one individual. What strategies worked? What were some challenges and barriers? Join us for lunch and prepare to be inspired by advocates working on issues in immigration, women’s rights, and civil legal aid.
RSVP SCS on line

JAG Day-Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines

When: Thursday, October 4
12:30-1:20 pm
W.H. Gates Hall Room 127
Are you interested in a career with JAG?
How do I apply for a position with JAG?
Want to learn more about JAG and what it does?
Please join us for a panel discussion to have these questions answered and more.
RSVP SCS on line

SABAW’s Annual Reception and FundraiserSABA Logo

When: Friday, September 28
6:30-9:30 PM
Noble Room at Washington Athletic Club
Join the South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW) at its annual fundraiser reception.
For tickets and complete information here

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington-14th Annual Banquet

When: October 4, 2018
5:30-8:00 pm
Triple Door
Please join VABAW at the 14th annual. This event will consist of a fashion show Gustave Apiti’s designs, a keynote presentation by the Honorable John Chun, a raffle drawing and a scholarship fundraiser.
For tickets and complete information here

Washington Women Lawyer’s 4th Annual Event – Our Time is Now

When: Friday, October 12, 2018
6:00-9:00 pm
Fairmont Olympic – Spanish Ballroom
WWL’s Fourth Annual Event will feature a keynote panel moderated by the Hon. Faye Chess, recently appointed to Seattle Municipal Court Bench.
For tickets and complete information here

Filipino Lawyers of Washington Annual Banquet

When: Saturday, October 13
5:00-10:00 pm
Filipino Community Center

Our annual Barrio Fiesta brings together over 250 attorneys, judges and community leaders to celebrate the year’s achievements and to recognize individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to our communities.  This is also the premier fundraising event for the FLOW Foundation, which provides monetary scholarships to local law students.

In keeping with our tradition, we will be transforming the Filipino Community Center into a magical venue for our Barrio Fiesta.  Of course, the evening will feature an authentic Filipino buffet, cultural presentations, dancing, and highlights from our last ten years.  This is the most unique, entertaining, and fun-filled minority bar event, bringing together attorneys, judges, and community leaders to have a good time and to celebrate FLOW’s achievements.

For tickets and complete information here

Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association Twelfth Annual Banquet

When:  Wednesday October 17
12:00 pm -1:30 pm
Four Seasons Hotel

MAMA Seattle’s Twelfth Annual Banquet will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle. MAMA Seattle is proud to present Kellye Testy and Annette Clark with the MAMA Seattle 2018 Betty Binns Fletcher Leadership and Justice Awards.  Washington State Supreme Court Justice Debra Stephens, friend and colleague of Kellye and Annette, will moderate a discussion with the honorees.

For tickets and complete information here

Washington State Coalition for Language Access

When:  Friday, October 19
8:30-5:00
Lacey Community Center
Lacey, WA

Registration is still open for the 2018 WASCLA Summit, and slots are filling up fast.
Register now and don’t miss out!

At the 2018 WASCLA Summit, we’ll delve into identifying the essential components needed to create high-quality language access services into our programs statewide. We invite you to become part of this effort to make language accessibility work for everyone. Together Everyone Achieves More –TEAM–is this year’s Summit theme. TEAM up with us to learn about what’s in place now, new efforts underway, and to work on action plans to move language access services in Washington forward

To register here

Asian Bar Association of Washington Annual Gala

When: Friday, October 19
5:30-8:00
The Sanctuary
Keynote Speaker:
Frank H. Wu
Distinguished Professor, University of California Hastings
For tickets and further information here

Washington Attorneys with DisabilitiesWSBA Logo

When:  Wednesday, October 24
4:00-6:00 pm
1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101
Disability and Ableism in the Legal Profession

A panel of legal practitioners will discuss the experience of disability and ableism through a variety of lenses.  Panelists will share their personal experiences of entering and excelling in the legal profession. This program is for everyone who cares about achieving equity in the legal profession.
To register here

Free Training: What Advocates Need to Know about Representing Immigrant Survivors of Violence

When: December 4
9:00 am – noon
Seattle Central Library – Level 4 Room 1

Part I is now full and registration has been closed. Registration for Part II is still open. Part II, experienced NWIRP legal staff will provide training on: – Writing declarations for VAWA Self-Petitions, U visas, and T visas – Writing Advocate Letters of Support – How VAWA, U visa, and T visa applications are put together

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is hosting a FREE training for advocates working with immigrant survivors of violence. The session is free to attend, and will be held at Seattle’s Central Library.

To register and complete information here

The Brookings Institute- Governance Studies Program Fellowship

Job Description
The Governance Studies program at The Brookings Institution (“Brookings”) is accepting applications for a two year Fellow appointment in support of Lawfare, a high-impact, rapidly-growing, nonpartisan website examining issues at the intersection of national security and the law, published in cooperation with Brookings. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in in national security policy, a working knowledge of and strong interest in Congress and legislative politics, and experience reading and analyzing legislation.
For complete job description and to apply: Application Instructions:
Apply at here
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply. Applicants must submit the following documents:
CV with a list of publications
Cover letter describing research interests
Writing sample
Starting date is negotiable; however, filling the position by November 1, 2018 is strongly preferred.

Mercy Corps – Spring 2019 Internship

Portland, OR
Job Description
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.

Legal Services advances the mission of Mercy Corps by ensuring that it is carried out in compliance with ethical standards, laws and regulations, and by providing creative solutions. Recognizing that our work is done within the context of limited resources and fast-paced decision-making, Legal Services does not attempt to eliminate all risk or problems, but simply to make decision-makers aware of issues and minimize the risk as much as practicable.

For complete job description and to apply here

Immigration Counseling Services – Staff Attorney

Portland, OR
Job Description
The Staff Attorney provides legal services to individuals in a wide variety of immigration matters.
For complete job description and to apply here

Oregon Law Center – Staff Attorney Farmworker Program

Job Description
Position: Oregon Law Center (OLC) seeks a bilingual (Spanish/English) staff attorney to provide civil legal services to low-income farmworker clients on matters related to their status as farmworkers. The position is based in Hillsboro, Oregon and serves farmworkers statewide.
for complete job here

Legal Aid Services of Oregon-Statewide Pro Bono Program Manager

(LASO) is seeking a Statewide Pro Bono Program Manager to be based in its central administrative office in Portland.

For complete job description and to apply 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

Campaign for Equal Justice Logo

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.

Need summer funding? Apply to EJW by May 19

Pro Bono Opportunity: Children’s Trust Landmark Climate Case

Our Children’s Trust is seeking law students and lawyers interested in fighting climate change and assisting with the electronic discovery process for the landmark constitutional case Juliana, et al. v. U.S.  Our Children’s Trust (OCT) is a non-profit organization working to secure the legal right to a healthy atmosphere and stable climate for current and future generations. OCT has supported young people in filing legal actions in every U.S. state, against the federal government, and in different countries around the world.

Volunteer law students and attorneys will directly support the federal constitutional and public trust climate case filed by 21 youth and Dr. James Hansen. A licensed attorney will supervise volunteers with the vital task of analyzing and reviewing documents in preparation for trial. Through this pro bono opportunity, volunteers will learn about the constitutional and public trust legal claims of the case and gain skills in document review on an advanced e-discovery platform. OCT requests that law students volunteer at least 10 hours per week and that attorneys volunteer at least 5 hours per week. 

To apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to Allison Kole, allison@ourchildrenstrust.org. Please put “Pro Bono Opportunity” in the subject line.

Due May 19: Apply for summer funding from Equal Justice Works

Application Deadline: Friday, May 19, 2017

Equal Justice Works’ AmeriCorps JD program provides 1Ls and 2Ls with an opportunity to serve local communities this summer. Participants receive an educational award of $1,230 for three hundred hours of service and can work on issues of employment, veterans, disaster relief, immigration and/or elder abuse at nonprofit organizations and law school clinics. If students have already secured a position for this summer, students should review the application guidelines and apply! Nearly all law school clinics and nonprofit organizations working on the aforementioned issues qualify. Note that students cannot receive more than $4,422 in other funding for their internship to be eligible.

Apply and learn more here.

Pro Bono Opportunity: Volunteer lawyers needed April 30

Pro Bono Council announces new manager

The Pro Bono Council welcomed Catherine Brown in January 2017 as their newest Manager. Catherine has held multiple positions supporting legal aid and pro bono and brings a wealth of experience to the work of Washington’s volunteer lawyer programs. Catherine has also served on the ATJ Board’s Leadership Development Committee, most recently as one of its co-chairs. We believe Catherine will be a great asset to the work of the Pro Bono Council. We asked Catherine to share a little about her background and what motivates her. Read her responses here.

 

 

Due April 28: Stokes Lawrence tuition scholarships available for 1Ls

Application Deadline: Friday, April 28, 2017

Stokes Lawrence is pleased to offer three $1,500 tuition scholarships to first year students from diverse backgrounds; one at each of the three law schools in the State of Washington. Our goals is to promote opportunities within the profession and to encourage a dialogue around the issue of diversity in the work place. The Diversity Scholarships are open to all first year law students of diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated promise for a successful career in law and are committed to community involvement.

Read more and apply here.

Pro Bono Opportunity, April 30: Volunteer lawyers needed

MELAW in conjunction with the Muslim Community Resource Center (MCRC) and the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) will be hosting a legal clinic on April 30. This clinic is open to all, but will be focused on reaching the Muslim and Middle Eastern community.

We are seeking volunteer attorneys to staff the clinic in the following practice areas:

  • Immigration Law (greatest demand);
  • School Law (to advise families with children facing discrimination or bullying in the school system);
  • Family Law;
  • Housing Discrimination;
  • Employment Law.
Additional clinic details:
  • Location: Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS), Multi-purpose room, 17550 NE 67th Ct, Redmond, WA 98052;
  • Date: April 30, 2017 (quarterly thereafter);
  • Time: 2-5 PM;
  • 30 minute sessions per client;
  • Hosted as a King County Bar Association Neighborhood Clinic.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kerem Levitas at kerem@melegal.org and include the following information:
  • Name, phone number, email, mailing address.
  • Practice areas;
  • Bar number;
  • Languages spoken.

Deadline extended, due May 3: Pro Bono Honors Society applications

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Do you volunteer for IFAP, PFJP, SYLAW, CHRJ App Help, ELS research project? Do pro bono work for a community-based legal or public interest organization? Volunteer as a case manager or leader for a student-led pro bono project? Intern last summer for a public interest organization and didn’t get a summer grant, stipend or externship credit? Volunteer at a non-profit organization?

If you can answer YES to any of these questions you are likely eligible to participate in the UW Law Pro Bono Honors Society! Submit your online form so that you can be recognized with fellow students, faculty and staff with a Pro Bono Service Award at graduation!
Apply here.

 

It’s time to nominate young lawyers for WSBA’s Public Service and Leadership Award

Pro Bono Opportunity: Attorneys, Accredited Reps & Law Students Needed for Haitian Asylum-Seekers and Migrants

haitiHundreds of detained Haitian asylum-seekers and migrants, including women and children, are being deported weekly from detention centers across the United States in violation of their rights. They need your help urgently.

The Department of Homeland Security is currently holding about 4,000 detainees in facilities throughout the US. More than 2500 Haitian detainees have already been deported, and around 270 more are being deported each week. Lawyers, community activists and detainees’ relatives have reported a range of prejudicial procedural problems in their asylum processing, including no lawyers, weak or non-existent interpretation and the use of apparently fabricated statements. Most of the detainees are held in remote facilities far from family, community and legal support; and some would have viable asylum claims if they had effective representation. Find more details here.

The Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti is creating the Haiti Deportations Response Network (HDRN) to address the detainees’ legal needs and issues, fill in gaps where possible and coordinate advocacy for better policies and practices.

The HDRN will start as a Google Group list-serve. To join, please fill out this form. If any questions, please email steveforester@aol.com. And please forward this to others in your network who might be interested!

Due March 5: Scholarship opportunity for students working in Massachusetts

Application Deadline: 5 p.m., Sunday, March 5, 2017

mass-bar-foundationThe Massachusetts Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of applications for its 2017 Legal Intern Fellowship Program. Founded in 1996, the Legal Intern Fellowship Program seeks to encourage careers in public interest law, while contributing valuable legal support to organizations serving the under-represented in Massachusetts.

Law students selected to be Legal Intern Fellows will receive a stipend of $6,000 to volunteer for ten (10) weeks during the summer months at a nonprofit organization that provides civil legal services to low-income clients in Massachusetts.

Apply and learn more here

Due May 5: Nominations for the Public Service and Leadership Award

washington-state-bar-association-logoNominations due by Friday, May 5, 2017

Do you know a new or young lawyer who deserves to be recognized for their long-term public service and extraordinary contribution to the community? Nominate them for the Washington Young Lawyers Committee’s (WYLC) Public Service and Leadership Award!

 This year the WYLC will recognize the achievements of five new or young lawyers. The committee considers the nominees’ leadership in their community and involvement in public service activities as described in RPC 6.1.

Nominate and learn more here

Volunteers needed for rapid response at airports

Pro Bono Opportunities: Alaska Legal Services Corporation

revised_alaska_legal_logo-0120web20transp2010-13Opportunities with the Alaska Legal Services Corporation as a Rural Will Drafting Intern Pro Bono Bankruptcy.

Read more about each position and apply here.

 

 

 

 

Free seats for 3L students at CLE on Consumer Law

nwclc-header-logo-1We are pleased to offer some free seats at our upcoming Second Annual Consumer Law Intensive, an all-day CLE covering crucial, timely consumer law topics on March 7th. We have up to four free seats for 3rd-year law students. For more information and to sign up, please visit http://www.nwclc.org/event-rsvp-and-registration/. Students who use the printable PDF form can write “3L STUDENT” in the “Total Payment” box. Students who register online should use the “mail in a check” form and write “3L STUDENT” in the “special accommodations” box.

Pro Bono Opportunity: Lane Powell airport response team

lanepowellLane Powell would love to hear from students who are interested in participating in the airport volunteer effort.  As a first step, we ask that they complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9YVGD7J.

After they complete the survey, they will be included in our database of volunteers, and can sign up directly to do a specific shift at the airport, by going here:  http://signup.com/go/pw7NBp.  They should sign up in one of the specific spots that are available for law students.

The general instructions for volunteers are attached, but after a volunteer signs up for a shift, they will receive specific instructions from the volunteer coordinator, including information that is specific to what we expect to happen on the day for which they are volunteering.