So. Many. Events!!!

30th Annual Indian Law Symposium

Date: Thursday and Friday, September 7-8, 2017

Place:  William H. Gates Hall, Room 138, University of Washington

Join us for the 30th Annual University of Washington Indian Law Symposium! As
in past years, the conference includes comprehensive litigation and legislation
updates and a number of topics of interest to a broad array of practitioners and
policy makers.

Further information and register here.

Washington Initiative for Diversity (WID) – Diversity Stakeholder Networking Reception

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Time:  4:00-5:30 pm

Place: Davis Wright Tremaine

Join the Washington Initiative for Diversity (WID) to learn about the new ways in which WID is helping legal employers build an inclusive work environment and diverse workforce. The event will feature keynote speaker Jason Barnwell, Assistant General Counsel—Law Firm Engagement Strategy at Microsoft.  Jason leads Microsoft’s engagement with outside counsel law firms, focusing among other things on improving the diversity of Microsoft’s outside counsel teams specifically, and improving the diversity of the legal profession more generally.

Register here.

Plugging the Leaky Pipeline: Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Time: 11:45 am Lunch (provided) 12-1:15 Program

Place:  Perkins Coie, 1201 3rd Avenue, Suite 4900 Seattle, WA 98101

Please join Washington Women Lawyers for the next panel discussion in Plugging the Leaky Pipeline series. The topic for this event is Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession:

Despite the diminishing prevalence of overt discrimination against women and minorities in the workplace, implicit biases continue to pervade the legal profession. Implicit gender bias is further complicated by intersections with other aspects of our identity, such as race, age, marital status, family status, and more. Join our panelists as they reflect on the significance of implicit biases in the legal profession, the challenges they face, and opportunities to identify and challenge these biases.

The program is free, and lunch will be provided for in-person attendees. Dial-in information for phone attendees will be provided. This is an informational program only; no CLE credit is offered.

Please register here  to attend in person or by phone.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Date:  Thursday, September 21, 2017

Time:  5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Place:  Perkins Coie, 1201 Third Ave, Seattle, WA

Join Perkins Coie (1201 Third Ave.) on September 21 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.  Jorge Barón, Executive Director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, will speak at 5:30 p.m.

Appetizers and beverages will be served.  Register here

South Asian Bar Association of Washington’s Annual Reception & Fundraiser

When: Friday, September 22, 2017

Time: 6:00-9:30 pm

Where: Washington Athletic Club-The Nobleroom

Join the South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW) at its annual fundraiser reception. 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:  Friday, September 22, 2017

Time:  6:00 – 8:00 pm

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

Join the Unemployment Law Project (ULP) for a benefit dinner for the Farmworker Outreach Program, on September 23 at El Quetzal. Special guest Louisa Mora, Director, National Farmworker Jobs Program, will speak.

Please email for tickets or more information.

Coalition on Homelessness: Lawn Bowling Party and Fundraiser

When: Saturday, September 23

Time:  5.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.

Where: Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club
4103 Beacon Ave S., Seattle, WA 98108

Please join the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness for our annual Lawn Bowling Party & Fundraiser!

5.00 – 6.30 p.m. Grilled salmon, drinks, and
lawn bowling lessons
6.30 – 6.45 p.m. Brief remarks from your hosts
6.45 – 8.00 p.m. Sunset bowling & dessert

Purchase your tickets here.

WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series: Injustices Under the LawWSBA Lunchbox Series Image

Date: 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.

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.

Washington Appleseed Breakfast with the BestWA Appleseed Logo

When: Thursday, September 28

Time: 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Where: The Hilton 1301 6th Ave.  Seattle, WA

WA Appleseed mobilizes volunteer attorneys and collaborates with community partners to level the playing field for Washington State’s vulnerable and marginalized populations. Every year Washington Appleseed supporters come together to support Appleseed’s roster of public policy initiatives to help Washington residents better understand and fully exercise their rights.

THANK YOU to everyone who has registered so far for this year’s Breakfast With The Best!  We can’t wait to see you all and let you know what we’ve been doing for the past year. Breakfast With The Best is one month away, so there is still time to sign up and reserve your slot! Click the big blue button above to register, and read on to learn more about what you can look forward to at the event.
RSVP here.

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington 2017 Annual Banquet

When: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Time: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: The Triple Door in Downtown Seattle

You are invited to join the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington for its 13th Annual Banquet.

Purchase tickets here.


When: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Sheraton Hotel, 1400 Sixth Ave. Seattle, WAWSBA Logo

Washington State Bar Association The APEX Awards go to those who have made noteworthy contributions and achievements in public service, government service, professionalism, pro bono work, diversity and other areas.

Register here.

Join us for Wine + Justice Eastside Legal Assistance Program and the Campaign for Equal Justice

When:  Thursday, October 5, 2017

Time:  5:30-7:30 pm

Where: W Bellevue Hotel 10455 NE 5th St. Bellevue, WA

Sip Wine and Support Legal Aid. Join us for Wine & Justice, an evening reception supporting legal aid low-income families in King County. Meet your colleagues for a glass of wine and hear from Eastside Legal Assistance Program and the Campaign for Equal Justice about the need for legal aid in your community and how you can help.

A drink and appetizers provided. There will be a chance to donate at the event

RSVP here.

Casa Latina: En Camino Annual Gala 2017

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017

Time:  6:00 pm

Where:  The Westin Seattle

Join Casa Latina for a night of inspiration and solidarity to defend, empower, and celebrate Latino immigrant workers.

You’ll laugh, cry, dance, and cheer. You’ll enjoy fabulous food and great music. You’ll be moved by the courageous stories you’ll hear, the people you’ll meet, the images you’ll see. And you’ll show your commitment to walk proudly “en camino”—on the road—with the immigrant community in the face of increasing discrimination in our country.

Attending the En Camino Gala is a timely act of solidarity as we raise funds to empower Latino immigrant workers through Casa Latina’s employment, education, and community organizing programs.

Register HERE.

ACLU 2017 Bill of Rights DinnerACLU of WA

When: Saturday,  November 4, 2017

Time: 6:00-9:00 pm

Where:  Seattle Westin

On November 4 we will host our annual Bill of Rights Celebration Dinner at the Seattle Westin. This year’s dinner will again be a memorable occasion, with awards presented to civil liberties heroes in Washington and featuring Emmy-nominated actress and prominent equal rights advocate, Laverne Cox.

Purchase tickets here. 

Events: LBAW/Skagit VLP Free Legal Clinic; Homeless Advocacy 101: Helping Homeless Students; NWIRP Evening of Justice; WA AGO Open House in Spokane

The Latina/o Bar Association of Washington, the Skagit Volunteer Lawyer Program: Free Legal Clinic.

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location:  Skagit Valley College, Angst Hall RM A125
2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

The Latina/o Bar Association of Washington, the Skagit Volunteer Lawyer Program, and Skagit Valley College Dreamers Club invite you to volunteer at our Mt. Vernon Legal Clinic.  We are in great need of immigration attorneys.

If you are able to volunteer or if you have questions, please email the Director of Clinics, Zaida Rivera, at

Know someone who may need assistance at our Skagit Clinic? Please distribute our flyer: Mt. Vernon Free Legal Clinic Flyer.pdf

Homeless Advocacy 101/Helping Homeless Students: McKinney-Vento 101Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day

Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Time:  9:00 am- 1:00 pm.  Check in opens at 8:30 am. Please be prompt.

Location:  Seola Gardens, Community Room (KCHA site) 11215 5th Ave SW, Seattle, WA

Join presenters from Columbia Legal Services, Schoolhouse WA, and national expert Dr. Lenore Rubin to learn about homeless students’ rights under federal law, and how staff and parents can ensure that students register, get to school, and have the supports they need for a successful school experience. Following an overview of the law, participants will work through case examples and discuss common challenges; and develop allies in helping homeless children and youth and their families. Register at

This workshop is free, but registration is required, with preference to staff from Coalition Member agencies (see a list here).

Lawn Bowling Fundraiser for the Coalition on Homelessness (SKCCH)

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 5:00-8:00 pm

Location:  Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club
4103 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

Please join the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness for our annual Lawn Bowling Party & Fundraiser!  Hosts Speaker Frank Chopp, Representative Nicole Macri & Deb Cayz, Humberto Alvarez, and Tony Lee.

Details: Lawn bowling is either a relaxing game or a fiercely competitive sport. You decide! In either case, please wear flat, rubber-soled shoes or prepare to go barefoot if you will be bowling! The greens are inviting and kids are welcome, but please note that the park is preferred for running around.

Register here.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project : An Evening of Justice at Wing Luke

Date:  Thursday, October 26, 2017

Time: 5:30 pm

Location:  Wing Luke Museum

At this pivotal time for our country and community, we need an opportunity to come together in our commitment to immigrant rights.

We hope you will join us in doing so at our annual reception. An Evening of Justice at Wing Luke. We’ll enjoy delicious food and drinks from  Green Leaf Vietnamese Restaurant, hear great live music, explore the museum, and share stories about what we are accomplishing together.

Tickets will be available soon.  Sponsorship info here.

Washington State Attorney General’s Office Open House

Date: Friday, September 29, 2017

Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Location: Spokane AGO 1116 W. Riverside Avenue Spokane, WA

Audience: Third-Year Law Students, Second-Year Law Students, Judicial Clerks, Licensed Attorneys

“The Attorney General’s Office is please to invite you to attend the first Open House in the Spokane AGO! This event will provide those who may be considering a career as an Assistant Attorney General or those seeking to serve as a law clerk the opportunity to hear from AG Bob Ferguson and learn about the AGO’s divisions and recruitment programs and meet with AGO representatives. We hope to see you there.”

More information here.