Panel TODAY on Being LGBTQ in the Legal Field

February 28: Being LGBTQ In the Legal Field: Are We There Yet? (Panel)

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March 3: The Dean’s Advisory Committee Presents Lunch Discussion on “Prosecution, Public Defense and Communities of Color”

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Monday, Mar. 3, 2014, RM 116
12:30 – 1:20 PM

What is the role of prosecution? What is the role of public defense? How are communities of color impacted by the criminal justice system?

On Monday, March 3rd, the Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity will host a presentation featuring prosecutors and public defenders who are members of minority groups; they will discuss the criminal justice system, their role and the impact on communities of color. We will meet in Room 116 from 12:30 to 1:20. All are welcome.

March 4: Social Justice Tuesday: Educational Debt Relief

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Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2014
12:30 – 1:20 PM, RM 133

  • Concerned about how you’re going to pay back all of your education loans?
  • Want to learn more about income-based repayment options, public service loan forgiveness and UW Law’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program?

This is the workshop for you! Hear the latest on various resources and programs that are out there to help you manage and reduce education debt.

Presented by: Aline Carton-Listfjeld, Center for Public Service Law

If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or email by 12:00 pm Monday, March 3. No RSVP for lunch accepted after 12:00 pm.

March 6: Environmental & Land Use Law Professional-Student Mixer

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Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Arctic Club Hotel’s Polar Bar, 700 3rd Ave, Seattle WA

You are cordially invited to attend a happy hour with members of the WSBA Environmental and Land Use Law Section, KCBA Environmental and Land Use Section, and University of Washington and Seattle University law students interested in environmental and land use legal careers. Appetizers and a beverage will be complimentary, followed by a cash bar.

March 21: Citizen University Annual Conference on the Art of Powerful Citizenship, Funding Applications Due 3/3

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Friday, Mar. 21, 2014
1:00 – 9:00 PM

Citizen University’s annual national conference is the country’s most creative and vibrant gathering on the art of powerful citizenship.  Hundreds of activists, innovators and educators from across the United States meet for a day of skill-building and inspiration.  Learn the elements of civic power.  Practice social and political action. Connect with people from left and right so we can solve problems together.

Many UW Law students have attended in the past and gotten great ideas and energy.  There is a reduced student rate for registration but we can also cover registration for up to 5 students through the Center for Public Service Law. If you are interested in getting funding to attend and are prepared to commit that you will go, send your letter of interest and resume to Dean Michelle Storms by March 3.

Learn more about the conference and the speakers here

April 4: You Are Invited to Attend Solid Ground’s Building Community Luncheon, Featuring Keynote Speaker Spike Lee

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Friday, April 4, 2014
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Location: Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

We’re honored to host Spike Lee as keynote speaker at our 40th Anniversary Luncheon. With a body of work that spans four decades, he has written, produced, directed and acted in countless films that illuminate the impacts of racism in our country. As one of the most outspoken African-American voices, he talks candidly, and with authority, about issues of race in mainstream media and Hollywood, using as a backdrop a rare behind-the-scenes look at his celebrated body of work. And as an organization working to undo racism and other oppressions that are root causes of poverty, Solid Ground is pleased to bring such an influential person in the conversations about race and social justice to our event.

For more information or to register for the event, click here.

Upcoming Diversity Week Events & Events Supporting DV Survivors

February 25: Social Justice Tuesday: Public Interest Private Firms

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Passionate about public interest?  Curious about how private firm work can fit with your values?

Join us for an engaging panel discussion with attorneys working for plaintiff-side public interest firms working on issues such as labor and employment, environmental protection, consumer and civil rights.

Featuring:
Lorena Gonzalez, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender
Jennifer Robbins, Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt
David Leen, Leen & O’Sullivan
Marcus Pearson, Plauché & Carr

February 26: You’re Invited to Attend “Diversity on the Bench”

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Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
UW School of Law, RM 115
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Come hear federal and state judges share their thoughts about the value of diversity on the bench. The panelists are Justice Susan Owens, Chief Judge J. Robert Leach and Judge Mariane Spearman.

RSVP via Symplicity or by email.

February 27: Free Student Debt Relief Webinar hosted by Equal Justice Works

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Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
3:00 – 4:00 PM EST (12:00 – 1:00 PM PST)

Borrowers with federal loans should also understand their options for relief, including the opportunity to earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Our free webinar, Drowning in Debt? How Government and Nonprofit Workers Can Earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness, will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 3 – 4 p.m. EST.

March 6: API Chaya Invites You to Join Its 19th Annual Candelight Vigil: “Kapwa: Seeking Resiliency and Healing through Our Shared Survivorship”

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API Chaya’s 19th Annual Candlelight Vigil in honor of Susana Remarata Blackwell, Phoebe Dizon, and Veronica Laureta
Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Please join API Chaya in honoring lives lost to domestic and sexual violence through personal narratives and cultural performances. “Kapwa” is derived from a Tagalog (Filipino) word meaning, “the shared interconnectedness among and between beings; seeing yourself in another person.” By seeing the self in a survivor, it is possible to gain a sense of communal resiliency and accountability. Please join us in ceremony, as we heal and support one another through our shared interconnection of survivorship.

For full details, visit the facebook event page here.

April 10-11: You’re Invited to Medical-Legal Partnership Summit in Seattle, Discounted Registration Rate 2/28

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Thursday, April 10 – Friday, April 11, 2014
Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle, WA

The Washington Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) is very pleased to be hosting the Medical-Legal Partnership Summit on April 10-11, 2014 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle.  MLP?s mission is to build a better healthcare team that can identify, treat and prevent the health-harming legal needs of patients, clinics and populations.

MLP helps people who have lost income or benefits; families who are struggling to maintain housing; and parents who can?t get the services their children need at school.  MLP trains medical providers and social workers to identify legal needs and intervene and advocates on systemic issues to change policies.  We integrate legal assistance into patient care and take a patient-to-policy approach.

The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership brings together hundreds of leaders in healthcare, law, public health and government to share ideas, insights and best practices about how to integrate health and legal care for vulnerable people.  The Summit will focus on medical-legal partnership in the era of health reform.  Themes will address medical-legal partnership as a mechanism for better healthcare delivery (related to prevention and outcomes), interprofessional education and population health change.

Click here to see the Summit agenda.

Click here to register.  Discount registration deadline is February 28, 2014.

May 22: Save the Date! 4th Annual Eastside Legal Assistance Project Breakfast for Justice

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
7:00 – 8:30 AM
Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA 98004

Please join our distinguished host committee for the 4th Annual ELAP Breakfast for Justice as we celebrate our 25th year of service to the community, and help support legal services for survivors of domestic violence and low income families.

Keynote Speaker: Kathy Lambert, King County Councilmember

In her keynote address, King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert will share details of the many difficult steps and treacherous leaps of her  journey from domestic violence victim to successful survivor. The former Washington State Legislator will also offer insight into the roles the judiciary and attorneys played in her experience–including the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Register online here.