It’s Official: Choc Full o’ Winter Quarter Events in Our Community!

Tuesday, January 13: Social Justice Tuesday- Consumer Education & Training Services

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 Wednesday, January 14: Criminal Justice Connections Breakfast

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Wednesday, January 14: Free Webinar- Exploring Ethical Challenges of Legal Services Working on Elder Abuse Issues

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Hosted by the National Consumer Law Center

Join us for a webinar on Jan 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM EST.

Register now!

Increasing national focus on elder abuse and a push for greater legal services involvement, particularly in the area of financial exploitation, have led to a number of difficult ethical challenges. This webinar will examine: Ways in which ageist attitudes have shaped states’ elder abuse laws and how these attitudes – often unconscious – affect our approach to elder abuse, especially when clients are of questionable capacity; The critical need to establish and put in place, clear policies/protocols to guide involvement in abuse/exploitation cases and to ensure adherence to professional responsibilities, before legal programs get involved; and applying the policies/protocols and dealing with ethical challenges while working with elders and their families/third parties in the field.

Presenters: Penny Hommel, Co-Director, The Center for Social Gerontology, Jaye Martin, Executive Director, Maine Legal Services for the Elderly and Denis Culley, Staff Attorney, Maine Legal Services for the Elderly  Additional sponsorship for this Webinar is provided by a grant from the Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living. This webinar is part of a series of National Elder Rights Training Project webinars for the National Legal Resource Center.  There is no charge for this webinar. All time listings are in Eastern Time. If you have any questions email trainings@nclc.org

Wednesday, January 14, 3:30-5:30pm, Room 138- Race, Immigration & Citizenship

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Friday, January 16: Meet & Greet-Sherrilyn Ifill

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Friday, January 16: The Architecture of Human Rights- Why Constitutional Government Requires Human Rights Law

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The CLASS Center, UW Center for Human Rights and the UW School of Law cordially invite you to

Professor Jamie Mayerfeld’s Book Manuscript Discussion

The Architecture of Human Rights:  Why Constitutional Government Requires International Human Rights Law

Friday, January 16th, 3:30-5:30pm
William Gates Hall 447

Light refreshments will be served

Please join us for a productive and intellectually stimulating discussion of Professor Mayerfeld’s book manuscript as he finalizes it for publication. The session will consist of feedback from four faculty discussants followed by a robust discussion by all in attendance.

The manuscript can be located via the following link. Likewise, acknowledging busy schedules, Professor Mayerfeld has also produced a Memo to guide your reading if you would like to focus on a portion of the manuscript.

Don’t Miss Out! February 6 & 7: NW Public Service Career Fair

NW PS Career Fair LogoFor twenty-five years, the NW Public Service Career Fair has linked law students and alumni with opportunities to make a difference.  We typically have more than 50 non-profits & government offices and more than 500 students & alumni from our 11 schools participating in the fairs. Help today’s clients and inspire tomorrow’s justice seekers.

When? Seattle- Friday, February 6. Portland- Saturday, February 7th.

10:00 to 10:30 Student & Employer Check-in
10:30 to Noon Table Talk
12:40 to 5:00 Pre-scheduled Interviews

Where?

In Seattle: LeRoux in the Student Center at Seattle University Seattle University Campus & Parking Map

In Portland: Templeton Center at Lewis & Clark CollegeLewis & Clark Campus & Parking MapPio Express free downtown shuttle bus

Registration costs? $15 for one fair or $25 for both.

Which employers will be there? Employers are registering on a rolling basis through January 12. Check out the employers registered at the Seattle fair here and the Portland fair here.

How do I get a pre-scheduled interview at the fair? Monday, January 19 is the deadline for submitting application materials.

Where can I get more info? Check out the career fair home page here!

Need CLE Credits? Check Out the Upcoming CLE on Bullying in Schools

September 25: LGBT Law Section and WSBA Presents CLE on “Bullying: Legal Issues for Schools”

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Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
Registration 1:00 – 1:30 PM, CLE Seminar 1:30 – 4:45 PM, Social 4:45 – 5:00 PM
WSBA, 1325 4th Ave., Ste. 600, Seattle

What can past bullying incidents teach us about the range and consequences of anti-LGBT and other bias-based bullying? At what point can school employees most successfully prevent such violence? What laws govern school districts’ policies on bullying, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression? What creative solutions have been used to reduce recurrence of harassment, discrimination, and violence in our schools?

LGBT Law Section members: $45 (Discount will be reflected at checkout)
Non-LGBT Law Section members: $75
Law students: $20 (After adding seminar to cart, enter promo code LSN55 and click Checkout)

Approved for 3 general CLE credits for Washington attorneys

Click here to register online.

October 2: Northwest Consumer Law Center Event Kick-Off

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Click here to register.

October 24-25: Equal Justice Works 2014 Conference & Career Fair, Registration Now Open

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We invite you to join us for the Equal Justice Works 2014 Conference and Career Fair on October 24 and 25 at the Bethesda North Marriott in Bethesda, MD.

Registration Fee: $25 per student

Students and recent graduates may register to attend the Conference and Career Fair from August 12 to October 10. All applications for interviews must be submitted by 6 p.m. EDT on September 16. A request must be sent to careerfair@equaljusticeworks.org by 5 p.m. EDT on October 10 to cancel registration and receive a full refund.

For more information, click here.

Make Your Networks Count! Meet Attorneys from Federal Agencies in Seattle!

August 28: FANGS Networking Happy Hour

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WHAT?        FANGS Happy Hour!

 

WHEN?       Thursday August 28, 2014 at 5 PM

 

WHERE?     Collins Pub (526 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104)

 

WHY?          Good beer, great conversation, an opportunity to introduce your law student intern/extern to other federal attorneys, a pretty awesome bacon cheeseburger, it’s a short walk from most of our offices, to get excited about FY 2015 and planning more opportunities to get FANGS together…(some of you, I had at “good beer”)

 

WHO?         You! And bring your summer intern/extern to introduce them to other attorneys who were lucky enough to snag a gig in the federal government!

 

FANGS is the Federal Attorneys Networking Group of Seattle—attorneys from federal agencies right here in Seattle! (Labor, Education, Health and Human Services, the Federal Trade Commission, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Justice, Housing and Urban Development, Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, National Labor Relations Board, Air Force, Army Corps of Engineers…and the list grows!)

November 6-9: Save the Date! Annual Consumer Rights Litigation Conference in Tampa

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Scholarship application due by August 11. Don’t delay!

REGISTER ONLINE FOR CRLC

RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM

The most valuable consumer law conference of the year!
Over 50 cutting-edge breakout sessions
and Consumer Class Action Symposium Sunday

  • Build Powerful Connections
  • Earn CLE Credits
  • Learn New Skills
  • Meet accomplished lawyers and expertsNetwork with over 800 other attorneys

Without a doubt, this is the most important event of the year for attorneys who represent consumers. No matter your level of experience in consumer law, you will be certain to find tremendous value at the conference and you are certain to come away energized by the justice and fairness we all pursue in the work we do every day.

There will also be ample opportunity to meet, connect with, and learn from other attorneys who share your commitment to justice and consumer rights. We expect a tremendous turnout for this year’s conference, with more than 800 attorneys making their way to Tampa, FL.

Agenda
Brochure
Scholarship Application (Apply by Aug. 11)
Speaker Bios

For more info please click here.

The CPSL is Hiring! Want an Interview at the NW Public Service Career Fair? Don’t Delay- Monday, January 13 is the App Deadline

Monday, January 13: Application Deadline to Interview at the NW Public Service Career Fair!

NW PS Career Fair logoFor over two decades, the NW Public Service Career Fair has linked law students and alumni with opportunities to make a difference.  More than 75 non-profits and government offices and more than 600 students and alumni from our 11 schools participated in 2013.

Check out the list of employers participating at the Seattle fair on Friday, January 31. Check out the list of employers participating at the Portland fair on Saturday, February 1. Learn more about the application and interview process here.

The Center for Public Service Law is Hiring! Seeking a Communications Assistant- Work Study Position

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About the CPSL: The Center for Public Service Law at UW Law aims to educate, empower and inspire all of our students, graduates and broader law school community to incorporate public service into their lives, regardless of where they work or what kind of position they hold.

The Center works to nurture the culture of a service-oriented legal education, career and community as a key component of the UW Law mission to be Leaders for the Global Common Good. To that end, we provide programming, opportunities and connections to help UW Law students and graduates realize this vision of generous public service.

Position Overview: The Center for Public Service Law at the UW School of Law is the hub of public interest and social justice activities and career support at the law school. The communications assistant will provide support to the CPSL with its online outreach and marketing primarily through its blog (commongooduw.org) and weekly online newsletter. The blog provides the latest local, national and international news, announcements, events, job and internships postings related to public service law. It is updated three times per week. The weekly newsletter recaps the last week’s blog postings and directs its over 350 recipients to the blog.

For complete job description and application instructions please click here. For more information about federal work study at UW please click here.

Act fast! Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open until filled.

Applications for Human Rights Institute Now Accepted

Human Rights Institute at the Urban Justice Center will be held from April 2- 4, 2014 in New York City.

The Institute is a three-day professional development conference that brings select human rights advocates and policymakers from across the country to network, share ideas, and collaborate with others who are working to advance domestic human rights. Participants will be able to learn about the international human rights framework, apply it to their local organizing efforts and become contributors to the growing domestic human rights movement.

Previous presenters have included:

  • Laila Bourhil,Human Rights Officer at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights;
  • Jamil Dakwar,Director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Human Rights Program;
  • Risa Kaufman,Executive Director, Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School;
  • Ann Lehman, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women;
  • Juhu Thukral, Director of Law and Advocacy for The Opportunity Agenda; and
  • Miriam Yeung, Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum.

We have also offered an array of programming, such as:

  • The Fundamentals of Human Rights: Economic and Social Rights;
  • Crafting a Human Rights Media Strategy to Advance Your Domestic Campaign;
  • Employing International Human Rights Mechanisms for Domestic Advocacy;
  • A Guided Tour of the United Nations;
  • Reception with members of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW);
  • The Arts and Community Organizing.

The Institute application is available on the Human Rights Project website. The application process is open until February 7, 2014. A limited number of scholarships are available for those eligible for financial assistance; those applications are due February 1, 2014.

Announcing the 2014 UW Law Summer Course in Cambodia: Global Health, Human Rights, and the Rights of the Child in Cambodia

Cambodia summer courseUniversity of Washington, Law H516, Global Health GH 590, College of Education EDLPS 600, International Studies JSIS 596

This course offers a unique, multidisciplinary graduate-level study opportunity in Cambodia. Focusing on health and human rights of children, particularly those who have a disability, the course provides a classroom experience and an applied, skills-building practicum that explores the theoretical underpinnings and the practical applications of the rights of the child in the context of Cambodia’s health system. Child rights are studied from legal and health services perspectives, combining methodologies of research and analysis required for quality field work.

The six-week course is approved for a total of 10 credits. Five of the credits are received through the practicum experience. The practicum experience will enable the student to work with NGOs and other health and legal professionals in the investigation and analysis of a faculty-guided and approved practicum project.

The course is open to graduate and professional students from other universities.

Check out the UW Study Abroad website and the program brochure. For questions, contact Beth Rivin (brivin@uw.edu) or course TA, Ashley Paintner (ashley.paintner@uw.edu).

Paid LGBT Rights Internship, Staff Attorney Position at NJP in Seattle & New Gov’t Opportunities Not to Miss!

Bay Area National Lawyer’s Guild Chapter Announces LGBT Rights Thomas Steel Summer Internship (Paid!)

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The Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLGSF) is now accepting applications for the Summer 2014 Thomas Steel Internship. The Thomas Steel intern will work closely with the NLGSF and will have the unique opportunity to conduct legal research, to outreach to the LGBT community, and to connect with partner organizations. Project focus is flexible, but an emphasis on an area of law relevant to the Bay Area LGBT community should be determined before the internship begins. Projects with a focus on transgender communities and/or queer people of color and immigrants are especially salient to the mission and direction of NLGSF.

In recent years the Thomas Steel intern has created scholarly articles for publication, organized a unique set of Know Your Rights materials for the transgender community, created a toolkit for Know Your Rights projects in other cities, supported housing rights activists in San Francisco, advocated for LGBT inmates in California prisons and organized Continuing Legal Education seminars for legal professionals.

The internship is based out of San Francisco, will last from roughly June through August, and has a stipend of $5,000. Interns are expected to commit to 35 hours per week for a 10 week period. Applicants should be law students who demonstrate a passion for social justice and commitment to public interest work. Past activist/organizing experience and involvement with the National Lawyers Guild a plus. People of color and members of the LGBTQ community strongly encouraged to apply.

The deadline to apply is February 10, 2014. Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to carlos@nlgsf.org or fax 415.285.5066.

Attention Recent Grads! NJP Seeking Bi-Lingual Attorney for Sexual Assault Unit

NJP_LogoThe Northwest Justice Project seeks applications from qualified attorneys to work within our King County office on Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors project, a partnership with the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC), to address the legal needs of low-income monolingual Spanish speaking and Limited English Proficient sexual assault victims. This is a three-year grant based position.

The successful applicant will work together with our family law team on a range of legal needs experienced by immigrant sexual assault victims.  Clients will be referred by KCSARC Dando Voz advocates who focus on the legal needs of monolingual and LEP sexual assault victims in King County.  While the attorney will work across practice areas, priority areas of legal practice will be family law and immigration.

Applicants must be fully bilingual Spanish speakers, culturally competent and have demonstrated experience working with sexual assault, immigrant and/or low-income communities. Washington State Bar membership in good standing or ability to become a member through reciprocity is required.

Application reviewed on a rolling basis through December 20. For complete description and application instructions please click here.

WA State Attorney General’s Office Seeks Veteran Summer Interns/Externs

WA AGO sealThe Washington State Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is currently seeking law students who are also veterans as defined by RCW 41.04.007 to apply to serve as a volunteer law clerk or legal extern for academic credit.

The selected candidate will serve the AGO’s Administrative Division in Seattle during summer 2014. Duties performed by the selected candidate will include, but are not limited to, researching and preparing memoranda on legal issues involving or faced by veterans and military families; researching and summarizing changes to federal and state laws offering protections and benefits to veterans and
military families in order to update the AGO Military & Veteran Legal Resource Guide; in conjunction with policy staff, work to identify issues for consideration as part of the AG’s legislative agenda; attend and help coordinate meetings of the Attorney General’s internal Military & Veterans Assistance
Team; participate in the AG’s outreach efforts to the veteran and military communities and meet with stakeholders; understand the consumer complaint process and assist in analyzing complaints for trends and possible enforcement actions; and work with the Military & Veterans Assistance Team on possible subjects for veteran or military-related CLE subjects.

Applications due no later than January 15, 2014. For complete description and application instructions please click here.

Attention 3Ls & Recent Grads! U.S. EPA Announces Two-Year Post Grad Attorney Honors Fellowship with Office of General Counsel

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The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is the chief legal advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the federal agency with primary responsibility for implementing the nation’s environmental laws. OGC attorneys provide counsel to ELP policy makers on legal issues associated with implementing these environmental law, as well as the law governing the day-to-day operations of a federal agency.

The key objections of the program are to provide recent law graduates with the opportunity to practice public sector or general environmental law and to provide the Office of General Counsel with highly motivated, talented and diverse entry-level lawyers who are interested in a variety of legal work on cutting-edge administrative and environmental law issues.

This fellowship is open to highly qualified applicants with outstanding academic records who are graduating law school in May/June 2014, students who have completed a judicial clerkship, or who have prior law experience within 2 to 3 years of graduation from an ABA accredited law school. OCS is seeking applicants with excellent analytical and writing abilities, a strong commitment to public service, effective “people” skills, and the ability to take on significant responsibility.

Application deadline is Monday, February 3, 2014.  For more information about OGC, please visit our website: www.epa.gov/goc. For complete description and application instructions please click here. To access the voluntary demographic information form to include with your application materials please click here.

Attention 1Ls! U. S. Securities & Exchange Commission Seeking Applicants for Summer Student Honors Internship Program

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The SEC boasts robust programs in which students experience real world and real time assignments that are directly related or are in support of our mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation through securities and financial market regulation.

The SEC’s Summer Student Honors Program is a ten-week opportunity for first year law students to become acquainted with the regulation of the securities market. Participants work with SEC Staff members on projects covering a broad range of the Commission’s mission, such as conducting investigations of industry and issuer practices, assisting in the litigation of enforcement actions, and drafting proposed statutes and rules, to name a few responsibilities.

For more information on our program, please visit our Student Honors Program Homepage.

The application period is from Monday, December 2, 2013  through Monday, February 3, 2014 (midnight Eastern Standard Time). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so act fast!

Career Strategies for Public Service, Out of State Jobs, Plaintiff-Side Firms and More

November 12: Social Justice Tuesday- Public Service Law Career Strategies

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Tuesday, November 12, 12:30-1:20pm, Room 133

Featuring Mary Whisner, Reference Librarian with the Gallagher Law Library and Aline Carton-Listfjeld with the Center for Public Service Law.

Join us for a comprehensive presentation on the nuts and bolts of launching your career public service law.

Topics covered include:

  • •       How to research opportunities
  • •       Ways to use your law degree
  • •       Examples of public service
  • •       How to realize your public service goals
  • •       Upcoming opportunities
  • •       Resources

November 12: Prison Higher Education Volunteer Information Session

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Tuesday, November 12th, from 5-6pm. UW Communications Building, room 202

Did you know?

  • The US comprises less than five percent of the world population, but has almost a quarter of the world’s prisoners (New York Times, 2008)
  • Approximately 75% of state prison inmates did not graduate high school (Teachers College, 2005)
  • Prisoners who go to college while incarcerated are 45% less likely to return to prison than those who do not (Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2005)

Want to know more? On Tuesday, November 12th, from 5-6pm we will be holding a Prison Higher Education Volunteer Information Session in the Communications Building, room 202.

There are volunteer opportunities to teach credit and non-credit classes, tutor and present one-time seminars. We will discuss the steps to becoming a volunteer, hear from current volunteers about their experience teaching in prison and have time for Q&A. Refreshments provided.

This event is sponsored by: Transformative Education Behind Bars (TEBB): A UW Simpson Center sponsored collaboration of students, faculty and community partners who are involved in WA prison higher education.

Huskies for Opportunities in Prison Education (HOPE): A UW RSO motivated by a group of students who participated in a class with prisoners at Monroe Correctional Complex this summer.

November 13: Strategies for Out of State Jobs

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William O. Douglas Society Meeting

Wednesday, November 13, 12:30-1:20pm. Room 119

Interested in working in another state for the summer? Curious about how to find a summer position in another country? Come hear from students who worked out-of-state and out-of-country last summer in private, government and public service jobs. Discover tips for your own out-of-Washington job search!

Student panelists include:
Jeannie Gong (China)
Mo Johnston (Florida)
Tamara Gaffney (Colorado)
Kendra Rychlick (Ireland)

November 13: Speed Networking with Washington Association for Justice WSAJ (plaintiff-side and public interest private firms)

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Wednesday, November 13, 5:30-7:30pm. Room 115 A-B-C

Not sure what kind of law you want to practice? Interested in helping the little guy?

Come to this speed-networking event to get one on one time with civil litigators. At the event you will have 5-7 minutes with each attorney to ask any questions you have about school, the bar, getting jobs, different areas of practice, etc.

Refreshments & appetizers provided. Please RSVP in Symplicity.

November 13: South End Minority Bar Association Networking Event

south end networkingNovember 20: TeamChild’s “Second Chances” Event & Fundraiser

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Wednesday, November 20, 5:30pm. FareStart in Seattle.

Every day, thousands of youth face profound legal and social barriers that increase their chances of dropping out of school, being homeless or ending up in the juvenile justice system.

TeamChild uses its legal expertise and community partnerships to break down barriers to community services in order to overcome the root causes of a youth’s involvement in the juvenile justice system.

TeamChild wants to invite all of you to our upcoming “Second Chances” event and fundraiser on November 20th at 5:30pm at FareStart in Seattle.  As advocates and leaders in social justice all of you know just how important a second chance can be for a child or youth who is struggling in their life.  Please join us for an evening of music, conversation and great food and be a part of making sure that every child in Washington has a chance to succeed.

If you RSVP before Friday 11/8/13 you will receive a free drink of your choice at the bar.