Webinars on Estate Planning for Veterans, Immigration, & Student Debt Relief! Beer with Michele Storms! and Golf!

Legal Lunchbox™ Series: Estate Planning Basics, presented by the WA Veterans Will ClinicLegal Assistance Sign

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm

Location:  Attend via webinar

Cost:  Free

In this 90-minute CLE, presented by the WA Veterans Wills clinic, presenters Katie Ludwick and Tony Ramsey will provide you with background and tips for drafting estate planning documents and they will discuss the unique aspects of working with veterans during the estate planning process.

Register here.

Flights & Rights #6 at KEXP featuring ACLU of WAMichele Storms of ACLU!

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:  KEXP Studios Gathering Space, 472 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

 Flights & Rights is our monthly community series in the KEXP Studios Gathering Space! In July we’ll hear from Deputy Director Michele Storms will lead a discussion on police reform in Seattle and beyond. Police accountability has always been at the heart of the ACLU’s work, and the endemic killing of black people, including Charleena Lyles right here in Seattle, demands we push even harder and mobilize together to end the needless killing. Fremont Brewing will provide a beer tasting. Must be 21+ and RSVP to attend.

Register here:

Equal Justice Works: “Student Debt Relief Basics” webinar

Date: Thursday, July 27, 201

Time: 3:30 pm

Location: Attend via webinar

On July 27th at 3:30 pm, 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 watch 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 here

Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers CLE: “Protecting Legal Rights: Immigration in an Age of Uncertainty.”

Date: Friday, July 28, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:  Peninsula College Campus (Little Theater) 1502 E. Lauridsen Ave, Port Angeles, WA 98362

Please join us on Friday, July 28th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for a CLE presentation – “Protecting Legal Rights: Immigration Law In An Age of Uncertainty”. Presenters include Noah Purcell, Washington State Solicitor General and Jorge Baron, Executive Director, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

2 general CLE credits are pending for attorneys. However, this event will be open to the general public, college students, and legal community.  Please help us to celebrate, protect, and promote access to justice in our community.

This is a special fundraiser on behalf of Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers. Suggested donation is $20 ($10 for students). There will also be a Happy Hour Reception prior to the presentation from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the P.U.B. Learn more and register here.

Latino/a Bar Association of Washington and KCBA Pro Bono Services: “Immigration 101 for Non-Immigration Practitioners.”

Date: Monday, July 31, 2017

Time: 8:30 am – Noon

Location: KCBA, 1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700, Seattle, WA 98101

Please join KCBA Pro Bono Services and the Latino/a Bar Association of WA for a training on the basics of immigration law for non-immigration practitioners. Many clients of Pro-Bono Services are part of the vibrant immigrant community in WA State. This training aims to help you become better equipped to make knowledgeable referrals and understand our clients’ general legal interactions more fully when seen in the context of their immigration status.

Topics to be covered in brief include:

  • Introduction to Immigration Law, Removal Proceedings
  • Family Based Petitions
    U-Visas
    T-Visas
    Asylum
    Working with Youth and Unaccompanied Minors
    Updates in immigration

Registration is Required – In-person space is limited so be sure to register as soon as possible. You can also attend via video streaming. There is no cost associated with the CLE. It will be directed towards interested volunteer Attorneys and Clinic Assistants through the King County Bar Association, members of the Latino/a Bar Association of WA, and member of other Pro Bono programs across Washington State.

To RSVP for either in-person or video streaming attendance, please email ericat@kcba.org. If you have any questions please email clinics@lbaw.org

KCBA 2017 Golf Tournament and CLE KCBA Logo

Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Time: Pre-golf Ethics CLE 10:00-11:30am (early check in for golf and CLE open at 9:15am)

Location: Rainier Golf and Country Club

Please join us for the KCBA 2017 Golf Tournament & CLE, being held Thursday, August 31, 2017, at the Rainier Golf & Country Club, 11133 Des Moines Memorial Drive South, Seattle, WA.

Register here

Looking for a Chance to Work with Clients? Join UW Law’s In-House Bridging the Gap Program!

Free Legal Lunch Webcast on Sept. 30: Working With Clients With Disabilities

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Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Registration closes Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Disability is the largest minority group in our society:

  • 27 percent of Washington households include a person with a disability.
  • 21 percent of adults in Washington have a mental illness.
  • 14 percent of people over 70 and 37 percent of people over 90 have dementia.

Given these statistics, no matter what kind of law you practice, you likely will have clients with disabilities. Disability can impact the attorney-client relationship in ways you may not have considered. Join the Director and Associate Director of Legal Advocacy for Disability Rights Washington to explore the ways in which we think and talk about disability and to apply those perspectives to real-life scenarios involving the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Who should attend? Anyone who wants to improve his or her representation of clients with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, dementia, brain injuries, or other disabilities.

WSBA webcasts are interactive. Bring your questions! Register online here.

In-House Pro Bono Opportunity at the UW! Check Out the Bridging the Gap/Moderate Means Program

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Bridging the Gap provides legal referrals for low and moderate income individuals as a part of the WSBA Moderate Means Program.  Bridging the Gap is a UW Law in-house pro bono program. The goal of the program is to increase access to civil legal services for people of moderate means who cannot afford an attorney but make too much money to qualify for traditional free legal aid services.

Law student interns interview clients by telephone to help connect them to attorneys who will take their cases for reduced rates. The program is focused in the areas of Family, Housing and Consumer law. After completing training, Bridging the Gap interns are expected to commit to a minimum of five hours a week for the duration of fall and winter quarters (one hour is a weekly staff meeting).

Benefits to students:

  • Hands-on experience interviewing clients;
  • Training in substantive legal issues, issue-spotting, interviewing skills and ethics;
  • Instruction on how to use the Legal Server database, which is used by most of the civil legal aid organizations in Washington State, and many other states;
  • Supervision and mentoring by experienced attorneys;
  • The satisfaction of helping low and moderate income individuals who otherwise might not receive any legal help at all;
  • Time spent volunteering for Bridging the Gap counts as credits for the Pro Bono Honors Program.

Upper level students (2L, 3L and LLM) may participate in training for the program now (fall quarter) and begin interviewing clients in November. 1Ls can train now and begin interviewing clients in January.

To apply for the program, submit a letter of interest and resume to Ann Spangler by October 3, 2014.

Pro Bono Opportunity with Eastside Legal Assistance Program: Volunteer as a Legal Assistant

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Do you have research and analytical skills, legal assistant skills or experience and want to use these skills to help quantify legal realities for survivors of domestic violence? Come make equal access to justice in our community a reality by assisting Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) staff attorneys with a targeted research project. Since 1998, ELAP has provided survivors of domestic violence and low-income residents of King County with a variety of civil case services enabling equal access to justice including, one-on-one legal clinics, unbundled legal services, brief services, full representation and community education seminars.

Your role as ELAP Legal Assistant volunteer will be to review DV and family law cases and quantify legal outcomes of those clients who worked with, and without, attorneys. This research will open up new ways to advocate for legal aid.

For a complete description of the volunteer opportunity, click here.

Free Webinar on Oct. 8 on Responsible Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

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Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
4:00 – 5:00 PM EST

Learn from leading experts about responsible innovation and social entrepreneurship. The webinar will include guidance and advice from six panelists, as well as ample opportunity to ask the speakers questions about strategies and tools for responsible innovation and social entrepreneurship. Learn about the complexities of innovation, the critical importance of locally-responsible solutions, and how to develop and grow ideas into effective programs. This webinar is ideal for students, faculty, university advisors, and professionals interested in innovation, social entrepreneurship, and global health.

The webinar’s expert panelists are:

  • Andrew Bentley, Google Fiber, Digital Inclusion Program Manager; Co-Founder, Global Health Corps
  • Elizabeth Johansen, Director of Product Development, Design That Matters
  • Rich Leimsider, Vice President of Fellowship Programs, Echoing Green
  • Jordan Levy, Chief External Relations Officer, Ubuntu Education Fund
  • James Nardella, Executive Director, Lwala Community Alliance
  • Carter Powers, COO, Dimagi
  • ​Moderated by Jennifer Staple-Clark, Founder and CEO, Unite For Sight

Register for the webinar here.

U.S. Department of Justice Introduces New Job Search Mobile App for Law Students and Attorneys

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The U.S. Department of Justice unveiled a new mobile app, called DOJ Law Jobs, which will provide attorneys and law students with a quick and easy way to find an attorney position or law student internship with the Department. DOJ Law Jobs is available for free now on iTunes for Apple iPhone, and additional versions for iPad and Android devices will be available in the next few weeks. The mobile app was developed by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management and Office of the Chief Information Officer. Users of the app will be able to create personalized job searches based on practice area, geographic preference, and hiring organization.

Download the application here on iTunes.  Android versions to follow.