Public Forums, Conferences, Workshops, and Celebrations Galore!

February 10: Career Services Presents Career Opportunities with the United States Department of State

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University of Washington School of Law, RM 127
Monday, February 10, 2014
12:30 – 1:20 PM

Presenters include:
Erin Lane, Foreign Affairs Officer, Bureau of International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs, (INL) Office of Afghanistan & Pakistan

Katie Blanchette, Legal Advisor, Afghanistan Economic Growth and Governance Initiative

For a full description of the presenters’ profiles, click here.

February 11: Social Justice Tuesday- Legal Aid, Law Students & Low Income Veterans

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Tuesday February 11, Room 133, 12:30-1:20PM

Hosted by: Center for Public Service Law

12.44% of Washington adults are veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs is the second largest federal department in our government, yet few public interest lawyers have a chance to learn about the unique legal and cultural considerations that affect so many of our fellow persons and so much of our government. 22 veterans commit suicide everyday across our nation, and lawyers have an essential role to play in saving those lives. Please join three recent law school graduates and current legal fellows as they discuss:

  • Legal and cultural considerations for representing low-income veterans
  • Existing organizations that assist low-income veterans
  • How law students can get involved with Equal Justice Works, AmeriCorps and Northwest Justice Project to help veterans and gain legal experience

 Panelists:

  • Adam Chromy, Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Fellow (NJP Seattle)
  • Michelle Miller, Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Fellow (NJP Everett)
  • Leo Flor, Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Microsoft and Fenwick & West LLP (NJP Seattle)

If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or gatespsl@uw.edu  by 12:00 pm Monday, February10, 2014. No RSVP for lunch accepted after 12:00 pm.

February 12: Public Forum of Policy Experts & Advocates on The Shrinking Child Safety Net

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University of Washington School of Law, RM 115
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
3:00 – 4:00 PM

Panelists include:

  • Lisa A. Kelly, Bobbe & Jon Bridge Professor of Child Advocacy; Director, Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic, University of Washington School of Law
  • Joanne Goldblum, Executive Director, National Diaper Bank Network
  • Lois Schipper, Supervisor, Public Health – Seattle and King County
  • Alison Carl White, Executive Director, WithinReach
  • Nancy Woodland (Moderator), Executive Director, WestSide Baby

February 21: UW Law’s Native American Law Students Association Invites You to Attend Their Salmon Bingo Dinner!

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6:00 – 8:30 PM
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, Unity Ballroom 3931 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98195

NALSA presents its Salmon Bingo Dinner.  Tickets are only $10.00 for a traditional salmon dinner.  Bingo to follow.  The event is family friendly, and children are welcome! Tickets will begin selling in the UW Law School lobby starting Monday, February 10, 2014.

For over 30 years, NALSA-UW has supported both Native and non-Native students pursuing legal careers in Indian Law by bringing speakers to campus, reaching out to tribes and Native undergrad, and high school students, sending law students to Indian Law Moot Court Competitions and conferences.

March 21-22: Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles Invites You to Attend the Trina Grillo Retreat 2014, RSVP by 2/24

Friday, Mar. 21 & Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014

UW Law students interested in attending should RSVP directly to Dean Storms at mestorms@uw.edu no later February 24. Travel assistance may be available from the Center for Public Service Law.

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March 1-2: SU Law Institute Invites You to Law & War: An International Humanitarian Law Workshop!  Registration Ends 2/24

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Saturday, Mar. 1 – Sunday, Mar 2, 2014
American Red Cross, Seattle Office
1900 25th Ave South; Seattle, WA 98114

This workshop features lectures and hands-on exercises that guide participants through an intensive examination of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) with a focus on its application to combatants and civilians. Sessions will be led by law professors, military professionals, and non-governmental organizations. Topics include: Protections for individuals under IHL, Means and Methods of Warfare, Enforcement IHL, Non-state Actors, Direct Participation in Hostilities, and Targeted Killings.

The workshop is available to full– and part–time law students who are attending a U.S. or Canadian law school as of the date of the program. Students will be expected to attend all sessions of the entire program. Students who complete the workshop will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Cost of attendance is $20.00.  Register here.

March 13: Save the Date!  RSVP for Perkins Coie’s Attorneys with Disabilities Celebration

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Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014
Perkins Coie LLP, 1201 3rd Ave, 49th Floor
5:30 – 7:30 PM
6:15  PM – Speakers’ Remarks

Please join us and our friends with the Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association as we gather to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Perkins Coie signing the ABA’s Pledge for Change regarding disability diversity in the legal profession. We’ll be enjoying good food and great company as clients, community leaders, and friends of the firm recognize the accomplishments and contributions of attorneys with disabilities.

Please RSVP here.

March 15: National Lawyers Guild Invites You to Join its 2014 Northwest Regional Conference in Portland, Oregon!

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The 2014 National Lawyers Guild conference for the Northwest region (Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Montana, and Alaska) will be held at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, on March 15, 2014. The conference is a gathering of Guild members from the region—legal workers, law students, and lawyers*—at which we make decisions about regional governance, share victories and resources, and learn more about the important work Guild members are doing in the northwest.

There will be three workshops, and lunch will be provided. Please register now so that we can order the right amount of food! Admission is $10-50, sliding scale (based on ability to pay) and paid at the door, to cover conference costs and support our regional NLG efforts.  We hope to offer CLE credit! Please watch this space for updates.

For more information, click here.

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!