Amazing Events Coming Up Soon: Not to Miss

1Ls and 2Ls Interested in a Summer Corps Position: Free Webinar THIS Wednesday 

Summer_CorpsSummer Corps is an AmeriCorps–funded program that will provide 1L and 2L students with the opportunity to earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization.

The application for the 2013 Summer Corps program is now open.

Equal Justice Works will be accepting students into the program on a rolling basis until the application closes on Monday, March 18.

Sign up for the webinar on Wednesday, February 13, at 12 p.m. PST.

Wed. Night: Student Social with WSBA Environmental and Land Use Law Section

Screen shot 2013-02-08 at 6.15.07 PMThe WSBA Environmental and Land Use Law Section is hosting a “professional social” with the University of Washington and Seattle University law school students who are involved and interested in environmental and land use legal careers. (Photo:

When: Wednesday, Feb. 13; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Arctic Club Hotel’s Polar Bar; 700 3rd Ave. Seattle

Rise Up Seattle: This V-Day

Screen shot 2013-02-08 at 4.16.04 PMJoin the Global Campaign – ONE BILLION RISING  – To Stop Violence Against Women And Girls.

Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future (WNSF), Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST), and Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI) Present Rise Up Seattle.

February 14, 5:30-7:30+
HUB Seattle 220 2nd Ave South, Seattle, (map)
More information and tickets here
$15/person or $25/2 people (All are Welcome)

ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime.  With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.  On February 14, 2013, V-Day’s 15th anniversary, we will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world as we demand change, strike, dance, and RISE UP in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.

Access to Justice Forum and Goldmark Luncheon 

Screen shot 2013-02-08 at 5.15.05 PMFriday, February 15, 10am–5pm (can select some or all events)
Westin Seattle Hotel, 1900 Fifth Avenue, Seattle WA

The Washington State Access to Justice Board invites you to join attorneys from across the state for special sessions and a social hour in conjunction with Legal Foundation of Washington’s annual Goldmark Award Luncheon. This “ATJ Forum” is being offered in lieu of prior year’s summer Access to Justice Conferences and Goldmark Student Mini-Conferences. The following sessions will include:

    • The Role of Lawyers in Social Justice Movements (10 –11:30 am): Throughout history, lawyers have played critical roles in social justice movements. We’ll talk with local attorneys, each using their law practice in a different way to make justice equal. With moderator Michele Storms, we’ll come away inspired by the stories and insights of Lisa Daugaard, The Defender Association; Jeff Robinson, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender; Lisa Stone, Legal Voice; and others to be announced.
    • Goldmark Luncheon Honoring Anne Ellington (12-1:30pm)
    • A Conversation with the Washington Supreme Court (2-3:30 pm)
    • Networking/Social Hour (3:30 – 5 pm)

Reserve your seat today! The Access to Justice Forum and Goldmark Luncheon are open to all law students and attorneys. ATJ Forum events are free; the luncheon costs $50. Please RSVP here. Luncheon registration can be found separately here.

Please contact Jennifer Werdell,, regarding student participation.

Webinar for Recent Grads or Students Interested in Serving on a Non-Profit Board

An upcoming webinar, “Serving on a Non-Profit Board: What Lawyers Need to Know,” might be of interest to our Common Good audience. The webinar will be held via video webcast on February 15 from 10:30–12 noon. The cost is $169. See the American Law Institute’s website for more information or to register.

Free Webinar on Renters and Foreclosures

Screen shot 2013-02-08 at 4.57.28 PMInterested in fair housing law? On Wednesday, February 20, from 10–11 PST, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty will be hosting a free webinar discussing findings from its report, “Eviction (Without) Notice: Renters and the Foreclosure Crisis.” (Photo: Sarah Ji, Flickr.)

The report shows how, for many low-income renters, the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA) is all that stands between housing and homelessness. It also includes a nationwide survey of tenants’ rights advocates and renters themselves and offers recommendations to better protect renters under the law. Register here.

Defending Dissent: A CLE on Civil and Criminal Legal Issues Relating to Protest Activities & Film Screening

Screen shot 2013-02-08 at 4.24.08 PMFebruary 22, 2013    8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
University of Washington HUB, North Ballroom

Since the 1999 WTO demonstrations in Seattle, government entities across the country have increasingly tried to limit access to public space for free speech activities and sought to criminalize political expression.  This seminar will provide nuts and bolts litigation training for unique issues arising when representing protesters in both the civil and criminal contexts.  The CLE speakers have recent experience in representing people and movements, both as civil plaintiffs and as criminal defendants, in a variety of contexts ranging from the Occupy movement to labor union struggles.  The emphasis will be on skill building, so that more practitioners feel comfortable with litigating these types of cases.

Also, on the evening of February 22, the Grand Illusion theatre, also in the U District, will be showing the film Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary.

For more information, including the CLE schedule, see here.

The Pursuit of Justice Conference April 18–20, 2013

Screen shot 2013-02-08 at 4.33.31 PMThe Pursuit of Justice Conference will bring together the foremost interdisciplinary institute for hate studies, the social justice leadership of Gonzaga University School of Law, and the Washington Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System. It provides compelling opportunities to align interests in understanding and addressing fear and ignorance of the “other,” with interests in how these conditions manifest in hatred, intolerance, and inequality.

The Conference will be held at Gonzaga University School of Law, in Spokane, Washington, April 18–20, 2013.

To register and to learn more see the conference flyer here.