The Summer is Starting to Heat Up with Some Powerful Events!

THS-logo-color-black-boxJune 8: Town Hall Seattle Forum- Protecting Yourself & Your Privacy in the Digital Age: A Call to Action

INCLUDING: Vulnerable, marginalized populations, youth, seniors, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, workers, small business

PANEL: (Click names for bios)

  • A.G. Bob Ferguson: Keynote: Consumer Privacy Protection, resources, stories, actions
  • Sen. Pramila Jayapal: New police body camera guidelines, community issues, actions
  • Scilla Andreen: Backstory to “Screenagers” documentary, actions for youth, families
  • Dr. Hilarie Cash: Clues to online addiction, interventions, stories, residential treatment
  • Trish Millines Dziko: “Data Branding” implications for students of color
  • Drew Atkins: Call for university “Transparency Reports” on Law Enforcement requests                    and releases of student, faculty and staff data
  • Tarek Dawoud: Surveillance, Privacy erosion, Challenges for cloud software providers
  • Beryl Fernandes, Ph.D., Moderator, Community Stories: Youth Privacy Matters; Small                  Business Reputations & Open Data Quality Control; Worker Data Releases

REGISTER EARLY: Tickets $5.00 FREE for students and others unable to pay:


5-5.50pm Town Hall Lobby: Networking, Resource Fair, Video Clips

6-7.30pm Town Hall Great Hall: Interactive Forum

7.30-8pm Town Hall Café: Post-Forum “Screenagers” trailer and discussion. Special Guest from California, Producers Delaney Ruston & Scilla Andreen

TOWN HALL SEATTLE – 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101Contact: Beryl Fernandes, Project Organizer,

June 11: An Evening with Edwin Lindo of the Frisco 5

Edwin Lindo picEdwin Lindo, a 2012 graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, engages directly with the people of the community to fight inequity and injustice in San Francisco. Most recently, Edwin, along with four other community activists, engaged in a very public 17 day hunger strike seeking to raise the level of national dialogue regarding the moral boundaries of the use of lethal force by law enforcement in communities of color. Join us as Edwin shares the powerful impact one can have working directly with the community on systemic change.

Date/Time: Saturday, June 11, 2016 Lecture: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Reception: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Location: The University of Washington Club, 4020 E Stevens Way Seattle, WA 98195

Parking: Padelford Lot Padelford lots (N16, N18, N20 and N21) and can be accessed from Pend Oreille Rd off Montlake Blvd NE.


Questions? Contact Brenda Williams 206.685.3917

June 23: Culturally Responsible Leadership: What Does it Mean to be Culturally Competent & a Responsible Leader in Today’s Legal Community?

Caprice HollinsWhen: Thursday June 23, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM PDT

Where: Perkins Coie – Seattle WA, 1201 3rd Ave Ste 4800, Seattle, WA 98101

CLE: Application Pending

Contact:  PSALA,  253-265-3042,

How can it be that we are still talking about the need to make lasting progress in diversity and to make the legal community more inclusive? Many law firms and most legal departments have engaged in diversity efforts for years now and, more recently, have embraced the idea that creating an inclusive culture is key to reaching success. While we can all be well-meaning, lasting change will not take place until we have leadership that is technically competent and, more importantly, culturally responsible. Caprice D. Hollins, Psy. D., co-founder of Cultures Connecting, an organization dedicated to addressing race relations in the 21st century, will lead and facilitate a challenging hands-on workshop addressing cultural competence.

To register please click here.

June 13: Poverty Simulation Exercise Open to Law Students!

povertysimulationSpace is Limited! RSVP ASAP

Join us for an eye-opening opportunity to deepen your understanding of the challenges faced by those living in poverty and find out about ways to help. During the exercise, participants role-play the lives of low-income families, from single parents trying to care for their children to seniors trying to maintain their self-sufficiency on Social Security. The task of each family is to provide food, shelter and other basic necessities on a limited budget while interacting with community resources such as the bank, grocery store, school, and legal aid. After the training is over, there will be a debriefing discussion. “The Poverty Simulation Kit” was created by Missouri Association for Community Action to promote poverty awareness, increase understanding and inspire local change. The “Kit” has been used by over 1,000 organizations worldwide, including schools, nonprofits, and governmental agencies. If you would like a preview of the event, this short video was made by a former participant: Please click HERE.

Facilitated by Tiela Chalmers, Esq., CEO, Alameda County Bar Association

Monday, June 13th 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm Fenwick & West 1191 Second Avenue 10th Floor Seattle, WA 98101 Refreshments provided at end of program.

Click here for directions.

Please RSVP by June 6, 2016.

Click here to add to your calendar. 2.0 hours of CLE Ethics Credit will be provided.

Last SJT of the Year: Making the Most of Your Experience this Summer, PILA Celebration of Public Service, Inequality & the Future of Work and Public Service Town Hall

Making the Most of Your Public Service Experience this Summer

SJTlogoWhat should I wear to work?

How do I go the extra mile without over extending myself?

What is the unauthorized practice of law?

How can I produce a good writing sample this summer?

Shelley Halstead, 2L – 2012 summer intern, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, Oakland, CA

Bethany Roberts , 2L – 2012 summer intern Landesa Seattle, WA

Darcy Kues, 2L – 2012 summer intern Center for HIV Law & Policy, New York City

William Kim, 3L – 2012 summer intern, Seattle City Attorney’s Office

Tuesday, May 7, 12:30-1:20pm, room 133.

Students will share tips and strategies on how you can make the most from your upcoming summer in public service.  If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or by 12:00 pm Monday, May 6, 2013

Reclaiming Prosperity: Inequality and the Future of Work

ReclaimingProsperity-e1366910971400Please join us at Town Hall Seattle on May 23rd at 7:30pm, for Reclaiming Prosperity: Inequality and the Future of Work, an important conversation with leading experts on the economy and the impacts of income inequality on our economic and civic life.

The event will feature Annette Bernhardt, Co-Policy Director of the National Employment Law Project; David Madland, Director of the American Worker Project at the Center for American Progress; and Dorian Warren, Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.  In a discussion moderated by University of Washington Sociology Professor Jake Rosenfeld, Madland, Bernhardt and Warren will discuss the current crisis of income inequality, the low-wage recovery and the future economic and financial prospects for working people.

Visit Town Hall Seattle to learn more and purchase tickets for the May 23rd event.  Tickets are $5.00.

Inequality and the Future of Work is the first event in a new, Town Hall-produced speaker series called Reclaiming Prosperity, which aims to incite critical conversations about how we can rebuild an economy that creates economic prosperity and rebuilds our region’s middle class.  Over the coming year, Reclaiming Prosperity will bring to Seattle nationally known economists, policy experts, and innovative activists who are working to address the root causes and long-term impacts of income inequality in the United States.

We hope you can join us at Town Hall on May 23rd for Inequality and the Future of Work!

 The series is presented by Town Hall Seattle, in partnership with Citizen University, True Patriot Network, The Washington Budget & Policy Center, The University of Washington School of Law, OneAmerica, Working Washington, SEIU Healthcare 775NW, Fuse Washington, The Progress Alliance of Washington and The Stranger.

The UW Law Student Bar Association and the Gates Public Service Law Program Present: A Celebration of Public Service!

celebration-fireworksHosted by The Public Interest Law Association (PILA)

PILA would like to cordially invite students, staff & faculty, and community advocates to celebrate the following honors:

  • 2013 PILA Grantees (UW Law Students)
  • 2013 PILA Hall of Fame Inductees: Kimberly Ambrose, UW School of Law and Abigail Gonzales Daquiz, US Department of Labor

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet incoming members of the PILA Student Board, meet members of the newly formed PILA Advisory Board, and celebrate the students who received Pro Bono Honors Program Awards.

Thursday, May 9, 5:00-7:30 p.m. Gates Hall, rm. 115 (and outdoors, weather permitting)

Appetizers and Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be provided

3rd Annual Public Service Town Hall

Federal PS recognition weekWe look forward to you joining us online on Monday, May 6 for the third annual Public Service Town Hall, brought to you by the Partnership for Public Service and the Public Employees Roundtable.

We are excited to announce the panelists for this year’s program: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe and General Services Administration Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini. Cokie Roberts from ABC News will moderate.

Access the live stream by clicking or copying and pasting the following link into your Internet browser:

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