Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Due July 23: Assistant Attorney General – Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in Olympia (or Seattle)

Application Deadline: Sunday, July 23, 2017

The work of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) focuses on both civil and criminal law enforcement.  This senior litigator position will have responsibility to investigate, prosecute and litigate Medicaid provider fraud and abuse and neglect using a full array of civil and criminal remedies.  The federally funded and mandated MFCU is dedicated to the mission of deterring fraud and abuse and recovering funds lost to provider fraud.  With the passage of the Washington False Claims Act (RCW 74.66) during the 2012 legislative session, the MFCU’s mission has expanded significantly, to include investigating and intervening in whistleblower actions related to false Medicaid claims.   The MFCU Headquarters is located in Olympia, Washington with some employees also located at the AGO’s Spokane Office.  For the right candidate we will consider a primary duty station in Seattle.  The Unit currently has a staff of 37.5 FTEs, including attorneys, auditors, investigators, and professional support staff. Learn more and apply here

 Due July 25: Equal Opportunity Specialist – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Seattle

Application Deadline: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

This position is located in the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO). FHEO’s mission is to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities by leading the nation in the enforcement, administration, development, and public understanding of federal fair housing policies and laws. FHEO protects people from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status.

Learn more and apply here

Due July 26: Assistant Attorney General – University of Washington Division

Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the state of Washington, and the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) serves more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. In furtherance of its mission to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies, and people of the state of Washington, the AGO covers a remarkably diverse legal landscape, including social and health services, consumer protection, civil and administrative litigation, environmental law, torts, tribal law, labor law, appellate practice and criminal prosecution.

Learn more and apply here

Due July 27: Assistant Attorney General – Government Compliance & Enforcement Div. (Advice Section) in Olympia

Application Deadline: Thursday, July 27, 2017

The position is located in Olympia, Washington. Olympia offers a diverse, affordable and safe community. Living and working here offers unparalleled opportunities to pursue a rewarding career while living in an historically rich and vibrant area. It is ideally situated between the Northwest’s two largest cities (Seattle and Portland) and exploring either is but a short drive away. If exploring Washington State’s natural features is your passion, know that hiking, skiing and sailing opportunities are easily accessible. But you needn’t stray from home for an adventure, as Olympia offers lush parks and trails, walkable neighborhoods, and exceptional dining, shopping and cultural experiences. Families and individuals will benefit from Olympia’s excellent schools, from elementary through college.

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office’s Government Compliance and Enforcement Division (GCE) has an opening in its Advice Section for an attorney interested in working closely with client agencies on emerging and evolving issues. GCE is a professional and inclusive work environment where teamwork, high quality legal service and work-life balance are highly valued.  GGE includes 45 attorneys and professional staff located in Olympia. The division’s work includes a diverse mix of litigation and client advice.  We provide legal services to 30 state agencies, boards, and commissions, including those that protect citizens by regulating health care providers, insurers, liquor and marijuana establishments, gambling, campaign finance, ethics, and financial institutions.

Learn more and apply here

 

Due July 31:  Assistant Attorney General – Labor and Industries Division Seattle

Application Deadline: Monday, July 31, 2017

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the state of Washington, and the Attorney General’s Office serves more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor.  In furtherance of its mission to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies, and people of the state of Washington, the AGO covers a remarkably diverse legal landscape, including social and health services, consumer protection, civil and administrative litigation, environmental law, torts, tribal law, labor law, appellate practice and criminal prosecution.

Learn more and apply here

Rolling Deadline: Staff Attorney-Community Legal Services Housing Unit

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia is seeking an attorney in its Housing Unit. CLS is one of the leading legal services programs in the country. This exciting and demanding position is for a lawyer to represent clients in public housing and private landlord-tenant matters.

We seek applicants with the following qualifications:

Litigation and trial advocacy experience strongly preferred

Minimum of 2-5 years of housing and/or litigation preferred

Ability and interest in zealously representing a significant number of tenants in court and administrative hearings

See here for requirements and how to apply

 

Student internship opportunity with the International Criminal Court

Multiple Deadlines: Positions open with Washington Attorney General’s Office

washington-ago-color-sealApplication Deadline: Multiple, from Feb. 20 to March 6, 2017

At the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, we aspire to be the best public law office in the nation.  We are committed to providing excellent, independent, and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and to protecting the rights of its people.  It is essential to our mission to create and maintain an office that is diverse, respectful, inclusive and composed of the best legal talent available.

Click the links below to read more and apply to each position:

Due March 7: Internship – Immediate Office of the Registrar at the International Criminal Court

iccApplication Deadline: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Registrar is the principal administrative officer of the Court, elected by an absolute majority of judges for a term of five years, and is responsible for the non-judicial aspects of the administration and servicing of the Court. This implies providing management and judicial support services to the Court, as well as dealing with those aspects of external affairs and field operations falling within the purview of the Registry. The three divisional Directors support the Registrar through the Registry Management Team in ensuring that the Registry fulfills its tasks effectively and efficiently.

UW Law students should contact Professor Gonza if they choose to apply.

Apply and learn more here

Due March 10, paid: Internships with the Washington Governor’s Office

Governor Jay Inslee LogoApplication Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017

The Governor’s Leadership Academy is a unique internship program for currently enrolled college and graduate students to gain a hands-on learning experience in the Governor’s office. The Inslee Administration is looking for innovative, forward-thinking individuals who are committed to public service and who want to develop their leadership and public policy skills in a dynamic environment.

Apply and learn more here

Due March 10: Associate Attorney position open with Earthjustice

EarthJustice LogoApplication Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters and citizens to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

Learn more and apply here

Rolling Deadline: Staff Attorney/DNA Fellow with the Innocence Project NW

IPNWApplication Deadline: Open until filled 

INNOCENCE PROJECT NORTHWEST, founded in 1997 at the University of Washington School of Law, has an immediate opening for a Staff Attorney to serve as our DNA Fellow. This position is funded by a two-year NIJ/Bloodsworth grant and will manage an active caseload of post-conviction DNA cases while working to expand access to DNA testing for eligible prisoners.  In addition to litigating post-conviction DNA motions throughout Washington, the fellow will conduct prisoner outreach and help recruit, train and coordinate with our pro bono partners.

Read more and apply here.

Rolling Deadline: Summer law intern with the California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. 

crlaApplication Deadline: Open until filled

The CRLA office in Stockton, California is seeking applicants for Summer 2017 Summer Law Intern positions. Positions are available immediately and applicants will be considered until the positions are filled. The student intern law clerks will have the opportunity to develop their legal skills supporting the work of Basic Unit staff attorneys as it relates to their representation of rural and low-income individuals and families.

 

 

Read more and apply here.

Rolling Deadline: Education Staff Attorney with the ACLU of Southern California

aclu-so-calApplication Deadline: Open until filled

The ACLU Foundation of Southern California seeks a staff attorney to focus primarily on education, including early childhood education, K-12 education, postsecondary education, and students’ rights, but may also work in other areas. The Staff Attorney should have at least five years of relevant experience, although strong candidates with less experience will also be considered. The Staff Attorney will work in the Los Angeles, Orange County, or Inland Empire office, supervised primarily by the Director of Education Equity.

 Apply and learn more here

You’re Invited to Rethink School Discipline with the Oakland Unified School District Today at 11:30 AM!

July 17: Rethinking School Discipline with the Oakland Unified School District

Rethinking School Discipline Event - Oakland Unified School District

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM   Lunch and Learn Session – Bertha Knight Landes Room, Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue    –   Bring your lunch and join Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell, Chair of the Seattle City Council Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee for a special presentation from OUSD representatives.  Everyone welcome. Water and juices will be provided.

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Community Session – South Shore PK-8 School, 4800 S. Henderson, Seattle  –  Join fellow community members, parents, educators, and officials in an interactive learning session with OUSD representatives to learn about their efforts and their outcomes in reducing suspensions and eliminating racial disparity.  Everyone welcome.  Food will be provided at 5:30; program will begin at 6pm. 

Approach:  In 2010, OUSD began an integrated 4-pronged approach to reducing discipline and eliminating racial disproportionality.  They have achieved significant outcomes, including a 47% decrease in suspensions. The four evidence-based components of their approach are:

  • Restorative Justice
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
  • Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)
  • Culturally Relevant Instruction

OUSD Representatives:

  • Theresa Clincy – Coordinator of Attendance and Discipline
  • Antonio Fregoso – Sergeant, Oakland School Police
  • Barbara McClung – Director, Behavioral Health Initiatives
  • Emilio Ortega – Manhood Development Instructor and Restorative Justice Coordinator

Sponsors: 

City of Seattle, King County, University of Washington School of Social Work – Communities in Action, Seattle Public Schools’ African American Male Scholar Think Tank, Rainier Beach Action Coalition, Community Center for Education Results-The Road Map Project

Background:  In 2010, OUSD began an integrated 4-pronged approach to reducing discipline and eliminating racial disproportionality.  They have achieved significant outcomes, including a 47% decrease in suspensions. The four evidence-based components of their approach are:

July 17: Early Bird Rate for the Tacoma Trauma Stewardship Institute

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Date: July 17, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: Landmark Convention Center, 47 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402

Do you feel like the work you’re doing or the life you’re living is taking a toll on you?  Are you noticing amongst your co-workers or community a collective fatigue, sense of hopelessness or helplessness, feeling like you can’t do enough, or spike in your cynicism? Are you grappling with how to keep on keeping on?  Please join us for a day of raising awareness individually, organizationally, institutionally, and systemically on how to live and work sustainably.

For more information and to register, click here.

July 23: Global Washington and Landesa Invite Students to Upcoming Panel Discussing “Charting a Career in International Development”

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Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM: Doors open
3:30 PM – 3:35 PM: Introduction by Melissa Merritt
3:35 PM – 4:15 PM: Program
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM : Q&A
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Reception
Location: PATH Seattle Headquarters, 2201 Westlake Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121 USA

Global Washington and Landesa invite students to an upcoming panel event featuring leaders from Landesa LogoPATH, World Justice Project, and Landesa discussing the topic: “Charting a Career in International Development.” Panelists will speak about their own career paths and impart tips for students interested in careers in international development.

To RSVP, click here.

August 4: Washington Attorney General Open House in Olympia/Tumwater

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Date: August 4, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 7141 Cleanwater Lane SW, Olympia, WA 98501

On August 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Washington Attorney General’s Office will host its third annual Open House in the Olympia/Tumwater office for those who wish to learn more about the Office and how to apply for attorney or law clerk positions.  This event is open to all current and incoming second and third-year law students, judicial clerks and/or licensed attorneys.

For more information, click here. 

Celebrate Human Rights Day by Learning More about Homelessness Online!

December 10: How to Make Human & Civil Rights Real – Homelessness and Beyond Webinar

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Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
2:00 – 3:00 PM EST / 10:00 -11:00 AM PST

On Human Rights Day, Wednesday, December 10, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty will host a free webinar discussing the criminalization of homelessness as a violation of civil and human rights, and strategies advocates can use to work toward solutions.

The webinar will discuss three forthcoming reports from the Law Center, including:

The webinar will include updates on recent human rights advocacy to address the criminalization of homelessness, methods that individual advocates can employ in their work, and the important role the federal government has in combating criminalization.

To register for the webinar, click here.

January 13: A Panel Discussion on Compensated Surrogacy

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Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2014
6:00 PM
William H. Gates Hall, RM 138

Please join Washington Law Review on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm for a panel discussion on Compensated Surrogacy, the subject of our December 2014 symposium issue.

Compensated surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman carries and gives birth to a child in exchange for money. Such an arrangement affects many parties—the child born, the surrogate, the parents who wish to raise the child, the donors of genetic material, and others. But in the United States, surrogacy remains a largely unregulated area. The December 2014 issue of Washington Law Review is dedicated to scholarship addressing compensated surrogacy and the legal and political implications for groups affected.

THE PANEL INCLUDES:

Peter Nicolas is the Jeffrey & Susan Brotman Endowed Professor of Law at the University of
Washington School of Law. His article, “Straddling the Columbia” discusses his own experiences  as an intended parent of a surrogacy arrangement, before ultimately concluding that surrogacy arrangements merit constitutional protection.

Terry Price is the Associate Director of the Center for Law in Science and Global Health at the
University of Washington School of Law. His article, “The Future of Compensated Surrogacy
in Washington State: Anytime Soon?” discusses the legislative history of attempts to regulate
compensated surrogacy in Washington State.

Sara Ainsworth is the Director of Legal Advocacy at the National Advocates for Pregnant Women. Her article, “Bearing Children, Bearing Risks” approaches the topic of compensated surrogacy from a feminist perspective, with the goal of drawing more feminist voices into this ongoing discussion.

This panel will be moderated by Kellye Testy, Dean of the University of Washington School of Law.

Click here to RSVP.

January 20: Attorney General 8th Annual Open House

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Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2014
3:30 – 5:30 PM
800 5th Ave., Suite 2000, Seattle, WA (Bank of America, Fifth Avenue Plaza Bldg.)

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) serves more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. The mission of the Office is to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies and citizens of the state of Washington. The Office is comprised of over 500 attorneys and 600 professional staff.

Assistant Attorneys General from many of the AGO’s divisions will be in attendance to speak about opportunities that exist within their divisions and the AGO. Information about the Office’s volunteer law clerk recruitment program for first and second year law students will also be available.

Don’t Miss the EJW Career Fair Applications & Registration Deadline; New Report on Access to Justice for LEP Persons; Diverse Women Mentors Needed; New Legal Resource Guide for Vets and How Being Poor Makes for Bad Decisions

Attention 2Ls & 3Ls! Important Reminder: Registration & Application Deadline for Equal Justice Works Career Fair & Conference Extended to Monday 9/16

EJW conferenceThe deadline to register and apply to available positions for the Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair has been extended to Monday, September 16 at 5 p.m. EST. 

There are now more than 1,000 openings available for more than 180 job and internship positions posted on the Career Fair database.
While the deadline to apply has been extended, we recommend registering and submitting all applications as soon as possible to avoid last minute traffic which may slow down the system.
Review our guide for instructions on navigating our system.
MORE EVENT DETAILS

FUNDING YOUR TRIP TO DC

Once again this fall UW Law through the Center for Public Service Law will be able to provide travel support for a limited number of UW Law students to attend the EJW Conference and Career Fair in October.

The time frame to apply for travel reimbursement is between September 23 and October 4 (at noon). You may request travel reimbursement (stipends will range from $400-$450 for reimbursement only) by sending your statement of interest and need along with your updated résumé to Assistant Dean Michele Storms at mestorms@uw.edu by noon Friday October 4.  Priority will be given to students who have been granted interviews at the career fair (students will be notified by October 3) but if you are serious about attending and do not have an interview you should still apply.  Please note that the deadline to apply for interviews at the career fair is September 16. Please do not apply for travel reimbursement until September 23.  Reimbursement award decisions will be made by noon October 8.

For students attending the fair, regardless of interview status we’re having a lunch time session on how to make the best use of the conference and career fair.  That session will take place Friday October 21 at 12:30 location TBA.

TIMELINE

August 13- September 16: Student and recent graduate registration and application (App deadline has been extended!)

September 13- October 11: Student and recent graduate registration (for those not applying or seeking an interview)

September 19- October 3: Employer application review and interview selection

September 19- October 8: Student and recent graduate accept/decline interview invitations

New Report Released on Access to the Courts for Persons with Limited English Proficiency

NCSCThe National Center for State Courts just released a comprehensive report and action plan to improve court systems for people with limited Engligh proficiency. Here’s an excerpt:

In our state courts today, the extent of the need for language interpretation services is staggering. Between 1990 and 2010, the number of LEP individuals in the United States grew by 80%, which represents 25.2 million people or 9% of the total U.S. population.  Those numbers are expected to continue to grow. In light of this, dramatic and comprehensive action must be taken. For individuals to be afforded equal justice, and for courts to achieve their mission of providing equal justice accessible to all, court systems must develop viable systems to provide competent interpretation services to limited and non-English speakers.

Read the full report here.

The Seattle Girls School Seeking Diverse Women for Volunteer Mentoring

sgs_logoThe Seattle Girls School is looking for mentors for this school year! The goal of the Mentor Program is to make our students “strong from the inside out” by building a village around each girl. SGS has a student population of 85 girls and we are looking for a diverse group of women mentors to match with our girls.

We welcome mentors from any race, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin. In particular we are looking for women of color to match with girls of color. The unique experiences and insights that each student will gain by having a mentor will enhance her education at SGS and be a rewarding growth experience for each mentor as well.

We ask mentors to make a twice a month commitment of in person time with their mentee from November to June. There are many ways to be involved in a mentee’s life like coming to the school for lunch, attending a class culmination or bringing your mentee to work. SGS organizes and hosts once a month activities for all involved in the program like climbing, ice skating, volunteering and more.

Click here for the online application or email Betty Lundquist or call 206.709.2228 Ext. 1900 for more information.

Washington Attorney General Ferguson  Unveils New Legal Resource Guide for Veterans and Military Personnel

Bob Ferguson AGO logoWashington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson this week announced a new “Military and Veterans Legal Resource Guide” to help veterans, military personnel and their families understand their legal rights and protections.

“Coming from a family of veterans, I know how important it is to honor the service of our brave men and women in the Armed Forces by making sure they have the support and resources they need,” said Attorney General Bob Ferguson. “This new resource guide is an example of how the Attorney General’s Office can work with other organizations to help veterans and military personnel access the unique rights and protections available to them under the law.”

With approximately 640,000 veteran residents, Washington State has the 12th largest veteran population in the United States.  Washington is also home to a number of major military installations, such as Joint Base Lewis–McChord, Fairchild Air Force Base, Naval Base Kitsap, and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Between active duty military personnel and members of the National Guard and Reserve, there are about 62,000 service members in Washington. Taken together, veterans and military personnel account for more than 10 percent of Washington’s total population.

To access the free guide please click here.

Bad Decisions Don’t Make You Poor. Being Poor Makes for Bad Decisions.

clipping couponsNew research shows that worrying about money causes cognitive impairments.

By , Slate.com, Updated Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at 2:04 PM

How much money do I waste in a given month by doing most of my grocery shopping at the Whole Foods that’s directly on my route home rather than taking the three-minute detour to Safeway? I have no idea. As a business writer, I’m aware that the Whole Foods markup is big on some items and small on others. I know that it sometimes reflects genuinely higher quality and sometimes doesn’t. But in my actual life as a person who shops, the main thing is that I prefer Safeway’s flour tortillas, so I go there if and only if I want to buy some flour tortillas. Otherwise, convenience is king. All I really need to know is that my grocery spending is within my budget, and even though I’m probably wasting money, it’s not worth the time and hassle to think about it too much.

Such are the privileges of affluence. It’s not just that you can afford nicer stuff than poor people or have a greater ability to spend money for the sake of convenience. You get to take advantage of what is, in some ways, the greatest convenience of all—the convenience that comes from not having to sweat the small stuff.

study published last week in the journal Science shows that the stress of worrying about finances can impair cognitive functions in a meaningful way. The authors gathered evidence from both low-income Americans (at a New Jersey shopping mall) and the global poor (looking at farmers in Tamil Nadu, India) and found that just contemplating a projected financial decision impacted performance on spatial and reasoning tests.

Among Americans, they found that low-income people asked to ponder an expensive car repair did worse on cognitive-function tests than low-income people asked to consider cheaper repairs or than higher-income people faced with either scenario. To study the global poor, the researchers looked at performance on cognitive tests before and after the harvest among sugarcane farmers. Since it’s a cash crop rather than a food one, the harvest signals a change in financial security but not a nutritional one. They found that the more secure postharvest farmers performed better than the more anxious preharvest ones. Continue reading here.

WA Attorney General’s Office Open House, Special Screening of American Winter and the Berlin Patient Comes to Town

Save the Date! August 12 Washington Attorney General Olympia Office Open House

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On August 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Attorney General Bob Ferguson will host an Open House in his Olympia/Tumwater office for those who wish to learn more about the Office and how to apply for attorneypositions. This event is open to all current and incoming third-year law students, judicial clerks and/or licensed attorneys.

Additional details will be sent to law schools and will be posted on our website as the event draws near. For questions in the meantime, please contact Linda Nakamura at (206) 464-6446 or linda.nakamura@atg.wa.gov.

June 18: Special Film Screening of American Winter

Join us Tuesday June 18th from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for a special film screening of the acclaimed HBO documentary American Winter at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

American Winter follows the personal stories of eight families struggling in the wake of the economic downturn. Shot in Portland, Oregon, this powerful film reveals the human impact of budget cuts to social services, of rising poverty and economic inequality, and the fracturing of the American Dream.

The screening is free and open to the public, but space is limited so please reserve your tickets today by clicking here.

Following the film there will be a brief panel discussion to examine how many of the issues raised in the film are impacting families in Washington state.

June 19: Timothy Ray Brown, aka “The Berlin Patient,” the First Person Cured of HIV Speaks at Seattle University

timothy ray brownLearn how he inspires Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists’ quest to cure HIV

with cell-based therapies.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Seattle University, Pigott Building

901 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122

6 p.m. – 7 p.m: Social Hour

PACCAR Atrium

Light Refreshments

Informational Community Tables

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m: Moderated Panel Discussion and Open Q&A

Pigott Auditorium

Julie McElrath, director of Fred Hutch’s Vaccine and Infection Disease Division, kicks off a discussion moderated by King 5’s Margaret Larson with Timothy Ray Brown and Fred Hutch defeatHIV researchers Drs. Keith Jerome, Hans-Peter Kiem, and Michele Andrasik.

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Questions? externalrel@fhcrc.org or 206-667-4211 or www.fhcrc.org/fromonetomany