Tuesday, December 4, 2018

US Supreme Court Review: A Focus on Criminal Cases (FREE CLE)


The Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington and the King County Bar Association invite you to a

Free CLE
U.S. Supreme Court Review:
A Focus on Criminal Cases
(1.5 CLE credits pending approval)

Professor Deborah Ahrens
Professor Ahrens is an Associate Professor at Seattle University School of Law, where she teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence.  She served as a law clerk for Judge Amalya Kearse of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Professor Andrew Siegel
Professor Andrew Siegel, the Associate Dean for Planning and Strategic Initiatives at Seattle University School of Law, served as a law clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court and Judge Pierre N. Leval of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


When:        Friday, December 14, 2018, 12-1:30 p.m. | check-in begins at 11:30 a.m.

Location:      United States Courthouse | 700 Stewart Street, 19th Floor, Seattle

Register:     Please RSVP online here or email annar@kcba.org 

Photo I.D. is required to enter the courthouse.  Please allow time to pass through security. Special arrangements have been made for attendees to bring their own lunches into the courthouse.

For more information, contact the FBA co-chairs of membership,
Jaime Hawk at jaimehawk@hotmail.com; Mohammad Hamoudi at mo_hamoudi@fd.org; or
Karen Orehoski at karen@bgotrial.com

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Low Bono Incubator Application Deadline Extended

The Low Bono Incubator application deadline has been extended to December 6! Apply today.

This year-long program offers:
  • Office space in downtown Seattle for the receipt of mail and service of process, plus conference room availability to meet with clients and conduct depositions
  • Access to experienced attorneys who can provide mentorship on running a law practice and advice in their particular areas of practice
  • Support, guidance, and encouragement from Program Director Stan Perkins ’85
  • Peer support through monthly meetings with the cohort and director
  • Low bono curriculum in the form of bi-monthly CLEs geared at practical skill building and law office management (e.g. Hang Your Own Shingle, Marketing, Depositions, Fee Agreements, Discovery, and 10 Common Mistakes of New Attorneys)
  • All alumni privileges of the Law Library, plus a free borrowing membership
  • A one-year subscription to Westlaw and the case management software CLIO
  • Numerous networking opportunities 
Contact ATJI Director Cindy Yeung if you have questions.

CPD's Pop-up Shop is TOMORROW, November 29 - Come Shop Without Spending a Dime!


Washington State Attorney General's Office Law Clerk Open House

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Departments of Public Safety and Health and Wellness Invite You to Make A Kit

The Department of Public Safety and the Health and Wellness Crew will be collaborating on a Make A Kit event on Thursday, November 29 from 12:30 PM-1:30 PM in Student Center, room 210.

Students will be able to make Public Safety emergency kits and HAWC cold & flu kits, as well as have access to other items. Feel free to drop by and make a kit, grab infographics and brochures, and spin the wheel to win a prize.

Please contact Ben Viehoff or Peter Hoang if you have questions.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Space Available in the Moderate Means Practicum


If you have questions or need more information contact the Moderate Means Program Staff Attorney Clay Wilson at wilsoncl@seattleu.edu


Monday, November 5, 2018

Seattle University School of Law Low Bono Incubator Now Accepting Applications




2019 Low Bono
Incubator Program

Applications due November 30

2018 Low Bono Incubator Program Cohort
(L-R) Andre Dayani, Stan Perkins (Program Director), Harkiran Sekhon, Jeff Habersetzer, Paul Barrera, Sam Olive, Heather Pelton, Fatima Dilek
For the past five years, the Seattle University School of Law Low Bono Incubator Program has provided training, guidance, support, and resources to help Seattle University School of Law alumni launch and sustain their solo or small firm practices. The one year program supports a low bono model which is designed to serve clients with moderate income. Alums who have graduated within the past five years (2014-2018) are eligible.


Benefits of the year long program:

·     Office space in downtown Seattle for the receipt of mail and service of process, conference room availability to meet with clients and conduct depositions
·     Access to experienced practicing attorneys who can provide mentoring in their particular areas of practice and on running a law practice
·     Support, guidance, and encouragement from Program Director Stan Perkins ’85
·     Peer support through monthly meetings with cohort and director
·     Low bono curriculum in the form of bi-monthly CLEs geared at practical skill building and the tools necessary to launch and sustain a successful low bono practice. These will include: Hang Your Own Shingle, Marketing, Depositions, Fee Agreements, Discovery, and 10 Common Mistakes of New Attorneys
·     All alumni privileges of the Law Library plus a free borrowing membership
·     A one-year subscription to the case management software CLIO and Westlaw
·     Numerous networking opportunities

The justice gap in Washington for moderate income families is growing. These individuals need legal assistance, but are financially ineligible due to income or assets for free legal services and cannot afford to pay for a market rate attorney. Seattle University School of Law is the only law school in Washington with a Low Bono Incubator Program that seeks to fill this gap. Through the Incubator Program, selected alumni will have the opportunity to "incubate" a law practice for 12 months for the purposes of creating a sustainable, successful low bono law practice. Applicants should have graduated in the past five years to be eligible for participation. 

Questions?
phone (206) 398-4173 | fax (206) 398-4077 | 
Director: Cindy Yeung: yeungcy@seattleu.edu Room 324
Associate Director: Abby Goldy: goldyabigail@seattleu.edu Room 323
Moderate Means Program Attorney: Clay Wilson: wilsoncl@seattleu.edu Room 321 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Beyond the Dialogue: Disability and Ableism within the Legal Profession

WSBA Beyond the Dialogue: 

Disability and Ableism within the Legal Profession


When:  October 24th, 4 to 6 pm (WADA annual reception immediately following)

Where: WSBA Conference Center

RSVP Here

Disability and Ableism in the Legal Profession

A panel of legal practitioners will discuss the experience of disability and ableism through a variety of lenses.  Panelists will share their personal experiences of entering and excelling in the legal profession. This program is for everyone who cares about achieving equity in the legal profession.

The WSBA Diversity Program's Beyond the Dialogue is a series addressing bias, intersectional identities, and the impact of larger societal issues within the legal profession. Beyond the Dialogue is designed to support the effective practice of law by increasing cultural awareness and competency.

The series brings together WSBA members to highlight and examine current, important issues in the legal profession. Speakers share professional and personal stories of challenge and triumph with the goal of reducing bias, connecting broader social issues to the work of legal professionals, increasing interpersonal skills, and supporting professional development.


Presented by Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association in partnership with WSBA Diversity Programs, sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Evening with Equal Justice

Join Seattle University’s Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) and Access to Justice Institute on October 10 for the annual Evening With Equal Justice.

The keynote address will be presented by Emily Chiang, Legal Director, ACLU of Washington Foundation. Please register by October 3.

Annual VABAW Bankquet

Please join the Vietnamese-American Bar Association of Washington at their 14th annual banquet on October 4.

This event will consist of a fashion show featuring Gustave Apiti’s designs, a keynote presentation by the Honorable John Chun, a raffle drawing, and a scholarship fundraiser. RSVP online.



The Pursuit of Justice: Law, Leadership, and the Role of the Civil Rights Activist

On September 28 Gonzaga University School of Law will launch the Center for Civil and Human Rights with an all-day conference on The Pursuit of Justice: Law, Leadership, and the Role of the Civil Rights Activist. 
The conference will bring together academics, judges, practitioners, students, and community members to address evolving approaches to civil and human rights. The conference will consist of three panel presentations, a lunchtime keynote, and a dinner keynote. 
Click here to register (6.5 CLE Ethics Credits in Washington and Idaho are pending approval).
For additional information, please contact Nicole Herrera at herrera@gonzaga.edu or (509) 313-3774.

Free Online Workshop on Social Security Disability Law

You are invited to join Acting Chief Administrative Law Judge David Hatfield and Ormson Law Training for a free online workshop on Social Security Disability law on September 25 at 10 am.

The workshop will utilize a simulated case to explain a five-step sequential evaluation process used in determining whether an individual is disabled under the Social Security Act.

This workshop is being offered with recent law school grads in mind. Check out the program if you'd like to learn more about whether Social Security Disability law is a potential career path for you.

Although the workshop is free, space is limited. Please register online.

Questions about the workshop can be directed to Craig Ormson, Director, Ormson Law Training: (267) 240-8277.

Volunteering is another great way to explore practice areas of interest. Disability Rights Washington has pro bono work for both students and attorneys. Prospective volunteers are welcome to complete a volunteer application online.