Thursday, March 9, 2017

YLD Volunteer Opportunity

The Young Lawyers Division of the King County Bar Association is looking for volunteers to assist experienced Union Gospel Mission staff in providing much needed resources for Seattle’s homeless population.

Volunteers and staff will drive around downtown Seattle together in the UGM Search & Rescue Van on Wednesday, March 29 and invite those sleeping on the street to come to the UGM shelter for the night. If they decline, volunteers will hand out supplies from the van (blankets, food, hot drinks).

An experienced staff person will be leading the group. Sign up here.

Free Family Law CLE

Miriam Gordon of Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson will give a free one-hour presentation: Family Law – The Basics for Non-Family Law Attorneys. The CLE will start at 4:00 p.m. on March 16 at KCBA and webcasting will be available. RSVP here.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

CPD Working Lunches: Networking & Interviewing Basics

Working Lunches/Working Dinners with CPD
Monday, March 20 at 5 pm or Monday, March 27 at Noon – Intro to Networking
Tuesday, March 21 at 5 pm or Thursday, March 23 at Noon – Effective Interviews

CPD will be offering a series of working lunch and working dinner sessions for students who want to learn about networking and interviewing basics. Bring your laptop and your lunch/dinner to CPD and come learn about effective strategies in small group sessions. These working lunches and dinners will be limited to five students per session, so RSVP to Erin Fullner right away if interested.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Coffee & Cram

Call for Authors: American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars, and other authors to participate in its 2017 Warren E. Burger Prize.

Authors should submit an original, unpublished, 10,000–20,000 word essay on a topic that addresses the issues of excellence in legal skills, civility, ethics, and professionalism. The winning essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review and the author will receive a cash prize of $5,000.

The submission deadline for the 2017 Warren E. Burger Prize is July 1, 2017.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

PILF Summer Grant Info Sessions

If you plan to work for a public interest employer this summer in an unpaid internship, come learn more about Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) Summer Grants! You may be eligible for funding ($4,400).

The PILF Summer Grant Program provides funding to Seattle University School of Law students who provide quality legal services to low-income and marginalized communities through unpaid summer jobs at nonprofit or public agencies. The Program is funded through a variety of sources, including individual donors, and law firm and institutional partners, however, the PILF Auction on March 4th is the principal funder.

Two info sessions will take place on March 7, covering eligibility and the application and decision process:
  • Tuesday, March 7, Noon in Room 109
  • Tuesday, March 7, 4 p.m. in Room C7
To apply for a PILF Summer Grant you must have an offer from a public interest employer by the time you submit your application (hardship situations will be considered if you have interviewed with a likely employer by the time you submit your application).

Applications are open now! Download the application materials from PILF’s TWEN site.

The DEADLINE for applications is: 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 24

If you have other questions or are unable to attend the sessions, please contact Chad Hansen.

Attention Alumni: WSBA Has Extended the Deadline to Apply to Serve on Committees, Boards, and Panels

Applications are still being accepted through from members interested in serving on WSBA’s committees, boards, and panels. 

Application deadline: Extended to March 10, 2017

Committee service gives you an opportunity to contribute to the legal community and your profession, a chance to get involved with issues you care about, and a way to connect with other lawyers around the state. 

There are openings on 22 different committees, boards, and panels, including the Court Rules and Procedures Committee, the Judicial Recommendation Committee, the Disciplinary Board, and the Hearing Officer Panel. Most positions begin Oct. 1. Some positions are open only to attorney members.

For more information, see the Committees application under My Profile in myWSBA, email, or call Pam Inglesby, WSBA Communications Services Operations Manager, at 206-727-8226 or 800-945-9722, ext. 8226.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Law School in Alaska

Law School in Alaska: See yourself here

Find more information at
or contact Assistant Director Holly Johanknecht at
Seattle University School of Law : Educating Powerful Advocates for Justice

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mediation Training Program with Tony Piazza

Mediated Negotiations will be hosting a mediation training program with Tony Piazza in San Francisco on Saturday, April 15, 2017, beginning at 9:30 am.

This one-day training program is open to Seattle U students and will provide the opportunity for individuals to learn what a real mediation process looks like in the context of complex commercial litigation.

Students will engage in an intensive one day experiential training in negotiation and mediation. Participants are provided with the opportunity to apply, analyze, and evaluate in a supervised setting the results of applying mediation processes to actual cases that have been mediated.

Participants will develop and refine mediation techniques and skills through participation and observation of exercises and case studies and can witness first-hand how to transform the process from dialectic to dialogue. If you'll be in the Bay Area on April 15 and are interested in the training, please contact Stephanie Chow for additional information.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Money Barrier: 1st Annual Low Bono Conference

Presented by WSBA Low Bono Section and Seattle University School of Law CLE
The Money Barrier:
1st Annual Low Bono
Law Conference

Registration is now open for The Money Barrier: 1st Annual Low Bono Conference, presented by WSBA's Low Bono Section and Seattle University School of Law on Friday, February 24th.

Many people are priced out of the justice system, with incomes too high to qualify for legal aid, but too low to afford an attorney. The legal profession can help address this justice gap - come learn how.

Register or learn more about this full-day CLE here.

Lawyers from all practice areas and all firm sizes are welcome. LLLTs, law students, and non-lawyers are encouraged to join us as well.

Contact Low Bono Section Education Committee Chair, Veronica Smith-Casem, with questions: 425-243-9341 or