Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Vacating Records CLE

Vacating Records: A Primer for Beginners | Tuesday, July 31st | 12:00-1:30 pm

Volunteer Legal Services (VLS) is now seeking mentee attorneys for its Records Project. Brand new attorneys (or attorneys new to this area of law) are encouraged to take part in this mentorship program.

Criminal histories are a huge barrier for low-income King County residents seeking employment and housing. Mentee attorneys will represent clients in vacating their adult convictions to reduce these barriers and help increase their chances of being hired or securing stable housing. All cases/clients are pre-screened by staff attorneys and mentorship is available.

For attorneys interested in volunteering for the Records Project, we have an upcoming CLE specifically for vacating records that goes over the procedural and substantive law on Tuesday, July 31st, 12:00-1:30 pm. The presenter is Vitaliy Kertchen, a private attorney from Tacoma that almost exclusively handles these types of cases. VLS is offering the CLE both in person at KCBA (limited seating available) and via webcast.

More info can be found here. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Paige Hardy directly.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Financial Planning Webinar

Welcome 2018 Entering Class!

We know that finances and financial aid can play a big role in your law school career and we are happy to help you with any questions.

We also want to share some important information with you and a Save the Date for a Financial Planning Webinar on July 11, 2018 at 5:30 pacific time. See below for more information.

We’re A MAX School:
We are excited to announce that we have partnered with AccessLex Institute, the largest nonprofit organization in the country focusing on access, affordability and the value of legal education, to bring you MAX by AccessLex®, an innovative personal finance program created exclusively for law students. Available at no cost to you or our law school, MAX drives the knowledge gain and behavior change that is essential to improving your financial well-being. 
To provide a comprehensive personal finance education, the MAX program:

  • Teaches personal finance in a way that leverages the skills law school attracts and fosters;
  • Takes a multi-format approach – including interactive online lessons, webinars, in-person workshops and one-on-one counseling – that lets you define your own path;
  • Delivers information in quick and easy to understand components to fit into your demanding schedule; and
  • Offers scholarship incentives to motivate you to stay on task and on schedule – AccessLex will award over $200,000 through MAX Scholarship drawings during the 2018-2019 academic year!
One of the program’s defining features is its building-block curriculum. So, during your 1L year, you’ll focus primarily on foundational elements that will prepare you for the 2L curriculum, which will in turn instill in you a confidence and readiness for the 3L material. MAX will be there for each step of your law school journey, to make sure you are graduating with maximized financial capability.
To get started, go to Your name, email address, school and class year are all you need to log-in to the program, personalize your experience and track your progress. No other personal information is required, and all information remains confidential.
We’re glad you are here, and we take seriously our responsibility to prepare you for a successful professional future. That’s why we’re proudly a MAX school – because we know the best financial habits are learned.

Financial Planning for Law School Students
From developing a simple spending plan to outlining your 3-year financial plan, smart money strategies lay the foundation for every law students’ personal and professional success story. Learn to apply core concepts of personal finance to make confident decisions about money and better achieve your short and long-term goals. Law school is an investment - make the most of yours!

When: Wednesday, July 11
Time: 5:30 pm PT
Where: Online via live webinar

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Richard S. White Fellowship

Submissions for Helsell Fetterman's 2019 Richard S. White Fellowship are being accepted until July 11, 2018. This fellowship includes a paid, 12-week summer associate position and a $7,500 scholarship to be remitted directly to the student’s law school at the beginning of the school to assist in paying the student’s tuition.

To apply, you must be a rising 2L in good standing with an academic record, leadership abilities, and a commitment to personal and professional initiatives that indicate promise for a successful legal career. Candidates must also demonstrate interest in furthering diversity within the community and the profession and communicate a commitment to both the practice areas represented at Helsell Fetterman and to building a practice in the Seattle area.

Please visit the scholarship page for details about eligibility and instructions on application submission.

Garvey Schubert Barer Home for Summer Happy Hour

RSVP to Deverie Robinson at no later than Friday, June 29th. (Add event to Outlook calendar)

Mock Interview Signup

Fall Alumni Mock Interview Program – Two Chances to Participate

Saturday, July 21
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 25
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
in CPD, Suite 200

RSVP now to reserve your spot for the upcoming Fall Alumni Mock Interview Program!  You will be paired with an alumni practitioner for a practice interview to help you prepare for upcoming interviews and develop your interviewing skills.  Each student will have a half-hour session with an interviewer – 20 minutes of interviewing and 10 minutes of feedback. Please prepare as if it were a real interview.  

Space is limited and time slots are first come, first served.  Please email your RSVP to Junsen Ohno ( with your preferred time and a copy of your resume.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Get the Scoop on On-Campus Interviewing

Perkins Coie: You're Invited

B4 OCI: Get the Real Story

The fall interviewing season for second-year law students can be daunting. Perkins Coie wants to help you make sense of it all. Please join the firm for a panel and reception at one of six participating offices to get real information about on-campus and callback interviews and the chance to hear from members of Perkins Coie's recruiting team about what matters most during the interviewing season.
This event is for law students participating in the on-campus interview process in the late summer or early fall of 2018.
The discussion will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a reception with members of the firm's hiring and diversity committees and other attorneys.
Seattle, WA
Monday, June 18, 20181201 Third Avenue
Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101
San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
505 Howard Street
Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94105
Chicago, IL
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
131 S. Dearborn Street
16th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
Phoenix, AZ
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
2901 N. Central Avenue
20th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Washington, D.C.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
700 13th Street NW
Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20005
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Westside Tavern
10850 West Pico Boulevard
90064 Los Angeles
Questions? Please contact Lisa Kelly via email.

K&L Gates Home for the Summer Event

Join the Seattle Office of K&L Gates on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 for an event to showcase the law firm and its summer associate program.

The event will feature a panel with speakers from the firm's major practice areas, as well as a few current summer associates. Following the panel there will be a reception with refreshments provided. This event will allow students the opportunity to talk to the panelists, summer associates, and other associates and partners. Please email an RSVP to Monica Romero to attend.

July 18, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
925 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104
Floor 29, Conference Room 1

Thursday, May 31, 2018

REMINDER: Construction Law Happy Hour

Summer is the perfect time to network!

Don't forgot to RSVP in Symplicity (under the events tab) for the June 8 construction law happy hour. Learn about this vibrant practice area while building connections in the legal community.

Construction Law Happy Hour
June 8, 2018
Beginning at 4:30 p.m.
WSBA Office
1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600

This event is hosted by the WSBA, McMillen Jacobs Associates, and Ahlers Cressman & Sleight.

Monday, May 21, 2018

South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW) Scholarship and Grant Funding

SABAW Student Stipend

$1,000 awarded to a current law student based on a totality of factors, including: contribution to the South Asian community in Washington, need, academic excellence, and community involvement. All applications will require a resume, essay of no more than 300 words to show suitability to criteria, and any other materials the applicant deems relevant. Applications should be sent to M. Abbas Rizvi by June 30, 2018.

SABAW Public Interest Law Student Scholarship

A $4,000 scholarship will be awarded to a law student working on a discrete public interest law project or doing a summer/fall 2018 public interest law internship. Applicants must show either that they have contributed to the South Asian community, or that the project is connected to South Asia or the South Asian community. All applications will require a resume, essay of no more than 500 words to show suitability to criteria, and any other materials the applicant deems relevant. Applications/questions should be sent to by June 30, 2018.

Minority Legal Fellowship Grant, sponsored by SABAW

The South Asian Bar Association of Washington has put forth a $4,000 grant to a law firm (“firm”) or non-profit organization (“organization”) interested in promoting and encouraging diversity in the legal profession. SABAW’s goal through this fellowship is to encourage firms and organizations to recruit, retain and advance minority attorneys who will contribute to the diversity of the firm or organization and the legal profession.

If the firm or organization fits the below criteria and is interested in participating in the Minority Legal Fellowship sponsored by SABAW, please answer the four below questions by email to by August 31, 2018.  SABAW will announce the recipient of the grant by September 7, 2018.

Fellowship Requirements:
  • Fellowship awardee can be a law student, recent law graduate, or individual currently seeking employment or other forms of legal experience. 
  • A representative from the firm or organization and the fellowship awardee must be willing to attend and be recognized at the South Asian Bar Association Annual Banquet scheduled for September 22, 2017. 
  • The firm or organization and the Minority Legal Fellowship awardee will be profiled in the SABAW monthly newsletter and highlighted on its website.
Firm/Organization Criteria:
  • The firm must have no more than five full time lawyers on staff.  This criterion does not apply to organizations.
  1. How do you believe your firm's or organization's participation in the Minority Legal Fellowship program will benefit your work culture and the greater legal community?
  2. In the Greater Seattle legal community, what do you believe to be the greatest hurdle for minorities entering the legal job market?
  3. What specific characteristics would you look for in a prospective applicant to the Minority Legal Fellowship?
  4. Please provide us with a copy of a job description or student fellowship application, including lists of types of projects and responsibilities, and duration of the job/student fellowship.
  5. Please provide the name, resume and contact information of the awardee candidate in your application package.  If selected, the firm or organization and individual awardee will be featured on our website and in our newsletter.  For questions and more information, please contact SABAW at

Informational Interviewing

Summer can be the perfect time for students to focus on informational interviewing. Sitting down for coffee (or tea or Perrier) with attorneys is a great way to build relationships within the profession and learn about potential areas of interest. To identify contacts and put an info interviewing plan in place, visit CPD - we're here all summer to help. And review these articles on the basics of informational interviewing and how to get the most out of the experience.

Evolution of the Supreme Court Lecture at K&L Gates

Wednesday, May 16, 2018