Wednesday, May 29, 2013

U.S. Department of State 2014 Spring Student Internship

Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Department of State 2014 Spring Student Internship Program.

This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America’s principle foreign affairs agency.

The unpaid internships are available at many of the over 265 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in – and with – Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America’s diplomatic efforts.

As an unpaid intern, you may have the opportunity to:
•    Participate in meetings with senior level U.S. government or foreign government officials;
•    Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policy makers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives;
•    Help organize and support events, including international and/or multi-lateral meetings and conferences on critical global issues;
•    Contribute to the management and administration of the Department of State and America’s foreign policy; and
•    Engage directly with U.S. or foreign audiences to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society.

Details and application instructions can be found on Symplicity. Job #4191.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Air Force JAG Open House

McChord Field Legal Office Open House – May 30, 2013
A day to learn about the Air Force, the JAG Corps, how to apply to become a JAG, benefits, and much, much more!

If you are interested in becoming a JAG, this is a fantastic opportunity to see Air Force operations, meet with JAGs, and learn about the JAG Corps.

Bring questions and a desire to learn about the Air Force and the JAG Corps.

Capt Anastasia Lewandoski will meet you at the McChord Field Main Gate (off of I-5, Exit 125) at 9 AM on May 30, 2013. A valid government ID card (such as driver’s license or passport) is required
Please RSVP by May 15, 2013 by calling Capt Anastasia Lewandoski at 253-982-6583 or by email at

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Schedule of Events – McChord Legal Office Open House
9:00 AM – Pick-Up at Main Gate and Tour of Legal Office
9:45 AM – Staff Judge Advocate Opening Remarks
10:00 AM – 62d Airlift Wing Mission Brief
10:30 AM – JAG Responsibilities & Opportunities
11:00 AM – Defense Counsel Discussion
11:30 AM – Squadron Commander Discussion
12:00 PM - Application Process and Benefits
(Breakout Sessions for ROTC students and law students)
12:30 PM – Lunch
1:30 PM – Tour of Base
2:00 PM – Tour of C-17
3:00 PM – Departure at Main Gate

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

WA First Responder Will Clinic

The next WA First Responder Will Clinic will be held Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Station 61 - Training & Support Facility - 17525 Aurora Ave North, Shoreline WA 98133.  Everyone’s help would be greatly appreciated. 

The WA First Responder Will Clinic is a program where volunteer attorneys who are in estate planning/probate practice prepare estate planning documents at no charge for fire fighters, police officers and first responders. 

This clinic will be from 9am to 12pm on June 8, 2013.  Please feel free to volunteer in the capacity of discussion leader/attorney, document drafter/law clerk, intake personnel, witness or notary.  Kindly note that this year we are using an online sign up forum, so to volunteer please follow the link below:

 WA Will Clinic VolunteerSign Up Link

Discussion Leaders: You must have your own professional liability insurance to participate in the clinic. 

Document Drafters: We will be having a training session in early June to review the documents and to answer any of your questions.  Also, please note that you must provide your own laptop. 

REMEMBER, we need witnesses and notaries too! 

Also, please invite any friends that you think would be interested in volunteering, the more the merrier!

Please note that all questions regarding this clinic should be addressed with the clinic coordinator, Megan Gebhardt.  She can be reached at:

Thank you for your support of the WA First Responder Will Clinic, as you know it is the volunteers who make this process possible. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

8th Annual WSBA Solo and Small Firm Conference

The 8th Annual WSBA Solo and Small Firm Conference will be held in Vancouver, WA, July 18–20. This is the event of the year for solo and small firm attorneys! The cost for new lawyers in their first year of practice is $265 for 16.75 CLE credits ($100 off the regular price).
The Steering Committee has developed an outstanding program of more than forty speakers, including four national law practice management experts:
As well as the WSBA President, Past President, and a fantastic lineup up solo practice experts.
The conference will be held at the Vancouver Hilton. Book your room at the Hilton for the special room rate of $119, which is valid through June 14.