Tuesday, January 26, 2016

King County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Winter Soiree

The King County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
cordially invites you to attend
The 11th Annual YLD Winter Soirée
Thursday, February 11, 2016
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Premiere on Pine 1525 9th Ave, Floor 40

Please join us for our annual event recognizing this year’s Outstanding Mentor Award finalists as nominated by our YLD members
The winner will be announced at the event!

Enjoy cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres, meet your peers, and network with members of the legal community

$35 for KCBA Members
$40 for Non KCBA Members
(Prices will increase by $5.00 after February 5)

Washington State Bar Association Renovation Celebration Open House

Meet the WSBA staff and Board of Governors, enjoy refreshments, and take a tour. RSVPs are appreciated but not required.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Law Student Writing Competition

Entries to the contest may discuss any topic that lies within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The rules of the contest are posted here. Find the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Facebook.

Entry deadline for the 2015-16 academic year is 11:59 PM  ET July 15, 2016.

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
Ben Franklin Station P.O. Box 7614 Washington, DC 20044 phone:  202-220-8638

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

JAG Updates

United States Marine Corps Judge Advocate
A Marine Corps Judge Advocate will visit Seattle University to conduct informational interviews with interested candidates the week of February 1. Please contact Erin Fullner to request an informational interview. This opportunity is open to students as well as alumni.

As a Marine Corps Judge Advocate you will immediately be given the responsibilities of maintaining your own caseload and advising Marines on legal issues. Additionally, the training you receive as a Marine Corps Officer will prepare you to be a leader. You will also build skills and gain real legal experience in the courtroom. For more information about becoming a Judge Advocate in the USMC, contact Captain Justin M. Carrasco via email or phone, (206)-550-6892.

United States Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy Joint JAG Information Session, Seattle University School of Law
To learn more about JAG opportunities in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy, attend the upcoming joint JAG information session at Seattle University School of Law. Representatives from four branches will be present to provide information on applying for legal positions with their respective branches of the US Armed Forces. The event will take place February 2 at noon in the law school. RSVPs are greatly appreciated. Contact Erin Fullner to RSVP and get room information.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Hang Your Own Shingle: A Low Bono Toolkit

Friday, JANUARY 29, 2016 – 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 p.m. 
Seattle University School of Law - Sullivan Hall

5 General and 1 Ethics CLE Credits Pending

Going the solo route is a choice that over half of WSBA members have made, and more are choosing to include “low bono” services in their practice – offering sliding scale fees to middle income clients. 

Join us January 29th to get an overview of building a solid foundation for your practice and network with others in the solo and low bono lawyer community.  Bring your questions and business cards.  For the agenda and more details, click here.   

Register here

General Registration: $149
Seattle University School of Law Alumni: $119
WSBA Low Bono Section Members: $119
Attorneys in practice 0-3 years: $119
WSBA Low Bono Section Members in practice 0-3 years: $89

Following the CLE, join us for a networking social from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Garage

To register, click here.

For questions, contact Diana Singleton, Director of the Access to Justice Institute.

Racial Justice Leadership Institute

The Access to Justice Institute, Dean’s Office, and Student Bar Association invite you to apply for the Racial Justice Leadership Institute (RJLI).  

RJLI is a professional development opportunity that is being offered to SU law students in line with our commitment to the University mission.  RJLI is designed to foster leadership skills for working in all areas of the profession in ways that resist systems of privilege and oppression.  Participants can expect to gain:
  • Common tools and language for addressing discomfort, tension, confusion, and other dynamics that emerge in classrooms and workplaces
  • Strategies for identifying, naming, and responding to difficult situations related to identity, privilege, and oppression
  • Deeper connections with peers, including a sense of solidarity and trust with other RJLI participants
  • Shared analysis about the structural and interpersonal operations of racial privilege and oppression
  • Skills for cultivating personal wellness as a strategy for personal and professional sustainability
This program is comprised of one day-long session and two follow-up evening sessions this spring semester.  The sessions will take place on the Seattle University campus.  The RJLI session dates are:
Session 1 – Saturday, February 6th (9 am to 5 pm)
Session 2 – Thursday, March 3rd (6 pm to 9 pm)
Session 3 – Thursday, April 7th (6 pm to 9 pm)

The application process is open now and will be closed at midnight on Wednesday, January 23rd.  To apply, please complete an application here.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

If you have any questions, please email Liz Guinn.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Save the Date: Joint JAG Info Session

The Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy will all be here for a joint JAG information session on February 2 at noon. Details will be forthcoming, but please save the date. Questions and RSVPs can be directed to Erin Fullner.

Grads at the Garage

Reception with Dr. C.T. Vivian at Seattle University School of Law

Please join us for a special reception with Dr. C.T. Vivian - legendary civil rights advisor and Civil Rights Movement strategist, social justice advocate, former member of Dr. Martin Luther King’s executive staff, keynote speaker for the King County Bar Association's 2016 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon, and founder of the C.T. Vivian Leadership Institute.

This reception will take place Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Seattle University School of Law's 2nd floor gallery.

Light refreshments will be served. RSVPs are appreciated. 

We thank the KCBA for their partnership with the School of Law for this event.

Questions about this event can be directed to Leann Wagele

Monday, January 4, 2016

Attorney General Bob Ferguson Visits SU

Thursday, January 21 
3-4pm in the Courtroom

Washington State Attorney General Robert Ferguson will be on campus Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 4 pm in the Courtroom to discuss the Office of the Attorney General (AGO) and the work it does to protect consumers from fraud, investigate and prosecute crime, protect the environment, and support veterans. AGO has attorneys and staff in 27 divisions across the state providing legal services to more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges, and universities, as well as the Governor and Legislature. Mr. Ferguson will also discuss summer and post-graduate employment opportunities. Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to connect with the Attorney General in person and to learn how you can join the AGO!

Washington State Attorney General’s Office OPEN HOUSE

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
in the AGO’s downtown Seattle office at

800 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2000
(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.