Monday, June 27, 2016

Upcoming KCBA YLD Events

Join the King County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division for a free CLE and happy hour in July!
  • WAMS will host the YLD on July 21st for a free CLE presented by Margo Kelly, titled “Be Prepared – Practical Tips for Successful Mediation”
  • Immediately following the CLE will be a free happy hour at the WAMS offices complete with drinks and appetizers
  • The CLE begins at 4:00 pm and the happy hour at approximately 5:00 pm
  • RSVP today!
Prepare & Serve Breakfast with the YLD

Global WA: Careers in International Development

Influential leaders from Seattle will speak about their career paths and provide tips for interns and students interested in international development careers at this upcoming Global WA program.

WHENWednesday, July 20, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
(3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Program; 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Reception)
WHEREPATH (Conference Room 226), 2201 Westlake Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121
PRICEFree – space is limited

Radha Friedman
Director of Programs, World Justice Project
Radha has over 17 years of experience working in international development. She joined World Justice Project (WJP) in 2012 as its first Director of Programs. She currently leads the incubation of locally-led pilot programs supported by seed grants and oversees a portfolio of 80+ programs on five continents. Prior to joining WJP, Radha worked for Landesa as its Director of Global Communications for several years. She also has worked as the Director of Special Projects at the Constitutional Rights Foundation in Chicago and the Associate Director of the SKS Foundation, the largest micro-credit organization in India, providing micro-loans to rural women to increase their economic development. She holds an M.A. in International Development Studies / M.Sci. in Public Service Administration from DePaul University, a B.A. in South Asian Studies from Antioch College, and a post-grad certificate in Cross-Sector Partnerships from the University of Cambridge in the U.K.

Michele Frix
Chief of Staff, Seattle Foundation
Michele serves as Chief of Staff for Seattle Foundation. Most recently, she worked with Seattle Foundation’s key partner on global philanthropy, Seattle International Foundation (SIF). During her seven years with SIF, Michele launched new initiatives, managed global teams and worked across a variety of stakeholders to build successful programs. Michele worked with SIF’s CEO and Board to lead their grantmaking strategy, including oversight of over $17 million in grants to more than 180 nonprofits organizations in 68 countries, including $10 million in grants to Central America.

Rebecca Okello
Executive Director, MED25
In 2006, Rebecca founded MED25 International while receiving her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Seattle University. Since graduating from nursing school in 2007, Rebecca has worked as a registered nurse at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Over the years, she has transitioned to a full-time Executive Director position with MED25. Rebecca has a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington and most recently graduated from Seattle University with her Executive MBA.

Kristen Dailey
Executive Director, Global Washington
Kristen has over 20 years of experience in international development. Prior to Global Washington, she was the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President at the Initiative for Global Development. Her professional background also includes work at Global Partnerships, the United Nations Foundation, and working with low-income refugee and immigrant families in South Seattle. Kristen holds a Master’s degree in public administration from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Perkins Coie Pre-OCI Event: Get the Real Story

The interviewing season can be daunting; Perkins Coie wants to help you make sense of it all. Please join them on Wednesday, July 13th to get real information about on-campus and callback interviews. You will hear from members of Perkins Coie's recruiting team about what matters most during the interviewing season.

This event is geared towards law students participating in the on-campus interview process this August.

The discussion will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a reception with members of Perkins Coie's Hiring and Diversity Committees and other attorneys from the office.

Kindly RSVP by Friday July 8, 2016
Event Details 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 
5:30 p.m. - Panel
6:30 p.m. - Reception

1201 Third Avenue
Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Center for Professional Development is Hiring!

Our team is hiring an associate director. Please review the job posting for details.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education - LGBT Rights: Issues & Practice Areas

LGBT Rights: Issues & Practice Areas, presented by WSBA's LGBT Law and Civil Rights Law Sections, aims to gather perspectives from a variety of practice areas to share updates and trends in the law. Sessions focus on issues and practice areas relevant in LGBT law, including civil liberties, employment, estate planning, and family law.

Check out the schedule for additional details.

Law students may attend the program for free. Please fill out and submit a tuition waiver.

Monday, June 6, 2016

CLE Scholarship

Free Scholarship Passes: Personal Injury Law Seminar
July 14 2016, 8:30-4:30pm, Hotel Deca, Seattle, WA

Sterling Education Services is dedicated to furthering education development by offering seminars on the changing economic, legal and cultural environment that professionals must operate today.  Sterling Education is offering 5 free scholarship passes for their upcoming seminar, “Personal Injury Law: From Start to Finish.” The scholarship passes include a day-long overview of a particular aspect of law, a seminar manual, and an opportunity to network with practicing attorneys.

The seminar will be held on July 14th from 8:30 to 4:30 at the Hotel Deca in Seattle.  Only current law students may take advantage of these passes and MUST provide their student id number or other proof of enrollment in order to register.  All students must be pre-registered; no walk-ins will be allowed.

Air Force JAG Fall Externship

The Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps is seeking applications for their 2016 fall unpaid internship/externship program at participating Air Force installations across the country. The Air Force JAG Corps provides full-spectrum legal advice to military commanders. As an intern or extern, you will gain hands-on experience in diverse areas of legal practice while learning more about the Air Force and the JAG Corps. The program is an excellent way to gain exposure to substantive legal work while serving alongside active duty Air Force Judge Advocates. Positions are available for full-time or part-time work for 16 weeks during the 2016 fall semester.

Interns/externs work under attorney supervision in numerous practice areas of the JAG Corps including:
  • Preparing criminal and civil cases by conducting legal research, writing briefs and opinions, conducting investigations and interviewing witnesses
  • Assisting attorneys who counsel and represent Airmen, their family members and retirees in personal legal matters in areas such as family law, estate planning, landlord-tenant law, tax, bankruptcy, immigration and naturalization law, and military administrative law
  • Supporting attorneys in other areas, such as federal tort claims, government procurement law, employment law, international law, environmental law and operational law
Interns/externs must be able to work part-time (16+hrs) or full-time for up to 40 hours a week for 16 weeks and must pay for their travel to and from the job location and be able to secure housing. No housing allowance will be provided.

How to Apply:
  • Applications should be submitted to Air Force Judge Advocate General, Professional Development Directorate no later than 24 Jun 2016
  • Email the application to
  • Combine all requested documents into one PDF in the order listed below in the application package instructions
  • The email subject line and the name of the PDF MUST be labeled “Last name, First name, 2016 Fall externship application”
Application Package Instructions (submit the following documents in the below order):
  • Resume (1 page)
  • Memorandum describing: 
    • Your availability during the semester
    • List of the top 5 Air Force bases where you would like to extern
    • Privacy act waiver that states, “I agree to the use of my Privacy Act Information in the USAF externship application process. I understand those transmitting personal information will exercise caution and adequately safeguard it in accordance with applicable Air Force instructions.”
    • Legible copies of undergraduate and law school transcripts (unofficial accepted)
    • Personal statement (limited to one page, double-spaced, 1 inch margins,11 point font)
    • Writing sample (5 pages or less)
    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Memorandum (limited to one page, double-spaced,1 inch margins, 11 point font)
    • Full length photo (head to toe in professional attire)
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA) Response Questions:
  • Your memorandum response to the KSA questions is limited to one page, double-spaced with 1-inch margins
  • You are not required to restate the questions
  • Your response can simply number your responses (i.e. Response #1 and Response #2)
    • KSA Question #1: Discuss your experience performing legal research and your familiarity with various computer systems and associated peripheral equipment to perform legal research
    • KSA Question #2: Discuss your skills and experience in identifying and understanding legal issues, options, and recommending various courses of action.
For questions about the program or application process, please contact Capt Justina “Tia” O. Hooper, Chief of Recruiting for the US Air Force JAG Corps at 1-800-JAG-USA or