Written By: Janice Cole
I attend the University of Washington, where I am nearly halfway through my Master’s of Social Work program. I have been working in child welfare for over five years, and also worked for a year at a law firm in Seattle as a litigation assistant. UW’s MSW . . . → Read More: A Social Worker’s Perspective at HJP
Written By: Jenna Tirkkonen, Housing Justice Project-Kent Intern
For the past six months I have interned with the Housing Justice Project (HJP) in Kent, WA and during this time I have repeatedly been asked about the differences between US and Finnish housing law with respect to tenants. The Scandinavian social-democratic welfare state is dramatically different . . . → Read More: Housing Law in Finland
I’m 27 years old college graduate from Finland. I’ve always been interested in American culture and even in my Master Thesis I compared and brought out some differences between Finnish and American law orders. After I got my Thesis done and started to think what should I do next, I started to regret that . . . → Read More: Meet Jenna Tirkkonen the new HJP-Kent Intern
All volunteers for the Seattle Police Department Victim Support Team (VST) receive free 50-hour training. The Academy begins October 4th, 2014 and runs for six Saturdays. The training will provide the comprehensive and diverse knowledge needed to support families affected by violence. Following training volunteers respond to Officer requests to assist victims of domestic violence . . . → Read More: Victim Support Team and Puzzle Answer
The Country Doctor Clinic opened to offer free, limited legal advice and referrals to King County residents who might otherwise have no access to the legal system. The year was 1974 and that clinic still operates today but is joined by 33 other clinics. Over 8,000 clients are served by over 750 volunteer attorneys . . . → Read More: Neighborhood Legal Clinic Celebration and Legal Puzzle
Erin Sperger is a fearless advocate for low-income tenants facing eviction.
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The Diller Room pizza dough is hand kneaded in-house daily. KCBA’s next Volunteer Appreciation Night is Tuesday May 20th at The Diller Room (1224 1st Avenue – corner of First and University, immediately south of the main entrance to the Seattle Art Museum) from 5 to 7 PM. Use this as an . . . → Read More: Monthly Volunteer Appreciation Night
Make a gift to the King County Bar Foundation throughGiveBIG today! You will ensure that low-income families have access to justice through King County Bar’s Pro Bono Services. Your gift will also go towards creating a more diverse bench and bar through KCBF’s diversity programs.
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GiveBIG donations . . . → Read More: GiveBIG Today to KCBF, Support Access to Justice & Diversity
Tomorrow, you can help over 10,000 low income King County residents avoid homelessness, assure their children live in homes free from violence, and empower the voiceless.
Your gift to the King County Bar Foundation through GiveBIG, The Seattle Foundation’s online special day of giving, will enable thousands of our neighbors to receive the legal . . . → Read More: Tomorrow, May 6th, GiveBIG to the King County Bar Foundation
By Ian Franzel
There are certainly a lot of housing and Landlord/Tenant Law issues requiring attorney review in the local pro bono/legal aid clinics. I wanted to use this posting as an opportunity to provide some basic guidance concerning what kinds of issues a client might be dealing with when they come to you with . . . → Read More: A Primer on Housing Matters in a Pro Bono Context