Meet Jenna Tirkkonen the new HJP-Kent Intern

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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

Victim Support Team and Puzzle Answer

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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

Neighborhood Legal Clinic Celebration and Legal Puzzle

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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

Pro Bono Services Volunteer of the Month

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Erin Sperger is a fearless advocate for low-income tenants facing eviction.

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Monthly Volunteer Appreciation Night

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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

GiveBIG Today to KCBF, Support Access to Justice & Diversity

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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.

Here are some more reasons to #GiveBIG Today:

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Tomorrow, May 6th, GiveBIG to the King County Bar Foundation

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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

A Primer on Housing Matters in a Pro Bono Context

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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

Summer Volunteer Picnic & Pot Luck – Canceled

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Stayed tuned for future volunteer events!

 

 

 

 

Below is the third Supreme Court Letter Drop Puzzle. The answer will be printed in Pro Bono Dicta next month.

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Volunteer Night Out Goes Monthly

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Volunteer Appreciation Night downtown is now a monthly event starting with this month’s event Tuesday April 15th. What a great way to celebrate Income Tax Day! The location will be The Diller Room at 1224 1st Avenue (just across University Street from the Seattle Art Museum) and will start at 5 PM lasting until 7 . . . → Read More: Volunteer Night Out Goes Monthly