Meet HJP Kent Intern Michael Gerbec

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I spent most of my childhood in different parts of Utah, but I spent most of my childhood in a small town called Logan, about twenty miles from the Idaho border. After graduating high school in 2009, I went to Gonzaga University in Spokane. There, I spent four years earning a dual degree in history . . . → Read More: Meet HJP Kent Intern Michael Gerbec

Meet HJP Kent Intern Lina Delmastro

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I am a Seattle native and a first year law student at the University of Michigan.  I studied vocal performance and Spanish in undergrad at the University of Notre Dame, and then worked in Seattle for two years before going to law school.  I’m interested in corporate law and private client work after graduation, and I hope to do pro . . . → Read More: Meet HJP Kent Intern Lina Delmastro

A Social Worker’s Perspective at HJP

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Written By: Janice Cole

About Me:

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

Housing Law in Finland

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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

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:

GiveBIG donations . . . → Read More: GiveBIG Today to KCBF, Support Access to Justice & Diversity