KCBA Pro Bono Services is recruiting for summer internships

KCBA Pro Bono Services is recruiting for summer internships for our Family Law, Housing Justice Project, and Volunteer Legal Services programs. Please share this link with anyone you think may be interested: http://www.kcba.org/aboutkcba/kcbajobs.aspx.

 

Posted By: Adelaine Clapp, Pro Bono Services Program Coordinator

Housing Justice Project Welcomes Intern Jordan Taren

Jordan Taren - blog photo

Jordan Taren is one of the new summer legal interns with the King County Bar Association’s, Pro Bono Services, Housing Justice Project. In 2008, he received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Oregon with a major in political science. Jordan is currently enrolled at Seattle University School of Law where he is an active . . . → Read More: Housing Justice Project Welcomes Intern Jordan Taren

GREAT WIN FOR EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE!

Today, the Washington State Supreme Court decided in the case, Jafar v. Webb, that General Rule (GR) 34 requires courts to waive all fees and costs for individuals who are determined indigent.

In this case, the petitioner filed a parenting plan action in Snohomish Count y Superior Court and a motion under GR 34 to . . . → Read More: GREAT WIN FOR EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE!

Tips from the Family Law Ex Parte Commissioners: Ex Parte Via the Clerk

Here are some simple suggestions for handling Family Law matters using Ex Parte Via the Clerk. Don’t forget to review our previous posts on entering final orders, obtaining TROs, and pointers for earning “gold stars” when you appear before the Family Law Commissioners. Please read the manual posted on the Clerk’s website. Orders for Show . . . → Read More: Tips from the Family Law Ex Parte Commissioners: Ex Parte Via the Clerk

Tips from the Family Law Ex Parte Commissioners: Temporary Restraining Orders

Here are some simple suggestions for entering Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs) in the Family Law Ex Parte Department. Don’t forget to review our previous posts on entering final orders and pointers for earning “gold stars” when you appear before the Family Law Commissioners.

Entering Contested TROs in Ex Parte:

Don’t forget to go to . . . → Read More: Tips from the Family Law Ex Parte Commissioners: Temporary Restraining Orders

Tips from the Ex Parte Family Law Commissioners: Entering Final Papers

Here are some simple suggestions for entering final papers in the Family Law Ex Parte Department. Missed our previous post on pointers for earning “gold stars” when you appear before the Family Law Commissioners? Find it here.

Read the local rules and laws, and follow them. Examples:

For temporary emergency relief in Ex Parte:

Don’t . . . → Read More: Tips from the Ex Parte Family Law Commissioners: Entering Final Papers

Tips from the Ex Parte Family Law Commissioners: Courtroom Etiquette

The King County Superior Court Family Law Ex Parte Commissioners would like to offer a few pointers for entering final papers and earning “gold stars” when appearing before one of the Commissioners:

Just as your word is your bond, your reputation with the court is invaluable. Be professional and respectful to all, in and out . . . → Read More: Tips from the Ex Parte Family Law Commissioners: Courtroom Etiquette

“Focus on Family Law” Training: Overview of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act

CLE Training

This training is open to current KCBA Pro Bono Services Volunteers only.

Here’s a free no-hassle opportunity to learn useful practice tips from experienced practitioners on focused family law topics. These trainings are designed with the new/newer attorney in mind and go beyond the initial trainings covered by the family law pro bono programs.

Date: . . . → Read More: “Focus on Family Law” Training: Overview of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act

Dealing with Debt Collectors: Judgment-Proof Debtors

It is another busy night at the clinic. Your client, Terry Turnip, arrives in a wheelchair. He shakes his head when the clinic assistant offers to give him a push, explaining, “I like to do what I can for myself.” When he’s situated at the table across from you, he pulls a battered manila envelope . . . → Read More: Dealing with Debt Collectors: Judgment-Proof Debtors

“Focus on Family Law” Training: Dependency 101

CLE

This training is open to current KCBA Pro Bono Services Volunteers only.

Here’s a free no-hassle opportunity to learn useful practice tips from experienced practitioners on focused family law topics. These trainings are designed with the new/newer attorney in mind and go beyond the initial trainings covered by the family law pro bono programs.

Date: . . . → Read More: “Focus on Family Law” Training: Dependency 101