Post by: Travis Stadler, HJP Summer Extern
The Washington Supreme Court recently approved APR 28 which creates a new category of non-attorney legal service providers. The decision to implement the rule was, in part, based on the 2003 Civil Legal Needs Study which established that our civil legal system is both complex and unaffordable to . . . → Read More: APR 28: Promoting Affordable & Accessible Legal Services
Sometimes the assessment of others can guide us as well. Additionally viewing our own growth over time can fuel further progress outlining areas to focus on for additional improvement. These techniques have helped me in transforming my life.
Years ago, it was often hard for me to face new days. I rarely exercised, worry was . . . → Read More: Value of Inventory
Are you a KCBA member or Pro Bono Services volunteer?
If so, consider getting involved by serving on the Pro Bono Services Committee. For more information click here: http://www.kcba.org/pbs/pdf/PBS_Committee_Recruitment.pdf
This month, KCBA recognizes Adria Vondra, an active volunteer with the Family Law Mentor program for three years. Adria has done a lot of pro bono work with KCBA’s family law programs including completing five Family Law Mentor cases and one Kinship Care Solutions case.
Pro Bono Services staff would like to thank . . . → Read More: Adria Vondra – KCBA Volunteer of the Month
In this post we are highlighting Michelle So who is working with two of our family law programs this summer.
Michelle is currently a student at Seattle University School of Law, and is interning for our Self Help Plus Program and Kinship Care Solutions Program. We asked Michelle a couple of questions, and her answers . . . → Read More: Intern Highlight – Michelle So
Early in my law career, I used pro bono service as my primary way to get to know attorneys, learn necessary court procedure, and begin marketing through word of mouth referrals.
Recently, a local seasoned attorney directly addressed the mutually beneficial nature of mentorship – directly noting benefits provided through the KCBA Family Law Mentor . . . → Read More: Service Provides Mentorship
For many years now I’ve been privileged to foster relationships with other attorneys through the WSBA Lawyer’s Assistance Program, serving as a peer counselor. The group’s annual conference, recently held in Lake Chelan and open to all WSBA members, facilitates regular assessment of work life balance – my focus for this blog.
The practice of . . . → Read More: Work/Life Balance
GiveBIG is a community-wide day of giving hosted by The Seattle Foundation that will increase the size of your donation to KCBF. Last year during GiveBIG, $4.1 million was raised to support over 900 nonprofits in our community. We plan to be a part of this success again in 2012!
GiveBIG will grow your gift! . . . → Read More: GiveBIG to Support Pro Bono Services!
TheSeattle/King County Coalition on Housing recently conducted the “OneNight Count,” which seeks to identify the number of unsheltered people inKing County by taking counts in thirteen different cities in King County. Thisyear marked the 32nd “One Night Count” and had over 800 participants. This year’s count showed an increase in the total numberof unsheltered people . . . → Read More: Seattle One Night Count
The new King County Family Law Orientation (FLO) is designed for parties in family law matters who do not have attorney representation. Promoting education for the pro se litigant eases the work of family law attorneys so we should encourage attendance at the mandatory class.
The orientation provides information on court processes, court rules, and . . . → Read More: King County Educates Pro Se Family Law Litigants