Pro Bono Services 2012 Numbers Are In!

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In 2012, over 1,300 volunteer legal professionals provided 41,053 hours worth of free civil legal services valued at $7.8 million to assist 10,398 King County residents. A big thank you to our volunteers and donors for making this possible.



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Seattle Pro Bono Fair 2012

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Davis Wright Tremaine 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200, Seattle, WA 98101

Please join us for a chance to network with local legal service providers and learn about pro bono opportunities to serve your community. At the fair, you’ll have the chance to hear from Justice Steve Gonzalez, . . . → Read More: Seattle Pro Bono Fair 2012

APR 28: Promoting Affordable & Accessible Legal Services


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

Value of Inventory

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

Get Involved through the PBS Committee

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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:

Adria Vondra – KCBA Volunteer of the Month



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.

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Intern Highlight – Michelle So


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

Service Provides Mentorship

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

Work/Life Balance

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 to Support Pro Bono Services!

Give Big

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 . . . → Read More: GiveBIG to Support Pro Bono Services!