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 . . . → Read More: Meet HJP Kent Intern Lina Delmastro

A Social Worker’s Perspective at HJP

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Written By: Janice Cole

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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

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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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

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

He’s In the Army Now!

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The JAG Corps is America’s oldest law firm and its origin is based upon National Service. While in law school, I had the pleasure of meeting several JAG Officers, and their dedication to assisting the community led me to develop the goal of joining their ranks. The same dedication to service is epitomized in the . . . → Read More: He’s In the Army Now!

Housing Justice Project Summer Intern Spotlight: Shelby Adsero

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Shelby Adsero recently completed her 1L year at Seattle University School of Law. She is not certain what type of law she wants to practice when she is finished with school but she has an interest in administrative law, public policy, and public interest law. Shelby is the juvenile record sealing intern and clinic administrator . . . → Read More: Housing Justice Project Summer Intern Spotlight: Shelby Adsero