HJP Welcomes Rule 9 Extern Paige Hardy

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Over the upcoming weeks, the King County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Services will be highlighting its 2013 summer interns and externs. Paige Hardy joins the Seattle Housing Justice Project.

Paige is a third-year law student at Seattle University and a Rule 9 extern at the Housing Justice Project. Under the supervision of the managing attorney . . . → Read More: HJP Welcomes Rule 9 Extern Paige Hardy

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!

April 2013 Volunteer of the Month: Brian Cadwell

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Congratulations to Brian Cadwell, the KCBA Pro Bono Services Volunteer of the Month.

Cadwell is a longtime volunteer with the Housing Justice Project (HJP) in Kent, coming to the clinic on the first Friday of the month since 2009. Pro Bono Services thanks Cadwell for his consistent and tireless contributions to the mission . . . → Read More: April 2013 Volunteer of the Month: Brian Cadwell

City of SeaTac Supports Pro Bono Services

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By: Harry Higgins, HJP Kent Program Coordinator & Riana Nolet, NLC Program Manager

The Housing Justice Project and Neighborhood Legal Clinics are happy to welcome the city of SeaTac as one of our newest community partners.

HJP/Kent is a homelessness prevention clinic that provides volunteer attorneys to help low-income tenants facing eviction matters. Our . . . → Read More: City of SeaTac Supports Pro Bono Services

KCBA Pro Bono Services Joins Forces with the City of Tukwila

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By: Harry Higgins, HJP Kent Program Coordinator & Riana Nolet, NLC Program Manager

The Housing Justice Project and Neighborhood Legal Clinics proudly welcome the city of Tukwila as one of our newest community partners.

HJP/Kent is a homelessness prevention clinic that provides volunteer attorneys to help low-income tenants facing eviction matters. Our volunteers help . . . → Read More: KCBA Pro Bono Services Joins Forces with the City of Tukwila

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.

 

 

Posted By: Adelaine Clapp, KCBA. Pro Bono Services . . . → Read More: Pro Bono Services 2012 Numbers Are In!

February 2012 Volunteer of the Month: Lori Buchsbaum

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Congratulations to Lori Buchsbaum our February Volunteer of the Month. Lori has been volunteering since 2009, and is active with the Housing Justice Project in addition to contributing on Pro Bono Dicta.

Read more about Lori and her volunteer work in this month’s Bar Bulletin Volunteer of the Month Article.

Posted By: Adelaine . . . → Read More: February 2012 Volunteer of the Month: Lori Buchsbaum

HJP Kent Volunteer Featured in The Seattle Times

Nicole Matthews

Nicole Matthews is a survivor. As a young woman, she battled addiction, abuse, and depression. Then, with a single event, the crash course her life had been on changed forever. Nicole found out she was going to be a mother. She understood that change would not come overnight and that to succeed she would need . . . → Read More: HJP Kent Volunteer Featured in The Seattle Times

Recent Case Reaffirms the Rights of Section 8 Tenants

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In a recently decided case Indigo Real Estate Services, Inc. v. Wadsworth, 070912 WACA, 67547-9-1, Judge Dwyer of the Court of Appeals of Washington, Division 1 held that a Section 8 Tenant may not be evicted without the court first determining that the eviction was for . . . → Read More: Recent Case Reaffirms the Rights of Section 8 Tenants

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