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

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!

Volunteer Attorney Opportunity with Mentoring

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The Kinship Care Solutions Project is looking for volunteer attorneys. Over 32,000 children in the state of Washington are living with relatives other than their parents. Many factors exist for why children in increasing numbers are in kinship care. These factors include abuse and neglect by the parent, incarceration, substance abuse, mental or . . . → Read More: Volunteer Attorney Opportunity with Mentoring

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

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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

“Focus on Family Law” Training: Dependency 101

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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

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!

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

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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

Angela Shapow – KCBA Volunteer of the Month

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Congratulations to KCBA’s Volunteer of the Month, Angela Shapow!

Angela is a volunteer with the Kinship Care Solutions Project. According to the Bar Bulletin, Angela was nominated for her “tenacity in the face of institutional barriers”.

Be sure to read more about Angela in the September Volunteer of the Month article.

Thank you . . . → Read More: Angela Shapow – KCBA Volunteer of the Month

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: http://www.kcba.org/pbs/pdf/PBS_Committee_Recruitment.pdf