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

“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

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!

Dealing with Debt Collection: Time-Barred Debts

It is yet another busy night at the clinic. Your second client of the night, Larry Latepayer, arrives wearing a freshly pressed three-piece charcoal gray suit. He sits down and unbuttons his jacket, pulling an envelope out of his inside pocket and hands it to you, saying, “I need to know what I can . . . → Read More: Dealing with Debt Collection: Time-Barred Debts

Dealing with Debt Collection: Pre-Judgment Remedies

The schedule is full at the clinic tonight. Debby Debtor, your first client of the night, collapses into the chair across from you at the table serving as your makeshift desk for your shift. She fishes a battered file folder from her bag, dropping it onto the table with a thud, papers spilling out and . . . → Read More: Dealing with Debt Collection: Pre-Judgment Remedies

Congratulations to Martha Cohen!

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Congratulations to the December KCBA Pro Bono Services Volunteer of the Month Martha Cohen!

Read about Martha’s volunteer efforts as a Spanish language interpreter, and her experience with volunteering in this month’s Bar Bulletin Volunteer of the Month article .

. . . → Read More: Congratulations to Martha Cohen!

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

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