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

Self Help Plus from Patrick’s Point of View

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Patrick came to the Self Help Plus Program through a recommendation from one of his friends who used the Self Help Plus Program to obtain a Dissolution of Marriage. Patrick is a disabled man who has a difficult time reading and processing information. Due to his disability, it would have been extremely difficult for . . . → Read More: Self Help Plus from Patrick’s Point of View

May 2013 Volunteer of the Month: Ron Mattson

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Congratulations to Ron Mattson!

KCBA’s Pro Bono Services is proud to name Ron Mattson as its Volunteer of the Month for May. With more than 20 years of service, Ron Mattson is a longtime volunteer with the King County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Services programs. Mattson has volunteered with four different volunteer programs and . . . → Read More: May 2013 Volunteer of the Month: Ron Mattson

“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

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

Congratulations to Michelle Chan the July Volunteer of the Month

Michelle Chan July 2012 Vol of Month

 

Belated congratulations are in order to Michelle Chan the July Volunteer of the Month.

Chan is a newly admitted attorney and has graciously been volunteering with the Self Help Plus Family Law Program and the Volunteer Legal Services in the KCBA office two days per week for almost a year.

Read more about . . . → Read More: Congratulations to Michelle Chan the July Volunteer of the Month