GiveBIG to Support Pro Bono Services!

Give Big

GiveBIG is a community-wide day of giving hosted by The Seattle Foundation that will increase the size of your donation to KCBF. Last year during GiveBIG, $4.1 million was raised to support over 900 nonprofits in our community. We plan to be a part of this success again in 2012!

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20 Years of Dedication & Still Smiling

Tanya

In celebration of both National Pro Bono Week and National Paralegal Week Pro Bono Dicta would like to introduce you to Self Help Plus (SHP) Program Manager and Paralegal Tanya Wanchena.

Tanya Wanchena has been working for KCBA for 20 years making her one of KCBA’s longest employed people. Known around the KCBA office for . . . → Read More: 20 Years of Dedication & Still Smiling

Another Wonderful Recognition Event!

Award Winners

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the 2011 Recognition Event, which was held at the Women’s University Club last Tuesday evening. I thought the Women’s University Club provided for a warm, fun, and eclectic environment. The appetizers were delicious, and the jazz band (the Quartet Accord) played beautifully. It was great to . . . → Read More: Another Wonderful Recognition Event!

Julie Renner – KCBA’s September Volunteer of the Month

Julie Renner

 

KCBA honors Julie Renner as the September volunteer of the month. We recognize Renner for her work and dedication to the Self Help Plus Family Law Program (SHP).

Tanya Wanchena, SHP program manager, said that Renner “is always extremely willing to assist with reviewing cases and provides me a clear and concise review . . . → Read More: Julie Renner – KCBA’s September Volunteer of the Month

Warm Fuzzies : Quotes from our clients and volunteers

Picture taken by: fourwhitepaws.net

 

 

Picture taken by: fourwhitepaws.net

Today’s warm fuzzy is a voice mail message that was left by a Self Help Plus client. My favorite part is when they say

“Thank you for taking the time to help me and for being by my side”:

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StoryBank – Hope in the Dark

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Ashia* had made dinner for herself and Buru*, as she had every night since they’d married four years before. Meal preparation here in the United States was different than in her African home, but this husband, she thought to herself as she ate alone at their table, this husband was frighteningly similar to her first. . . . → Read More: StoryBank – Hope in the Dark

Domestic Violence Bill Signed Into Law

Governor Christine Gregoire signed Substitute House Bill 1565 yesterday establishing procedures and guidelines for determining whether a domestic violence protection order should be modified or terminated. The bill was brought by Representative David Frockt—a plaintiff’s attorney from Seattle who is serving his first term in the state House of Representatives.

The following is a brief . . . → Read More: Domestic Violence Bill Signed Into Law

Looking Back: A Recap of the 2010 Volunteer of Year Award Winners

Recognition Awards

KCBA/KCBF held it’s annual Recognition Event on September 21st 2010. The event was held in recognition of both volunteers and donors. A jazz band ensemble played music while attendees ate and mingled.

UW Law School Dean Kellye Testy thanked volunteers and donor for their support of KCBA’s pro bono programs. To read more about the . . . → Read More: Looking Back: A Recap of the 2010 Volunteer of Year Award Winners

GR 34 Helps Low-Income People Access Justice

Check out a summary of the new rule that streamlines In Forma Pauperis Motion prodecures and standards at the WSBA’s website. Court forms are also available for download on the Washington Courts website. Share your thoughts on our blog on how GR 34 works (or doesn’t) for your clients.

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NEW! Self-Help Plus adds service for Dependency Court

The Self-Help Plus program has added has added a new service – drafting pleadings for dependency court matters. . . . → Read More: NEW! Self-Help Plus adds service for Dependency Court