A Primer on Housing Matters in a Pro Bono Context

Ian Franzel

By Ian Franzel

There are certainly a lot of housing and Landlord/Tenant Law issues requiring attorney review in the local pro bono/legal aid clinics. I wanted to use this posting as an opportunity to provide some basic guidance concerning what kinds of issues a client might be dealing with when they come to you with . . . → Read More: A Primer on Housing Matters in a Pro Bono Context

Resource Corner: Solid Ground

On the Solid Ground website appears a picture of staff members stretching a string to create, “a web of connectedness.” The image captures the mission and impact that Solid Ground strives to create. The Washington State supported organization leverages its resources to eliminate and combat poverty and racism from grass roots programs to legislative measures. . . . → Read More: Resource Corner: Solid Ground

The Almighty Referral – Referral Tips During Pro Bono Consults.

Ian Franzel

One of the following two aspects of your practice is certain to be high-volume: 1) either the number of cases that you have or 2) the number of elements contained in causes of action in the manageable number of cases under your watch.

You will be able to get up to speed concerning the volume . . . → Read More: The Almighty Referral – Referral Tips During Pro Bono Consults.

Job Opportunity with KCBA

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The King County Bar Association is pleased to announce that we are seeking an individual to fill the new Volunteer Legal Services (VLS) Coordinator position. If you or any excellent people you know are interested in working with our Volunteer Legal Services program, please see the VLS Coordinator posting on our website. Attorneys and non-attorneys . . . → Read More: Job Opportunity with KCBA

A Three-Part Strategy For Excellent Consulting in Pro Bono Casework

Ian Franzel

Lawyers often discuss the best and most positive methods of advising clients, then, we fine-tune, relearn, and employ these methods through practice. There are indeed many listening and speaking techniques which it behooves the practitioner to implement, or, at a minimum to have tried at some point. Many such techniques have to do with being . . . → Read More: A Three-Part Strategy For Excellent Consulting in Pro Bono Casework

Two Job Openings at the King County Bar Association!

There are two Job Openings at the King County Bar Association. Please pass on to anyone you think may be interested. The positions for an Administrative Assistant and the Statewide Pro Bono Council Manager. Find out more details here: http://www.kcba.org/aboutkcba/kcbajobs.aspx.

 

 

 

Did You Know You Can Get CLE Credit For Doing Pro Bono Work?

Jason Wax

By Jason Edward Wax

As a practicing attorney, you have a lot of demands on your time. In addition to meeting your billable hour requirement, running your practice, serving on boards and committees, and trying to keep up with family life, you have to attend continuing legal education courses (CLEs), and you probably do . . . → Read More: Did You Know You Can Get CLE Credit For Doing Pro Bono Work?

Learn more about the MCLE Pro Bono Rule with this video of KCBA Volunteer Jason Wax

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Check out this interview and brief video with Jason Wax, KCBA Volunteer Legal Services volunteer and Pro Bono Services Committee member. Jason speaks about the MCLE Pro Bono Rule in this video produced by NW Sidebar.

If you are interested in receiving CLE credit for you pro bono work you can find out . . . → Read More: Learn more about the MCLE Pro Bono Rule with this video of KCBA Volunteer Jason Wax

Celebrate National Pro Bono Week October 20-26, 2013!

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Be sure to visit Pro Bono Dicta daily during National Pro Bono Week – October 20-26. Pro Bono Dicta will post a story about our volunteers, clients, and ways to get involved each day of the week!

The National Pro Bono Celebration focuses the nation’s attention on the increased need for pro bono services during . . . → Read More: Celebrate National Pro Bono Week October 20-26, 2013!

The Urban Indian Legal Clinic Featured in the Seattle Times

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Be sure to read the Seattle Times Article: Legal clinic helps Native Americans navigate urban life , which features the Urban Indian Legal Clinic a partner clinic of the KCBA Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC).

The Urban Indian Legal Clinic is offered every first and third Tuesday of the month. To schedule an appointment, call 206-292-6214 . . . → Read More: The Urban Indian Legal Clinic Featured in the Seattle Times