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

Volunteer Panel Discussion: Why you should consider volunteering

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In celebration of Pro Bono Week, the Neighborhood Legal Clinics and Volunteer Legal Services Programs asked their volunteers a few questions about their experiences. We hope this discussion is a reminder of how valuable your pro bono work is, and if you’re not currently volunteering, why you should get involved.

What would you say to . . . → Read More: Volunteer Panel Discussion: Why you should consider volunteering

Volunteer Panel Discussion: First Shift Anxiety

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In celebration of Pro Bono Week, the Neighborhood Legal Clinics and Volunteer Legal Services Programs asked their volunteers a few questions about their experiences. We hope this discussion is a reminder of how valuable your pro bono work is, and if you’re not currently volunteering, why you should get involved.

If you are a volunteer . . . → Read More: Volunteer Panel Discussion: First Shift Anxiety

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

Volunteer Panel Discussion: Favorite Pro Bono Cases

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In celebration of Pro Bono Week, the Neighborhood Legal Clinics and Volunteer Legal Services Programs asked their volunteers a few questions about their experiences. We hope this discussion is a reminder of how valuable your pro bono work is, and if you’re not currently volunteering, why you should get involved.

Taking confidentiality into consideration, will . . . → Read More: Volunteer Panel Discussion: Favorite Pro Bono Cases

Volunteer Panel Discussion: The Best Part of Pro Bono Work

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In celebration of Pro Bono Week, the Neighborhood Legal Clinics and Volunteer Legal Services Programs asked their volunteers a few questions about their experiences. We hope this discussion is a reminder of how valuable your pro bono work is, and if you’re not currently volunteering, why you should get involved.

What is your favorite thing . . . → Read More: Volunteer Panel Discussion: The Best Part of Pro Bono Work

Volunteer Legal Services Welcomes Intern Melaine Gillette

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Over the upcoming weeks, the King County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Services will be highlighting its 2013 summer interns and externs.

Melanie Gillette joined the Volunteer Legal Services program as an intern in June. Melanie says that she feels pro bono is important because “it helps bring legal aid and service to individuals and families . . . → Read More: Volunteer Legal Services Welcomes Intern Melaine Gillette

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!

March 2013 Volunteer of the Month: Lynne Wilson

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Congratulations to Lynne Wilson, who is the March KCBA Volunteer of the Month. Lynne is a writer turned lawyer and has been volunteering with the Pro Bono Services Volunteer Legal Services program for six years.

Click here to read more about Lynne in the March Issue of the Bar Bulletin!

 

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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!