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


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:

Intern Highlight – Dash DeJarnatt



This is the first post in our Intern Highlight series, which will introduce you to the 2012 KCBA Pro Bono Services summer interns. Dash is currently a student at Seattle University School of Law, and is interning for our Volunteer Legal Services (VLS) program. We asked Dash a couple of questions, and his . . . → Read More: Intern Highlight – Dash DeJarnatt

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!

GiveBIG will grow your . . . → Read More: GiveBIG to Support Pro Bono Services!

Sheila O’Sullivan – March Volunteer of the Month


Congratulations to Sheila O’Sullivan the KCBA Pro Bono Services March Volunteer of the Month! Sheila is a long time Volunteer Legal Services (VLS) volunteer. I thoroughly enjoyed Sheila’s upbeat answers in this months article. Read all about Sheila including her hobbies, outlook on volunteering, and favorite quote in this month’s Bar Bulletin article.

. . . → Read More: Sheila O’Sullivan – March Volunteer of the Month

Current Volunteer Needs!

Our volunteers are essential in making the pro bono programs possible. Below is a list of other programs with current volunteer needs. Check out the opportunities! If you have any questions please contact Ana Selvidge at AnaS at


Housing Justice Project – Kent Attorneys

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Maleng Regional Justice Center . . . → Read More: Current Volunteer Needs!

New VLS Volunteer Attorney Panel: Landlord/Tenant Disputes

Currently, Volunteer Legal Services (VLS) provides direct representation to clients facing debt defense, chapter 7 bankruptcy, vacating criminal records, Social Security overpayments, and estate planning/wills cases. Soon VLS will also accept landlord/tenant dispute cases.

VLS is recruiting volunteer attorneys that are interested in taking landlord/tenant dispute cases. There will be cases that require negotiation only . . . → Read More: New VLS Volunteer Attorney Panel: Landlord/Tenant Disputes

A Day in the Life of a Volunteer (with cartoons)

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By Sarah Shifley

Pro bono work is what I find most enjoyable about being a lawyer. Directly after law school, I began volunteering regularly with the Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC) and Volunteer Legal Services (VLS)

Currently, I take a shift at the Greenwood Clinic about once every six weeks. On clinic days, I ride my . . . → Read More: A Day in the Life of a Volunteer (with cartoons)

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!