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  • 11/14/2019 12:30 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project ~

    REPRESENTING IMMIGRANT SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:

    U-VISAS AND ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS APPLICATIONS FOR U-VISA RECIPIENTS

    Thursday November 14, 2019

    12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

    Perkins Coie

    1201 Third Avenue Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101

    **Lunch not provided** **4 CLE credits pending**

    Topic

    12:30-1:30 Working with Survivors of Domestic Violence

    1:30-3:00 The U-Visa Application Process

    3:00-4:15 Adjustment of Status for U-Visa Recipients

    4:15-4:30 Questions

    REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    To register for the above training, please complete the information below and fax to Jordan Wasserman at 206-587-4025 or email to jordan@nwirp.org. Please register no later than November 11, 2019.

    Registrant: ________________________________________________________________________

    Last Name, First Name

    Agency/Organization: ________________________________________________________________

    Address: ____________________________________ City____________ State______ Zip_________

    Telephone Number: ( )___________________ Fax Number: ( )__________________________

    E-Mail Address: _____________________________________________________________________

    Check One

    ____ I agree to pay $150 for attending this CLE.

    ____ My attendance at this CLE is free because I agree to take a pro bono U-Visa or U-Visa Adjustment of Status case from NWIRP within the next 6 months.

    Presenters

    Roxana Rahmani:

    Roxana is a staff attorney in the VAWA Unit, where she provides direct representation to immigrant survivors of violence. Prior to joining NWIRP as a legal fellow in the Children and Youth Unit, she was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Catharine F. Easterly of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park.

    Rachael Scheibert:

    Rachael coordinates the Adjustment of Status applications for survivors of domestic violence, trafficking, and other crimes in NWIRP's VAWA unit. She earned her BA from Bard College in New York. Prior to joining NWIRP, Rachael worked as an immigration paralegal and volunteered as a labor rights advocate working to recover stolen wages for Spanish-speaking King County residents. She is passionate about immigration law and helping others access their rights.

    Maha Khalil:

    Maha is a staff attorney with the Violence Against Women Act Unit (VAWA). Prior to joining NWIRP, Maha represented immigrants in a wide range of immigration matters with a focus on working with asylum seekers and clients in removal proceedings in Texas. She earned her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. She is licensed to practice in Texas.

    Jenny Mashek:

    Jenny is the Directing Attorney of NWIRP's Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Unit. The VAWA Unit represents immigrant survivors of violence with VAWA Self-Petitions, I-751 Waiver Petitions, U Visas, and T Visas, as well as removal defense. Jenny received her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and her J.D. from the University of Iowa. She spent five years practicing law at Farmworker Legal Services of Michigan before joining NWIRP in May 2008. Jenny is fluent in Spanish.


  • 10/24/2019 1:00 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Judicial Conference Committee  on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System is presenting a program called "Roadways to the Federal Bench:  Who, Me? A Bankruptcy Judge?" on October 24, 2019, in Seattle, Washington.  The program is aimed at increasing diversity on the bankruptcy bench.  It will involve a live-stream from Washington, DC of a presentation for about an hour, followed by the participants meeting with federal judges for about an hour, followed by a reception.  We expect to have 100 participants (consisting of law students and young lawyers) separated into groups of ten, with each group meeting 2-3 federal judges for 15 minutes at a time in a "speed dating" format.  The judges will offer their thoughts and insights on how to get to the federal bench.  

    Live Broadcast from Washington, DC

    United States District Court

    700 Stewart Street


    Contact Paula Sutton, Psutton@bskd.com

  • 10/17/2019 1:40 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    American Constitution Society’s 2019 National Lawyer Convening, October 17–19, in Atlanta, GA.  Public Interest Fellowship funding is available to cover travel (airfare, rail, or mileage) and registration costs for public interest and government attorneys earning $100,000 or less.  We welcome all Washington Women Lawyers members to engage with ACS’s network and encourage all to attend! 

     

    The Convening offers the opportunity to celebrate our progressive legal community and empower attendees to be progressive champions and partners in their communities. Confirmed speakers include Hon. Kim Jolson (S.D. Ohio), Hon. Beverly Martin (11th Cir.), Hon. Carlton Reeves (S.D. Miss.), Nancy Abudu, Jarrett AdamsStephen BrightConchita Cruz, Barb McQuade, Neil Kinkopf, Josie Duffy RiceEric SegallElliot Williams, and more.

     

    The deadline to apply is September 17, 2019. If you have questions about the salary cutoff or the scholarship application in general, please contact me at mgreene@acslaw.org.  We will review applications on a rolling case-by-case basis. I hope you will consider applying and please share with your network!


  • 09/27/2019 10:00 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    QLaw Foundation of Washington is proud to host:

     

    LGBTQ+ Community/Legal Convening

    9/27/2019, 10am-3pm

    Seattle University School of Law, Room 110

    901 12th Avenue, Seattle, 98122

     

    Facilitated by Nikkita Oliver!

     

    RSVP to: info@qlawfoundation.org

     

    This event will create an opportunity for LGBTQ+ community, and particularly queer and trans communities of color, to connect with legal services providers to communicate current or emerging needs, and for legal services providers to take LGBTQ+ communities “behind the curtain” and provide understanding about their programs, functions, decisionmaking with respect to taking cases, and strategic approaches.

     

    If you are a legal service provider, this event is for you!  If you are part of LGBTQ+ community-based movements and organizing, this event is also for you!

     

    This gathering is organized around the principles that community-led movements are effective in creating positive change, and that legal systems can not only help solve problems for community members, but also can be mobilized in support of community-led movements when everyone has a place at the table.  We will provide opportunities for large and small-group discussion addressing how legal services are delivered in communities, the role legal providers play, and where service delivery is currently out of alignment with communities’ need – at the end of the day, understanding one another’s roles and experiences more clearly.

     

    We are able to provide small honoraria to community-based and/or QTPOC-led organizations.

     

    We hope you will join us!  Please direct questions and accommodation needs to Denise Diskin at denise@qlawfoundation.org.

     

    **This event is generously financially supported by a Powerful Communities grant from the Washington State Bar Association.**

     


  • 09/04/2019 1:45 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn ("MNG&D") is seeking a partner-level attorney with significant experience in commercial loan workouts and restructurings and commercial bankruptcy to join its Seattle or Portland office.  Experience with bankruptcy, receivership, and related insolvency proceedings is required, as well as strong academic credentials and analytical ability.  Candidates with portable business are strongly encouraged to apply.

    To apply, please upload as one PDF:  A cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and send by e-mail to Bethany Brown, Director of Legal Talent, Diversity & Inclusion, at MNRecruiting@millernash.com.  For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g. WSBA ad, OSB ad, firm website, etc.).

    MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.


  • 09/04/2019 1:27 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    WWL is featured in the publication on pages 73 - 74.  Many thanks to Karrin Klotz!


    https://issuu.com/faircountmedia/docs/ncwba_women_lawyers_150?fr=sZTAxMTg5Mzgw--

  • 09/04/2019 1:26 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The online application for the Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) and the Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) opened July 31, 2019.  The deadline for law students and eligible graduates to apply is Sunday, September 8, 2019.  The Attorney General’s Honors Program has been recognized as the nation's premier entry-level federal attorney recruitment program.  HP information, including participating components, eligibility guidelines, and application instructions can be found at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/entry-level-attorneys.  Information about SLIP and a link to the application is at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/summer-law-intern-program.  


      

  • 08/10/2019 8:55 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Washington Women Lawyers is seeking nominations for individuals to receive two very special awards at our upcoming Annual Event this October:

    Passing the Torch Award. Intended to recognize an individual who has gone above and beyond with regard to mentoring women lawyers, making a difference, and “passing the torch” to others in a way that supports the WWL mission of furthering the full integration of women in the legal profession, promoting equal rights and opportunities for women, and preventing discrimination against them.

    Legacy Award. Created in 2009 to memorialize the inspiring personal and professional legacies within the organization, such as the legacies of founding and key sustaining members, so that current and former members can understand, honor and build upon that progress.

    This is a golden opportunity for you to show a fellow member that you’ve noticed their contributions and believe them worthy of special WWL recognition!

    To nominate someone for an award, please fill out the appropriate form and return it to Jessica Kerr at secretary@wwl.org by Saturday, August 10, 2019. A list of past award recipients is included with the nomination forms and can also be found on the WWL website.

    Thank you, and we look forward to spending time with you at the Annual Event on October 11, 2019!


  • 08/08/2019 8:00 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)


  • 08/01/2019 6:40 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    WWL and other Minority Bar Associations have put forward a proposal to add a mandatory CLE requirement on equity, inclusion and mitigation of bias now being considered by the MCLE board. If you are interested in learning more and providing input, please go to https://www.wsba.org/Legal-Community/Committees-Boards-and-Other-Groups/mcle-board and read about the Proposal to amend APR 11.

    Written comments due 8/8 for consideration  at the 8/16/19 MCLE Board Meeting.



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