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Law & Leadership: Celebrating Women in the Law

William H. Gates Hall

4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Special awards presentation honoring Women in the Law.

Ebola: Direct from Sierra Leone

William H. Gates Hall

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Hot Topics in Global Health and Justice: Spring Speaker Series. May 6: Susie Drake, RN will speak on her efforts and experiences as a travelling nurse helping Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. All sessions are open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.

Social Justice Tuesday-Moderate Means Information Session

William H. Gates Hall
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM


The UW Bridging the Gap/Moderate Means Program is Recruiting Interns for Summer and Fall Quarters
The Bridging the Gap program is a UW Law in-house pro bono program that is a great way to get experience interviewing lots of clients without having to leave Gates Hall! The goal of the program is to increase access to civil legal services by people of moderate means who cannot afford an attorney but make too much money to qualify for traditional legal aid services. The program is focused on the areas of Family, Housing and Consumer law.

Law students serving as Bridging the Gap volunteer interns will interview potential clients by telephone to collect information and evaluate their cases. Qualifying cases will be referred by the interns to participating attorneys who have agreed to represent Bridging the Gap clients for a reduced fee. Interns will be expected to commit to a minimum of five hours a week for the duration of the summer.

Benefits to students:
 Hands-on experience interviewing clients;
 Training in substantive legal issues, issue-spotting, interviewing skills and ethics;
 Instruction on how to use the Legal Server database, which is used by most of the civil legal aid organizations in Washington State;
 Supervision and mentoring by experienced attorneys;
 The satisfaction of helping moderate income individuals who otherwise might not receive any legal help at all.

If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or gatespsl@uw.edu
RSVP by 12:00 pm Monday, May 4, 2015.

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