Black Kittycat Books + Welcomes law students to apply for externships during the academic year or summer internships. Black Kittycat Books + will only be able to offer positions to those students whose internships are totally or partially self-supported, whether it be through a law school public interest program, an internship for credit, work-study, or a willingness to volunteerExternships / Internships for Law Students
NJP welcomes law students to apply for externships during the academic year or summer internships. NJP will only be able to offer positions to those students whose internships are totally or partially self-supported, whether it be through a law school public interest program, an externship for credit, work-study, or a willingness to volunteer.Read about Summer of 2010 Law Clerk opportunities.
Summer internships are generally available in most of NJP’s offices. Some require fluency in Spanish. When applying, please specify the location(s) you are interested in pursuing. See directory of NJP offices.Download: Law Student informational brochure
NJP is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. It strives to foster an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices for its clients, Board and staff. NJP actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NJP is committed to the principle that an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious preference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities makes it stronger while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness.
Internship Project Expectations:
Under the supervision of highly experienced staff attorneys, law clerks will serve as part of a statewide team of legal services advocates who work cooperatively, with other providers, in bringing high quality representation to the State's low income population. Dependent on the office, substantive priorities may include family law, housing, consumer, employment, public benefits and education. Law clerks will gain real experience working in a legal aid office as they help the attorneys and serve clients by conducting client interviews, doing legal research, providing advice and participating case planning.
Law clerks may also help develop self-help materials for pro-se litigants, training materials for other providers and clients and work on other special projects depending on the needs of the office.
All law clerks are expected to bring the maturity and commitment to their work necessary to participate as members of an integrated, statewide equal justice delivery system.
Specifications:Interest in providing legal services to low income people. Excellent oral and written communication skills. The ability to work independently and cooperatively with different types of people. Technologically independent: possess dependable computer skills in word processing and computerized legal research.
For general information on externships or internships contact: Susan Encherman, Director of Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on internships, externships and fellowships available in all of the civil legal services providers programs in Washington go to the Law Student area on www.advocateresourcecenter.org. Alliance for Equal Justice
Every year, the Alliance for Equal Justice directly helps more than 70,000 low-income and vulnerable people in Washington state secure justice through a network of civil legal aid programs that provide legal information, advice, direct representation and administrative and legislative advocacy.
Formed in 2004 out of growing collaborative efforts within the legal aid community, the Alliance is an umbrella network of all civil legal aid programs in the state. It exists to create efficiency, provide support, and foster collaboration among members.
The Alliance is composed of members and supporters. Alliance members are organizations whose predominant mission is to provide civil legal aid to those in need. Because justice for every person is critical to the rule of law and the integrity of our communities, the Alliance has a broad base of supporters within the greater community.
Working together, Alliance members and supporters:Serve more low-income and vulnerable people by creating efficiency and avoiding duplicate services Raise critical funds that benefit legal aid programs statewide Share tools and information about successful programs and ideas to improve client services, communications, technology, and more Educate the community about low-income people who face urgent civil legal problems and the importance of legal aid to their lives Receive training, technical assistance and support within the legal aid community Develop relationships and community partnerships to better serve low-income people, increase awareness about civil legal aid, and enhance fundraising capabilities
CLEAR Volunteer Attorneys
CLEAR (Coordinated Legal Education, Advice and Referral System) is a Northwest Justice Project program serving low-income people with legal issues in Washington state. This hotline intake system is available for free legal assistance for civil legal problems. Click here for more information about CLEAR.
Due to the volume of calls, when people call the CLEAR hotline number, they often get a busy signal or have to wait half an hour or so for an advocate to answer. The goal of the volunteer project is to serve more low-income people with civil legal issues.
Since almost half of the hotline calls are about family law matters, CLEAR is currently recruiting volunteers who are interested in family law. If you are interested in volunteering with CLEAR, please read on!
Volunteer Job Description
Volunteer attorneys join the NJP CLEAR staff advocates in answering the CLEAR hotline. Theyperform a brief screening for financial eligibility and record demographic data required by funding sources into a computerized database screen callers for conflicts of interest with other CLEAR clients interview clients to ascertain the nature of the problem advise clients of their rights, options, and the specific steps they may take to address the problem refer clients for further legal assistance through CLEAR's database to legal services providers and pro bono organizations across the state.
The CLEAR program provides training to volunteers on our intake procedures and computer system, as well as substantive training on family law as needed. CLEAR also provides case consultation and review, research resources, professional liability insurance, and a congenial volunteer workplace.
CLEAR volunteers must be active members of the WSBA or specially admitted under the exceptions for indigent representation or emeritus membership under Rule 8 of the Washington Admission to Practice Rules. ONE YEAR COMMITMENT REQUIRED.
As of the date of this update, January 2010, volunteers participate from NJP's Seattle office in Pioneer Square. We have a volunteer area equipped with phones, computers, and resource materials. In limited circumstances, CLEAR also has the option of remote access to our intake lines and computer database.
The CLEAR hotline is open on weekday mornings between 9:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M. Trained volunteers can answer the hotline during these times.
Contact CLEAR for More Information about Volunteering
CLEAR is seeking volunteers, both in the Seattle area and statewide. To inquire about this volunteer opportunity and as well as other volunteer opportunities through the Northwest Justice Project, please contact the Coordinators of CLEAR's Volunteer Program, Julie Rattray at (206) 464-1519 Ext 266 or Abby Goldy at (206) 464-1519 Ext 608, or complete the following information.
Support the Northwest Justice Project
You can help secure equal justice in Washington by supporting the work of the Northwest Justice Project through your online contribution to The Campaign for Equal Justice. Your donation supports the Northwest Justice Project and the Alliance for Equal Justice, Washington's network of legal aid providers or you can designate your donation to specifically support the Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice Project.
Donate online, by mail or call-in your donation at (206) 623-5261.
Secure Online Donation Form
To Donate by Phone: Call the Campaign for Equal Justice at (206) 623-5261 to speak to a qualified representative.
To Donate by Mail:
Print the donation form and mail to: The Campaign for Equal Justice 1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1335 Seattle, WA 98101
In every community in Washington, low-income people face urgent civil legal problems. Inadequate resources make it impossible for more than 80% to receive needed legal assistance. This can mean the difference between shelter and homelessness, employment and unemployment, food stamps and hunger, financial stability and bankruptcy -- situations few higher-income people would have to accept. Sadly, justice for those who can afford a lawyer often looks different than justice for those who can't.
The Campaign for Equal Justice is Washington state’s unified annual giving drive benefiting all of our state’s civil legal aid programs and gives each of us the opportunity to make legal assistance available to thousands more. Wherever you live in Washington, the Campaign for Equal Justice reaches your neighbors and your community through the CLEAR legal hotline, a legal services office, or a volunteer attorney program.
In these challenging and uncertain times for migrant farm workers, the Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice Project is a simple and cost-effective way to help workers, their families and communities. The Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice Project places outstanding law students in farm worker communities throughout Washington state each summer alongside experienced farm worker advocates to help provide civil legal assistance to hundreds more migrant farm workers during the peak of the harvest seasons. Laurel Rubin interns spend 10-12 weeks in the summer traveling to migrant labor camps to provide hands-on outreach to inform farm workers of their rights and responsibilities and assist them on matters involving immigration, environmental justice, civil rights, payment of wages, worker safety and health, housing and consumer rights.
The Project is named in honor of Laurel Rubin, a talented, idealistic Northwest Justice Project attorney who was serving indigent farm workers in our state when she died tragically in 1998 while en route to meet with farm worker clients. Since the Project's inception in 1999, 27 law student summer advocates have been funded, three of whom came from farm worker families themselves. Several Laurel Rubin Interns have chosen to become full time legal aid advocates following graduation from law school.
The financial support that The Campaign for Equal Justice receives from individuals, law firms, foundations, corporations and organizations is the backbone of private funding for civil legal services for the poor in Washington state. Financial contributions to The Campaign for Equal Justice enable the programs, which serve people in need, to continue building a structure and network of service providers working together toward the common goal:
Equal Justice For All Washingtonians
The Older Americans Act requires us to advise clients over age 60 that they may make a voluntary donation to support legal services if they choose to do so. Donations may be made out to The Campaign for Equal Justice or to the Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice Project. Donations may be sent to:
The Campaign for Equal Justice 1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1335 Seattle, WA 98101-2509
The Campaign for Equal Justice is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
Your decision about whether to donate or not to donate will have no bearing on whether you receive help from the Northwest Justice Project. Thank you.
Our Vision: "Justice for All Low-Income People in Washington"
Welcome to the Northwest Justice Project (NJP), Washington’s publicly funded legal aid program. NJP is a not-for-profit statewide law firm that provides free civil legal assistance and representation to low-income people and communities throughout Washington. Each year NJP handles approximately 18,000 cases benefiting more that 40,000 people in need of critical legal assistance in cases affecting basic human needs such as family safety and security, housing preservation, protection of income, access to health care, education and other basic needs.
NJP’s mission is to secure justice through high quality legal advocacy that promotes the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities. As a dynamic statewide law firm, we pursue our mission through legal advice and representation, community partnerships, and education to empower clients and combat injustice in all its forms.
NJP operates a toll-free intake and referral hotline called CLEAR (Coordinated Legal Education Advice and Referral). CLEAR serves as the statewide, centralized point of access for clients seeking free legal help, including advice, education, limited legal services, self-help materials and, where available, referrals for further representation. NJP attorneys in offices around the state provide assistance and direct representation in high priority, complex cases, including cases that address barriers to persons seeking access to our justice system, and also engage in community education efforts.
NJP also maintains WashingtonLawHelp, a public website containing an extensive library of legal resources, self-help materials, including necessary court forms areas of law needed most by low income persons, the great majority of whom are forced to appear in court unrepresented. In addition, NJP is an integral member and provides support for the Alliance for Equal Justice, Washington’s coordinated statewide civil legal aid delivery system, which brings together a network of volunteer attorney programs, specialty legal aid providers, and supporters working to ensure equal justice for all low-income communities in Washington.
Consistent with NJP’s commitment to combat injustice by improving access to our civil justice system, all NJP facilities are accessible and NJP provides language and sign interpreters for persons needing assistance to access our services. As a statewide organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, culture and other qualities, NJP is also committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters a mutually respectful environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices in all its activities. NJP works to ensure its commitment to basic fairness by adherence to NJP’s Guiding Principles.
Code of EthicsAs a law enforcement officer, my fundamental obligation is to uphold the constitutional rights and freedoms of the people whom I have been sworn to protect.
I vow to perform all my duties in a professional and competent manner. I consider the ability to be courageous in the face of danger and exercise restraint in the use of my powers and authorities to be the ultimate public trust. I accept that I must consistently strive to achieve excellence in learning the necessary knowledge and skills associated with my duties. I will keep myself physically fit and mentally alert so that I am capable of performing my duties according to the standards of quality expected of my position.
I vow to be fully truthful and honest in my dealings with others. I deplore lies and half-truths that mislead or do not fully inform those who must depend upon my honesty. I will obey the very laws I am sworn to uphold. I will seek affirmative ways to comply with the standards of my agency and the lawful directions of my supervisors.
I vow to treat others with courtesy at all times. I consider it to be a professional weakness to allow another’s behavior to dictate my response. I will not allow others’ actions or failings to be my excuse for not performing my duties in a responsible, professional and expected manner.
I vow to empathize with the problems of people whom I come in daily contact. However, I cannot allow my personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence the discretionary authorities entrusted to me. I will affirmatively seek ways to avoid conflicts and potential conflicts of interest that could compromise my official authority or public image.
While I consider the way I choose to conduct my private affairs a personal freedom, I accept the responsibilities for my actions, as well as inactions, while on-duty or off-duty, when those actions bring disrepute on the public image of my employer, my fellow officers, and the law enforcement profession.
I hold the authority inherent in my position to be an affirmation of the public’s trust in me as a law enforcement officer. I do not take this trust lightly. As long as I remain in this position, I will dedicate myself to maintaining this trust and upholding all the ideals of the law enforcement profession.
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The Complaint ProcessStage I - Preliminary InvestigationAll complaints begin in the preliminary investigative stage and may be submitted by any organization, association or person, including a member of the Commission. An investigative officer makes a prompt, discreet preliminary investigation and recommends to the Commission whether to proceed to the second stage. The complaint and additional information are sent to each Commission member for review before the Commission meets. After initial review and evaluation, the Commission may dismiss the complaint, continue investigation, or commence initial proceedings. At any time, the Commission may retain disciplinary counsel to assist in the proceeding.Stage II - Initial ProceedingsIf the Commission moves the matter to initial proceedings, the Commission notifies and provides the judge an opportunity to respond to the allegations. The Commission may dismiss the complaint if there are no sufficient grounds for further proceedings. At any time prior to final disposition, a matter may be resolved with a stipulation entered into in a public proceeding. The stipulation may impose any terms and conditions deemed appropriate by the Commission. A stipulation includes all material facts relating to the proceeding and the conduct of the judge. If the Commission determines there is probable cause to believe that the judge has violated a rule of judicial conduct or is suffering from a disability that seriously interferes with the performance of judicial duties, it orders filing of a statement of charges.Stage III - Statement of Charges and Fact-Finding Hearing The statement of charges is approved by the Commission. The statement of charges is public after the judge has been served. The judge has 21 days to file an answer. A fact-finding hearing is scheduled before the Commission after the answer is filed. The Commission members scheduled to participate in the fact-finding hearing receive no further factual information until the hearing is held or approval of a stipulation is sought. The judge has the opportunity to appear with or without counsel to defend against the charges. The fact-finding hearing is conducted publicly.Stage IV - Decision and Appeal Process At the conclusion of all formal proceedings, the Commission announces its decision in a public session. The Commission has the authority to dismiss the charges, or to admonish, reprimand or censure the judge. The Commission may also recommend the supreme court suspend or remove the judge. The Commission may recommend the supreme court retire a judge suffering from a disability. If the Commission decides to reprimand or censure a judge, the judge is required to appear personally before the Commission. Within 30 days after the Commission admonishes, reprimands or censures a judge, the judge may file an appeal de novo to the supreme court. If the Commission recommends removal, the judge is suspended pending a final determination by the supreme court.
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