WSBA President, Michele Radosevich, attended the KABA Annual Banquet and reflects on the legal system.
The full article is available on the WSBA website.
K&L Gates has advised clients on a wide spectrum of issues in Korea including mergers and acquisitions, international arbitration, banking, corporate finance, employment matters, international trade, IP, joint ventures, and engineering and construction projects.
K&L Gates has also advised clients on cross border securitization of Korean assets.
For more information about K&L Gates in Korea, click here.
K&L Gates LLP Foreign Legal Consultant Office
Suite 2711, West Center, Center 1 Building
26 Euljiro 5-gil, Jung-gu
Seoul 100-210, Republic of Korea
Foster Pepper has traditionally sought and attracted strong lawyers with diverse backgrounds, believing that such diversity enriches our workplace and enhances our ability to serve our clients. We are committed to continuing that tradition by:
- Aggressively recruiting and hiring the most qualified diverse attorneys;
- Promoting those attorneys to positions of responsibility throughout the firm; and
- Maintaining a work environment that fosters mutual respect among all of our employees.
In an effort to deepen this commitment, we are pleased to announce the 2013 Foster Pepper 1L Diversity Fellowship. This Fellowship will provide the recipient with a paid summer associate position in our Seattle office and a $7,500 academic scholarship to be applied toward the 2013-2014 academic year.
Any individual of color or other diverse background who:
- Is enrolled and in good standing as a first-year law student (Juris Doctor) at an ABA-accredited law school;
- Demonstrates a record of academic achievement that evidences great promise for a successful career during the remainder of law school and in the legal profession;
- Contributes meaningfully to the diversity of the law school student body and, upon entering the legal profession, the legal community; and
- Demonstrates a commitment to practice law in Seattle, Washington following graduation from law school.
Eligible Applicants Should Submit the Following Materials
- A personal statement of no more than 500 words describing your interest in practicing law in Seattle, your interest in Foster Pepper and its Summer Program, and how you would contribute to the diversity of Foster Pepper and the Seattle legal community;
- A resume;
- A copy of your undergraduate transcript and law school grades (when they become available); and
- Three professional or academic references (please provide contact information) and authorization to contact those individuals and disclose the reason for that contact.
- January 16, 2013 Submission Deadline. Foster Pepper must receive all application materials by this date.
- Late January/ Early February, 2013 Interviews with Semi-Finalists at Foster Pepper (Foster Pepper shall arrange and pay for semi-finalists’ travel to Foster Pepper’s Seattle office for interviews.)
- Week of February 11, 2013 Fellowship recipient announced (consistent with NALP rules, Fellowship offer shall remain open for 14 days after the date extended.)
Please Submit Your Application Materials To:
Ms. Bethany Brown
Manager, Attorney Recruitment & Professional Development
Foster Pepper PLLC • 1111 Third Avenue, Suite 3400 • Seattle, WA 98101
browb [at] foster [dot] com
The Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP) at the University of Washington School of Law is currently working to recruit attorneys for the upcoming school year for a wonderful pro bono opportunity. Would you be interested in volunteering with IFAP this year?
Attorneys who volunteer for IFAP supervise a pair of law students, who do the bulk of the work on a U Visa petition, including interviewing clients, drafting declarations, gathering exhibits, and assembling the applications. Attorneys also serve as the attorney of record for the client’s visa application. The clients are individuals who have been screened by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP). They are survivors of certain qualifying crimes, who have additionally been helpful to police and prosecutors in the investigation of the crime, and because of this, they are eligible for U-visas. In general, our clients are women who have suffered intimate partner violence. NWIRP currently has a waitlist of 140 clients who are eligible for this relief, so we are trying to recruit as many attorneys as possible!
The first step in this process is to attend our CLE training for attorneys. This year the CLE will be held on Friday, October 19th, from 10:00am – 4:15pm, at Perkins Coie in downtown Seattle. We will cover the basics of immigration law, U-visa petitions and adjustment of status, confidentiality and ethics, working with immigrant survivors of violence, and supervising students. The CLE is approved for 4.25 credits, including 0.75 ethics credits, and the cost is only $35 for those who volunteer to take an IFAP case during the 2012-2013 school year.
After the CLE, we match each attorney with one pair of students and assign one case from NWIRP. The students generally begin working on the cases in January with the goal of finishing the application and submitting to Citizenship and Immigration Services by the end of the academic year, in late May.
Registration is open online at the website listed above. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about the CLE or about IFAP.
Thanks for your interest in IFAP, and I hope you will consider volunteering with us this year!
좋은 강연이 있어 알려 드립니다.
시간이 되시는 분들은 아래의 두 강연에 참여해 주시면 고맙겠습니다.
그리고 이 내용을 귀 단체의 회원들에게도 forwarding 하셔서
좋은 강연에 많은 분이 참여할 수 있도록 힘써주시면 더욱 고맙겠습니다.
특별히 페더럴웨이 학부모 협회가 주최하는 강연에는 주변에 있는 어린 학생들이
참여할 수 있도록 해주시면 꿈나무들에게 꿈을 키우는 좋은 기회가 될 수 있을 것 같습니다.
좋은 저녁 되십시오.
Trade Development Alliance의 Bill Stafford 초청으로 이 곳 시애틀을 방문하는 “한국 최초의 우주인 이소연 박사“가 페더럴웨이시를 찾아 지역학생들과의 만남을 갖고,
자신의 생생한 우주경험담을 들려주는 시간을 갖습니다.
대한민국 엄친딸로서의 성장과정도 함께 소개되어질 이소연 박사의 이번 강연회는 Bill Stafford가
박영민 페더럴웨이 통합한국학교 이사장을 컨택함으로써 이루어졌으며,
지역 한인 청소년 및 어린이들에게 우주과학에 대한 시야를 넓혀주고 아울러 원대한 꿈을 심어주는 계기가 될 것입니다.
이소연 박사의 강연에 이어 ”KAPA 대학진학 포럼“이 진행될 예정입니다.
시애틀 지역 최고의 교육상담 전문가이신 대니얼 홍박사가 진행하는 KAPA Forum은
명문대 진학을 앞둔 KAPA 소속 졸업예정자들이 자신의 경험담을 KAPA 후배들과 나누는 ”선후배간의 격의없는 대화”의 시간이며,
대학진학에 관한 대니얼 홍박사의 귀한 조언이 함께 곁들여지게 됩니다.
일시: 5월 16일 (수요일) 오후 3:00
1부 3:00 – 4:00 PM 이소연 박사 (한국항공우주연구원)
2부 4:00 – 5:30 PM KAPA 대학진학 Forum 대니얼홍 박사(교육상담전문가)
장소: 페더럴웨이 시청 대회의실
33325 8th Ave South Federal Way 98003
문의: (206) 679-8328
페더럴웨이에서, 이희정 드림
한국 최초의 우주비행 참가자인 이소연 박사가머킬티오에 소재한 ’미래의 항공(FOF)’에이비에이션센터에서특별강연을하실 예정이오니
부디많은 참석을 부탁드림니다. (무료입장)
날자: 5월 15일(화) 오후 7시
장소: 머킬티오에 소재한 ’미래의 항공(FOF)’ 에이비에이션센터
(8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo)에서특별 강연
아시아나항공과 시애틀총영사관 협찬으로 센터내 보잉극장에서 열리는 이날 강연은누구나 무료로 입장할수있읍니다
When: May 15, 2012
8415 Paine Field Blvd Mukilteo, WA 98275
What: Speaker Presentation: 7:00pm to 8:30pm Boeing Theatre FREE to the Public Limited Seating Available!
PS: Meet the Speaker:6:00pm to 7:00pm[$20, Refreshments included, RSVP & prepayment required] kendall [at] futureofflight [dot] org
You are cordially invited to join the The Korean American Coalition - Washington at its KAC-WA 2011 Leadership Awards Gala, “Create, Connect, and Inspire.”
This exciting gala will showcase outstanding achievements and contributions of Korean Americans to the greater Puget Sound region. The Kings, a Korean American contemporary band, will perform and artwork by Korean American artists will be exhibited. Jennifer Kim of KOMO News will emcee the event.
KAC-WA 2011 Leadership Awards Gala
Date: November 4, 2011, Friday
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Place: Hyatt Regency Hotel
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Cost: $85 per Person
Please reserve your seat by RSVP to Shari Song at sharisong [at] hotmail [dot] com or 206-790-9044.
동포사회 단체장, 지도자 및 언론사 여러분들 안녕하십니까?
WWL Annual Event will be taking place Friday, October 14 at the Grand Hyatt. Registration for the event is still open at www.wwl.org, but ends Monday.
The speaker is Sarah Weddington, who argued Roe v. Wade to the U.S. Supreme Court at the age of 26 (and is thought to be the youngest person to have won a Supreme Court case). She went on to serve as a legislator, educator, and adviser to President Carter on judicial appointments (including the appointment of now-Justice Ginsberg to the federal bench).
The Washington State Bar Association seeks members of the public to serve on the boards listed below for terms beginning October 1st, 2011. This is an excellent opportunity to get an insider’s view on how the practice of law is regulated in Washington state. Further information about all of the boards is available at http://bit.ly/qriL35. If interested, please complete and return the application posted at http://bit.ly/rhRAid by September 6, 2011. If you have questions, email barleaders [at] wsba [dot] org.
- The Character and Fitness Board deals with matters of character and fitness bearing on qualifications of applicants for admission to practice law in Washington. The Board conducts hearings on the admission of any applicant referred to it for hearing, considers petitions for reinstatement after disbarment, and makes recommendations to the Board of Governors and Supreme Court regarding admission and reinstatement. Appointment is for a three-year term. Hearings generally are held every month. Three of the 14-16 members of the Board are not lawyers. One position is available.
- The Council on Public Defense addresses concerns about the quality of indigent defense services in Washington. Appointment is for a one-year term. One position is available.
- The Disciplinary Board reviews the results of grievances filed against attorneys including reports of WSBA investigations and decisions of WSBA hearing officers. The full board meets at least six times a year, and three-member review committees meet at least an additional three times a year. Considerable reading and meeting preparation are required. Appointment is for a three-year term. Two positions are available.
- The Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection Board reviews claims for reimbursement of financial loss sustained by reason of an attorney’s dishonest actions or failure to account for client funds; decides claims up to $25,000; and makes recommendations to the Board of Governors on claims for greater amounts. The Board meets four times a year. Appointment is for a three-year term. Two positions are available.
- The Practice of Law Board investigates unauthorized practice of law complaints, issues advisory opinions, and recommends to the Supreme Court ways that non-lawyers can improve access to law-related services. Appointment is for a three-year term. One position is available.
Application deadline: June 30, 2011
The Washington State Bar Foundation is the fundraising arm of the WSBA. Its mission is to provide financial support for WSBA programs that promote diversity within the legal profession and enhance the public’s access to and understanding of the justice system. Bar Foundation funding helps to power vital programs like the WSBA Home Foreclosure Project, Moderate Means, the WSBA Leadership Institute, and more. The WSBA Board of Governors is seeking to fill five positions on the Washington State Bar Foundation Board of Trustees – three of which are open to active WSBA members.
Terms begin on October 1st, are for one, two, or three-years, and are renewable. Trustees are stewards of the Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and are actively involved in all aspects of donor development. To learn more about time and financial commitments, please contact Megan McNally at meganm [dot] foundation [at] wsba [dot] org, or (206) 727-8272. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and résumé by email to foundation [at] wsba [dot] org.
Official Comments and Recommendations Regarding the Minority Report Commission and Supreme Court Assessment
This message is being sent on behalf of Shirley Bondon, Manager, AOC Court Access Programs
Washington judges and courts are profoundly committed to discovering and eliminating all barriers to equal justice. Over the years, they have spent an enormous amount of energy addressing bias and access to meaningful justice, but early in 2010 Chief Justice Madsen recognized the need to reassess progress in this area. She convened a work group (Supreme Court Commissions, Boards and Task Force Assessment Work Group) to take a hard look at existing efforts and make recommendations for modernizing and strengthening the justice system’s ability to ensure fair treatment for all. September 2010, the work group completed its work and delivered the attached report. The report calls for a clearer articulation of diversity goals and accountability. It also calls for more effective coordination and integration of diversity efforts.
October 7, a subsection of the work group presented the report to the Supreme Court. After the presentation, members of the Supreme Court asked the Chief to provide additional details about the implementation of workgroup recommendations and next steps. To accomplish this task, December 2010 through April 2011, she met with the groups originally included in the assessment. During a follow-up meeting with the workgroup, she asked for implementation recommendations and a subsection of the workgroup submitted the attached Minority Report.
As the Court continues to dialogue about the reports and related topics, they’d like to hear from you. Organizations are invited to submit official comments and recommendations regarding the Minority Report and Supreme Court Assessment. We hope to receive your comments before April 22. Please mail or e-mail official comments to:
Administrative Office of the Courts
PO Box 41170
Olympia, WA 98504
Please feel free to share reports with other affected organizations. Should you have any questions regarding the reports, please do not hesitate to contact Chief Justice Madsen directly or Ms. Bondon. The Chief may be reached at 360.357.2037 orBarbara [dot] Madsen [at] courts [dot] wa [dot] gov. Ms. Bondon may be reached at 360.705.5302 orShirley [dot] Bondon [at] courts [dot] wa [dot] gov .