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QLaw Foundation LGBTQ Legal Clinic and Entre Hermanos are proud to present this CLE designed to train attorneys, law students, and non-lawyer staff to volunteer in legal clinics focused on serving LGBTQ+, Latinx, and immigrant, refugee, and asylum-seeking communities, or as part of QLaw Foundation’s new pro bono attorney network (launching in early 2020). This training is offered as the first part in a series, with the second part being offered in December.
Special thanks to Davis Wright Tremaine law firm for generously hosting us!
What is the LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic?
The QLaw Foundation LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic has existed since 2009 to provide legal advice and consultation to LGBTQ+ communities in a welcoming and affirming environment. It is organized around the principle that legal services providers do not only provide legal information, but also can affirm and empower clients with self-advocacy skills that extend beyond the lifetime of their legal issue. The clinic is currently held bimonthly on Capitol Hill in Seattle, with more locations to be added in early 2020.
Who is Entre Hermanos?
Entre Hermanos exists to promote the health and well-being of the Latino Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building. Entre Hermanos came into being in 1991 by the initiative of a group of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Latinos/as that saw the need for social, educational, and health support services in their community. In 2001, it was chartered by the State of Washington to operate as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since then, it continues to grow, thanks to its personnel, Board of Directors, volunteer corps, and educational and recreational activities. In 2019 it added an immigration team to handle the unique immigration needs of LGBTQ Latinos. Looking forward to its 27th year of service to the Latino LGBTQ community, Entre Hermanos continues marching into the future, always progressing and offering more services far and wide to Latinos in the State of Washington.
9:00-9:30 Introduction to Clinic Volunteering and the Pro Bono Network
9:30-11:30 Trauma-Informed Legal Advising and Screenings for Asylum, VAWA, and U-Visa Cases (15 min break included)
11:30-12 Panel – LGBTQ+ Survivors and Experiencing the Legal System
12:30-1:30 Effective Responses to Violence
1:30-2:30 Issue-spotting for Discrimination Cases
2:45-3:30 Family Law Fears and Facts
3:30-4:30 Case Assessment, Providing Referrals, and Next Steps
More CLE Details:
NOTE: Doors open at 8:30 am for registration
Cost: $40 for QLaw Association members (see here for membership inquries), $75 for non-members, free to current QLaw Foundation Legal Clinic Volunteers and anyone who commits to becoming a new clinic or pro bono network volunteer.
(To qualify for the free rate, individuals must either be a current QLaw Foundation Legal Clinic volunteer or sign up to volunteer at later clinics or with the pro bono attorney network. Designating free registration will be considered automatic enrollment for future volunteer needs.)
Credits: 6.5 CLE Credits Pending Approval
QLaw Foundation and Entre Hermanos are designated WSBA Qualified Legal Services Providers, and volunteers are entitled to report clinic volunteer and/or pro bono hours to the Bar for CLE credit.
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