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Opportunity for Service
Northwest Justice Project Board
Application Deadline: Sept. 8, 2017
The Washington State Bar Association
(WSBA) Board of Governors (BOG) is accepting letters of interest and résumés
from members interested in serving on
the Board of Directors of the Northwest
Justice Project (NJP). The BOG will appoint
up to four attorneys for terms varying
from one to three years, commencing Jan.
2018. Presently, three incumbents are eligible for and may seek reappointment.
The Northwest Justice Project is a 120-at-
torney, 18-office statewide, not-for-profit
law firm providing free legal services to
low-income individuals and communities
throughout Washington. NJP is funded primarily by the State of Washington Office of
Civil Legal Aid and the federal Legal Services Corporation, with additional support
from the Legal Foundation of Washington. NJP’s Board-approved 2017 operating
budget totals $26 million.
Service on NJP’s Board provides an extraordinary opportunity for accomplished
individuals who are passionate about NJP’s
mission and who have a demonstrated
commitment to providing high-quality civil
legal services to low-income individuals.
NJP’s Board is responsible for setting program policy; assuring adequate oversight of
NJP operations and finances; and supporting, partnering with, and overseeing the Executive Director in his/her leadership role.
NJP’s Board is a working board. Board
members are expected to attend quarterly
meetings in Seattle, attend an annual board
retreat, and serve actively on two standing
committees. Committees typically meet
monthly via telephone. Board members are
expected to participate in and support NJP
legal community activities and fund-raising
efforts. Board-related travel and lodging
expenses are reimbursed as appropriate.
For more information, please contact César
Torres, NJP Executive Director, at: cesart@
nwjustice.org; or Monica Langfeldt, Board
Development Committee Chair, at: moni-
Please email a letter of interest and résumé
on or before Thursday, Sept. 8, 2017, to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Notice of BOG action will follow its Nov. 2017 meeting.
2017 Seattle Citywide Pro Bono Fair
Oct. 11, Seattle
Representatives from legal services organizations from across the Seattle area will
be available to meet with lawyers and law
students looking for pro bono opportunities on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 4-6 p.m.
at the law office of Perkins Coie, 201 3rd
Ave #4900, Seattle.
Register Now for the WSBA APEX
The 2017 WSBA APEX Awards (
Acknowledging Professional Excellence) will be
presented in Seattle on Sept. 28. Help us
celebrate the best in integrity, professionalism, diversity, service, justice, and
courage. Registration is now open for the
event; you’ll find the full list of 2017 recipients and registration link on the WSBA
website at www.wsba.org/awards.
50-Year Member Tribute
On Nov. 3, WSBA will hold its annual Member Tribute Luncheon in Seattle for lawyers and judges who this year celebrate
50 years of WSBA membership. At the
event, WSBA President Bradford Furlong
and members of the Board of Governors
will present these members with 50-year
certificates and lapel pins to acknowledge
their dedication to the law since 1967.
Please email email@example.com for
WSBA Board of Governors
Sept. 28–29 at the WSBA offices, Seattle,
and via webcast.
With the exception of the executive ses-
MentorLink Mixer: New Attorneys
sion, Board of Governors meetings are
open, and all WSBA members are welcome
to attend. RSVPs are appreciated but
not required. Contact Margaret Shane at
206-727-8244, 800-945-9722, ext. 8244,
or firstname.lastname@example.org. The complete
Board of Governors meeting schedule is
available on the WSBA website at www.
Sept. 14, Mt. Vernon
WSBA Mentorship brings together a diverse mix of attorneys to support each
other in the interest of advancing and
thriving in the legal profession. This MentorLink Mixer is an opportunity for newer
attorneys to gain insight into becoming a
leader in the legal community. New and
experienced attorneys will have the opportunity to participate as mentees and
mentors in order to share knowledge
about their leadership experiences. The
event is hosted by WSBA Mentorship in
partnership with the Washington Young
Lawyers Committee. 5: 30-7 p.m. at the
Skagit River Brewery, 404 S. 3rd Street.
Light appetizers will be served with a
no-host bar. To learn more or if you have
questions, email us at MentorLink@wsba.
WSBA Community Networking
WSBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Programs
invites you to join us for an evening of networking! The WSBA remains committed
to achieving inclusion and supporting the
efforts of our local, specialty, and minority
Sept. 21, 5–7 p.m., Tagaris Winery & Tagaris
Taverna, 844 Tulip Lane. Light appetizers
will be served with a no-host bar.
Sept. 22, 5–7 p.m., Gonzaga Law School,
721 N. Cincinnati Street. Light appetizers
will be served with a no-host bar. Please
RSVP to these events at diversity@
wsba.org by Sept. 14. While an RSVP is
not required, we’d enjoy knowing that
you plan to attend. We look forward to