Volunteer training part II - february 24, 2020, seattle

Online registration for this event has closed.  Please arrive at K&L Gates shortly before 12:30 to register in person.


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 second part in a series, with the third and fourth parts being offered in early 2020.

I attended your training in November.  Should I attend this one too?  Yes!  The trainings are meant to build on each other, but not duplicate one another.  This training will offer client-centered communication through a race equity lens, as well as new information on the role of immigration status in non-immigration legal areas like housing and employment.

I did not attend the November training.  Can I still attend this one?  Yes!  The trainings are developed so that people can attend some or all of them and gain valuable information no matter what. 

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.

Draft Agenda:

8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:30 Introduction to Clinic Volunteering and the Pro Bono Network (this will be largely the same as offered in November - those who attended that training may choose to arrive late)
                               Denise Diskin, QLaw Foundation of Washington
                               Kelsey Shamrell-Harrington, Entre Hermanos
9:30-11:00  Client-Centered Communication Through a Race Equity Lens
                               KJ Williams, JustLead and RISE LLC

                               Paige Hardy, WSBA and QLaw Foundation LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic Volunteer
11:00-11:15 BREAK
11:15-12:30 Immigration and Other Legal Issues, Part I
                               Robert Foss, Entre Hermanos
12:30-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-2:15  Immigration and Other Legal Issues, Part 2
                              Robert Foss, Entre Hermanos
2:15-2:30 BREAK
2:30-3:15 Gender Markers - Updates and New Forms
                              Ellis Starrett, Washington State Department of Licensing

                              Alphonse Littlejohn, Ingersoll Gender Center
3:15-3:45  In-Depth on Common Referral Destinations
3:45-4:30  Client Interviews - Applying What You've Learned
                              Denise Diskin, QLaw Foundation of Washington
                              Kelsey Shamrell-Harrington, Entre Hermanos

More CLE Details:

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.

If you have any questions, please email denise@qlawfoundation.org!

FEBRUARY 24, 2020
8:30am - 4:30pm
Davis Wright Tremaine

920 5th Avenue, Suite 3300

Downtown Seattle

EDUCATING THE PUBLIC AND EMPOWERING THE COMMUNITY.