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Amazon’s Legal Team Brought Pro Bono to the Innocence Project Northwest

Here’s how online magazine Corporate Counsel described the partnership: “When Jennifer Brown isn’t working on compliance issues like food and product safety or on environmental health issues for Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc., she’s been known to spend hours at a time scouring court documents from cases involving those held behind bars in the Pacific Northwest.” But […]

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Amazon Justice League Prime for Pro Bono

Fifty years ago, low-income Washington residents were on their own if they needed legal help for a civil matter. That all changed with the Economic Opportunity Act, federal funding to help poor people in the U.S. that ultimately led to the development of the first Office of Economic Opportunity legal services in Washington. Today, civil […]

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Want to Do Good and Make a Living? Consider Low Bono

Law students often see themselves working at a public interest or legal-services setting. But after graduation, few new lawyers end up following that path. One study found just 4% of newer lawyers working in a public interest or legal services. Why might this be? Certainly, it is not for lack of demand or the need […]

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A New Way to Do Pro Bono in Washington State

If you’re like many of the attorneys I know, you want to do pro bono work, but it can be hard to find the time. Most lawyers are busy, with important responsibilities to current clients, families and friends. If this describes you, good news: a new way to serve low-income clients has arrived in Washington.

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The Spirit of Giving: Volunteer Ideas for Lawyers

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Mahatma Gandhi It’s the time of year when many people think about giving back. And according to Psychology Today, giving isn’t just theoretically better than receiving – it’s been scientifically proven. In the spirit of giving, we give you some […]

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Volunteer Opportunity: Help Oso Mudslide Victims

The Snohomish County Bar Association and Snohomish County Legal Services are in the process of coordinating efforts to provide pro bono legal assistance to victims of the tragic Oso mudslide. Many groups and individuals have already rallied to meet the immediate needs of victims, but the need for legal assistance will only grow in the […]

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