Position: Law Student Clinic Volunteer
Open to: All law students
Time commitment: Clinics are held Wednesdays from 5:45-7:45 p.m. Volunteers are expected to commit to at least 1-2 times per semester if possible.
Supervision/Training: Training and supervision are provided
Application Process: Please email the contact below
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Contact: Serin Ngai, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Asian Bar Association of Washington is dedicated to educating and empowering the Asian/Pacific Islander community in Washington. In supporting this goal, the ABAW operates the International District and Rainier Valley Legal Clinics. The purpose of the clinics is to reduce the cultural and linguistic barriers faced by members of the Asian/Pacific Islander community in their efforts to participate in and access the legal protections of the American justice system.
ACRS has a long time partnership with the King County Bar Association (KCBA) and the Asian Bar Association of WA to offer a free legal clinic at ACRS. The clinic is part of the KCBA’s Neighborhood Legal Clinic Program (NLC). The purpose of the NLC is to offer free, limited legal advice and referrals to King County residents and Washington State residents with civil legal issues in King County who might otherwise have no access to the legal system. It is a goal of the program to make the clinics accessible regardless of barriers such as income, education, language or disability.
Clinic volunteers will assist with intake interviews and scheduling clients. There is also a need for volunteers with fluency in Cantonese or Mandarin to serve as interpreters at the International District Clinic, which meets on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m.