Federal Bar Association of Western District of Washington Pro Bono Panel
To Volunteer, Contact:
United States District Court Clerk's Office700 Stewart StreetSeattle, WA 98101
- Map: maps.google.com
- Phone: 206-370-8400
- Website: http://www.fba-wdwash.org
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a member of the FBA Pro Bono Panel, you have the opportunity to be appointed as counsel in cases where the plaintiff is appearing pro se. It provides a unique opportunity to gain experience in civil litigation in federal court while providing a valuable community service. Cases frequently involve employment discrimination or civil rights complaints, including prisoners asserting civil rights claims. Appointment opportunities are circulated to all Panel members to volunteer. More information and a Panel application can be found on the Federal Bar Association's website: www.fba-wdwash.org.
- County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Clallam, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, Whatcom
- Area of law: Civil Rights, Employment, Foreclosure, Prisoners, Other federal claims may arise
- Populations Served: Communities of Color, Detained individuals, General Public, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Low Income, Military/Veterans, Native Americans, Persons with Disabilities, Prisoners/Criminal Defendants, State Residents, Women, Working poor and unemployed
- Opportunities For: Lawyers, Mentors, Senior Lawyers
- Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
- Training Provided: No
- Training Required: No
- CLE credit for trainings: No
- CLE credit for pro bono: No
- Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
- Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
- Other Case Load Requirements: As trial counsel, volunteers must perform tasks as needed.
- Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Alternative dispute resolution (ADR), Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Legal Research, Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation
- Other Project Types: Direct representation of clients in federal trial court; all issues that arise.
- Volunteers may participate long-distance: No