Category Archives: Alliance for Equal Justice

FAQ: Alliance for Equal Justice

Each year, many of our new attendees are unfamiliar with “Alliance for Equal Justice.” This is covered in the Conference Orientation, but you can also learn more at any time by exploring the Alliance’s website.

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FAQ: Justice Joint

So, what is this “Justice Joint” anyway? The Justice Joint is a magnificent mini-expo room, where conference attendees gather for short breaks on Saturday. The room includes displays from Alliance organizations, an internet café, and coffee/water. The Saturday afternoon break at 3 p.m. is a longer break that usually has snack food available. Bring a brief case or tote bag to collect the materials you pick up in the Justice Joint!

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Justice Joint

Rediscover Your Passion!
Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

ATJ and BLC players in the Palm Springs of Washington visit the Justice Joint when shoulders begin to slump and the tell-tale signs of a meltdown appear. You won’t need to catch an aerial tramway though to check email, laugh at clips from conferences past, enjoy a comforting cup of coffee, chat, snack and relax among Alliance displays and resources.

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Conference Program

The full conference program is at the printer, and will be distributed on site at the conference. You may view or download the .pdf here: Program ATJ-BLC 2009 final

5/21/09: edited with updated version of program

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Special Event: REAP Dedication ceremony

The ATJ Board Law School Relations Committee and the Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice Project invite you to join in celebrating the launch of a new collaboration between legal aid advocacy and legal education in Washington: the 2009-10 Laurel Rubin Rural Externship Advocacy Program (REAP), the first collaborative externship program placing law students from all three in-state law schools with legal aid programs in the Yakima Valley.

The attached flyer has details for the reception on Saturday evening, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at Wildridge Vineyard’s Tasting Room: REAP invitation.

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Increasing support for the Alliance

This session will be led by a panel of extraordinary volunteers who use their time and talent to increase support for legal aid in Washington. The recent dramatic downturn in the national and world economy occurred with a swiftness that virtually nobody predicted. Facing huge budget shortfalls, state and local government are looking at cutting social services and reducing funding for legal aid programs. Simultaneously, the demand for legal aid services is unprecedented throughout our state. Low-income people with critical legal problems in need of assistance are growing in numbers and desperation. Continue reading

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ATJ's Got Talent

The beloved tradition of the Friday night skit continues in a send-up of “America’s Got Talent.” Lucky for all you Susan Boyles out there, the Producer Lori has just a few spots remaining.

If your talents shine behind the scenes, we could use a hand on the set decorations and props.

Please email Lori at Lori @ kitsaplegalservices . org [remove spaces] to volunteer your talents.

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