Public Defender’s Office to Help Mitigate Unintended Impacts of Low Level Crimes

Seattle City Council passed Resolution 31802 Monday to insert civil “collateral consequence” attorneys into the King County Department of Public Defense (KC DPD) in an effort to inform people charged with crimes about the unintended consequences of conviction. via South Seattle Emerald

Seattle Could be First in the Nation to Stop Rental Criminal History Discrimination

Update [8/14/2017, 5:40 p.m.]: Since this article was first published, the Seattle City Council officially passed the Fair Chance Housing Legislation on Monday afternoon, keeping the amendments.  As it stands, one slice of the criminalization and homelessness cycle could shatter thanks to a Seattle City Council vote set for next week. Seattle would make history, becomingContinue reading “Seattle Could be First in the Nation to Stop Rental Criminal History Discrimination”

Diversity Week presents ‘Queering Justice’

People with name tags, hand stamps, and plenty of food chattered at the ends of the UW School of Law’s hallways Friday afternoon. They came for one thing: “Queering Justice.” “For me, it’s really heart-warming to see that we had 100 people register ahead of time,” said Erika Bleyl, a first-year law student. “The turnout wasContinue reading “Diversity Week presents ‘Queering Justice’”