Northwest Justice Project — Domestic Violence Research Project, Deadline: 9/13/13

Position: Law Student Volunteer Open to: All law students Time Commitment: This is discreet project which can be worked on at the student’s convenience.  Target date for completion is mid-October.  It should take about 10 hours. Location: Student could work at NJP office, at home or at school. Recommended Skills/Prerequisites: Basic knowledge and understanding of domestic violence issues and family law.  It would be great if the student had participated, or is taking the Domestic Violence clinic. Familiarity with King County Superior Court is a plus. Type of Supervision and Training: The student will work closely with Leslie Savina, NJP advocacy coordinator. Application Process: Please send an email expressing interest to lsavina@nwjustice.org.  Please attach a resume. Application Deadline: 9/13/13 Contact: Leslie Savina, Northwest Justice Project, 206-464-1519 ext. 268, lsavina@nwjustice.org

Description of Activity: A group of legal aid and private firm pro bono counsel are working toward implementing a court watch in the King County Superior Court on the domestic violence protection order calendar.  The goal of the court watch is to collect information and present data that will help promote full and fair implementation of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act in King County.

The court watch observers will be community volunteers.  They will receive training and a manual with important information about court operations, statutes, a glossary, etc.  We a seeking a student to help put together this manual.

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