Interpreter Request Form

If you anticipate that you will need interpreter services while working on your UVisa case let the Interpreter Liaisons know! Please fill out the form attached to this post and email it in an attachment to by January 15th. We encourage you to turn in the form earlier if possible as it will allow us to find the best fit of interpreter for you.

Download form: interpreterrequestform-2013-201411-3-2

Interpreter Request Form – DUE January 15, 2014

Email in an attachment to the following address

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Interpreter Position Description – Fall 2013

Position Description and Application Information for the IFAP Interpreter Program:
Winter & Spring 2014

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the position, feel free to contact either Alex Revelas and Maggie Davis at We’ll be happy to chat with you.


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Interpreter Training

There is a valuable upcoming opportunity for people who speak a second language and would like to gain experience interpreting for the UW Legal Clinics!

This Friday, November 22nd, from 12-4pm the UW Clinic will be holding an interpreter training. The training will be conducted by a highly experienced court interpreter and lunch will be provided. After completing the training, interpreters will receive emails detailing opportunities to interpret at different UW clinics. They may decide to offer their services based on their own experience and schedule. There is no minimum commitment to interpret.

Interpreting for law clinics is a wonderful opportunity to learn about different areas of law and determine if you would like to participate in a clinic during your 2L or 3L year. It also a fantastic opportunity to help the local Spanish speaking community gain access to important legal services.

Please complete the attached document by Thursday and send it to Harold Daniels at The deadline to apply is Thursday, the 21st at 9am.

If you are interested in the training, but cannot make it this friday, email Alex Revelas at so that she can put you on the list for the January training.

Training Application

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Case Application Now Available Online

This link enables you to download the IFAP Case Application. Good luck on your case! — Case sign up application 2013-2014

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IFAP Manual 2013-2014

The IFAP Manual for 2013-2014 is complete. Good luck to this years IFAP Teams! Click on this hotlink to download the document: IFAP Manual 2013-2014

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Report on LEP and Immigrant Crime Victims

Link to Report

Dear All:
I wanted to share with you the results of a report on LEP and immigrant crime victims access to police assistance that we just completed today.  The National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project at American University Washington College of Law conducted a nationwide survey of immigrant victim’s advocates and attorneys to learn about the experiences immigrant and LEP victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and other crimes have in their interactions with law enforcement. The attached report presents findings from a survey conducted in March of 2013 in which 722 agencies responded from 50 jurisdictions, reporting on the experiences of over 22,000 immigrant crime victims. The survey focused on two main issues: U visa certification and access to police assistance for Limited English Proficient and immigrant clients.The first part of the report focuses on findings regarding application and implementation of the U visa. The responses highlight the need for:
·         Increasing the U visa Cap;
·         Removing the supervisor certification requirement; and
·         Making changes to DHS policies and regulations to effectively help immigrant crime victims and encourage their trust and use of the justice system protections
The second part of the report focuses on findings regarding language access for Limited English Proficient (LEP) crime victim clients. Some of the more concerning findings include:
·         Police used unqualified interpreters in 30% of reported cases;
·         The police spoke only with the perpetrator who spoke English in 8.1% of domestic violence cases and 10.7% of sexual assault cases; and
·         The police did not take reports in 9.6% of sexual assault cases; in 10.4% of domestic violence cases and 11.8% of human trafficking case involving immigrant crime victim clients.
The full report includes an in depth analysis of the survey responses and policy recommendations.
We want to thank all of you who participated in the survey and share your experiences.
Thanks for all the work you have done
Take care,
Leslye E. Orloff
Adjunct Professor
Director, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, NIWAP
American University Washington College of Law
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IFAP Fellowship

Considerations Before you read further…

1. The IFAP fellowship is part-time so it will fit in well with your summer internship or classes. It probably not the only thing you want to do this summer.
2. You do not need to be in Seattle to do the fellowship but you will be calling Seattle Area attorneys so being in the same timezone is helpful.
3. The fellowship is a GREAT opportunity to network with attorneys in the area.


2013 Bruce & Aphrodite Garrison Summer/Fall Fellow

 Job Description

Student will work with the IFAP Steering Committee, the Faculty Supervisor, and staff at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) to coordinate IFAP activities and provide general administrative support to the organization.  The position will correspond to Summer and Autumn Quarters 2013.


· Plans and facilitates the annual IFAP Fall CLE for pro bono attorneys

· Recruits pro bono attorneys

· Performs legal research and works with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project staff attorneys in order to make necessary substantive updates and recommended additions to the IFAP Training Manual

· Creates and completes independent projects in communication with the Steering Committee and the Faculty Advisor

· Works with the Database Manager to make a plan for comprehensive transfer of data to IFAP’s new database

Work Schedule


Works part-time or full-time, to be determined based on circumstances of student awarded the position

· If enrolled as a student during summer quarter (externship credits or courses), can work no more than 19 hours per week, beginning July 1st


for the general work study information)

· However, if not enrolled as a student during summer, may work full-time hours beginning July 1st, subject to the amount of work needed

(See for the full-time summer work study information)


Works part-time, with the bulk of the work occurring during September-October for the CLE


Must be Work Study eligible – $15/hour (Note: If you currently receive financial aid, you are likely eligible for work study)


Deadline for application submissions: Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 7pm

A final decision will be made by May 10, 2013


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