IFAP Spring Mixer


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Interpreter Training- January 21st

IFAP is hosting a interpreter training at the law school on January 21, at 5:30pm. Martha Cohen, Program Manager of the Interpreter Program at King County Superior Court will be presenting on best practices for legal interpreting. Anyone interested in volunteering should e-mail IFAP interpreter liason, Steven McKevett at stevenmckevett@gmail.com so we can make sure there are enough snacks for everyone. 
Participation in IFAP is not required, but anyone interested in interpreting for our U-Visa clients should attend. IFAP interpreters provide essential interpretation and translation services to some of the most vulnerable members of our community. By assisting with the completion of U-Visa applications, IFAP interpreters help clients obtain work authorization and legal status in the United States. 
Interpreters work closely with a team of law students, a supervising attorney and a U-Visa applicant.  In addition to interpreting for client meetings and phone calls, interpreters also translate birth certificates and other documents.
Each case requires approximately 10 hours of interpreting and translating over the course of Winter and Spring Quarters. Interpreters must commit to at least one case and be available to interpret through the end of the school year.
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We are pleased to announce our 2015-2016 IFAP Board Members:

Co-Presidents: Mariah Ferraz & James Prescott
Case Managers: Lindsay Donahue, Katy Reed, & Marina Busse
Events Coordinators: Francisco Carriedo & Kyle Schroeder
Interpreter Liaisons: Steven McKevett & Olga Barajas & Christina Weidner
Outreach Coordinators: Katie Guldhammer & Amela Zukic
Database Managers: Daniel O’Brien & Michael Moreno
1L Administrator: Michelle Hur
Treasurer: Michelle Su
IFAP Anniversary Event Coordinator: An Nguyen
Advisory Council Liaison: Zachary Parsons

You can reach our Co-Presidents at ifappres@uw.edu

Our case managers at ifapCM@uw.edu

Our interpreter liaisons at ifapinterpreter@gmail.com

And if you have a general inquiry: theifap@uw.edu.

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Pro Bono Training for UW Students, 2015

Pro Bono Training

2015 Pro Bono Core Comp Training Flyer

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Application to Take an IFAP Case

Are you an UW Law student interest in committing to an IFAP case for this year? Please see the following application. If you have any questions, please email ifappres@uw.edu.

IFAP 2015 Case Application

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Apply to be an IFAP 1L Board Member Today!

IFAP is looking for new 1L board members from the UW Law’s student body! Please see the attached position descriptions and applications. Contact ifappres@uw.edu if you have any questions.

IFAP 1L RepresentativePosition Descriptions 2015

1L Rep Application

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Annual CLE

The CLE, Immigration Options for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence, is part of the pro bono project the Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP), a partnership of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) and the UW Law School. Each year, IFAP trains and matches law students with pro bono attorneys to provide legal aid to immigrant victims of domestic violence who self-petition for a U-Visa under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  Students receive extensive training, enabling them to do the bulk of the work on a U-Visa petition. We currently have over 50 U-Visa applicants awaiting student-attorney teams for 2015-2016.

First time IFAP attorney volunteers must attend the CLE, which covers the basics of immigration law, U-Visa petitions and adjustment status, confidentiality and ethics, working with immigrant survivors of domestic violence, and supervising law students. This year’s CLE takes place Friday, October 30, 2015 from 10 am – 4:30 pm at Perkins Coie. Attorneys who agree to accept one IFAP case may attend the CLE for only $35. Attendees will received 4.25 CLE credits, including .75 ethics credits.

We have a wait list of over 50 hopeful U-Visa applicants, as well as dozens of dedicated and enthusiastic law students awaiting case assignments. We are always in need of great volunteers and would love to have your help. Please contact our team at theifap@uw.ed, if you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer

.Volunteer with IFAP 2015

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