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The resources found below have all been made jointly with attorneys, legal professionals, community orgs and individuals. In order to better understand and meet the legal needs of LGBTQ2S+ communities, QLaw connects legal and non-legal communities and creates community-centered resources and legal education.

LGBTQ+ Legal Rights and Best Practices for Serving Communities

April 23rd, 2020 – 1 Ethics WSCA credit approved – Activity No. 1178331

Addressing the ethics of legal interpreters as compared to medical or other types of interpreters, anti-bias in the context of legal clinic interpreters, and how to elicit information from clients that will improve cultural competence and/or ensure accurate interpretation in the LGBTQ+ context.

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April 27th, 2020 – 1.0 Ethics WSBA credit approved – Activity No. 1178035

Panel addressing cultural sensitivity and competence when working with Queer Latinos, especially those who are transgender and Indigenous. Topics will include ethics around immigration status, gender and sexuality assumptions differing across United States, Latin American, and Indigenous cultures.

Speakers include Monserrat Padilla of Washington Immigration Solidarity Network and Silah Medellin of Entre Hermanos.

March 17th, 2021 – 1.25 Ethics WSBA CLE credits approved – Activity No. 1173134

COVID-19 has significantly impacted access to justice, especially in communities already experiencing legal barriers. This conversation will provide information about how COVID-19 has impacted LGBTQ+ communities, with a particular focus on Black, Indigenous, and other people of color and rural communities, and will offer an overview of common legal issues arising in LGBTQ+ communities because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees will also have an opportunity to share best practices and litigation strategies for serving LGBTQ+ clients.

CLE Materials

August 18th, 2021 – 1.0 Ethics WSBA CLE credits approved – Activity No. 1177784

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August 18th, 2021 – 1.0 Other WSBA CLE credits approved – Activity No. 1177784

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February 24th, 2020 – 6.5 WSBA CLE credits approved (3.25 L&L, 1.50 Ethics, 1.75 Other) – Activity No. 1178337.

A participatory conversation about the principles of race equity in pro bono legal services, client communication, collaborative legal skills, and best practices for effective clinic communication.

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Housing

June 8th, 2021 – 1.25 Ethics WSBA CLE credits approved – Activity No. 1173137

This CLE will provide information on how COVID-19 has further impacted housing instability for LGBTQ+ communities statewide, housing law updates relevant to LGBTQ+ communities and representation strategies for serving LGBTQ+ clients in and out of court. Speakers include Josh Treybig and Jesse Guecha of QLaw Foundation.

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August 18th, 2021 – 1.0 Law & Legal WSBA CLE credits approved – Activity No. 1177784

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Family Law

QLaw Foundation Family Matters Clinic Training for Attorneys and Social Workers

July 15th, 2019 – 5.0 WSBA credits approved (4.25 L&L, .75 Ethics) – Activity No. 1178334

This training is intended for attorneys and social workers who will be providing services to King County, Washington LGBTQ+ families through QLaw Foundation’s Family Matters Clinic. This video does not constitute legal advice. If you have questions about your family’s legal situation, please consult an attorney or register for our LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic or Family Matters Clinic at www.qlawfoundation.org.

CLE Materials

QLaw Foundation Family Matters Clinic Training for Attorneys and Social Workers

July 15th, 2019 – 5.0 WSBA credits approved (4.25 L&L, .75 Ethics) – Activity No. 1178334

This training is intended for attorneys and social workers who will be providing services to King County, Washington LGBTQ+ families through QLaw Foundation’s Family Matters Clinic. This video does not constitute legal advice. If you have questions about your family’s legal situation, please consult an attorney or register for our LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic or Family Matters Clinic at www.qlawfoundation.org.

CLE Materials

QLaw Foundation Family Matters Clinic Training for Attorneys and Social Workers

July 15th, 2019 – 5.0 WSBA credits approved (4.25 L&L, .75 Ethics) – Activity No. 1178334

This training is intended for attorneys and social workers who will be providing services to King County, Washington LGBTQ+ families through QLaw Foundation’s Family Matters Clinic. This video does not constitute legal advice. If you have questions about your family’s legal situation, please consult an attorney or register for our LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic or Family Matters Clinic at www.qlawfoundation.org.

CLE Materials

August 18th, 2021 – 1.0 Law & Legal WSBA CLE credits approved – Activity No. 1177784

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Identity Documents

August 18th, 2021 – .75 Law & Legal WSBA CLE credits approved – Activity No. 1177784

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Consumer Issues, Bankruptcy, and Financial Health

July 14th, 2021 – 3.00 WSBA CLE credits approved (2.50 Law & Legal, .50 Ethics) – Activity No. 1175853

This conversation will provide information about the financial health of LGBTQ+ communities and how COVID-19 has impacted legal needs. It will offer an overview of common financial legal issues including bankruptcy, common consumer protection, debt management and collections, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to share best practices and litigation strategies for serving LGBTQ+ clients.

CLE Materials

Immigration

February 24th, 2020 – 6.5 WSBA CLE credits approved (3.25 L&L, 1.50 Ethics, 1.75 Other) – Activity No. 1178337.

Introduction to basic immigration law as it arises in the LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic context.

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