Volunteer Training at ULP – Unemployment Hearings


2:00 pm - 4:15 pm


Unemployment Law Project
1904 Third Ave Suite 604, Seattle, WA, 98101

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The Unemployment Law Project invites you to attend a free, two-hour training on the basics of unemployment law and the hearing process. It will be Thursday, August 22, from 2:00 pm to 4:15 at our offices in downtown Seattle (1904 Third Ave Suite 604).

As a legal aid organization, we handle all levels of appeals of denials of unemployment benefits from the administrative hearing stage to the Washington Court of Appeals. Denials occur about 20,000 times a year. So we often have to turn clients away because we don’t have enough attorneys on staff to handle the demand. But the stakes of a hearing are fairly high for people who may have no income; when we win reversal of a denial, it means an average of about $6,000 in benefits per claimant.

After this short training on unemployment law and hearings, we can give you any help you need to represent a client in a hearing (all done by telephone).

Due to recent changes in WSBA’s continuing legal education requirements, 24 of the 45 CLE hours required can be from pro bono work (including training time or time spent observing a hearing). This means you can complete more than half of your CLE requirement by handling a few cases of benefit denial appeals.

Are you interested? Please drop a line at apaxton@ulproject.org, and we will be more than happy to answer any questions, provide some basic training, and set you up with a client.