A New State Plan Collaboratory Launches: Holistic Client Services

We’re launching a new State Plan Collaboratory in June!  We are focusing on Goal 4 – Holistic Client Services.  Check out the following trainings and resource-sharing opportunities focused on using holistic models!

WSBA Legal Lunchbox™ – “Holistic Justice: Client-Centered Services” Webcast

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 – 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. – 1.5 CLE Credits – Free
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The 2015 Civil Legal Needs Study revealed that on average, low-income people will experience more than nine civil legal problems annually. Experience tells us that these problems are often intertwined and if legal practitioners only focus on one problem, other problems may arise or the initial problem will resurface. As advisor, advocate and evaluator, lawyers can better serve their clients by using a holistic, client-centered approach. A panel of lawyers practicing in a diverse range of areas will share how to develop holistic service models to improve long-term outcomes for clients. They will also provide practical strategies on how to work with clients to prioritize legal and non-legal needs, develop strategies to meet those needs, and how to strengthen partnerships and collaborations to address the full scope of your clients’ needs. Our panelists include:

  • Riddhi Mukhopadhyay, Sexual Violence Legal Services
  • Joshua Treybig, King County Department of Public Defense’s Collateral Consequences Team
  • Catherine West, Northwest Justice Project’s Medical Legal Partnership

50 Tech Tips Webinar

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 – 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
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What does tech have to do with holistic client services? A lot! To serve our client communities holistically, we need to leverage technology and innovation to maximize our services and networks. This webinar will feature 50 practical, actionable tech tips to help with day to day legal work. A variety of free, low cost and easy to use productivity, project management, collaboration, communication, privacy and security tips will be featured. From Google Geeks to Microsoft Maniacs, from novice to experienced – audience members will walk away with a solid introduction to useful tools, no matter their background or technology preference.

Resources for a Holistic Client Centered Approach

Check out these resources on the Alliance website as you explore and deepen your understanding of holistic models!

Check on the Race Equity Collaboratory

Our community’s work to advance race equity is ongoing and opportunities are being offered throughout the year. Here are some opportunities you can engage in now.

REJI Webinar: “Understanding & Addressing Implicit Bias to Advance Equity & Justice Work”

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 –12:00 to 1:30 p.m. – Webcast Only
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This webinar will provide you a basic understanding of implicit bias and the brain science behind bias and will explore the personal development we must each engage in to bring us closer to race equity within our work. Participants will discuss how implicit racial biases arise within the course of our daily equity & justice work and will learn strategies for disrupting bias in order to shift organizational decision-making and culture towards equity. Speakers include Ada Shen-Jaffe and Omid Bagheri of JustLead Washington.
Join the Race and Equity Justice Initiative

Join The Race Equity and Justice Initiative

All are invited to become a part of the Race Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI). If you or your organization would like to sign onto the Race Equity & Justice Initiative Acknowledgments & Commitments, participate in upcoming REJI meetings, join the listserv, share upcoming events and resources, or learn more, please contact Omid Bagheri, JustLead Washington’s Director of Equity & Community Partnership, at omidb@justleadwa.org. Please also take a look at REJI’s Race Equity Resources & Tools page, which will include a comprehensive Organizational Race Equity Toolkit soon.