The King County Prosecutor’s Office has launched an online dashboard that lets you track important data bout the felony cases that they’re pursuing. The tool is an effort to offer more transparency around the number and types of cases being brought in the County – and how it’s being affected by the pandemic.
In an increasingly online world, identity theft has become a greater risk for all of us. In fact, just recently the personal information of 1.4 million Washingtonians was stolen from a state computer vendor.
An article from the Washington State Law Library lays out some helpful steps that you can take if you think your information was compromised or if you think that someone is actively using your identity.
You can read the full article HERE.
KCLL subscribers have remote access to a growing list of important treatises – and that includes Corbin on Contracts. Corbin’s publisher LexisNexis is putting on a free 90-minute webinar that will look at the topic of Force Majeure in age of COVID-19. Covered topics will include rights of recovery, how to protect businesses with contract waivers, current legal developments, and much, much more. For more information and to register, click HERE.
If you are a current KCLL subscriber and would like to access Corbin on contracts, visit our Remote Databases page and click on e-Books for Subscribers; you can then simply search for the term “Corbin.”
As we reflect upon and honor the many contributions that have made us a richer nation and region, here are a few suggestions to help celebrate this important month:
- Black History Month: Legacy Washington Profiles
- Black History Month at the New York Public Library
- King County Library System’s Black History Month Reading List
- The National Archives’ African American History
- Northwest African American Museum Virtual Tours
- Seattle Public Library’s Black Culture and History Collection
If you run a small business or nonprofit and have a business-related question for an attorney, you can arrange for a free consultation. Seattle Public Library and the UW School of Law are collaborating to make these virtual visits possible.
For more information and to register, click HERE.
There is a wealth of legal and scholarly information in HeinOnline – one of the resources you can access from the Remote Databases page of our website. It’s chock full of law review journals, historical documents, 50-state surveys, and much more.
Have you never used it? Now is your chance to get your feet wet by learning the basics from a pro. Lean how to navigate the website, locate documents and then print or download them!
Date: Thursday, December 10th
Time: 11:00am PST
Length: 30 minutes
Learn more and register HERE.
The Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families is looking for help in identifying youth who will age out of or have aged out of Extended Foster Care at age 21, between March 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020. The Department of Commerce: Office of Homeless Youth is seeking to distribute stipends to these young people in an effort to support housing stability. Eligible youth will receive one check for every month they have been out of foster care through October. They will then receive one check per month, including the month of Dec. 2020. There is a possibility that all eligible youth will receive an additional check at the end of this period to ensure that all funds have been allocated.
If you currently work or have worked with a young adult that meets these qualifications, please reach out to them directly and assist them in applying.
To apply, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the youth’s name, address and contact information before Nov. 13, 2020. If you do not have access to email, please call Sherrie Flores at 360-489-5280.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, anyone seeking a civil protection order will need to use the King County Superior Court Clerk’s new Virtual Civil Protection Order Office. They will be able to submit their protection order petitions, have them reviewed by the Clerk via live conversation and receive real-time customer service. The site also has useful information explaining the difference between protection orders, no-contact orders and restraining orders. The new site can help someone file for the following protection orders:
- Domestic Violence
- Extreme Risk
- Sexual Assault
- Vulnerable Adult
Most of us know that our digital communications face a number of threats these days – from data breaches and hacks, to public and private surveillance. These risks also threaten the confidentiality of attorney-client relationships. The ACLU of New York has written a report that outlines steps that can be taken by parties to protect that privacy, and rules that can ensure ongoing protection.
Without public debate or a formal hearing on the topic, the Washington State Supreme Court decided last month to end the Limited Licence Legal Technician (LLLT) program. The June letter ends a program that broadened access to legal representation and served as a model for other states across the nation. Please read/listen to the KNKX new story HERE.