Event: Surviving Covid-19: What are Your Options If You Can't Afford Rent
Details: Covid-19 has exacerbated an already existing housing crisis. In April 2020, 1 in 3 Americans did not pay rent, and despite moratoriums to protect against evictions, renters are still being evicted. In order to combat this growing issue, there have been several key changes that have occurred. Come learn about changes in legislation, how this can benefit you, and what may be coming in the future.
Speaker: Joseph Jordan, Managing Attorney at the Northwest Justice Project
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hosts: South Asian Bar Association of Washington and Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington
Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lDCLm_ovjozDjYTHAy0eDDjLMEiDrF_Cpz63Av_Hu6A/viewform?edit_requested=true
REGISTER NOW! (See schedule of sessions below; choose the date of your session or search by name to register)
The series, funded by the UW Population Health Initiative, will kick off July 29 and run through November. It will feature one-one-one free legal consults and group negotiation trainings for entrepreneurs and small business owners who are BIPOC (black, Indigenous or people of color), LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning) and/or women. The free legal consults will be offered virtually every other Wednesday evening for the next few months. Although the legal consults and negotiation training sessions are free,registration through the Seattle Public Library is required (search desired date).
A partnership of the University of Washington Foster School of Business and School of Law is offering a series of free legal consultations and negotiation trainings to help small businesses that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
These resources are part of the initiative, “Helping BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and Women-Owned Small Businesses Survive and Thrive Post-COVID-19,” presented by Elizabeth Umphress, an associate professor of management and Evert McCabe Endowed Fellow at the Foster School, and Jennifer Fan, an assistant professor of law and director of the UW’s Entrepreneurial Law Clinic. If you have questions about this initiative or your small business needs help with trademark, patent or company formation issues, please contact the UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic or learn more here.
Legal consults and topics fall on the following dates:
Virtual Office Hours – Employment Law Consults:
Virtual Office Hours – Intellectual Property Law Consults:
Virtual Office Hours – Corporate Law Consults:
Negotiation trainings and topics fall on the following dates:
August 5, 4-6 p.m. – Introduction to Negotiations
August 19, 4-6 p.m. – Single Issue Negotiations
September 2, 4-6 p.m. – Negotiations with Multiple Issues
September 16, 4-6 p.m. – Influence Tactics and Advanced Negotiation Strategies
September 30, 4-6 p.m. – Multi-party Negotiations
Communities Rise is offering a free legal clinic program that provides small businesses and nonprofits with a 60-minute legal consultation with a lawyer to discuss business legal questions or issues that have arisen due to the effect of COVID-19 on the business/nonprofit. All clinic appointments will be held by phone or video conference, and interpretation in over 100 languages is available.
For more information, please see this flyer.
For the same information in Chinese, please click here.
The Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW) and Asian Bar Association of Washington Student Scholarship Foundation (ABAWSSF) have established an emergency relief fund to further their missions in supporting the Asian Pacific American legal community. This relief fund provides limited financial assistance to APA law students, recent graduates, and lawyers who are unable to meet emergency, immediate, and essential expenses due to temporary hardships related to COVID-19.
To learn more about applying for the Relief Fund, please see the flyer.
If you or someone you know has witnessed or experienced bullying, harassment, violence, hate speech, micro-aggression or other forms of racism during COVID-19, please report your incident at the link below. This site is monitoring incidents related to discrimination against members of the Asian American community during COVID-19 and is gathering local and national data on reports of racism to present to state legislatures. You can submit an incident report in English or any of the other 12 Asian languages listed.
Hello, I am an anthropologist and I’m conducting a research project to systematically assess the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Asian American community. I am seeking research participants who live in the US and are of East Asian or South East Asian descent.
With warmest regards
Jeff Liang and ABAW are co-hosting a free Q&A webinar where I can try to answer your questions on the PPP Loan Forgiveness. The Q&A Webinar will be this Saturday May 9th from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. I am happy to take other questions but the focus will be on PPP Loan Forgiveness.
You can register and submit your questions here: https://bit.ly/3cfvGeF
Washington Law Help has a list of helpful resources including in various languages concerning your rights during the pandemic. For more information, visit the below website:
The Northwest Consumer Law Center has a library of past webinars and more resources concerning the financial impact of COVID-19. Please visit the following link for more information:
Free Bystander Intervention Training: In response to the rise in Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment, Hollaback! partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to adapt our free bystander intervention training to meet this moment. For more information and training dates visit here.