Continuing Legal Education

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Continuing Legal Education
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall 209
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 398-4233

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Seattle University School of Law is pleased to announce the following Continuing Legal Education programs.

Upcoming Programs for Summer 2016

15th Annual Academy for IDEA Administrative
Law Judges and Hearings Officers

July 12-15, 2016 | 20.0 General CLE Credits pending

Summer Practice Academy: Intellectual Property Certificate Program

July 27-29, 2016 | 17.0 General CLE Credits pending

Program Developers John Denkenberger (Managing Member of Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness) and Brian McMahon have created a three stage program: Day 1 is about understanding the basics of IP---learning terminology, definitions and how IP has evolved in recent years. Day 2 is about practical understanding and application of IP in the business world and for attendees to build "their lens" for issue spotting IP issues for their clients. Day 3 is about advanced issues in IP Law including dealing with IP conflicts and choosing the best options for their clients. Registration options include single days or registering for all three days.

2016 Export Controls Conference: Evolving Controls for a Changing World

July 27-28, 2016 | 12.0 General CLE Credits pending

Attend presentations by U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, and Treasury, as well as many more. Because export controls are changing at a dizzying pace, this year's conference will provide even greater focus on responding to your questions, so bring those questions and learn the answers from the people most able to provide the up-to-date information!

Summer Practice Academy: Health Law Certificate Program - Health Care Law and the Emerging Law of Mental Health

August 3-5, 2016 | 17.75 General CLE Credits pending

The Health Law Certificate program is designed to broaden your knowledge and deepen your ability to engage health law issues. This three day program was designed by experienced practitioners who know the most relevant and important topics in engaging important and emerging areas of Health Law. Day 3 of this program will focus upon the most pressing health law topics impacting mental health care: important not only for those interested or practicing in Health Law but for all Family Law attorneys.

Basic Mediation Training

August 15-19, 2016 | 30.0 General CLE Credits pending

This course meets the basic mediation training requirement for certification through the Washington Mediation Association.

Upcoming Programs for Fall 2016

8th Annual Domestic Violence Symposium

September 8-9, 2016 | 12.5 General CLE Credits pending; 12.5 CJE Credits pending; 12.5 CEU Credits pending

A collaborative symposium promoting critical and innovative thinking for prosecution, law enforcement, civil and family law attorneys, advocates, judges, law students, social workers, corrections, mental health/healthcare professionals and others responding to survivors of gender-based/domestic violence. In 2016 we will deepen conversations we began last year on violence, trauma, culture and social justice; revisit topics from past symposia such as coercive control, children and batterer management; and bring new material to the table from the Center for Court Innovation and the National Black Women's Justice Institute. Registration will open in late June 2016

Making Your Case: Effective and Efficient Legal Communication for Paralegals, Legal Staff and New Attorneys

October 7, 2016 | 6.0 General and .5 Ethics CLE Credits pending

Dedicated to providing tools and perspectives for paralegals, legal staff and new attorneys, Paralegal Jessica Vick and Investigator Dee Taylor have created a program that will help you effectively and efficiently conduct your case from the intake call to the mediation.

Hastening Death by Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking: Clinical, Legal, Ethical, Religious, and Family Perspectives

October 14-15, 2016 | 11.75 CLE Credits, pending; nursing, social work credits applied for

Voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED) is one way to assuredly hasten death. Although generally regarded as legal, VSED has not gained nearly as much public or scholarly attention as aid-in-dying, though the latter is legal in only five states. This interdisciplinary conference will address ethical, legal, clinical, religious, personal, family, and institutional issues that arise with VSED, including contexts of hospice and dementia care.