2017 Programs

2017 Ethics with Strait and Boerner

Two of the most respected and engaging presenters on ethics in Washington State again provide their highly rated and engaging practice-based discussion on ethics. The discussion will cover your practice and provide important guidance in assuring you are following the ethics rules.

2017 Nursing and the Law Program

Opioid abuse and homeless are at a public health crisis in King County, Washington State and throughout our nation. Come join Seattle University School of Law, the Washington Center for Nursing and the Seattle University School of Nursing as they present an important program in the areas of public health, prescription opioid abuse, homelessness and advocacy.

2017 Innovations for Building Your Online Legal Practice

What does technology mean for innovating, expanding, and developing your legal practice? This program will provide you resources and tools for integrating 21st century technology into your firm website: tools to collect and triage information about your client and their case; hands-on experience with Chatbots and legal AI apps; feedback from other attorneys on how technology has impacted their own practices; and important ethical understanding of how these tools impact how you can and should deliver legal services online.

2017 Effective Use of Interrogatories

In this foundational and practical steps program speaker Vincent T. Nappo will address: effective use of Interrogatories and Effective Requests for Documents addressing: Discovery, objections, motions to compel and instructions and definitions for interrogatories and more. 2017 Low Bono CLE Connections Series is pleased to bring this program for all lawyers to you.

2017 Northwest Marijuana Law Conference

This popular program returns with the most up-to-date information on important matters impacting the Cannabis Industry in Washington State, including employment issues, tax update, issues in I.P.; Food and Beverage Law; trends in litigation; etc. New for this year will also be a session on the Industry Perspective: Legal Services from the Viewpoint of a Client panel. This program will be rich in information, discussion and valuable perspectives to assist you in your practice.

2017 Effective Tools for the Expert Witness

Expert Witnesses are a critical component of many cases. In partnership with the Pacific Northwest Network of Forensic Expert Witnesses you will receive a comprehensive and in-depth program on the use of expert witnesses, issues in credibility, ethics and how to have your witnesses be most effective.

2017 Supreme Court Watch - In the Age of Trump

In ​the ​9th ​annual ​presentation ​of ​this ​popular ​seminar, ​Professor ​Andrew ​Siegel, ​nationally ​recognized ​constitutional ​law ​expert ​and ​former ​law ​clerk ​to ​Justice ​John ​Paul ​Stevens, ​will ​lead ​a ​slate ​of ​local ​and ​national ​appellate ​attorneys ​and ​professors ​through ​an ​analysis ​of ​the ​major ​issues ​that ​will ​occupy ​the ​federal ​courts ​in ​the ​foreseeable ​future. ​The ​program ​will ​focus ​on ​the ​stream ​of ​constitutional ​challenges ​filed ​or ​contemplated ​in ​response ​to ​the ​presidency ​of ​Donald ​Trump, ​as ​well ​as ​cases ​accepted ​for ​cert ​in ​the ​October ​2017 ​term.

2017 Cyber-Security - A Practical Guide

Led by Chairperson Gavin Skok of Fox Rothschild, this CLE is a practical and not-too-technical guide for counsel, focusing on real-world and practical situations that you will need to address for your clients including the critical issues of privacy and cyber-risk. Panels consist of: in-house counsel, outside counsel, regulators, a CIO, and even a tech reporter from Geekwire. The program has three primary “units” that provide you with: (1) an overview of regulatory issues (including FTC regulation, NIST, cross-border issues, and financial regulatory issues), (2) minimizing risk in day-to-day operations (including through vendor contracting/management and insurance), and (3) emerging tech and new risks.

2017 Current Status of the ACA and Healthcare

An important panel discussion on both policy and practice issues.

2017 Low Bono Conference

Many people are priced out of the justice system. This conference offers attorneys strategies and tools for over-coming "The Money Barrier", so you can run a successful law firm, that meets the needs of these potential clients and helps eliminate the justice gap at the same time.

2017 Defender Conference

The promises of the Gault and Gideon decisions remain only partially fulfilled. Six weeks into a new federal administration, we will review how we can more fully implement the right to counsel, focusing on issues affecting juveniles and young adults. We will discuss how to use in daily defender practice some of the major developments in understanding how young people think; how to address issues of race in representing defender clients; and new ideas in diversion as well as the Council on Public Defense Proposed Juvenile Performance Guidelines.