2018 Programs

2018 Essentials of Persuasion-Appellate Legal Writing in WA

With presenters from the State Supreme Court and the Appeals Courts, along with top educators, and experienced practitioners, Program Chair Ken Masters and Professor Laurel Oates have created an amazing program on the Essentials of Persuasion for legal writing. Hear from the judiciary on what they see as the most convincing written arguments, listen to senior professors as they discuss cutting edge issues in legal writing and persuasion, and gain insight from the WSBA Chief Disciplinary Counsel on the ethics involved in putting your legal line of reasoning down on paper.

2018 Protecting the Earth's Ozone Layer and Climate-A Dialogue

This program is the first in a new series of seminars based on dialogue between experts in various legal specialties. Featuring Professor Mark Chinen of Seattle University School of Law in conversation with international law expert Professor Thomas Schoenbaum of University of Washington and Georgetown Schools of Law, these two respected scholars will delve into the impact international law can have on the world's climate, when the U.S. administration is unwilling to act.

2018 Defender Conference

Public Defense in Washington has made enormous strides over the past decades but many challenges remain as well as new challenges emerging. The Defender Initiative Conference on Public Defense is an important opportunity for defenders and public defense advocates to review cutting edge proposals and gain inspiration from the keynote speaker, Jeff Robinson, former defender.

2018 Innovation and Technology Law Symposium

This unique program, oriented for both the novice and the expert, brings together innovators and technologists, lawyers, and regulators to address the opportunities and regulatory challenges in financial innovation.

2018 Indian Law Section Seminar

The 30th Anniversary Indian Law Section CLE covers the most crucial and timely issues facing tribes and tribal attorneys today. Panels address tribal opioid litigation, developments in state-tribal tax, protecting tribal resources and communities impacted by climate change, the frontiers of tribal court authority, and developments in the Indian Child Welfare Act.

On the Edge of the World—Navigating Environmental and Legal Challenges on the Washington Coast

A Pacific Northwest Environmental Law program as current and relevant as the issues and challenges facing Washington today. Join program chairs Margaret Cerrato-Blue and Maureen Mitchell and Co-sponsor Fox Rothschild LLP along with an outstanding faculty in examining the most current environmental impacts here at the edge of the world.