2019 Annual Ethics Program with John Strait

3.0 Ethics CLE Credits Activity #1137138

Seattle University School of Law is again proud to be able to present Professor Emeritus John Strait as he heads a panel of very distinguished practitioners in providing one of the most popular and valuable programs on ethics in Washington State. Attendees always rate this program at the highest levels for value, practical advice and simply enjoyment. Please take this opportunity to hear from Professor Strait and his Guest Speakers. You will be glad you did. In person or Live webcast attendance options.


Recorded:  12/13/2019
Credits:  3.0 Ethics CLE Activity #1137138

Joining Professor Emeritus John Strait will be Past Chief Disciplinary Counsel Anne I. Seidel, and Malaika Eaton, Partner at McNaul Ebel. This fast moving and engaging Ethics CLE ran from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Dec. 13th, 2019. The program is comprised of important and challenging ethics hypotheticals. With guidance and commentary from Professor John Strait and his guest speakers attendees will discuss the hypotheticals and come up with their own ethical solutions.


8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Coffee

9:00 - 9:05 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:05 - 10:35 a.m.

Hypothetical Situations and Discussion

10:35 - 10:45 a.m.


10:45 - 12:15 p.m.

Hypothetical Situations and Discussion

12:15 p.m.

Course Evaluations and Adjourn


JOHN A. STRAIT, Professor Emeritus of Law, is a graduate of Yale Law School. Professor Strait has served on the Washington Supreme Court's Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee, the King County Bar Association Campaign Ethics Committee, the WSBA Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, and the board of the Washington Chapter of the American Judicature Society. He serves on the board of the WSBA Criminal Law Section, and has served as a governor's appointee to the Statute Law Commission. He serves as Adjunct Investigative Counsel to the Washington State Bar Association Office of Legal Discipline. The clinical component of his course in professional responsibility investigated complaints against lawyers for probable cause for the Washington State Bar Association from 1991-2005. The law school received the E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award from the American Bar Association for the clinical component. Professor Strait served as a member and Chair of the Seattle Port Authority Ethics Advisory Commission from its inception until 2009. Professor Strait joined the faculty in 1974.

ANNE I. SEIDEL represents lawyers on legal ethics issues, bar grievances and disciplinary proceedings. Anne previously worked at the Office of Disciplinary Counsel of the Washington State Bar Association, eventually becoming Chief Disciplinary Counsel. She served on the WSBA's Committee on Professional Ethics from 2013-2019 and its predecessor, the Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, from 2010-2012. She was a member of the WSBA's Special Committee for the Evaluation of the Rules of Professional Conduct that developed the revised RPCs adopted in 2006. Anne graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School where she was an editor of the law review.

MALAIKA M. EATON, Partner McNaul Ebel.
Malaika is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on complex commercial litigation such as legal malpractice, securities, business and shareholder disputes, class actions, insurance coverage, and antitrust litigation in both federal and state courts. She has significant experience in appellate litigation, including interlocutory appeals and expedited appeals in federal and state courts.
Malaika has a successful track record of representing numerous clients as lead counsel in jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations. She has represented clients in the Supreme Court of the United States and has served as lead counsel before the Washington Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals, where she established a reputation for achieving successful outcomes for her clients.


General Registration  $90

Seattle U Law Alumni  $75