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Continuing Legal Education
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall 209
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 398-4281
cle@seattleu.edu

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Programs

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

Upcoming Programs for Fall 2017 

9th Annual Supreme Court Watch: In the Age of Trump

October 20, 2017 | 6.0 Law and Legal CLE Credits
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 ​Stephens, ​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.

"Healing Justice": Premiere Film Screening and Community Conversation

October 26-27, 2017  | 2.5 Credits pending for the Film; 2.75 CLE Credits pending for the Workshop
Premiere Film Screening and Community Conversation with Dr. Shakti Butler, film producer/director. Designed for dialogue, the film will address the youth-to-prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and will highlight various healing methodologies. We want to support a national dialogue that investigates and considers alternatives to our current punitive model of justice. Healing Justice Workshop: This workshop is intended to help participants deepen their understanding of the systemic injustices in the justice system, consider alternatives, and participate in movements to change public perceptions and public policy.

"You Said What?!"....Effective Tools for the Expert Witness

October 27, 2017 | 1.0 Ethics CLE Credits and 5.25 Other CLE credits; accounting credits along with other areas of continuing education are being applied for
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.

5th Annual Northwest Marijuana Conference

November 3, 2017 | 7.0 Law & Legal Procedure CLE Credits
With a focus this year on issues unique to Washington State but for the first time also bringing together a National Panel to discuss emerging trends in states new to this area of law and practice.  The program will also feature a session on an Industry Perspective: Legal Perspective from the Viewpoint of a Client.  With information on latest legal updates in Washington; I.P. issues and much more this is a must attend program.

Effective Use of Interrogatories and Effective Requests for Documents

November 7, 2017 | 1.5 Law & Legal CLE Credits
Vincent T. Nappo of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC 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.  This very popular program is being brought to you through co-sponsorship with the 2017 Low Bono Connections Series.

Innovations for Building Your Online Legal Practice

November 17, 2017 | 2.75 Law and Legal and .5 Ethics CLE Credits
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. ​or ​contemplated ​in ​response ​to ​the ​presidency ​of ​Donald ​Trump, ​as ​well ​as ​cases ​accepted ​for ​cert ​in ​the ​October ​2017 ​term.

5th Annual Nursing and the Law Conference

December 8, 2017 | 4.0 Other CLE Credits 
Opioid abuse and homeless are a public health crisis in King County, Washingtion State and throughout the nation.  Come join Seattle University School of Law and School of Nursing, The Washington Cernter for Nursing as they present an important program in the areas of public health, prescription opiod abuse, homelessness, current statewide practices and policy, and public advocacy.

Ethics with Strait and Boerner 2017

December 15, 2017 | 3.0 Ethics CLE Credits 
Seattle University School of Law is again proud to be able to present Professor Emeritus John Strait and Professor Emeritus David Boerner 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 these amazing teachers. 

Upcoming Programs for Spring 2018

Essentials of Persuasion: Appellate Legal Writing in Washington and Beyond

January 26, 2018 | 5.75 Law and Legal CLE Credits 
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.

Civility Promise CLE Seminar for Legal Professionals: Tuscany, Italy

April 14-22, 2018 - 30 CLE credits, including 8 ethics
Come enjoy the beautiful green spring in the peaceful setting of Sovana, Italy. In this dynamic 8-day seminar, participants immerse themselves in a continuing education program that integrates lectures, art, discussions, and interactive exercises that focus on fostering civility in the legal profession, complemented by guided excursions through the nearby villages and beautiful countryside. We are pleased to annouce the 2018 program will feature Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary E. Fairhurst as a presenter. Join us for this seminar that one participant called, "a MUST TAKE...rich, fantastic and thoughtful program with solid materials and seasoned presenters." Register Now