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Continuing Legal Education
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall 200
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 398-4281

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

Upcoming Programs for 2018

Lawyering in Spanish

September 12, 2018 - May 01, 2019 | 1.5 Other CLE Credits Per Session

There is a tremendous need for Spanish speaking lawyers.  If you would like to represent Spanish speaking clients but are not quite confident in your Spanish language fluency, we especially want you to join us.  Take your Spanish speaking ability to the next level working through legal practice terms, phrases and concepts.  Washington Lawyers receive 1.5 CLE credits per session.

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

September 28, 2018 | 6.0 Law and Legal CLE Credits

A Pacific Northwest Environmental Law program as current and relevant as the issues and challenges facing Washington today. Join an outstanding faculty in examining the most current environmental impacts here at the edge of the world.

Navigating Modern Discovery

October 5, 2018 | 4.0 Law and Legal and 1.0 Ethics CLE Credits

Join us to learn how to stand out among your peers in handling data in discovery. Led by a panel of experts in the e-discovery industry, this program delivers a refresh on basic practices in modern document discovery and introduces innovations on the horizon. We will explore how we got to this moment in dealing with data, updated rules around the practice, and where technology is leading us.

Beyond the RPCs - Ethical and Moral Decision-making in Challenging Times

October 6, 2018 | 1.5 Ethics CLE Credits

Our complex and challenging times demand that lawyers be able to draw on a deeper and broader conception of ethics than an ethical legalism or minimalism. This program will move beyond the discussion of rules and duties in the RPCs, and dive into the broader context of ethics and the ethical development of individuals and institutions.

Forget the Law Firm of the Future, What About the Law Firm of Today?

October 12, 2018 | 3.0 Other CLE Credits

It's no secret that the market and the practice of law is dramatically changing; this program will talk about how to successfully engage what is happening now. Many of the fundamentals for successful law practices haven't changed but those fundamentals are being rebalanced and given a fresh perspective. Lucy Bassli, the Program Chairperson is the Founder and Principal of InnoLegal Services, PLLC. She brings experience, knowledge and the ability to impart to Lawyers what is needed for their practice to thrive NOW. She is a licensed member of the Washington state bar association, and was named to the National Law Journal list of Outstanding Women Lawyers, 2015.

10th Annual Supreme Court Watch

October 19, 2018 | 6.0 Law and Legal CLE Credits

This popular annual program will be chaired by constitutional law experts Professor Andy Siegel and Professor Charlotte Garden and will feature local and national experts discussing the issues facing the Supreme Court as well as the cases coming up before the highest court in the land. Featuring Professor Lori A. Ringhand, University of Georgia School of Law; and Deepak Gupta, founding principal of Gupta Wessler PLLC, in Washington, D.C.; and a slate of Seattle U School of Law's favorite professors including David Skover, Brooke Coleman, Deborah Ahrens and Jack Kirkwood.

Persuasive Presentations

October 26, 2018 | 3.75 Other CLE Credits

An encore presentation of the popular  seminar that will show you how use your voice and your presentation skills to their fullest potential. Taught by certifed Linklater teacher, Kimberly White, the course covers the basics of effective communication skills in the courtroom, and help you develop confidence and a dynamic presence that successfully engages listeners.

Working with Interpreters and Clients: Translating Between Culture and the Courtroom

November 2, 2018 | 5.25 Law and Legal and .75 Ethics CLE Credits

As use of interpreters has become a more essential part of almost all areas of legal practice, major drawbacks in how well we use interpreters have emerged. The missing component in working with interpreters: the context of cultural translation for clients unfamiliar with the American legal system. This program will develop your skills for interacting with and employing interpreters, building your toolbox for ensuring the most positive possible outcome for your client. Registration will open August 31, 2018.

Sex at Work: Creating Safe Inclusive Work Environments and the Growing #MeToo Movement 

November 9, 2018 | 5.5 Law and Legal CLE Credits

Everyone is an employee! Many people are also employers, including attorneys. This program provides you with the opportunity to explore the best practices for working with and advising your clients on being a good employer and providing a safe workplace for employees. Using hypothetical examples, this program will examine the facts of discrimination complaints and apply the results of real cases and updated legislation. 

Ethics with Strait and Boerner 2018

December 7, 2018 | 3.0 Ethics CLE Credits

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. 

Learning from the Master Bard: Crafting Persuasive Arguments

December 12, 2018 | 3.75 Other CLE Credits

An Encore Presentation! In this program we will learn (and practice!) how to use the skills and techniques that have been persuading people for centuries. If you have ever had a (secret?) desire to speak Shakespeare and make some of his techniques your own -here is your opportunity.