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Continuing Legal Education
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall 209
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

The Defender Initiative 8th Annual Conference on Public Defense: Defenders-Effecting Change, for Clients and for the Courts

March 9, 2018 | 7.0 Law and Legal CLE Credits 
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 share ideas, review and discuss cutting edge proposals, and come together in camaraderie of companions; and gain inspiration from the keynote speaker, who this year will be Jeff Robinson, former defender.

2018 NW Regional Immigration Law Conference

March 15-16, 2018 | 12.5 Law and Legal and 1.0 Ethics CLE Credits 
Hosted by Seattle University School of Law in cooperation with the Washington and Oregon state chapters of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, this annual Conference offers three distinct tracks, with panels tailored for attorneys new to Immigration Law; for attorneys practicing primarily Family based immigration; and for those practicing in the area of Business/Investor based immigration.

Learning from the Master Bard: Crafting Persuasive Arguments

March 23, 2018 | 3.75 Other CLE Credits 
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.

The Japanese American Incarceration: Civil Liberties and Upholding the Rule of Law, Then and Now

April 13, 2018 | Morning Session: 3.25 Law and Legal CLE Credits; Afternoon Session 2.75 Law and Legal Credits
Please join us for an important discussion of the infamous Supreme Court cases that upheld the Japanese American incarceration, the coram nobis cases that successfully reopened them, and their haunting present-day relevance. Distinguished speakers include Karen Korematsu, daughter of Fred Korematsu, who challenged the wartime orders in Korematsu v. United States and Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, who vacated Mr. Korematsu's conviction.

Navigating Modern Discovery

April 20, 2018 - 4.0 Law and Legal and 1.0 Ethics CLE credits
Learn how to stand out among your peers in handling data in discovery. Chaired by attorney John Olson, and 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.

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, fantastic and thoughtful program with solid materials and seasoned presenters." Register Now