Continuing Legal Education
Seattle University School of Law is pleased to announce the following Continuing Legal Education programs. Click on the title links to register.
March 21, 2014
Business Development 101: Tools and Techniques to Build a Successful Law Practice - 1.0 Ethics CLE Credits pending; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This cutting edge program will demonstrate how you can build a law practice successfully and ethically. You will hear some of the best tips and techniques to connect with potential clients and referral sources, maximize marketing opportunities within your comfort areas, learn the importance branding your practice, identify creative ways to expand your practice, navigate the ethical uses of social media, and create higher visibility for your law firm. You have limited dollars to spend on client development activities; sign up for this program to learn what will work for you.
April 4, 2014
Moving Your Legal Writing Forward 3.0
Seattle University School of Law has set the standard for legal writing programs for more than 25 years and is once again ranked the #1 legal writing program in the country. Our faculty founded the Legal Writing Institute, a 2,200-plus member organization that fosters legal writing skills in law schools across the country and in numerous other countries. Join us for our annual legal writing workshop, a popular course built from topics identified as current training needs. Full and half-day registration options available.
April 25, 2014
Current changes and challenges in policies, standards and regulations will be addressed at local, state, and national levels (and internationally as they impact Washington). Areas of focus will include: shoreline development, public trust litigation; and legal standing status. An all-star faculty will present and lead panel discussions to provide you with the information most valuable to you. Co-sponsored with Futurewise and the Center for Environmental Law and Policy.
May 26 - 31, 2014
South African Law, Policy, and History: Apartheid, Democracy, and the Future
CLE Study-Abroad Program for Lawyers
Sponsored by: Seattle University School of Law and The Mandela Institute of the University of the Witwatersrand Law School
Practicing attorneys can gain invaluable experience and insight at this unique CLE. The course will run for five days and will involve lectures from academics, practitioners, and judges as well as field trips to key sites. The first day, the focus will be on the history of South Africa; on the second and third days, the South African legal system; and the fourth and fifth days, business, political, and social policies. Field trips to the world-recognized Apartheid Museum; to a magistrate court and the Constitutional Court; to the site of the main prisons used during the Apartheid era; to Soweto; and to a law clinic are planned to coincide with and complement the topic covered in each day's lectures. Participants will visit Pilanesburg Game Park, just a few hours outside Johannesburg, where they will have the opportunity to view the "big five" and enjoy a traditional South African braai or barbeque. Many participants opt to stay longer to enjoy a safari or other parts of South Africa.
"This CLE was invaluable in my professional development as a practitioner of international law and helped me advance my practice and lay groundwork for future collaboration." - James Pirtle, 2012 participant
"Overall, the South Africa CLE was one of the best experiences I've ever had. The place we stayed was fantastic and Jax, the owner, was extremely accommodating. The field trips were perfect and really rounded out the trip. I loved the classes." - Anna Dey, 2012 participant
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September 28-October 6, 2014
Civility Promise CLE/CJE Seminar for Legal Professionals: Tuscany, Italy
Come enjoy the fall colors in the peaceful setting of Sovana, Italy. In this 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. Join us for this seminar that one participant called, "a MUST TAKE...rich, fantastic and thoughtful program with solid materials and seasoned presenters."
Continuing Legal Education
Sullivan Hall #210
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090