Continuing Legal Education
Seattle University School of Law's Continuing Legal Education is pleased to announce the following upcoming programs. All December programs are available for attendance by webcast and in-person. Click on title links to register.
How to Start Your Own Law Firm: A Step by Step Approach
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 3.5 CLE credits; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In a fast-paced and engaging CLE, a successful panel of lawyers who have opened their own firms will go through the concrete information (e.g. Create a Business Entity: get some phone numbers) and steps needed to open your own firm. Afterwards, the program faculty will stay for networking opportunities with attendees.
Challenges in Regulating Hazardous Drugs: Treating Patients while Protecting Clinicians
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 3 CLE credits; 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Working with hazardous drugs in the workplace: recent legislation and compliance information are the focus of this seminar. Seattle University School of Law and the College of Nursing partner to provide the most up-to-date and important information in addressing workplace safety and strategies for compliance from the Department of Labor and Industries.
*Nursing contact hours pending. Washington State Nurses Association CNEPP (OH-231, 9/1/2015) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Marijuana: Laws, Litigation, Licensing and Employment
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 3.5 CLE credits; 1:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Join Alison Holcomb (ACLU of Washington, I-502 author); Hilary Bricken (Canna Law Group); Molly Daily (Stoel Rives LLP); and Darren Carnell (Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County) as they discuss critical new areas for attorneys in the emergence of legal issues and marijuana: Legislative-Federal; State and Local; Intellectual Property and Licensing; and Employment --- and how Washington's legal practices are leading the nation.
A Preview of Selected CLE Programs for 2014:
January 6 - 9, 2014
Accounting and Finance for Lawyers
In a specially-designed course by Professor George Van Cleve, this class will allow licensed practitioners to attend parts or all of a week-long program held at Seattle U. School of Law. The course is divided in two parts: Part I-- teaches the skills to perform basic accounting tasks for opening a law practice and recognizing accounting red flags in your own and others' businesses; Part 2-covers knowledge and skills necessary in: working with accounting professionals; understanding "valuation", "profitability and performance" principles, and much more. Lawyers can sign up for Part 1 (7.25 credits Mon./Tues. 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), Part 2 (7.25 credits Wed./Thurs. 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) or both for 14.5 credits. For more information email: CLE@seattleu.edu.
January 25, 2014
5th Parent Advocacy Training
This full-day CLE is the fifth networking training offered for parents of children with disabilities, lay advocates and attorneys. The program will focus on evaluation concerns, changes in criteria for autism, implications of recent findings concerning traumatic brain injury and opportunities for "twice exceptional" children.
February 7 & 8, 2014
The Arctic Encounter Symposium 2014
We look north to the last emerging frontier - the Arctic. The Symposium will incorporate a diverse group of leaders and experts to debate how a rapidly changing Arctic will impact international law, domestic policy, business and commerce, the environment, and the people of the Far North. The two-day event is structured to challenge the status quo dialogue and to critically address the Arctic's potential, to consider what is at stake, and to collaborate on solutions.
February 21, 2014
Business Assets and Divorce: Protect your Client's Interests
Whether you represent the business or non-business spouse, learn how to best represent your client through temporary orders, discovery and settlement. The speakers will use a dynamic and engaging presentation approach in delivering a case fact pattern from filing through mediation.
March 7, 2014
The 4th Annual Conference on Public Defense
The Defender Initiative will focus on such topics as: implementation of the new Supreme Court rule on standards; issues related to immigration impacts of criminal convictions; racial disparity in the criminal justice system; and developments in plea bargaining and sentencing.
March 7, 2014
The Ethics of Civility CLE
Co-sponsored by Seattle University School of Law and Robert's Fund, this CLE will explore the relationship between the Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC), professionalism, and civility.
April 10-18, 2014
Civility Promise CLE/CJE for Legal Prefessionals: Tuscany, Italy
Come enjoy the green hills and colorful flowers of spring 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."
May 26 - 31, 2014
2014 CLE Study-Abroad Program for Lawyers: South Africa
Sponsored by: Seattle University School of Law and The Mandela Institute of the University of the Witwatersrand Law School
"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