Continuing Legal Education

CLE in Italy

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Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall 209P
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 398-4140

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Continuing Legal Education Programs on Civility in the Legal Profession

Presented by Robert's Fund and Seattle University School of Law

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Civility Skills: The Art of Listening CLE/CJE in Seattle, WA

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 7.0 CLE credits, including 2 ethics pending

When lawyers and judges listen well, they foster civility and promote justice. Effective listening builds the public's confidence in the system, promotes efficiency by reducing costs and ensuring greater compliance with court orders, and increases the likelihood of just and fair results. Effective listening requires more than simply hearing spoken words. It requires us to approach the communication with openness, respect, and curiosity; to observe non-verbal communication; to "read between the lines" of written communication; and to consider the context of the situation and the speaker.

In this day-long interactive seminar, participants will examine the value of listening, explore ways in which listeners demonstrate that they have heard, identify challenges to listening, discuss strategies to improve their listening skills, and be provided with opportunities to practice effective listening.

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Civility Skills: The Art of Addressing Bias CLE/CJE in Seattle, WA

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 6.5 CLE credits, including 2 ethics pending

This day-long interactive CLE will focus on addressing bias the the legal profession. Click here to add your name to the email list for when registration is open.


Civility Promise CLE/CJE Seminar for Legal Professionals: Tuscany, Italy

October 3-11, 2015 • 30 CLE credits, including 8 ethics pending

Come enjoy the fall colors 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. Join us for this seminar that one participant called, "a MUST TAKE...rich, fantastic and thoughtful program with solid materials and seasoned presenters." Click here for a detailed description of the seminar.


The Civility Promise program is a collaboration between Seattle University School of Law and the nonprofit Robert's Fund. Through overseas Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars, short seminars in Seattle, and presentations in law firms, Robert's Fund is working to foster civility in the legal profession.