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

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

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 6.75 ethics CLE credits

This day-long interactive CLE will focus on addressing bias the the legal profession.  Lawyers and judges promote justice when they address biases and assumptions effectively. Two integral components of civility are being aware of our own biases and assumptions and being able to respond to those of others. Our past experiences and cultural backgrounds influence how we operate in the world. Everyone has biases and assumptions; we need them to survive. But problems arise when we act without taking time to examine these assumptions and how they impact the way we operate in the world. Likewise, the assumptions and biases of others can have a significant impact on the choices available to us in a given situation. Developing skills to navigate these situations effectively can promote a more civil and just legal system.

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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, 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.