Civility CLE Programs

Civility Promise Continuing Legal Education Programs

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

August 8 & 9,  2014
Foundations of Civility in the Legal Profession CLE/CJE - Seattle, WA
14 CLE Credits (9.75 general and 4.25 ethics) pending

Civility in law practice benefits clients, practitioners, the profession, and the pursuit of justice. Furthermore, the costs of incivility extend beyond economics and time. Incivility impacts the mental and physical health of all who are involved in the system, and it impairs the pursuit of justice.  The Civility Promise: Foundations of Civility seminar provides an overview of the issues related to incivility, as well as strategies on how to effectively foster civility within our profession.  In this 2-day intensive seminar, we will strive to create a retreat-like seminar. Through a series of lectures from prominent practitioners and judges, interactive exercises, and group discussion, we will explore and discuss characteristics of civility, the costs of incivility, the benefits of civility, the foundations of civility, and strategies to foster civility. Participants will also have the opportunity to reflect on the ideals of our profession, revitalize their commitment to their practice, and address relevant areas in their personal and professional lives to enable them to foster civility in their practice and promote justice for their clients.

Confirmed speakers include:

G. Andrew H. Benjamin, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP, Director, Parenting Evaluation/Training Program (PETP), Clinical Professor of Psychology, and Affiliate Professor of Law, University of Washington
Dave Boerner, Professor Emeritus, Seattle University School of Law
Lisa Brodoff, Director, Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic, and Associate Professor, Seattle University School of Law
Justice Mary E. Fairhurst, Washington State Supreme Court
Tim Jaasko-Fisher, J.D., M.A., Assistant Director of Programming and Curriculum, Robert's Fund; and Co-Director, Court Improvement Training Academy, University of Washington School of Law
Craig Sims, Chief of the Criminal Division, Seattle City Attorney's Office
Sumeer Singla, Assistant Seattle City Prosecutor and Director, City Attorney's Office Trial Advocacy Institute
Judge Mary I. Yu, King County Superior Court

June 11, 2014 6:00pm - Italy Seminar Info Session

Live webcast Info Session for the fall 2014 Civility Promise Seminar in Tuscany, Italy
Click here for instructions on how to join the webcast or email civility@robertsfund.org to recieve a link to the recorded webcast.

September 28-October 6, 2014
Overseas CLE/CJE: Civility Promise for Legal Professionals - Tuscany, Italy

30 CLE Credits, including  8 ethics credits

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."

 Presenters Include:

G. Andrew H. Benjamin, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP, Director, Parenting Evaluation/Training Program (PETP), Clinical Professor of Psychology, and Affiliate Professor of Law, University of Washington
Paula Lustbader, President, Robert's Fund; and Director of the Academic Resource Center and Professor, Seattle University School of Law
Craig Sims, Chief of the Criminal Division, Seattle City Attorney's Office

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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 workshops in Seattle, and presentations in law firms, Robert's Fund is working to foster civility in the legal profession.

Contact - Civility

Center for Civility
Sullivan Hall 209P
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090

Genevieve Williams
Program Manager for Robert's Fund
Phone: 206.398.4140
E-mail: willia83@seattleu.edu

Paula Lustbader
Professor of Law and Director, Academic Resource Center
Phone: 206.398.4092
E-mail: lusty@seattleu.edu