Continuing Legal Education

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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 Foundations of Civility CLE: Seattle, WA

March 11-12, 2016 - 14 CLE credits, including 4 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. Register Now. 

Civility Skills: Family Law CLE: Seattle, WA

July 29, 2016 - 6 CLE credits pending

A full day CLE at Seattle University School of Law focusing on civility and the practice of family law.

Civility Promise CLE Seminar for Legal Professionals: Tuscany, Italy

April 29, May 7, 2017 - 30 CLE credits, including 8 ethics pending

Come enjoy the beautiful green spring 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.Register Now.


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.