Civility Skills:The Foundations of Civility (Seattle, WA)

July 29, 2016 | 7 CLE credtis, including 2 ethics pending

In this day-long interactive seminar, participants will examine the value of listening, identify challenges to listening, discuss strategies for effective listening, explore ways in which listeners demonstrate that they have heard, and cultivate their own listening skills.

Contact Civility

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

Learn more about the Civility Team

Overview

Lawyers and judges are the face and symbolic heart of justice. 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. Research has shown that a critical factor in our justice system is for litigants to feel heard. When we listen with consciousness, creativity, and a sense of community, we foster civility. 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, identify challenges to listening, discuss strategies for effective listening, explore ways in which listeners demonstrate that they have heard, and cultivate their own listening skills.






Agenda

8:30 – 9:45: Listening promotes civility, fosters justice, and upholds 

our ethical obligations

9:45 – 10:15: Listen to the silence

10:15 – 10:30: Break

10:30 – 11:00: Challenges to effective listening

11:00 – 12:15: Listening strategies through the civility lens 

12:15 – 1:00: Lunch

1:00 – 1:15: Listen to the mix

1:15 – 1:45: Listening to hear, see, and feel

1:45 – 2:45: Listening beyond bias

2:45 – 3:00: Listen to the hidden choir

3:00 – 3:15: Break

3:15 – 4:00: Listening to help

4:00 – 4:45: Listening in action

4:45 – 5:00:  Conclusion / evaluation




 


 

Presenters

Tim Jaasko-Fisher, J.D.,  Senior Director for Curriculum and Program Development Robert's Fund

Paula Lustbader, J.D., President/Executive Director, Robert's Fund and Professor Emerita, Seattle University School of Law 



Pricing

Early-bird registration fees*
General Registration $195 
Employed by a Non-Profit or Govt. Entity $175 
Seattle University Law School Alumni $165
Scholarship Recipient: See Application
SU Law Faculty, Staff or Student: Free

*Early-bird registration is available through July 22, 2016; thereafter add $40 to the fee.

Need based scholarship information

As part of our mission, Robert's Fund is pleased to offer a limited number of need-based fee-reduction scholarships for all CLE/CJE seminars. For this seminar, we offer partial cost scholarships. Scholarship applications must be submitted by July 19, 2016.


Email civility@robertsfund.org or call 206-398-4140 with questions