Civility Skills: The Art of Listening CLE in Seattle
March 13, 2015 | 7.0 CLE CREDITS, INCLUDING 2.0 ETHICS PENDING
Join us for a day- long CLE seminar on building listening skills co-sponsored by the non-profit Robert's Fund and Seattle University School of Law.
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.
Agenda* - 7.0 CLE Credits, including 2.0 ethics
8:30 - 9:00 Identify characteristics of effective listening and civility
9:00 - 9:45 How listening fosters civility and promotes justice
9:45 – 10:15: The challenges to effective listening
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:00: Foundations of civility as a listening strategy
12:00 – 12:45: Lunch
12:45 – 2:15: Specific strategies to listen in a variety of contexts
2:15 – 2:30: Break
2:30 – 4:00: Practice listening
4:00 – 4:45: Inculcating a culture of listening
*Agenda topics subject to change
Earlybird Registration Fees*:
General Registration $195
Employed by a Non-Profit or Govt. Entity $175
Seattle University Law School Alumni $165
Scholarship Recipient: $50
SU Law Students, Staff, and Faculty: Free
*Earlybird fees are available through March 6, 2015, thereafter add $40 to the registration fee.
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