Continuing Legal Education

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Continuing Legal Education
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall 209
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 398-4233

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Seattle University School of Law is pleased to announce the following Continuing Legal Education programs.

Foundations of Civility in the Legal Profession CLE/CJE

August 8-9, 2014 • 14 CLE credits

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 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.

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, 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. Co-sponsored by Robert's Fund and Seattle University School of Law.

Health Law Certificate

August 18 - 20 • 17.75 CLE Credits

Health law is an important and growing area of practice. This three day program is designed to provide a foundation for practice. The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act is changing the world of Health Care Law; attending day 3 only is an option with its focus on the legal changes and challenges of Obamacare. Attend in person or online via live webcast. For more information click here.

Mediation Training

August 18 - 22 • Seattle University School of Law Annex

This 40-hour intensive training is designed to teach the skills needed to become a facilitative mediator. This training model uses the interest-based approach common in community dispute resolution. You will learn to be a neutral third party, manage highly charged negotiations, and empower clients to find solutions that meet everyone's needs. The facilitative mediation model will give you the foundation needed to handle conflicts between neighbors, employers-employees, merchants-consumers, landlords-tenants, and a variety of interpersonal conflicts. This training meets the classroom requirement for certification through the Washington Mediation Association. Additional specialized training may be required for some types of conflicts.

6th Annual DV Symposium: Reality DV Season 2 - Coercive Control

September 11-12, 2014 • Seattle University Campion Tower Ballroom

We are pleased to offer a unique opportunity to hear and interact with locally and nationally recognized experts on domestic violence research & practices, working with survivors, co-occuring issues, domestic violence in diverse populations, and children exposed to domestic violence.

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Civility Promise CLE/CJE Seminar for Legal Professionals: Tuscany, Italy

September 28-October 6, 2014 • 30 CLE credits

Come enjoy the fall colors and harvest season in the  peaceful setting of Sovana, Italy. In this seminar, participants immerse themselves in an 8-day continuing education program that integrates lectures, art, discussions, and interactive exercises that focus on fostering civility in the legal profession. The CLE program is complemented by delicious meals, olive oil and wine tastings, and 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.

The Future of Trust Administration

October 3, 2014

We are witnessing a convergence of several factors that could substantially alter the course of future trust administration. Tribal leaders and resource managers are gaining recognition, respect, access to capital, and political clout. The Secretarial Commission on Trust Administration and Reform issued its report and recommendations in December, 2013. The fiscal challenges confronting the federal government have already dramatically altered workforces and budgets for domestic discretionary programs, which includes the programs charged with carrying out the trust responsibility. External forces beyond the boundaries of Indian Country continue to adversely affect the environment and threaten the ability of tribes to access and utilize resources that are vital to sustaining their cultures and economies. The opportunity to significantly improve the benefits that tribal communities can gain from sound management of their natural resource heritage is fleeting. The time is ripe for creative, thoughtful exploration of alternative futures for trust administration and resource stewardship. The Symposium will facilitate multi-party dialogue regarding alternative futures for trust administration with the goal of developing actionable recommendations as well as providing the basis for new scholarship to support the recommendations.