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
cle@seattleu.edu

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Programs

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


Spanish for Lawyers

Wednesday evenings 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 2014 to mid-April 2015 • 1.5 CLE Credits per class session

There is tremendous need for Spanish speaking lawyers. If you are conversant in the Spanish language but need to work through and practice legal terms, phrases and concepts, this is the course for you. If you would like to represent Spanish speaking clients but are not quite confident in your Spanish language fluency, we especially want you to join us. Take your Spanish speaking ability to the next level! Washington Lawyers receive 1.5 CLE credits per session.

Included in this course: Textbook; In-class practice sessions & role plays; Presentations on cultural issues you will likely encounter with clients; Participation in Spanish legal clinics with interpreter support; Option to observe live court proceedings in Spanish; Certificate of Completion (with successful attendance)


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 TAKE...rich, 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.


Crimmigration: The Critical Issues

October 9, 2014 • 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m. • 5.5 General CLE Credits

Immigration is at the forefront of our nation's focus with constantly evolving issues/court rulings/critical perspectives needed by attorneys. Join program co-chairs Ann Benson, Directing Attorney, Washington Defenders Association's Immigration Project; and Robert Pauw, Founding Partner, GIBBSHOUSTONPAUW, a firm committed to comprehensive immigration advocacy, as they provide a program to serve all attorneys who have or may have clients involved in immigration. This full day program is divided into two parts: the morning addresses the nuts and bolts "basics" on immigration and criminal defense; the afternoon builds on the morning and moves to more advanced issues including developments from Moncrieffe v Holder, enforcement (ICE), Post-conviction Relief, and more.


Annual Supreme Court Watch: The 2014-2015 Docket

October 10, 2014 • 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • 6.0 General CLE Credits

A highlight of the hottest cases currently docketed for U.S. Supreme Court review. Led by Professor Andrew Siegel, former clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens, SU Law faculty experts will walk through the coming term, giving you their analysis and predictions for the big ticket cases and identifying lower profile cases that are poised to become important sleepers. Speakers will provide context, exploring Supreme Court trends and the personalities of the various Justices. These cases are history in the making involving issues you will not only see in the news but will also feel in your practice.


Ready for Trial: Litigation for Paralegals, Legal Staff and New Attorneys

October 17, 2014 • 8:25 a.m.-4:45 p.m. • 6.25 General CLE Credits & 6.25 WSPA/NFPA Credits

This program for paralegals and attorneys will take you from the first client call all way to trial (with a hopeful stop at mediation) and give you the tools and confidence to build a solid, trial ready case. Speakers will cover intake, investigation, preparation of the client and expert, discovery, damages, best business practices, trial technology, and organization of documents and medical records for trial or mediation. Sponsored by Washington State Paralegal Association and Seattle University School of Law


Cyber-Risk Management for the General Business Lawyer

November 7, 2014 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • 6.0 General CLE Credits

This program is built for attorneys to support: building business; bringing greater value to their clients; ability to talk with "management"; and issue spotting in the ever-evolving world of cyber-risk. Cyber-risk is no longer just an "I.T." issue but has become more and more part of the business lawyer's due diligence. This specially designed program will address, from a lawyer's perspective, issues such as: how rampant cybercrime can affect even the smallest business; cyber-risk issue-spotting for lawyers; allocating cyber-risk by contract; credit card indemnities, and other fraudulent payments schemes. If you are a business lawyer or work with a business (even your own) this program will provide you with critical information and tools.


Marijuana: A Legal Primer for Washington Attorneys

Friday, November 14, 2014 • 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • 6.0 General CLE Credits, including 1.0 Ethics Credits

Washington State is leading the country in addressing all manner of issues regarding marijuana. Program Chair Stephanie Boehl of Garvey Schubert Barer has put together a program featuring the most knowledgeable and up-to-date practitioners on the emerging practice and ramifications of Washington's Marijuana industry. The day's topics include: Legal Issues, Policies, and Politics at the Federal Level by Allison Holcomb, ACLU; Ethics Issues for Attorneys by Thomas Fitzpatrick, Talmadge Fitzpatrick; Overview of Liquor Control Board Rules, Stephanie Boehl; Protecting Marijuana IP in Light of Federal Law with Scott Warner, Garvey Schubert Barer; Beyond Recreational Marijuana with Rachel Kurtz, Henry G. Wykowski & Associates and Joy Beckerman Maher.


The Independent Contractor/Of Counsel: A Business Guide

November 21, 2014 • 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • 3.0 CLE Credits, including 1.0 Ethics Credits

The 21st century is a different economic model for attorneys. Often, the competitor is the Internet, rather than other attorneys. Attorneys must be able to run a business and generate business, as well as practice law. This seminar will provide you the resources to run your practice in terms of billing, records and timekeeping, define your status as an independent contractor or an employee, and ethically deal with your clients, whether they be a person or a law firm.


Nursing and the Law 2014

December 2, 2014 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • 6.0 General CLE Credits & 3.0 WSNA CEU Credits

This annual program addresses the intersection between law and nursing; the 2014 program will look at important topics related to licensure, Americans with Disabilities Act and how Hospital consolidation is impacting nursing practice and access to care. Sponsored by the Washington State Nurses Association and Seattle University School of Law


Legal Research 2014: Efficiency, Effectiveness and Other Good Stuff

December 5, 2014 • 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • 3.0 General CLE Credits

This program will help you get the research content you want at a price you can afford: covers the universe of legal research beyond West Law and Lexis; essentials of contracting, pricing and cost recovery; and the ethical use and distribution of digital research.


Ethics with Strait and Boerner: The 2014 Conversation

December 19, 2014 • 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • 3.0 Ethics CLE Credits

Two of the most respected and engaging presenters on ethics in Washington will again provide a thought-provoking and practical discussion on ethics, your practice and practical advice in assuring you are following the ethics rules. Always highly rated as a valuable and enjoyable program, join us for the opportunity to ask questions to these two leading authorities on what is most important for you to know in the domain of ethics.