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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.

Age and Wage: Employment Law for the General Practitioner

March 27, 2015 • 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. • 6 CLE Credits, WSBA Activity ID #396611

Age discrimination cases are a growing area of litigation; wage disputes are a complex and important area in employment law, and, with the new Seattle ordinance on minimum wage, a growing local concern. Kelby Fletcher, Lindsay Halm, and Sue-Del McCulloch along with other recognized practitioners will provide both a foundation and practical tools for the general practitioner in supporting successful case resolution. Using the most recent age and wage case law in Washington State and US Supreme Courts this seminar will provide both tools and insights into these difficult practice areas.

Appeals in Washington: Judges and Lawyers in Conversation

April 10, 2015 • 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • 5.5 CLE Credits, including 1.0 Ethics Credit, pending

Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, Justice Charlie Wiggins, Chief Judge Laurel Siddoway, Division 3, Judge Brad Maxa, Division 2, Judge Michael Trickey, Division 1, Acting Chief Judge Jim Verellen, Division 1, Chief Judge Michael S. Spearman, Division 1, and Chief Disciplinary Counsel Doug Ende talk with top practitioners about the most important issues in appellate practice.

New Rules and Good Tools: Building Your Civil Procedure Toolbox

April 17, 2015 • 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. • 3.0 CLE Credits, pending

Civil procedure experts Brooke Coleman and Bryan Adam team together to provide the latest civil procedure updates for both state and federal rules, including those coming into effect in December 2015! Using an informative and engaging style these very popular professors will also talk about important tools and tips that every plaintiff and defendant civil attorney should have in their toolbox.

Announcing the 2015 Summer Practice Academy

Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute 2015

June 15-19, 2015 • 30.5 CLE Credits, including 1.0 Ethics Credit, pending

The course is designed for both beginning and experienced lawyers who are seeking to take their trial skills to the next level. Attendees will: prepare and try a case featuring live practice with video recording and one-on-one feedback. The outstanding faculty includes: Hon. John H. Chun; Hon. John P. Erlick; Hon. Dean Lum; Hon. Terrence A. Carroll (ret.); Stephen Penner, Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Pierce County Prosecutor's Office; Jeffrey Robinson; Jeff Tilden; Lish Whitson and many more.

Mastering Legal Writing 2015

June 24-26, 2015 • 18 CLE Credits, pending

In today's legal market one of the most valued skills is the ability to write clearly, concisely, and correctly. Clients, senior partners, and judges all appreciate lawyers who can write well. Spread over three days with interactive sessions each day will feature a series of short lectures followed by exercises that allow participants to apply the skills just taught. In addition, if you choose to do so, you will have the opportunity to revise and edit one of your own pieces of writing.

Building Business in Indian Country

July 8-10, 2015 • 13.5 CLE Credits, pending

With a focus on the practical using specific situations and examples the 2015 Indian Law Certificate Program will address: tribal business entities; alternative energy development; construction contracts and land acquisition; and Effective Negotiation Skills, Tactics and Strategies. Faculty includes: Kelly Croman, Tribal Attorney for the Chehalis Tribe; Steven J.W. Heeley, Advisor, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Washington, D.C.; John Sledd and Ethel Branch, Kanji & Katzen P.L.L.C; V. Heather Sibbison, Suzanne R. Schaeffer, George T. Skibine, Dentons, Washington, D.C.; Doug MacCourt, Ater Wynne LLP.

Intellectual Property: From Fundamentals to Enforcement

July 22-24, 2015 • 18 CLE Credits, pending

In this innovative and cutting edge program you will be taken through the world of IP in a comprehensive and understandable manner. Day 1 is about understanding the basics of IP---learning terminology and definitions and how IP has evolved in recent years. Day 2 is about practical understanding and application of IP in the business world. The focus is for attendees to build “their lens” for issue spotting IP issues for their clients. Day 3 is about advanced issues in IP Law including dealing with IP conflicts and choosing the best options for their clients. Registration options include single days or registering for all three days.

Health Law Certificate Program 2015

August 10-12, 2015 • 17.75 CLE Credits, pending

The Health Law Certificate program is designed to broaden your knowledge and deepen your ability to engage health law issues. This three day program was designed by experienced practitioners who know the most relevant and important topics in important and emerging areas of Health Law. Topics include: Health Care Fraud; Infectious Diseases; Representing Providers; Data Security for Health Information; Medical Malpractice; Employer Requirements Under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act; Legal Ethics; Dementia and Mental Health Issues; Medical Cannabis in Washington: What You Need to Know

Other Summer 2015 Programs

The 14th National Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Impartial Hearing Officers

July 14-17, 2015 • 30 CLE Credits, pending

Established in 2001, the Academy has been the only national forum for confidential and candid discussion by and among IDEA hearing officers concerning common issues and problems. To encourage these discussions, attendance is limited to sitting hearing officers, whether administrative law judges or contract hearing officers, and state level personnel having only administrative responsibility for hearing systems (no legal advisory or policy authority).

Export Controls: Awareness and Application

July 29-30, 2015 • CLE credits pending

New Conference Co-sponsored with Dept. of Commerce and Dept. of Homeland Security. The latest updates on export control reform and discuss recent legal updates and best practices with compliance and enforcement experts.