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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.

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

"Export controls" - all commodities sent out of the United States are subject to export control laws. The intent of the laws are to ensure that exported items do not end up in some way hurting American interests i.e. do America harm. If compliance is not applied throughout a company's business practices, from the initial request for quote to the final shipping of and payment for the item, the entire process and everyone involved can be negatively impacted (from manufacturer to distributor and even the freight forwarder). Export control is a subject that should be studied prior to embarking on any business or transaction involving the shipping of goods out of the country. This program brings the top regulators and experts in the field to Seattle to discuss export control rules, the changes occurring in those laws, and how to navigate the regulations and work with the governing agencies.

Civility Skills: The Art of Addressing Bias CLE

August 7, 2015 • 6.75 CLE ethics credits

In this day-long interactive continuing legal education seminar, participants will discuss the degree to which our attitudes and values are shaped by our background and experiences, explore ways to examine our own biases and assumptions as well as those of others, and develop and practice skills to address these issues in a civil manner that promotes justice.

Basic Mediation Training

August 17-21, 2015 • 37.5 General CLE Credits pending

Co-sponsored with the Dispute Resolution Center of King County.

Learn the facilitative mediation model that will give you the foundation needed to handle conflicts between neighbors, employers-employees, merchants-consumers, landlords-tenants, plus a variety of interpersonal conflicts. Acquire the skills needed to become a professional facilitative mediator; develop expertise in the interest-based approach; participate in focused role playing from comprehensive case studies. This course meets the basic mediation training requirement for certification through the Washington Mediation Association.

Programs for Fall 2015

7th Annual Domestic Violence Symposium: On Violence, Trauma, and Culture

September 10-11, 2015 • 12 CLE/NASW credits pending

Registration will open in July

A collaborative symposium promoting critical and innovative thinking for prosecution, law enforcement, civil and family law attorneys, advocates, judges, law students, social workers, corrections, mental health/healthcare professionals and others responding to gender-based/domestic violence. The 2015 Program will include Keynote Presentations with Connie Burk and Olga Trujillo, as well as Plenary Sessions with Russell Strand, Leslye Orloff and Dr. Linda Chamberlain. Look for venue changes and simulcast plenary sessions as we are growing the symposium and adding more participants.

Fall 2015 Civility Promise CLE Seminar in Italy

October 3-11, 2015 • 30 CLE/CJE Credits, including 8 Ethics Credits

Set in Sovana, Tuscany, a medieval village surrounded by vineyards and olive trees, our eight-day program integrates lectures, discussions, and interactive exercises. Participants earn 30 CLE/CJE credits and still have plenty of time to explore the spectacular surrounding towns of Pitigliano and Sorano, as well as Etruscan tombs, the famous Tuscan landscape, and more. Led by Paula Lustbader, J.D., Seattle University Professor of Law and President of Robert's Fund. The seminar features, Craig Sims, J.D., Criminal Division Chief for Seattle City Attorney, and recipient of the Washington State Bar Association's 2011 Professionalism Award, and Timothy Jaasko-Fisher, J.D., M.A., Director of Programming and Curriculum, Robert's Fund.