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.

Programs for Fall 2015

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

September 10-11, 2015 • 12.75 CLE credits approved/ 12.00 CJE credits pending/ 12.75 NASW credits pending

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.

Approaches to Legal Project Management: Strategies for Achieving Success

September 18, 2015 • 4.5 General and 1.0 Ethics CLE Credits Pending

Lawyers know that it's not enough to deliver excellent work product. The process driving that quality work must also be excellent - efficient, thoughtful, organized. Legal Project Management can be the foundation on which good lawyering is built. Hear from an outstanding faculty as they share perspectives on using LPM strategies to deliver quality work, efficiently.

Chaired by professional development and legal project management expert Kerry Robinson, the faculty includes Michael Reiss, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Michael Zhao, Associate, Foster Pepper PLLC; Beth Strosky, Senior Attorney, Keller Rohrback L.L.P.; Joanna Plichta Boisen, Partner, Foster Pepper PLLC; and James Pruitt, Corporate Counsel, Costco Wholesale.

Lessons from the Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln

October 02, 2015 • 2.5 General CLE Credits, pending

What can we learn from Abraham Lincoln's 24 years of trying cases? How did he balance professionalism with zealous advocacy, even when his client's case was weak? How did he examine witnesses and present closing arguments? Is it realistic for us to aspire to Lincoln's immortal prose? In these and other areas, our inquiry will be leavened with healthy doses of Lincoln's irrepressible humor. Taught by historian and attorney Patrick S. Brady, Forsburg & Umlauf.

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.

New Rules and Good Tools: Building Your Civil Procedure Toolbox

November 20, 2015 • 3.0 General 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.