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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.

Ebola: Legal Practices, Issues and Questions

January 23, 2015 • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • 2.0 General CLE Credits, pending

The Ebola crisis crosses so many jurisdictions and involves so many important issues at the national, statewide and local levels. This program will address what have we learned and legally established from past health issues (tuberculosis, SARS, etc.), how Ebola is both similar and different from earlier issues, and what is needed in moving forward. Presenters: Taya Briley, Washington State Hospital Association; Amy Eiden, King County Prosecutor's Office; Joyce Roper, Washington State Attorney General's Office

Hang Your Own Shingle: Low Bono Toolbox

January 30, 2015 • 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. • 6.25 Total CLE Credits, including 3.25 Ethics CLE Credits, pending

Co-sponsored by ATJI & WSBA Low Bono Section. This no-nonsense practice based program will provide you the fundamentals for opening your own practice and working with clients, especially low-bono clients.

Law and War: International Humanitarian Law

January 31-February 1, 2015 • Saturday - 9:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m.; Sunday - 9:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. • 7.5 General CLE credits pending

Co-sponsored with ATJI and the International Red Cross (IRC) this workshop features lectures and hands-on exercises led by SU and other law professors, military professionals, and non-governmental organization leaders that guide participants through an intensive examination of IHL with a focus on its application to combatants and civilians.

Moving Beyond Discipline: The Role of Civilians in Police Accountability

February 6, 2015 • 8 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. • 6.75 General CLE Credits pending

This one-day symposium, co-sponsored by the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE), the Seattle University (SU) School of Law and the SU Criminal Justice Department, will be held on February 6, 2015, at the SU School of Law. Multidisciplinary scholars will speak on developments in civilian-led police accountability measures, and participants will have the opportunity to network with academics and practitioners in the policing and police oversight fields. Speakers this year include Samuel Walker, Roger Goldman, and Sue Rahr of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. 

Civility Skills: The Art of Listening

March 13, 2015 • 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. • 6.5 CLE Credits, including 2.0 Ethics credits, pending

Co-sponsored by Seattle University School of Law and Robert's Fund this interactive and engaging CLE seminar will enhance your listening skills to foster civility in the legal profession. The seminar will examine the value of listening, identify challenges to listening, discuss strategies to improve listening skills, and give opportunities to practice effective listening.

The Defender Initiative Fifth Annual Conference on Public Defense

March 6, 2015 • 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. • 7.5 CLE Credits, pending

Washington's Supreme Court has fully implemented its first in the country court rule on defender standards, including caseload limits. The recent historic Federal Court order requiring two cities to improve their public defense system has had ripple effects across the state and nationally. Across the country, New York State settled a lawsuit against it and agreed to improve public defense services in five counties, contributing millions of dollars to do so. This conference will address these issues as well as re-entry, diversion, and how lawyers can help their clients with post-sentencing issues and in addressing race bias.