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.

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)

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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.

The Intersection of Nursing and the Law Update

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.

Moving Beyond Discipline: The Role of Civilians in Police Accountability

February 6, 2015 • 8 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. • 7.0 Ethics 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.