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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.

Register Now - Programs for Spring Semester 2016

Hang Your Own Shingle

January 29, 2016 | 5.0 General and 1.0 Ethics CLE Credits, pending

Hanging your own shingle (establishing a successful solo practice) means laying a proper foundation! The Washington State Bar Association Low Bono Section and the Access to Justice Institute of the Seattle University School of Law present this day of "foundation building." Think about it: Over half of WSBA members are solo practitioners, so you have lots of company! For many people attorneys are too expensive. The resulting unmet civil legal need (and potential market for your services) is enormous. That is why we are determined to attract attorneys to help meet this legal services gap. Join us on January 29 and bring your questions and business cards!

Humanity in War: An International Humanitarian Law Workshop

January 30, 2016 | 6.25 General CLE Credits | WSBA Activity ID #1000416

The 2016 Humanitarian Law Workshop will introduce participants to international humanitarian law and the way in which organizations such as the Red Cross provide aid to people affected by armed conflict. The program will provide both an overview of the interaction between international humanitarian and human rights law; and an in-depth and interactive examination of how people and objects are protected in armed conflicts.

The Entrepreneur's Approach to Creating a Nonprofit Law Firm

February 19, 2016 | 1.5 General CLE Credits pending

Entrepreneurial attorneys are starting now to look at a new model of delivering low-cost legal services to the middle-income masses: low bono nonprofit firms. Law firms that offer sliding scale fees based on a person's income are commonly referred to as "low bono" law firms; and most of these firms are traditional for-profit firms. Join us for this Lunch-and-Learn CLE to get an overview of the benefits and drawbacks of incorporating a nonprofit law firm model. Nonprofit law lawyers Joanna Plichta Boisen, Pro Bono Counsel at Foster Pepper, and Jeff Liang, Owner of Ling and Liang, will walk through the basic requirements for setting up a nonprofit law firm and will be followed by a panel of local lawyers who launched their own low bono nonprofit law firms.

The Defender Initiative Sixth Annual Conference on Public Defense:Justice - What’s Money Got to Do With It?

March 4, 2016 | 6.0 General CLE Credits, pending

Justice - What does Money have to do with it? This year's program will cover very important topics and trends in legal defense but will also have an emphasis on the role of money in our system. Topics include: Cash warrants and related financial barriers; Bail issues; Monetary Sanctions and LFO barriers. There will also be sessions on: National Trends in Workload Studies, and Litigation to Limit Caseloads; and a new initiative to help clients who have multiple arrests, and a history of mental illness and substance abuse.

Civility Skills: The Foundations of Civility CLE: Seattle, WA

March 11-12, 2016 | 14.0 CLE credits, including 4.0 ethics pending

Civility in law practice benefits clients, practitioners, the profession, and the pursuit of justice. Furthermore, the costs of incivility extend beyond economics and time. Incivility impacts the mental and physical health of all who are involved in the system, and it impairs the pursuit of justice. The Foundations of Civility seminar provides an overview of the issues related to incivility, as well as strategies on how to effectively foster civility within our profession. Through a series of lectures from prominent practitioners and judges, interactive exercises, and group discussion, we will explore and discuss characteristics of civility, the costs of incivility, the benefits of civility, the foundations of civility, and strategies to foster civility. Participants will also have the opportunity to reflect on the ideals of our profession, revitalize their commitment to their practice, and address relevant areas in their personal and professional lives to enable them to foster civility in their practice and promote justice for their clients.

2016 NW Regional Immigration Law Conference

March 17 & 18, 2016 | 13.25 General CLE Credits, pending

Hosted by Seattle University School of Law in cooperation with the Washington and Oregon state chapters of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the 2016 Conference will offer three distinct tracks with panels tailored for attorneys new to Immigration Law; attorneys practicing primarily Family based immigration and those practicing in the area of Business/Investor based immigration.

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Blood, Breath & Tears: The Science and Law of DUI

March 23, 2016 | 5.0 General and 1.0 Ethics CLE Credits pending

Just Enough to Be Dangerous: Talking to your Elder and Estate Law Clients

April 8, 2016 | 4.0 General CLE Credits pending

Legal Communications: From the Start to the Heart of the Case, for Paralegals, Legal Staff and New Attorneys

May 6, 2016 | 6.0 General CLE Credits pending

Upcoming Programs for Summer 2016

15th Annual Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Hearings Officers

July 12-15, 2016 | 20.0 General CLE Credits pending

Summer Practice Academy: Intellectual Property Certificate Program

July 20-22, 2016 | 17.0 General CLE Credits pending

Export Controls for a Changing World

July 27-28, 2016 | 12.0 General CLE Credits pending

Summer Practice Academy: Health Law Certificate Program

August 3-5, 2016 | 17.75 General CLE Credits pending

Basic Mediation Training

August 15-19, 2016 | 30.0 General CLE Credits pending

Upcoming Programs for Fall 2016

8th Annual Domestic Violence Symposium

September 8-9, 2016 | 12.5 General CLE Credits pending; 12.5 CJE Credits pending; 12.5 CEU Credits pending