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Continuing Legal Education
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall 200
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 398-4281

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Seattle University School of Law is pleased to announce the following Continuing Legal Education programs.

Upcoming Programs for 2019

Working with Interpreters and Clients: Translating Between Culture and the Courtroom

April 12, 2019 | 5.25 Law and Legal and .75 Ethics CLE Credits | WSBA Activity ID #1083480

The skill to fully utilize and work with interpreters is critical to helping your non-English speaking clients, especially in the courtroom. Chaired by Yelena Stock, from the Seattle City Attorney's Office, her faculty for this program include judicial officers Mark Chow, Mafé Rajul, and Linda Coburn, plus attorneys and interpreters who will speak from both a personal cultural perspective and a professional perspective as members of the legal community. The participation of interpreters has become an essential part of almost all areas of legal practice, in order to provide context and cultural translation for clients unfamiliar with the American legal system. Join us to build your toolbox for ensuring the most positive possible outcome for your client. 

Mastering Legal Writing

May 21-23, 2019 | 16.5 Law and Legal & 1.5 Ethics CLE Credits

In today's legal market, one of the most valued skills is the ability to write clearly, concisely, and correctly. Now in it's fifth year, this three day course will sharpen and refresh your basic legal writing skills, and give you the tools to analyze and improve your legal arguments. Taught by a master of legal writing, Professor Laurel Oates.

Oral Advocacy: Presence, Power & Persuasion

May 24, 2019 | 3.75 Other CLE Credits

Communicating persuasively is critical in the courtroom and throughout your practice. This course will give you insight and tools to be at your best as a communicator: Practice and develop your physical presence; vocal dynamics; and your connection with an audience. Instructor Kimberly White will give each student individual coaching and feedback, and help you develop your presence and power.

Learning from the Master Bard: Crafting Persuasive Arguments 2019

June 14, 2019 | 3.75 Other CLE Credits

An Encore Presentation! In this program we will learn (and practice!) how to use the skills and techniques that have been persuading people for centuries. If you have ever had a (secret?) desire to speak Shakespeare and make some of his techniques your own - here is your opportunity.

11th Annual Pacific NW Export Control Conference: Cybersecurity

July 31-August 1, 2019 | 10.75 CLE Credits

If you do business outside this country or want to, this program is vital. Export controls covers industries from software to arms sales, manufacturing to medical products. The 2019 conference takes a systemic, socio-technological approach to address the impact that security and compliance has upon the broad spectrum of a business organization's operations. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Seattle University School of Law, in cooperation with the University of Washington's Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity.

2019 Domestic Violence Symposium

Reframing Response: Trauma-informed, Trauma-aware

September 5-6, 2019 | 13.75 CLE, CJE, and Social Work Credits, anticipated

A collaborative symposium promoting critical and innovative thinking for prosecution, law enforcement, civil and family law attorneys, advocates, judges, law students, social workers and child welfare professionals, corrections, mental health/healthcare professionals and others responding to survivors of gender-based/domestic violence. The 11th year of this well-regarded program will focus on how professionals in the system and in the community can minimize, reduce, and help in the healing of physical, psychological and spiritual trauma for survivors and their families. The 2019 program returns to the traditional two-day format. Registration will open in late May 2019.