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Seattle, WA 98122-1090
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Seattle University School of Law is pleased to announce the following Continuing Legal Education programs.

Upcoming Programs for 2018

Essentials of Persuasion: Appellate Legal Writing in Washington and Beyond

January 26, 2018 | 4.5 Law and Legal and 1.25 Ethics CLE Credits 
With presenters from the State Supreme Court and the Appeals Courts, along with top educators, and experienced practitioners, Program Chair Ken Masters and Professor Laurel Oates have created an amazing program on the Essentials of Persuasion for legal writing. Hear from the judiciary on what they see as the most convincing written arguments, listen to senior professors as they discuss cutting edge issues in legal writing and persuasion, and gain insight from the WSBA Chief Disciplinary Counsel on the ethics involved in putting your legal line of reasoning down on paper.

Persuasive Presentations 2018

February 9, 2018 | 3.75 Other CLE Credits 
Communicating persuasively is critical in the courtroom (and also throughout your practice). Persuasive Power & Presence in the Courtroom will give you insight and tools to be at your best as a communicator. Taught by Kimberly White, who empowers attorneys through dynamic and cutting edge techniques that are critical for a "superb presence". Ms. White is one of only 200 world-wide teachers trained and certified by Master Teacher Kristin Linklater in her premiere voice method, Freeing the Natural Voice.

Protecting the Earth's Ozone Layer and Climate: Is International Law up to the Task? A Dialogue

February 16, 2018 | 1.5 Law and Legal CLE Credits
This program is the first in a new series of seminars based on dialogue between experts in various legal specialties. Featuring Professor Mark Chinen of Seattle University School of Law in conversation with international law expert Professor Thomas Schoenfeld of University of Washington and Georgetown Schools of Law, these two respected scholars will delve into the impact international law can have on the world's climate, when the U.S. administration is unwilling to act.

Solving Challenges in Your Law Practice - a new type of learning CLE

February 22, 2018 | 3.0 Other CLE Credits, pending
We all face challenges in our law practice, whether it's in the intake of clients or the managing of cases there is no shortage of difficulties lawyers face. Join us for a new style of CLE modeled after the emerging approach for engaging professionals and finding new answers to common problems: a Hackathon. In this fast-paced program you will learn strategies for finding fast, effective, and comprehensive solutions to problems. Best of all, you'll be given an opportunity to practice these skills, and win the admiration of your peers! Priced at only $39 to encourage you to try this new type of CLE, this program will be held at the Old Town Music Society Venue in Tacoma. So come, bring your problems, and together we will work to improve the profession for everyone.

The Defender Initiative 8th Annual Conference on Public Defense: Defenders-Effecting Change, for Clients and for the Courts

March 9, 2018 | 7.0 Law and Legal CLE Credits 
Public Defense in Washington has made enormous strides over the past decades but many challenges remain as well as new challenges emerging. The Defender Initiative Conference on Public Defense is an important opportunity for defenders and public defense advocates to share ideas, review and discuss cutting edge proposals, and come together in camaraderie of companions; and gain inspiration from the keynote speaker, who this year will be Jeff Robinson, former defender.

2018 NW Regional Immigration Law Conference

March 15-16, 2018 | 12.5 Law and Legal and 1.0 Ethics CLE Credits 
Hosted by Seattle University School of Law in cooperation with the Washington and Oregon state chapters of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, this annual Conference offers three distinct tracks, with panels tailored for attorneys new to Immigration Law; for attorneys practicing primarily Family based immigration; and for those practicing in the area of Business/Investor based immigration.

Learning from the Master Bard: Crafting Persuasive Arguments

March 23, 2018 | 3.75 Other CLE Credits 
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.

Navigating Modern Discovery

April 20, 2018 - 4.0 Law and Legal and 1.0 Ethics CLE credits
Learn how to stand out among your peers in handling data in discovery. Chaired by attorney John Olson, and led by a panel of experts in the e-discovery industry, this program delivers a refresh on basic practices in modern document discovery and introduces innovations on the horizon. We will explore how we got to this moment in dealing with data, updated rules around the practice, and where technology is leading us.

Civility Promise CLE Seminar for Legal Professionals: Tuscany, Italy

April 14-22, 2018 - 30 CLE credits, including 8 ethics
Come enjoy the beautiful green spring in the peaceful setting of Sovana, Italy. In this dynamic 8-day seminar, participants immerse themselves in a continuing education program that integrates lectures, art, discussions, and interactive exercises that focus on fostering civility in the legal profession, complemented by guided excursions through the nearby villages and beautiful countryside. We are pleased to annouce the 2018 program will feature Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary E. Fairhurst as a presenter. Join us for this seminar that one participant called, "a MUST, fantastic and thoughtful program with solid materials and seasoned presenters." Register Now