Continuing Legal Education in Italy
Civility Promise CLE for Legal Professionals in Tuscany, Italy
Promoting Civility in the Legal Profession | October 5 - 13, 2013
Join us for this eight-day seminar designed exclusively for attorneys and judges.
Revitalize your commitment to the profession you love
This popular seminar convenes in Sovana, a charming medieval village surrounded by verdant vineyards and lush olive groves. In this peaceful setting, participants immerse themselves in a continuing education program that integrates lectures, discussions, and interactive exercises that focus on fostering civility in the legal profession, complemented by guided excursions through the nearby villages and beautiful countryside.
A fantastic, rich, thoughtful program with solid materials, teaching aids and seasoned presenters. A ‘MUST TAKE’ seminar.”
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Enrich your personal and professional life
Relax and reconnect with yourself... Develop and deepen relationships... Engage in thought-provoking dialogue… All this while earning 30 CLE credits (at least 20 are ethics credits) and a 15-credit CLE Annual Pass for future Seattle University continuing education offerings.
Come to Italy this fall. You will be glad you did.
The moment your plane lands at Fiumicino Airport, you will experience a trip like no other. From discussions on reclaiming the role of “counselor at law” to walking tours of Pitigliano, your itinerary will entertain, educate, and enlighten. View the latest schedule >>
Overview and Fees
The registration fee of $3,650-$3,950 covers all ground transportation, hotel accommodations for eight nights, most meals, the eight-day CLE program and resulting credits, and the other programs and excursions detailed on the schedule. View the details >>
Three optional afternoon excursions led by professional tour guides will take you and our other participants through the Etruscan tombs, on a visit to the cliff-side city of Pitigliano, and to stunning neighboring Sorano. Learn more >>
Faculty & Staff
Teaching faculty include SU Law Professor Paula Lustbader, a nationally noted scholar on learning and diversity; G. Andrew Benjamin, J.D., Ph.D., ABBP, Affiliate Professor of Law at the University of Washington and a widely recognized expert on the psychology of lawyers; and Craig Sims, J.D., chief of the Seattle City Attorney’s Criminal Division and 2011 recipient of the Washington State Bar Association’s Professionalism Award. Read more >>
Spouses and significant others are encouraged to join us for meals and selected excursions and programs. Optional classes in Italian cooking and raku pottery also are available. Costs for a partner are $1,550 - $1,850 plus air fare and additional fees where applicable. Read more about guest activities >>