In an era too often marked by acts of incivility, Robert’s Fund aims to elevate the way we treat one another in the legal profession and to inspire acts of courtesy, kindness, and compassion among members of the profession. Increased civility demonstrably improves outcomes for legal professionals and the people that they serve. And because legal professionals profoundly influence society, even outside their formal work, their behavior often sets the tenor of corporate, political, and social interactions. View information about who we are and what we do

Continuing Legal and Judicial Education in Seattle

Civility Skills: Foundations of Civility CLE/CJE

March 11–12, 2016

14 CLE credits, including at least 4 ethics credits pending

Click to RegisterCivility 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 Civility Skills: 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.  In this 2-day intensive seminar, we will strive to create a retreat-like seminar. 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.

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Early-bird Registration Fees*

  • General Registration $395
  • Employed by a Non-Profit or Govt. Entity $375
  • Seattle University Law School Alumni $355
  • Scholarship Recipient: see below for application
  • SU Law Students, Staff, and Faculty: Free

*Early-bird registration is available through March 4, 2016; thereafter add $50 to the registration fee.

Need-based scholarship information

As part of our mission, Robert's Fund is pleased to offer a limited number of need-based fee-reduction scholarships for all CLE/CJE seminars. For this 2-day intensive seminar, we offer partial cost scholarships. Scholarship applications for this seminar must be submitted by Wednesday, March 2, 2016.
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Seminar Presenters

Confirmed speakers include:

  • G. Andrew H. Benjamin, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP, Director, Parenting Evaluation/Training Program (PETP), Clinical Professor of Psychology, and Affiliate Professor of Law at University of Washington School of Law
  • David Boerner, J.D., Professor Emeritus, Seattle University School of Law
  • Justice Mary E. Fairhurst, J.D., Washington State Supreme Court
  • Tim Jaasko-Fisher, J.D., M.A., Assistant Director of Programming and Curriculum, Robert's Fund; and Co-Director, Court Improvement Training Academy, University of Washington School of Law
  • Paula Lustbader, J.D., President, Robert’s Fund; Professor of Law Emerita and Past Director of the Academic Resource Center at Seattle University School of Law
  • Sal Mungia, J.D., Partner, Gordon Thomas Honeywell, Tacoma
  • Karen W. Murray, M.P.A., J.D., Seattle Municipal Court Supervising Attorney
  • Craig Sims, J.D., Trial Attorney, Bergman Draper Ladenburg
  • Justice Mary I. Yu, M.A., J.D., Washington State Supreme Court

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