Welcome

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

Who We Are

Our staff work with consultants that we have gathered from all sectors of the legal profession. These experts help design our seminars, consulting projects, and custom programs. Many also serve as presenters and facilitators at our seminars. View information about our staff and consultants

What We Do

Robert’s Fund sponsors a range of programs and initiatives to promote increased civility in the legal profession:


Civility Promise CLE/CJE for Legal Professionals

Robert’s Fund collaborates with Seattle University School of Law to offer Civility Promise CLE/CJE seminars, intensive continuing education seminars for lawyers, judges, and mediators. All of our seminars seek to engage the whole person in a relaxed, co-creative environment where participants can truly discover greater civility in their lives. Our seminars integrate lectures, discussions, and interactive exercises that focus on fostering civility in the legal profession. We offer seminars of varying length in Seattle, Washington every August and every March. We offer an 8-day seminar in Tuscany, Italy every fall. View all Civility Promise Continuing Education Seminars

Civility in the Legal Profession Consulting and Custom Programs

Robert’s Fund can customize any level of CLE/CJE programs for organizations of legal professionals and CLE/CJE providers. Our consultants will work with the organization to create a program and will provide the organization with the information it needs to obtain CLE/CJE approval. View information about Civility in the Legal Profession Consulting and Custom Programs

Articles and Resources on Civility

Resources and Media on Civility

Robert’s Fund is creating a resource bank of abstracts, essays, articles, and other media on civility from thoughtful leaders and eminent thinkers from across the country. View the articles and essays on civility

Washington State Bar Association Collaboration

Robert’s Fund collaborated with the Washington State Bar Association to produce the 2011 “Raising the Bar: The Promise of Civility in Our Profession” series of articles published in the Washington State Bar News. View the WSBA articles

The collaboration continues with the “Rallying the Role Models: Studies of Civility in the Legal Profession” series for the newly created WSBA NW Lawyer.

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