Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Governor's Office Accepting Applications for Commissions and Boards

The Governor’s Office is currently taking applications for various boards and commissions. Check out available opportunities here.

Monday, November 21, 2016

CPD'S First Ever Pop-up Shop

This event is open to all Seattle University School of Law students.

If you are a recent law school grad who would like to attend, please contact Erin Fullner to see if space is available.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Opportunity for Students to Earn Some Extra Money

Seattle U's Transportation Office is now hiring shuttle van drivers ($13.00/hr).

Drivers Needed On:
  • Sunday, November 27 (8:00 AM to Midnight)
  • Monday, November 28 (8:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
If interested, email your schedule of availability (desired shifts) to sa-huebnerr@seattleu.edu by Friday, November 18 (shifts typically run in 1 hr intervals).

Special Note About Mandatory Training:
  • Shuttle Driver Training is required for all new drivers, training date is TBA
  • You must be certified through Public Safety to drive University Vans
  • If you need to get certified, the Application for Driver Authorization and required online trainings can be found here

Monday, November 14, 2016

Jury Selection and Voir Dire CLE

Jury Selection and Voir Dire Skills

Judges say that one of the most important skills a lawyer can cultivate is the ability to conduct an effective voir dire. In this ground-breaking two-day “learning by doing” program, Judge Matthew Williams, with Professor John Sonsteng of the Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Judge Christina M. Habas (ret.) of the Denver District Court, and special guest Justice Mary Yu will demonstrate what you need to know concerning jury selection practice.

You will have the opportunity of supportively practicing voir dire with judges helping you, using non-judgmental, constructive guidance and feedback.

10.5 Law and Legal CLE Credits, pending; in-person participation only.

Date: December 2-3, 2016
Cost:  General Registration $425; SU School of Law Alumni $375; Special Rate for New Seattle U Alumni (graduated 2011-2016): $275

Register online.

AGO Law Clerk Open House on January 19

Washington State Attorney General’s Office Invites 1Ls and 2Ls to an Open House

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) serves roughly 200 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. The mission of the Office is to provide excellent, independent, and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and protect the rights of its people. The Office is comprised of over 500 attorneys and 600 professional staff.

Please Join Attorney General Bob Ferguson
Thursday, January 19, 2017
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
AGO’s Downtown Seattle Office
800 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2000
(Bank of America, Fifth Avenue Plaza Bldg.)

Attorney staff from many of the AGO’s divisions will be in attendance to speak about opportunities that exist within their divisions and the AGO. Information about the Office’s volunteer law clerk recruitment program for first and second year law students will also be available.

The AGO respects and encourages diversity in the work force and is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring any information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693 or Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com.

Sidebar Happy Hour

Seattle University School of Law Sidebar Happy Hour in Seattle

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016, 5:30 - 7:00 P.M.
Blueacre Seafood (get directions)
1700 7th Avenue, Seattle, WA
Appetizers provided, no host bar

The Sidebar Happy Hour series provides an opportunity to connect with alumni, friends, and the law school. Please join the following Seattle U Law alumni and faculty for an evening of connection:
  • Dean Annette Clark '89
  • Joanna Plichta Boisen '06, President, Law Alumni Board
  • Peter Talevich '09, Chair, PILF Alumni Steering Committee
  • Professor Natasha Martin, Associate Vice President for Institutional Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Associate Professor of Law
Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 15.

If you have any questions about the Seattle Alumni Sidebar, please contact the Advancement Office at 206-398-4600 or email lawalumni@seattleu.edu.

The Money Barrier: 1st Annual Low Bono Law Conference

Presented by the WSBA Low Bono Section and Seattle University School of Law CLE
The Money Barrier: 1st Annual Low Bono Law Conference

Many people are "priced out" of the justice system, with incomes too high to qualify for legal aid but too low to afford an attorney.  Learn how lawyers can help close this justice gap.

Join the WSBA and Seattle U Law for a full-day conference on how to run a flourishing law practice that includes an intentional commitment to serving clients with limited financial resources.  The program will discuss what low bono is (it's more than just cutting operating costs and discounting your rates or fees), and hear specifically how some lawyers are incorporating low bono principals into their work.

The program will address real-life challenges that arise when clients face financial barriers to full participation in the justice system, and share some specific solutions to addressing those challenges. There will also be an opportunity to begin building meaningful professional relationships through the "Beyond Networking" lunchtime breakout session - LUNCH INCLUDED.

Lawyers from all practice areas and firm sizes are welcome.  Law students and non-lawyers are encouraged to join us as well.

  • Save The Date: February 24, 2017
  • Receive notification when registration opens by clicking here

If you would like more information or have any questions please contact: Mark Sideman (206-398-4092) or Veronica Smith-Casem (425-243-9341).

Department of Public Safety Shuttle Program

Planning to travel home for the Thanksgiving Break? The Department of Public Safety may be able to help facilitate your transportation.

Public Safety will be providing free shuttle rides from campus to the new Capitol Hill Light Rail Station.  From there, travelers can take a short 45-minute train ride directly to SeaTac Airport.

  • There is no need sign-up for rides in advance, simply arrive at the university seal (11th and Marion) anytime during shuttle service hours where a university Nighthawk vehicle will be stationed there with a driver on-site
  • Passengers must be current university students faculty, or staff, so be sure to have your campus ID with you when you arrive for a ride; you'll present your ID to the driver and you will be invited to board the vehicle
  • If there’s no vehicle present when you arrive, shuttle service is taking place, and a vehicle will return shortly; your wait should be no longer than 15 minutes
Review the Sound Transit light rail schedule to make your plans.

Airport Shuttle Service Times:
  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2016, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
If you have any questions, contact the Public Safety office at (206) 296-5992, or by email at sa-huebnerr@seattleu.edu.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

WA Attorney General's Office Veteran Law Clerk Position

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is seeking law students who are also veterans as defined by RCW 41.04.007 to apply to serve as a volunteer law clerk or legal extern for academic credit.

The selected candidate will serve the AGO’s Administrative Division in Seattle. Duties performed by the selected candidate will include, but are not limited to, researching and preparing memoranda on legal issues involving or faced by veterans and military families; researching and summarizing changes to federal and state laws offering protections and benefits to veterans and military families in order to update the AGO Military & Veteran Legal Resource Guide; in conjunction with policy staff, work to identify issues for consideration as part of the AG’s legislative agenda; attend and help coordinate internal meetings; participate in the AG’s outreach efforts to the veteran and military communities and meet with stakeholders; understand the consumer complaint process and assist in analyzing complaints for trends and possible enforcement actions; and work on possible subjects for veteran or military-related CLE subjects.

  • Law student currently enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school (must maintain that status during the duration of the clerkship/externship)
  • Served in any branch of the Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves
  • Fulfilled his or her initial military service obligation OR, as a member of the armed forces reserves, national guard, or coast guard, and has been called into federal service by a presidential select reserve call up for at least one hundred eighty cumulative days
  • Received an honorable discharge or a discharge for medical reasons with an honorable record
  • The AGO seeks candidates who are committed to public service and who possess a diverse background with regard to their education, previous work experience, law school activities, extracurricular activities, community service, and areas of interest that enhance the AGO
Required Application Materials/Deadline:
  • Qualified candidates can apply by going to www.careers.wa.gov and searching for “2017 Veteran Law Clerk Position”
  • Complete the online application and upload a resume, letter of interest, and law school transcript (official/unofficial) by January 12, 2017
  • In addition, all applicants MUST submit one letter of recommendation; that letter can be sent directly to Letrice Tobin by the recommender via email or mail (800 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA 98104) or fax (206-389-2058) and must be received by the deadline
  • For questions about this opportunity, please contact Travis Alley, AAG and Veterans Outreach Specialist by email or phone (206-464-6431).
Recruitment Process:
  • Applications of qualified candidates will be assessed and interviews will be conducted to identify the selected candidate
  • Any qualified candidate not selected can then participate in the AGO’s spring law clerk process for volunteer law clerks, the process for which will immediately follow this recruitment

New Lawyers: Check Out These Upcoming Young Lawyers Division Events

Job Search 411: Inside Information From
the Public and Private Sector

Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm
KCBA, 1200 5th Ave., Suite 700, Seattle
This month instead of a CLE, we've put together an amazing panel to discuss landing a job. Panelists will explain how their company or organization makes hiring decisions, what they look for in a candidate, and share tips for when you land an interview. The panel will be moderated by Amy Miller of Graham Lundberg Peschel who through networking was able to land her job. The panel itself will consist of 2 members of the private sector and 2 from the public. We encourage our student member to attend as well.
This FREE program will be webcast. Make sure to RSVP though as the instructions on webcasting will be emailed out later.
Eventbrite - YLD Job Panel & Happy Hour

KCBA, 1200 5th Ave., Suite 700, Seattle
November 17, 2016 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Enjoy free drinks, appetizers, and a chance to network with your peers.
Law students and prospective members are welcome.
Eventbrite - YLD Job Panel & Happy Hour

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Networking Events Around the Sound: CLEs, Receptions, Clinics, and More

Upcoming Fall Networking Events
Build your skills while getting to know lawyers in the community!
27 October
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) Annual Fall Reception | Join the NWIRP  for delicious food and drinks, great live music,  and inspiration at their annual fall reception, An Evening of Justice at Wing Luke.

10 November
Free Legal Clinic | Join the South Asian Bar Association of Washington as they host a free legal clinic at the North Bellevue Community Center.

Attorneys will provide confidential legal services in immigration, family, business, intellectual property, and labor law, among other areas.

More details or questions, contact: clinic@sabaw.org  
15 November
Speaking as a Lawyer: Hone your Communication Skills | Join the WSBA for a day focused on building your speaking skills and come away with practical tips on how to focus the ears of your listeners to create attitude change, engage your audiences' trust, and communicate with increased awareness.

Faculty includes: Michael Shadow, Ph.D - Michael Shadow and Associates;
Connie Miller, Pivotal Presentations; and Joy Williams, WSBA Diversity Program Manager.

17 November
Cardozo CLE: Paid Family Leave |  Join Cardozo, The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, and a panel of experts for an incredible CLE on paid family leave - who has it, who doesn't, and what the prospects are for the future.
WSBA Board of Governors Meeting | Attend in person at the WSBA offices or watch the public sessions via Live Webcast 

E-Discovery Day

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Canadian Ambassador David MacNaughton on the First Year of the Trudeau Government

Canadian Ambassador David MacNaughton on the First Year of the Trudeau Government: Addressing Global Challenges Through Innovation, Trade, and Respect for Human Rights 
Tuesday, November 1, 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM      
K&L Gates LLP (925 4th Ave, Floor 29, Seattle, WA 98104)

Please join the Canadian Consulate General in Seattle and the World Affairs Council for a conversation with Canadian Ambassador to the U.S., David MacNaughton, for an assessment of Canada’s global priorities, and the U.S. – Canada relationship.

A networking reception with lunch will be held at 11:30 AM.
The formal event will begin at 12:00 PM.

Women of Seattle U Connection Cafe: The Changing Landscape of Law and Politics

Don't miss the next Connection Cafe!

Women of SU Connection Café:
The Changing Landscape of Law and Politics

Wednesday, November 30
6:30-8:30 p.m.
LeRoux Room, Student Center 160
Seattle University

The Women of SU invite you to an evening of meaningful conversations, connection building and relevant dialogue on the “The Changing Landscape of Law & Politics." 

Beer, wine and appetizers will be provided.

Judge Anita Crawford-Willis '82, '86, will moderate our panel on law, politics and diversity. Anita is Administrative Law Judge with the Office of Administrative Hearings in Seattle and a Protem Judge for Seattle Municipal Court. She has been an active member of the legal community in King County for more than 30 years.

Panelists include:

Synthia Melton, '10
Co-founder & Managing Partner, Dimension Law Group
Synthia’s practice focuses on Business Law and Commercial and Residential Real Estate, including Landlord-Tenant law.

Emily Gause, '11
Owner, Law Offices of Emily M. Gause PLLC
Emily practices solely in felony criminal defense, both in federal courts and state courts across Washington State.

Andra Kranzler, '11
Legislative Aide, Councilmember Lisa Herbold
Before becoming a legislative aide for councilmember Lisa Harbold, Andra was the Community Economic Development Manager for Skyway Solutions, and prior to that, a staff attorney at Columbia Legal Services in the Institutions Project. 

Click here to learn more about our panelists.

Register now and join us on November 30!

Don't Forget: Women of SU Social Event

Join us this weekend as we go on the famous Underground Tour and explore the original Seattle streets.

Seattle Underground Tour
Saturday, October 29
1 p.m.
Doc Maynard's Public House
614 1st Ave.

Get tickets.



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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Seattle Sidebar

Seattle University School of Law

Sidebar Happy Hour in Seattle
The Sidebar Happy Hour series is an opportunity for you to connect 
with Dean Annette E. Clark '89, alumni, friends, and the law school. 

5:30 - 7 P.M.
Blueacre Seafood
1700 7th Ave
Seattle, WA
Get Directions

Appetizers provided
No Host Bar

Please RSVP by Monday, November 14.

If you have any questions about the Seattle Alumni Sidebar, please contact the Advancement Office at 206-398-4600 or email lawalumni@seattleu.edu.

Monday, October 24, 2016

WSBA CLE - Speaking as a Lawyer: Hone Your Communication Skills

Presented by WSBA

Live webcast option

Full day:
6 CLE credits
(1 Ethics
+ 5 Other)
Morning only:
3 Other credits
Afternoon only: 2 Other + 1 Ethics credits

Full-day: $275
Morning only: $159
Afternoon only: $159

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
8:25 to 11:45 a.m. (morning session)
12:45 to 4 p.m. (afternoon session)

The Conference Center at the WSBA Offices
1325 4th Ave., 6th floor, Seattle, WA 98101-2539 (View Map)
As a lawyer, you are expected to speak with authority, to influence, and to persuade. Yet much of your training and focus is on written communication. Spend a day with gifted trainers and coaches and learn techniques you can put to work immediately to improve your verbal communications with the court as well as with your colleagues, clients, and community.
Morning session: Speaking to influence
Learn techniques that focus your audience to actively listen to your most important points. Michael Shadow, Ph.D, an internationally acknowledged trainer and coach in persuasive communication and adjunct professor at the University of Washington and Seattle University, brings together the most recent brain and social psychology research in the fields of influence and attitude change in this fascinating session.
Afternoon session: Speaking with ease and awareness
Learn and practice three simple strategies to turn stage fright and speaker’s anxiety into a receptive connection with your audience. Communication trainer and consultant Connie Miller has coached attorneys in litigation communication for over 35 years, and this session will help both experienced speakers and novices become more confident in their ability to think clearly and quickly on their feet.
What do you do if you have said something that has been perceived as biased? Using hypotheticals drawn from legal practice, WSBA Diversity and Public Service Program Manager Joy Williams will teach four basic strategies for recovery using self and community acknowledgment, affirmations, and openness.
Join us in person in Seattle or via the live webcast from anywhere!
For accessibility or accommodation requests, or other questions, please email cle@wsba.org or call 206-443-WSBA (toll free: 800-945-WSBA). The WSBA Conference Center is equipped with hearing access via an induction loop.
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