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:  
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

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 or call 206-443-WSBA (toll free: 800-945-WSBA). The WSBA Conference Center is equipped with hearing access via an induction loop.
Can’t make the live seminar? Click here to be notified when the recording is available.

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