Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Oct 8/Seattle: "Surveillance Without Suspicion"

Wiretapping - the PATRIOT Act - Data Mining - the NSA - "Fusion Centers"

With Mike German, a former FBI Special Agent who now works for the ACLU.


A 16-year veteran of federal law enforcement, Mike German specialized in domestic terrorism and covert operations with the FBI. Now he serves as Policy
Counsel for National Security and Privacy with the ACLU's Legislative Office in Washington, DC.

Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Broadway Performance Hall (Broadway & Pine, Capitol Hill)
Reception to follow talk

Approved for 1.0 General CLE Credit, WSBA Seminar #240162. Onsite registration.

Free and open to the public

The ACLU welcomes people with disabilities. If you need access accommodations, please call (206) 624-2184 ext. 248 at least five working days prior to this

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sept 24/Seattle: What is Archeology Anyway and Why Do Cultural Resources Keep Popping Up in the Middle of Big Projects?

Allyson Brooks, director/state historic preservation Officer at the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, reviews the archaeology in Washington state, the role of the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, and the laws associated with the protection of archaeological sites and human remains.

Sept. 24 4-5pm
Women's University Club
1105 Sixth Ave., Seattle
Sponsor: WSBA ELUL Section

What is Archeology Anyway and Why Do Cultural Resources Keep Popping Up in the Middle of Big Projects?

Free to ELUL members
$25 for the CLE for non-ELUL Section members
Join section (cost of which is $25 - http://www.wsba.org/Lawyers/groups/elul/sectioninfo.htm ), then event is free
For more information:
contact Stacy Bjordahl at sbjordahl@pblaw.biz

Monday, September 21, 2009

WA/Sept 30 Deadline: Leadership Institute (30 credits and more!)

The Washington State Bar Association Leadership Institute ( http://www.wsba.org/lawyers/leadership_institute.htm ) offers many benefits, including 30 free credits of CLE and many other benefits. However, acceptance into this program is very
competitive and the deadline is September 30, 5pm SHARP for the class of 2010.

Application Limitations:

* Member of the WSBA
* Admitted to practice three to ten years.
* Other qualifications and how to apply:

If you fit the qualifications, you would be wise to submit a compelling application, responsive to the stated mission of the Leadership Institute as laid out on its website, by no later than the deadline.

Good Luck!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Oct 23-4/Atlanta: Diabetes Issues/ Fighting for Fairness 2009

Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, as part of its mission "to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes".

Register: http://guest.cvent.com/i.aspx?1Q,M3,4e1bee09-343e-42cf-8698-3728b44801fa


"The Association is committed to ending discrimination against people with diabetes at work, at school, and throughout their lives. We do this through a collaboration of lawyers with expertise in disability discrimination law and health care professionals who are the nation's leaders in the science and management of diabetes. Attendees are invited to join our ADA Attorney Network.

This event provides attorneys with the information and resources needed to assist people with diabetes facing discrimination at school and in the workplace through a variety of methods ranging from education and negotiation to litigation and legislation.

The Agenda Will Include:

* A focus on the "ADA Amendments Act of 2008" (ADAAA) and its impact on adults and children with diabetes
* Plenary sessions on the science and management of diabetes and related discrimination issues
* Separate program tracks for diabetes-related discrimination in employment and education
* Practical sessions on how to resolve diabetes discrimination problems
* Information on the American Diabetes Association and other resources to assist in diabetes related litigation

The program will benefit both lawyers who want to gain a better understanding of the science of diabetes as it impacts legal rights in employment and education, and lawyers who understand the management of diabetes but who want to learn more about education and employment disability discrimination law.

This program will provide Continuing Legal Education credit.

If you have questions about the Fighting for Fairness program please contact Steve Bieringer, Fighting for Fairness 2009 Coordinator at stevebier@comcast.net or 303-717-6707."

Editor's Note: this program is not quite free, but "The $50 registration fee includes materials and meals (two breakfasts, one lunch, and snacks) during the seminar, as well as membership in the American Diabetes Association. In my editorial judgment, association membership plus three meals makes the fee for CLE basically zero.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Oct 14/Seattle: “How to Win Human Rights Cases by Using UN Treaties and Offices of the Inspector General”

Attorney Ann Fagan Ginger will discuss cases won in United States courts by using treaties, according to subjects such as civil liberties law, civil rights law, criminal law, election law, etc.

WSBA World Peace Through Law Section

"How to Win Human Rights Cases by Using UN Treaties and Offices of the Inspector General"
 Wednesday, October 14, 2009  3:30–4:30 p.m.
WSBA Office, 1325 4th Ave., Ste. 600, Seattle, WA
Noted civil liberties attorney, activist, and theorist Professor Ann Fagan Ginger is the founder and director of the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute in Berkeley. Her work in human rights law has developed during an extensive career, and includes rigorous analysis of the relationship between American law and international human rights standards.
An appreciation of the Constitutional Era of the United States, when the Founders recognized that the "continued existence of their new nation depended on other nations obeying customary international law"
The Meiklejohn Institute invites active participation of citizens and attorneys in its human rights reporting project. In another project, the Institute encourages citizens' groups to seek resolutions from their cities and towns which assert the role of international human rights standards, as applicable within the United States.
Approved for 1 general CLE credit
World Peace Through Law members – Free
Non-World Peace Through Law Section members — $25
Law students – Free
Event Registration:  
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Special Accommodations:  
Please contact Jennifer Keene at jenniferk@wsba.org


Monday, September 14, 2009

Sept. 25/Seattle: Domestic Violence and Immigration Relief CLE, focusing on VAWA, U/T visas.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of the Chief Counsel is hosting this event.

Jackson Federal Building, 4th Fl., 915 Second Ave., Seattle, WA;
September 25, 2009 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Approved for
5.75 credits, including 0.5 ethics
(WA MCLE Board event

Please call 503-326-4912 with questions.

Randy Winn
PO Box 1731
Mercer Island, WA 98040-1731 USA
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sep 17/Seattle: Home Foreclosure Legal Aid Project

The Washington State Bar Association Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP) Section Quarterly Meeting will include a Mini-CLE for members:

When: Thursday, September 17, 2009
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Where: Ben Bridge Corporate Office
2901 3rd Ave., 2nd Floor

Approved for 1 general CLE credit

1. Online registration form: https://pro.wsba.org/forms/cle/Z90917.asp

2. Please contact Dianne Smith (dsmith@benbridge.com) with your menu selection no later than September 14. Please choose from one of the following: tuna salad sandwich, roast beef sandwich, chicken club, turkey club, or Italian garden veggie sandwich.

3. Kindly e-mail Jon Bridge with any additional agenda items you would like to submit for the meeting at jbridge@benbridge.com.

JOIN THE SECTION to become eligible for this and future free CLE:


Sept 21/Seattle: Gender Differences in Communication and Negotiation

"Gender impacts how we negotiate and communicate - whether through rapport or report talk, direct or indirect speech, cross-talking, or sequential speech. How people validate (and need to be validated), as well as how they express humor, also varies across genders.

This highly interactive hour will be presented by Nina Meierding, MS, JD, who moved to Washington a year ago from California, where she was a full-time mediator for more than two decades and mediated more than 4,000 disputes."

Sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section ( http://www.adr-wa.com/ )

"Gender Differences in Communication and Negotiation"

9/21, 12 - 1:30 PM, Section-Sponsored Mini-CLE

WSBA Office, 1325 4th Ave., Ste. 600, Seattle

Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits

ADR Section members - Free
Law students - Free
Non-ADR Section members - $35

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