Friday, March 12, 2010

Multiple Dates/Portland, OR - Brown Bag series

While not technically "free", this monthly series of seminars is only $10.00 each, which is pretty cheap. Since we have darn few Oregon listings, I'll toss these in. See dates and subjects here:

To register:
(503) 431-6413, or toll-free in Oregon at 800-452-8260, x413
Mail with check:
Oregon State Bar, CLE Registration, P.O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281
At-the-door registration will be available at all seminars

Multnomah County Courthouse
1021 SW Fourth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204-1123


Mar 23/Seattle: Low-Wage Workers, Migration, and Human Right

University of Washington professor Steven K. Herbert gives presentation on how social exclusion policies affect the international human right to housing, focusing on his book with co-author Katherine Beckett, Banished: The New Social Control in Urban America.

WSBA World Peace Through Law Section

"Low-Wage Workers, Migration, and Human Rights"

Download the advance reading materials!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Noon to 1:00 p.m.

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

Approved for 1 general CLE credit

WPTL Section members and law students - Free
Non-WPTL Section members - $25
Note: Section membership is only $25 and typically includes admission to at least 5 such CLEs each year.
Join the Section

Event Pre-registration (required to assure seating; registration is also available at door on seats-available basis):

Special Accommodations:
Please contact Jennifer Keene at or 206-727-8296.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Apr 13/Rootstown, OH - Bridges Out of Poverty

A FREE CLE for volunteer attorneys who agree to accept one pro bono case with Legal Aid within the next 12 months. 6.0 general hours CLE credits have been requested from the Ohio Supreme Court.

This CLE program will provide attorneys with information about concrete tools a community can use to prevent, alleviate, and reduce poverty. It will describe how people of all economic classes can come together to improve job retention rates, build resources, improve outcomes, and support those who are moving out of poverty.

Doug Denton is an ordained Methodist minister and a licensed social worker. After serving at churches in Cleveland Heights and Akron, he spent eleven years working for Summit County Children's Services. Now he serves as Minister of Pastoral Care at Kent United Methodist Church and is an active volunteer for Open M when he has been active with the Bridges Out of Poverty movement.

Topics Covered:
Mental Model of Poverty, Research Continuum, Key Concepts of Bridges Out of Poverty, Hiden Rules, The Role of Language and Story, Family Structure, and Resources.

Bridges Out of Poverty

NEOUCOM Conference Center • 4209 State Route 44 • Rootstown, OH

April 13, 2010
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To register or obtain more information, contact Sandra Costa:
Phone: (330) 983-2622
Fax: (330) 535-0728

CLEs are offered free to attorneys who agree to volunteer on one pro bono case or at a Counsel and Advice Clinic. They are open to current volunteers and to attorneys who commit to accept a pro bono referral or staff a clinic in the next year.


Mar 19/Baton Rouge, LA: The Backdoor of the Juvenile Courts

The Louisiana Law Review, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and The George W. & Jean H. Pugh Institute for Justice cordially invite you to a symposium examining the increased use of statutory waiver and transfer provisions to try juveniles for offenses in the criminal courts, rather than the juvenile courts, and whether such a phenomenon can be reconciled with the original purposes resulting in the creation of juvenile courts a century ago. For more detailed information, agenda and speaker bios, please visit our website at

There is no cost for the symposium and the luncheon will be catered by the LSU Faculty Club. Pre-registration is required to attend the luncheon. Also, this symposium has been approved for five (5) hours of free CLE credit. To register, mail the attached registration form to Brenda Salassi, Clinic Coordinator, Paul M. Hebert Law Center , P.O. Box 25080, Louisiana State University , Baton Rouge , LA 70894 , fax to (225) 578-6018, or

The Backdoor of the Juvenile Courts: Waivers and the Impact of Criminalization
Location: LSU Law Center , David Robinson Courtroom 1 East Campus Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Date: March 19, 2009
Time: 8:45 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

All are invited. Five (5) hours of free CLE credit for attorneys.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mar 31/Seattle WA - “Turner v. Stime – Recognizing and Attacking Juror Bias”

Lawyers who represented the plaintiff at the trial court and amicus parties on appeal in Turner v. Stime will discuss their experiences and approach to the legal issues in overturning a jury verdict based on juror bias.

Co-sponsored by the WSBA Committee for Diversity

"Turner v. Stime – Recognizing and Attacking Juror Bias"

When:   Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: WSBA office
1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600, Seattle
Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits
Tuition - Free
Please click on the following link to register for this timely seminar:

Mar 11/Seattle, WA - Veterans' Courts

This Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section Quarterly Meeting and Mini-CLE covers Veterans' Courts in Washington state, and legal issues for homeless veterans in Washington courts. Presented by David Green, project specialist for the Incarcerated Veterans Reintegration Program and the Veterans Drug Program in Pierce County; and by Donald Lachman, program manager/special projects coordinator for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

WSBA Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section Quarterly Meeting and Mini-CLE - "Veterans' Courts"

Ben Bridge Jeweler Corporate Office
2901 3rd Ave., 2nd Floor, Seattle

 Thursday, March 11, 2010
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.*

Approved for 1 general CLE credit


Pre-Registration Required:

*Lunch: To order lunch, payable at the event, please contact Dianne Smith at


Mar 10/Seattle - Nuts and Bolts of Immigration Law

It is becoming increasingly important and essential for corporations and businesses to have a comprehensive immigration plan in place to ensure that it is competitive in the global market. Join an esteemed panel of attorneys, including Mr. Gregg Rodgers, Ms. Bonnie S. Wasser and Mr. Marcus Kosins, as they discuss the intricacies and nuances of the practice of immigration law.

Mr. Rodgers will provide an overview of the importance of immigration planning for businesses, as well as discuss the major changes within visa application documentation requirements. Ms. Wasser will shed light on issues relating to the pending immigration reforms, and Mr. Kosin will discuss the issues relating to visa consular processing in Asia.

Attendees at this interesting CLE will gain an understanding of:
* An overview of the Immigration laws and processes
* Visa consular processing in Asia
* Impact of immigration reform on current regulations and processes
* Practical tips when dealing with the United States immigration and citizenship services

WSBA International Practice Mini-CLE: "Nuts and Bolts of Immigration Law"

 Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Offices of Garvey Schubert Barer
Second & Seneca Building
1191 Second Ave., 18th Floor, Seattle

Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits

International Practice Section members - Free
Non-International Practice Section members - $35
Law students - Free


Special Accommodations:
Please contact Shahzah Qadri at


Apr 1/Seattle, WA - Racial Disparity in Discipline

The second installment of the ACLU of Washington's 2010 "Law & Liberty" CLE series is presented by ACLU-WA staff attorney Rose Spidell and TeamChild staff attorney Nicole McGrath. They will discuss racial disparity in discipline; efforts to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, in which children are criminalized rather than educated; and civil rights of students and their families.

The Opportunity Gap: Racial Disparity in Discipline

Thursday, April 1
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Tateuchi Story Theatre at Wing Luke Asian Museum
719 South King Street at 8th Ave. S., Seattle (map)
1.5 General CLE Credits Pending, WSBA Seminar #254149

$5 (Free for ACLU-WA Members)

Participants will have the opportunity to view current Wing Luke exhibits. The museum will be open till 8:00 pm and admission is free.

Space is limited. Register today.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mar 9/New York, NY - Litigating orders of protection and child custody/visitation cases

Attorneys will be trained to represent inMotion-referred clients in order of protection, child custody and visitation matters in Family Court. Procedural and substantive aspects will be discussed in detail, as well as tips on how to represent and advise victims of domestic violence. Training manuals and sample documents will be provided.
A case with an order of projection and/or child custody/visitation issues will be assigned at the training or shortly thereafter. Attorneys can work on the case individually or as part of a team of two or more attorneys.
The assigned pro bono case will require at least one court appearance. Attorneys are expected to commit to taking a case pro bono either individually or as part of a team of two or more attorneys.
Please note that this training is open only to attorneys from corporate law firms.

Litigating orders of protection and child custody/visitation cases
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
6:00 – 9:00 pm
and refreshments at 5:30 pm

Pre-registration required
(register online,en/ or see contact information)
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
425 Lexington Avenue
(between East 43rd and 44th Streets)
New York, NY 10017
3 CLE credits upon course completion
1.5 skills / 1.0 professional practice / 0.5 ethics
Up to 6 CLE pro bono credits for providing an inMotion client with direct legal representation (1 skills credit for every 300 minutes, up to a maximum of 6 credits per attorney registration period)


Mar 3/Web - Defensible Legal Hold & Early Case Assessment

Best practices and technology for eDiscovery are rapidly advancing. What was state of the art yesterday may no longer be a defensible process today.

During this informative web seminar, you will hear from a broad range of eDiscovery experts on the following:

  • An understanding of the rapidly changing reasonableness standard
  • The judiciary and technology
  • Best practices for managing legal hold and early case assessment
  • The evolving expectation around a reasonable and defensible process
  • State of the art, advanced technology for legal hold, preservation, collection, and early case assessment
  • Effective methods for mitigating risks, reducing costs, and minimizing process challenges.

Title: Defensible Legal Hold & Early Case Assessment — Advanced Technology Best Practices & the Changing Reasonableness Standard (sponsored by Autonomy)

Date: March 3, 2010
Time: 1:00 PM (EST)
CLE credit available for NY, CA and IL only
To register click here.