Continuing Legal Education
Each year the CLE Committee strives to provide seminars of the highest quality, utilizing local talent while keeping registration costs at a minimum. Tony Hazel is Chair of the 2013-2014 CLE Committee and Mark Wardrop is the Spokane County Bar Association contact for all Continuing Legal Education related issues.
We are always searching for CLE topics that interest our members and quality speakers who are willing to volunteer their time to share their expertise with colleagues. If you have a CLE topic to suggest or wish to volunteer your services to the CLE Committee, feel free to contact Mark Wardrop.
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UPCOMING CLE SEMINARS
DATETITLECREDITS3/6/20145TH ANNUAL INDIAN LAW CLE5.50 total credits, including 1.0 ethics credits
pending for Washington and Idaho3/12/2014How To Ethically, Professionally and Reliably Grow Your Solo Firm5.0-7.0 credits, Up to 2.0 Ethics4/18/14Construction Law 1016.75 Total Credits, 1.0 Ethics Credits
How To Ethically, Professionally and Reliably Grow Your Solo Firm
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
7.0 credits, including 2.75 ethics credits
The Spokane Club
1002 West Riverside Avenue, Georgian Room
Check-in and coffee: 8:30 - 8:45 AM
THE SPOKANE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION LOVES ITS MEMBERS!
The Spokane County Bar Association would like to show you how much we love our members. The Spokane County Bar Association and SCBA Solo and Small Practice section are bringing this national CLE tour to you at an incredibly low price (see prices below). This national CLE tour will cover the following topics.
The 4 Stages of Growth: Small law firms run the greatest risk of getting a bar grievance at the edges of each stage. Participants will be forewarned of the dangers and therefore better able to prepare their firms against the most common causes of problems.
The 7 Moving Parts of A Predictably Profitable Law Firm : There are 7 moving parts to every successful law firm. Equally, the firms that are unprofitable, with fluctuating revenues and high incidents of lawyer-burnout are those where inadequate attention has been paid to one or more of these seven parts of the business.
The Most Important Question: Amongst all the important questions a law firm's business plan is supposed to answer, there is one question that stands-out as being the most important one.
Marketing - Setting The Stage For Ethical, Professional & Predictable Growth: It is a mistake to think that marketing has nothing to do with ethics and professionalism.
Sales - The Actual Cause Of So Many Bar Grievances: For too many years lawyers have thought of “sales” as a dirty word. It is not. Or rather it need not be
when handled the right way.
Organizing & Keeping Track Of How The Work Gets Done: The key to having a reliable and sustainable law firm is thinking-through how when and why work flows through the system.
People - Who, When & How To: Hire, Train, Manage & Make A Profit With Legal Staff: Life can be pretty great for the owner of a well-run law firm. Or else it can be pretty scary.
• If received after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014 - $100 - members/$125 - nonmembers
• Current Solo & Small Practice Section Members always pay $50 (But please pre-register)
LOW COST CLE w/lunch included!
5TH ANNUAL INDIAN LAW CLE
Presented by the Spokane County Bar Association Indian Law Section,
Gonzaga University School of Law & Gonzaga University Native American Law Students Association (NALSA)
Thursday, March 6, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5.50 total credits, including 1.0 ethics credits
pending for Washington and Idaho
Gonzaga University School of Law
721 North Cincinnati Street, Barbieri Courtroom
This year's special guest speaker is Stephen L. Pevar, a nationally known author and Senior Staff Counsel for the ACLU. Mr. Pevar worked for Legal Services on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation from several years and taught Federal Indian Law at the University of Denver School of Law for 16 years. He has litigated numerous Indian rights cases and has lectured extensively on the subject. Mr. Pevar will present Eight Fascinating Court Decisions Affecting Indians and Tribes.
Kalispel Tribal Court Judge Thomas N. Tremaine and Washington state adoption attorney Mark M. Demaray will present a discussion on The Baby Veronica Case.
Professor Margo Hill and Commissioner Michelle Ressa will discuss Inter-Jurisdictional Issues Involving Federal, State and Tribal Laws. Local attorneys,.
Daniel I.S.J. Rey-Bear and Brian P. McClatchey will talk about Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions and Case Law Update.
Finally, Rule 9 Intern Makenzi K. Weymer will be joined by local attorneys Juliana C. Repp and Dana Cleveland and present Ethical Issues in Tribal Court .
Cost to attend is only $160 for members, $175 for nonmembers, $120 for Tribal attorneys, Non-profit Attorneys and SCBA YLD members, or $20 for staff. G.U. Law School & EWU students attend for free. Now accepting credit cards for CLE related transactions. Please call (509) 477-2665 and speak to Keri to place a credit card order.
CONSTRUCTION LAW 101
Presented by WSBA Construction Law Section and the
Spokane County Bar Association
Friday, April 18, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6.75 total credits, including 1.0 ethics credits
The Spokane Club
1002 West Riverside Avenue
The WSBA Construction Law Section and the SCBA are pleased to present a seminar surveying Construction Law topics. The seminar will begin with analysis of standard form construction documents and risk allocation. The seminar will also cover change order issues, provide a synopsis of the Construction Council's recent construction related jury instructions submitted to its members. Of particular importance there will be an hour of ethics, and then finish with discussions of damages in construction cases and insurance issues in the construction context litigation.
Seminar topics and speakers include
Construction 101: Standard Form Contracts and Risk Allocation by Thomas H. Wolfendale of K & L Gates
Changes and Differing Site Conditions by Roy L. Lund of Oseran Hahn Spring Straight & Watts, P.S.
Construction Liens by Kerry C. Lawrence of Schlemlein Goetz Fick &
Jury Instructions by Jason T. Piskel of Piskel, Yahne & Kovarik, PLLC and John P. Evans of John Evans Law
Ethics by John P. Evans of John Evans Law
Calculating, Documenting, Proving, and Defending Damages Claims in Construction Matters by Robert H. Crick, Jr. of Robert Crick Law Firm PLL
Insurance by John H. Guin of Law Office of John H. Guin, PLLC.
Cost to attend is $195, if registered by April 1st. If registration and payment are received after April 1st, the cost is $225. Now accepting credit cards for CLE related transactions. Please call (509) 477-2665 and speak to Keri to place a credit card order.
- July 23, 2014- SCBA Shred Day, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - SCBA members are welcome to bring their old documents to be shredded. The Shredder, provided by DeVries Information Management, will be out in front of the Spokane County Courthouse, 1116 West Broadway Avenue, Spokane, WA.
- July 30, 2014- SCBA Night at Avista Stadium for Spokane Indians Baseball, 602 North Havanna Street, Spokane, WA. Tickets cost $20 each and we have our own wait staff to fetch our dogs & brews. E-mail Mark Wardrop (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Bar Office to reserve your tickets.
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