6th Annual Community Justice CLE Blitz

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6th Annual Community Justice CLE Blitz

November 10, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

$20 - $220

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The Community Justice CLE Blitz is hosted by Chelan Douglas County Volunteer Attorney Services (VAS) and offers attorneys and legal staff an opportunity for local training and CLE credits.  Revenue from this event ensures that free legal services continue to be available to individuals and families living in poverty .

6th Annual Community Justice CLE Blitz Program and Details

6.75 CLE credits approved, including 2.75 Ethics


8:30-8:50- Registration, sign-in, coffee

8:50-9:00- Welcome

9:00-11:45- Civility Pays: The business case for a civil and more ethical practice of law (2.75 Ethics)

Presenters: Timothy Jaasko-Fisher, Commissioner Bart Vandergrift

11:45-12:05-Break/Lunch pick up

12:05-1:05- Being Your Best with More Energy and Mental Clarity (1 CLE credit)

                     Presenter: Dr. Kristen Allot

1:05-1:15- Break

1:15-2:45- Rounding Out Your Practice: Civil Legal Updates Part 1 (1.5 CLE credits)

  • Guardianship-Christina Davitt
  • New Power of Attorney Law-David Bentsen
  • Charity Care-Ty Duhamel
  • Consumer/Bankruptcy Law-David Kazemba


2:45-4:30- Rounding Out Your Practice: Civil Legal Updates Part 2 (1.5 CLE credits)

  • Employment Law-Rita Lovett
  • Housing Law-presenter, Judith Lurie
  • Family Law Forms- Priscilla Selden
  • Domestic Violence Protection Orders-Ruth Esparza and Lindsey Paxton
  • Immigration Law-Vanessa Gutierrez


Program Descriptions:

Civility Pays: The business case for a civil and more ethical practice of law

Presenters: Timothy Jaasko-Fisher, M.A., J.D., Roberts Fund, fostering civility in the legal profession, and Commissioner Bart Vandergrift, Chelan County Superior Court

Promoting civility in your law practice benefits clients, practitioners, and the profession. The costs of incivility extend beyond economics and time. Incivility impacts the mental and physical health of all who are involved in the system and impairs the administration of justice – a situation which is costly to everyone involved. Civility Pays provides an overview of the issues related to civility in the practice of law. Through the use of interactive exercises and discussion, we will explore the role that civility plays in the Rules of Professional Conduct, the price we pay for incivility, the benefits we gain when we are all more civil, and some strategies to foster civility in your practice. Participants will be provided a framework to develop practices that promote compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, improve the practitioner’s quality of life, protect clients’ interests as well as the bottom line, and enhance the administration of justice.

Being Your Best with More Energy and Mental Clarity

Presenter: Dr. Kristen Allott, Optimizing Brains for Decision-Making, Creativity, and Health

The minds of legal community have already been vetted for their productivity and clarity of thought. Burnout is when the brain and body no longer have the ability to maintain the clear decision making and engagement of work and home life. Using the latest science, Dr. Allott offers the legal community clear and concise science of how to reduce fatigue, anxiety, irritation, insomnia, and sugar cravings while improving our decision making by how and when we eat. At the end of the talk you will have an achievable plan and resources to improve you energy and mental clarity.

Rounding Out Your Law Practice: Civil Legal Updates

Local attorneys will provide brief and relevant updates in their practice areas. Participants will receive a packet with updates, information, resources and presenter contact information. Check back for title updates.

  • Housing LawVacating an Eviction, presenter Judith Lurie of Northwest Justice Project
  • Consumer Law/Bankruptcy-presenter David Kazemba of Overcast Law Offices
  • Family Law FormsShortcuts to Using the New FL Plain Language Forms, presenter Priscilla Selden of Columbia Valley Legal Technician Services
  • Guardianship-presenter Christina Davitt of Ogden Murphy Wallace
  • Domestic Violence Protection OrdersSurrendering Guns at DVPO, presenters Ruth Esparza and Lindsey Paxton of Northwest Justice Project
  • Employment Law– presenter Rita Lovett of Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward, P.S.
  • Charity CareUsing Charity Care Law to Protect Consumers, presenter Ty Duhamel of Columbia Legal Services
  • Power of Attorney– presenter David Bentsen of Speidel Bentsen, LLP
  • Immigration Law-presenter Vanessa Gutierrez of Northwest Immigrant Rights Project



OVERNIGHT GUESTS:  Comfort Suites is the closest hotel-1 minute from the CTC.  Their contact number is 509-662-1818.


Unlimited available
CLE Blitz morning session only$110.002.75 Ethics credits for the morning session only lunch is an additional registration

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Unlimited available
CLE Blitz registration after Oct. 27$220.00Full day registration, lunch and materials.

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Unlimited available
CLE Blitz afternoon session only$110.003 CLE credits, afternoon session only. Lunch requires additional registration.

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November 10, 2016
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$20 - $220


Chelan Douglas County Volunteer Attorney Services


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