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
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
1:15-2:45- Rounding Out Your Practice: Civil Legal Updates Part 1 (1.5 CLE credits)
2:45-4:30- Rounding Out Your Practice: Civil Legal Updates Part 2 (1.5 CLE credits)
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.
OVERNIGHT GUESTS: Comfort Suites is the closest hotel-1 minute from the CTC. Their contact number is 509-662-1818.