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Tribal Jurisdiction: Tribal Law and Order Act (2010) and Violence Against Women Act (2013)

Seattle; 1 general CLE credit

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Tribal Jurisdiction: Tribal Law and Order Act (2010) and Violence Against Women Act (2013)

When: May 8, 2014
          3:30 - 5 p.m.

Where: Alki Room (Across from WSBA Conference Center)
           1501 4th Ave.
           Seattle

Approved for 1 general CLE credit. 

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Recent Events

This record of past events is maintained for the convenience of members who may wish to apply for CLE credit.
 
2013

  • November 1-2, 2013: "Volunteer Attorney Training for Survivors of Human Trafficking in Washington State." Approved for 12.5 general CLE credits and 0.50 ethics credit.
  • August 30, 2013: "Border Patrol Roadblocks in Washington State." Approved for 1.0 general CLE credit.
  • June 22, 2013: "Litigating  the Right to Peace."  Approved for 2.0 general CLE credits.
  • April 26, 2013: "Sunshine Over the Energy Wars: Practical and Legal Aspects of Home Solar in Washington State."  Lecture series webinar.
  • March 29, 2013: "Pro Bono Opportunities with Immigrants and Refugees - Yes You Can." Lecture series webinar.

2012

  • December 12, 2012: "Protecting Labor Rights as Human Rights - Is the U.S. in Compliance with International Standards?"  Approved for 1.0 general CLE credit.
  • October 23, 2012: "Burdens on Families and Children of U.S. Immigration Laws." Approved for 1.0 general CLE credit.
  • July 26, 2012: "The Right to Travel to Cuba: History and Current Law." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.
  • May 22, 2012: "Transnational Perspectives on a Civil Right to Counsel." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.
  • April 24, 2012: "The Defense of Human Rights in Latin America."  Aprroved for 1.5 general CLE credits.

2011

  • December 13, 2011: "Kingdom of Bhutan on Gross National Happiness and Effective Justice." Approved for 1.0 general CLE credit.
  • September 29, 2011: "Nuclear Weapon Free Zones in the Middle East." Approved for 1.5 CLE credits.
  • July 26, 2011: "Torture and Legal Ethics."  Aprroved for 1.5 CLE ethics credits.
  • June 28, 2011: "The Ehren Watada Case: Standing On Principle." Kenneth S. Kagan, Attorney.  Approved for 1.0 general CLE credit.
  • April 26, 2011: "The Columbia River Treaty, Stevens Treaty Water Rights, and the Human Right to Water."  Rachel Paschal Osborn, Attorney and Executive Director, Center for Environmental Law and Policy. Approved for 1.5 general CLE credit.
  • January 25, 2011: "From Needs to Rights: The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in South Asia." Professor Upendra Acharya, Gonzaga School of Law. Approved for 1.0 general CLE credit.

2010

  • December 9, 2010: Former Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr. speaks on "Nuclear Disarmament and the Future."
  • Cancelled: Thursday, November 18, 2010: "From Needs to Rights: The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in South Asia." Will be rescheduled for a later date.
  • Tuesday, October 26, 2010: Mini-CLE – "Economic Rights as the Cornerstone for Building World Peace Through Law: Reflections on Economic Recession, Corruption, Free Trade Regimes and Human Rights." Professor Joel Ngugi, University of Washington School of Law. Approved for 1.0 general CLE credit.
  • Monday, September 27, 2010: "Civil Society and the Making of Public International Law: The Nuclear Disarmament Movement's Effect on Nuclear Weapons Policy and Treaties." Professor Lawrence Wittner, State University of New York-Albany. 1.5 general CLE credits.
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2010: "Duties of an Occupying Power under International Humanitarian Law: The U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan" mini-CLE. Approved for 1.0 general CLE credits.
  • Tuesday, April 27, 2010: "Building Peace Through Environmental Justice."
    "The case of International Trade in electronic Waste: Justice and Poisons Adrift on a Tide of Globalization." Jim Puckett, Executive Director of the Basel Action Network. Click here to view the handout regarding his presentation.
    "NAFTA, Biodiversity and Human Rights." Professor Carmen Gonzalez, Seattle University School of Law. Click here to view the handout regarding her presentation.
    Click here to view the Basel Action Network website.
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2010: "Low Wage Workers, Migration and Human Rights" mini-CLE. Rebecca Smith, Attorney, National Employment Law Project.
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2010: "U.S. Social Exclusion Policies and the Right to Housing" mini-CLE. Professor Steve Herbert, University of Washington; Introduction by Martha L. Schmidt, Attorney. Approved for 1 general CLE credit.

2009

  • Wednesday, December 16, 2009: WPTL Section Year-End Social
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2009: "How to Win Human Rights Cases by Using UN Treaties and Offices of the Inspector General" mini-CLE. Ann fagan Ginger, Attorney & Executive Director, Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute. Approved for 1 general CLE credit.
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2009: Mini-CLE: "Should the Government Recognize Health as a Human Right? A Look at the Health Reform Debate." Sarah Weinberg, MD, Physicians for a National Health Program. Barbara Flye, Office of the Insurance Commissioner, State of Washington. Approved for 1.0 general CLE credit.
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2009: Work session on the U.S. ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights to the Child.
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2009: United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People. Tim Coulter, Attorney and Executive Director, Indian Law Resource Center (Missoula, MT). Approved for 1.0 general CLE credit.
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2009: Workgroup on the Ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2009: Mini-CLE - "Convention on the Rights of the Child: Overcoming Obstacles to Ratification."  Jana Heyd, Attorney. Approved for 1 CLE general credit.
  • Tuesday, January 27, 2009: Mini-CLE - "Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan." Professor Mark Chinen, Seattle University School of Law. Approved for 1 general CLE credit.