Spanish for Lawyers 2011 - 2012

Seattle, Washington
Wednesday, September 21, 2011


        Spanish for Lawyers


Spanish for Lawyers is offered in collaboration with LBAW;   El Centro de la Raza;   Schroeter Goldmark & Bender;  Seattle University School of Art & Sciences Modern Language Department; and Seattle University School of Law 

Spanish for Lawyers 2011 - 2012
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Seattle University School of Law
Sullivan Hall
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122
United States

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The course is full - please contact to be added to the waitlist.

Course Overview:

There is tremendous need for Spanish speaking lawyers.If you are conversant in the Spanish language but need to work through and practice legal terms, phrases and concepts, this is the course for you. If you would like to represent Spanish speaking clients but are not quite confident in your Spanish language fluency, we especially want you to join us. Take your Spanish speaking ability to the next level!

This course will meet weekly Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at Seattle University School of Law, September 21, 2011 – April 25, 2011 except for scheduled breaks during the school year. Class will meet at El Centro de la Raza with the LBAW legal clinics supported by Schroeter Goldmark & Bender 4 -5 times October - April. 

Included in this course:

• Textbook
• In-class practice sessions & role plays
• Presentations on cultural issues you will likely encounter with clients
• Participation in Spanish legal clinics with interpreter support
• Option to observe live court proceedings in Spanish
• Certificate of Completion Provided
• Snacks provided for on-campus class sessions

Program Chairperson:

Des Moines Municipal Court Judge Veronica Alicea-Galvan will lead this course with support from the Seattle University School of Law and the Seattle University School of Arts & Sciences Modern Languages Department. Guest presenters and volunteer discussion leaders will also serve to enrich and enliven your practice sessions. The course is tailored to the needs and practice areas of the registrants over the eight months the class meets.

Requirements & Class Maximum:

This class is designed for 12 – 15 registrants max.  Full fluency is not required but ability to engage in Spanish conversation is a must. (This is not Spanish 101).

Tuition/Registration Fees:

$1500 General Registration
$1250 Gov’t or Non-Profit Entities
$1200 SU Law Alumni

WA Lawyers receive 1.5 CLE credits for each class. Class will meet up to 21 times for a possible total of 31.5 CLE credits.


Refunds for cancellations will not be permitted after September 23, 2010. Registrants may attend the first class September 21 before the cancellation deadline.

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • If paying by check:  Complete the online registration information and choose pay by check option.  Please make check(s) payable to Seattle University School of Law CLE and attach or include information identifying the registrant(s) and program(s) attended. Mail to Seattle University School of Law CLE Department, Sullivan Hall, Room 200J, 901 12th Avenue, PO Box 222000 Seattle WA 98122-1090. Please call 206-398-4233 with any payment questions.

    Group Registration:  Applicable fees for all registrants in a group will be charged to the first person registered in the group as one transaction.   If different members of the group are paying individually (for example with different credit cards), individual registrations are required.

    Cancellations:  The last day to cancel for this program is 5:00pm Friday September 23, 2011.  Because space is limited for this program and likely to be sold out, refunds will not be permitted after September 23, 2011.  Registrants may attend the first class before the cancellation deadline. 

Seattle University School of Law Center for Indian Law & Policy
PO Box 222000,  Seattle, WA  98122-1090   206.398.4282

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