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Upcoming CLE Conferences or Lectures

The University of Washington School of Law hosts a number of seminars, symposiums and conferences designed to update the legal community and others on recent developments in the law, to assist in increased understanding of substantive areas of the law, and to provide opportunities to enhance legal skills for constituents of both the public and private sectors. Many of the Friday events listed below are part of the new UW Law "Second Friday CLE in Alaska" series, launched in October 2014. Lawyers licensed in Washington and Oregon may call in to the Alaska program for CLE credit, as may Alaska lawyers outside of Anchorage.

Thursday, March 5

  • David Singleton-Ohio Justice and Policy Center-“Humanizing the Other: The Tyra Patterson Story”

    “Humanizing the Other: The Tyra Patterson Story” Speaker: David Singleton, Executive Director Ohio Justice and Policy Center, Executive Director 5432 Any Street West, Townsville, State 54321 Tel 555.543.5432 Fax 555.543.5433 WWW.ADATUM.COM For the past 19 years, Tyra Patterson has been incarcerated in the Ohio prison for aggravated murder and robbery, crimes Ohio’s former Attorney General Jim Petro says she likely did not commit. At trial, Tyra’s defense was ineffectual. Her lawyers refused to introduce the 911 call she had made, and discouraged her from testifying because she, in their words, “talked like she was from the ghetto” and would not be understood by the jury. Not surprisingly the jury convicted her. The Ohio Justice & Policy Center has been handling Tyra’s case for over a year in an effort to get her clemency. After hearing the 911 call, six of the trial jurors submitted affidavits saying that they would likely not have convicted Tyra had that evidence come out at the trial.. Please join us for lunch to learn more about this case and David Singleton’s work on obtaining clemency for Tyra Patterson. Please RSVP to Symplicity by Tuesday, March 3. If you would like lunch

    127, William H. Gates Hall 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

Friday, March 13

  • Cutting Costs & Cutting Edge: New Developments in Legal Research

    Every Second Friday, September 2014 through June 2015, UW Law will host a CLE pairing a UW law professor with an Alaska practitioner on a topic relevant to the Alaska Bar. Please join Mary Hotchkiss, Associate Dean, UW Law and Susan Falk, Alaska State Law Librarian, for this informative discussion. 1.50 General CLE Credits are approved for Washington State and applied for in Alaska.

    Holland & Knight, 601 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 700, Anchorage, Alaska 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Last updated 12/22/2014