Revitalize your commitment to the profession you love

This popular seminar convenes in Sovana, a charming medieval village surrounded by verdant vineyards and lush olive groves. In this peaceful setting, participants immerse themselves in a continuing education program that integrates lectures, discussions, and interactive exercises that focus on fostering civility in the legal profession. The seminar is complemented by guided excursions through the nearby villages and beautiful countryside.

A fantastic, rich, thoughtful program with solid materials, teaching aids and seasoned presenters. A ‘MUST TAKE’ seminar.

Enrich your personal and professional life

Relax and reconnect with yourself... Develop and deepen relationships... Engage in thought-provoking dialogue… All this while earning 30 CLE/CJE credits (including 8 ethics credits).

Come to Italy this fall.  You will be glad you did.

Program schedule

The moment your plane lands at Fiumicino Airport, you will experience a trip like no other. From discussions on reclaiming the role of “counselor at law” to walking tours of Pitigliano, your itinerary will entertain, educate, and enlighten. View the latest schedule »


Overview and fees

The registration fee of $3,650-$3,950 covers all ground transportation, hotel accommodations for eight nights, most meals, the eight-day CLE/CJE program and resulting credits, and the other programs and excursions detailed on the schedule. View the details »

Optional excursions

Three optional afternoon excursions led by professional tour guides will take you and our other participants through the Etruscan tombs, on a visit to the cliff-side city of Pitigliano, and to stunning neighboring Sorano. Learn more »


Faculty and staff

Teaching faculty include Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary E. Fairhurst; SU Law Professor Paula Lustbader, a nationally noted scholar on learning and diversity; Timothy Jaasko-Fisher, J.D., Director of the Court Improvement Training Academy; and Craig Sims, J.D., Chief of the Seattle City Attorney's Office Criminal Division. Please note this list is subject to change. Read more »

Significant others

Spouses and significant others are encouraged to join us for meals and selected excursions and programs. Optional classes in Italian cooking and raku pottery also are available. Costs for a partner are $1,650 - $1,850 plus air fare and additional fees where applicable. Read more about guest activities »