Revitalize your commitment to serving the interests of justice

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, and the significant role judges play in promoting civility. 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 CJE credits (including 8 ethics credits).

Come to Italy this spring.  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 $4,700 covers all ground transportation, hotel accommodations for seven nights, most meals, the seven-day CLE/CJE program and resulting credits, and the other programs and excursions detailed on the schedule. View the details »

Excursions

Two afternoon and one day-long excursion 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 the beautiful seaside town of Porto santo Stefano. Learn more »

 

Faculty and staff

Teaching faculty include Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary E. Fairhurst; President of the National Judicial College Hon. Benes Z. Aldana, J.D.; 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., Trial Lawyer at Bergman Draper Osland. Please note this list is subject to change. Read more »

Significant others and guests

Spouses and significant others are encouraged to join us for meals, excursions, and programs. An additional class in Italian cooking is available. Cost for a partner is $1,950 plus air fare and additional fees where applicable. Read more about guest activities »