Classes

All classes will be held in the LRTC (Legal Research and Training Center) from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at the Seattle Branch of the Public Law Library of King County unless otherwise indicated.

Classes are offered live and in-person as well as live webcast via Cisco WebEx. Due to space constraints, physical attendance at each class is limited to twelve (12) individuals and online/webcast attendance is limited to fifty (50) individuals.

WSBA approved CLE credit is pending for all classes unless otherwise indicated. Attorneys who wish to receive CLE credit must register and pay at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled class.

Unless otherwise stated, class fees are $20 for library Subscribers, and $35 for those who do not subscribe to the Public Law Library of King County. We have limited capacity in both the live and webcast presentations. Registration fees must be paid in full to secure your seat. Refunds are not available.

UPCOMING CLASSES & Class Registration:

Our new catalog and calendar of upcoming classes can be found HERE.  (All class registrations will be handled exclusively through this online catalog.)

Additional events will be coming shortly, but will be added only as the dates and speakers are confirmed.  Descriptions of some frequent topics can be found immediately below.

Class Descriptions:

Discover a variety of WestlawNext search techniques that can help you become a power researcher. WestlawNext Research is a 60 minute class that will teach you how WestlawNext makes it easy to uncover the cases cited most often for a particular point of law.

This class has been approved for 1 CLE Credit with the WSBA. This is a free class; no fees must be paid in order to register or attend this class. Attorneys who wish to receive CLE credit must register for the class at least 24 hours in advance. We have limited capacity in the webcast presentations. Register as soon as possible to secure your seat.

Do you feel you are not using Westlaw to its fullest but cannot make it to one of our Westlaw CLEs or trainings? Never fear! Read our Westlaw tips & trick here.

Learn the ins and outs of eFiling with King County Superior Court. eFiling Basics is a 60 minute class designed to provide sufficient information to enable the filer to comfortably utilize the system to submit filings. Training sessions will provide valuable instruction in registering for a user account, give a quick overview of the system, review the most frequently asked questions and provide hands-on exercises on how to prepare, create and complete various types of filings.

CLE credit will not be provided for this class. This is a free class; no fees must be paid in order to register or attend this class.

Attorneys must electronically file (e-file) and e-serve all documents using the Clerk’s online eFiling application, unless King County Local General Rule 30 provides otherwise. Some exceptions do apply.  Non-attorneys are not required to e-file documents, but may do so.  Electronic service of documents is required of non-attorneys upon electing to e-file documents. e-Service is now mandatory per LGR 30(b)(4)(B). Learn how to register to receive and e-serve documents here.  If you have not registered, you will not receive e-served case documents.

Skip Tracing is a 60 minute class designed to teach you proven strategies for tracking down subjects and uncovering their assets. You will learn how to use the best free and proprietary data bases to locate people and assets. This topic is perfect for anyone who wants to learn various methods of skip tracing/asset recovery or for anybody who wants a greater understanding of what they can expect when they hire a professional investigator or skip tracer.

CLE credit is pending approval with the WSBA. Attorneys who wish to receive CLE credit must pay and register for class at least 24 hours in advance. We have limited capacity in both the live and webcast presentations. Registration fees must be paid in full to secure your seat. Refunds are not available.

What is Skip Tracing?

  • The ability to locate contact information (address, phone number, email or social profile) for a person or company.
  • Skip trace is a synonym for problem solving.
  • If you can skip trace a person then you can skip trace anything; an asset, an event or anything you’re looking for.
  • A good skip tracer can use research to solve almost any basic problem when the question starts with how.

Ethical Online Sleuthing is a 60 minutes class designed to help people learn about protecting their privacy and ensuring attorney/client confidentiality while doing online sleuthing for individuals and businesses. More and more information is not found in a subscription product but in savvy searching of social networks and publicly accessible documents. The class will focus on tips and tricks attorneys can implement in their day-to-day online activity that will help prevent inadvertent disclosures of information, protect privacy, and ensure attorney/client confidentiality.

This class has been approved for 1 Ethics CLE Credit with the WSBA. Attorneys who wish to receive CLE credit must pay and register for class at least 24 hours in advance. We have limited capacity in both the live and webcast presentations. Registration fees must be paid in full to secure your seat. Refunds are not available.

Washington Legislative History is a 60 minute class designed to teach you how to complete legislative history research. Legislative history refers to the documents and other materials created during the Legislature’s consideration of a bill. Researchers are often interested in reviewing these materials to try to determine why the Legislature enacted the law, or why it used specific language (that is, legislative intent).

CLE credit is pending approval with the WSBA. Attorneys who wish to receive CLE credit must pay and register for class at least 24 hours in advance. We have limited capacity in both the live and webcast presentations. Registration fees must be paid in full to secure your seat. Refunds are not available.

Interested in teaching a class? Wish we would teach a class on a particular subject? Contact us at services@pllkc.org with your suggestions!