In an era too often marked by acts of incivility, Robert’s Fund aims to elevate the way we treat one another in the legal profession and to inspire acts of courtesy, kindness, and compassion among members of the profession. Increased civility demonstrably improves outcomes for legal professionals and the people that they serve. And because legal professionals profoundly influence society, even outside their formal work, their behavior often sets the tenor of corporate, political, and social interactions. View information about who we are and what we do

Overview & Fees

Package includes:

Seminar with continuing legal and judicial education credits

Seminar participants will earn at least 30 Washington State CLE or CJE credits, including a minimum of 8 ethics* credits. If you are licensed in a state other than Washington, please let us know upon registration and we will provide you with the materials (detailed agenda, WA Bar approval number, course materials, faculty bios) to apply on your own.

*In the state of Washington, bar members need 6 ethics credits every three-year reporting period and 2 ethics credits can carry over to the next reporting period.

Transportation, accommodations, and meals

  • Ground transportation to and from Rome's Fiumicino Airport via a chartered bus. Departs Rome airport on April 22, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Eight nights at four-star Hotel Sovana (Deluxe Room) or the Hotel Scilla (Standard Room)
  • Breakfast each morning, lunch six days, and dinner with wine two days
  • Wine and appetizers welcome reception on the first night

Cultural and art experiences

  • Click to view a gallery of the cultural & art experiences.Three art sessions led by an Italian artist in residence Sergio Tamassia
  • An excursion to Capalbio and Il Giardino dei Tarocchi (a sculpture garden created by Niki de Saint Phalle), and Porto Santo Stefano for a bountiful seafood lunch

Registration fees

Early-bird registration

Early-bird prices are available through January 12, 2018. Thereafter add $500 to all registration price points.

  • Early-bird Primary Registration for Deluxe Room in the Hotel Sovana $3,950
  • Early-bird Primary Registration for Standard Room in the Hotel Scilla $3,650
  • Early-bird second lawyer (conference participant) sharing your room $3,450 (Deluxe Room) or $3,150 (Standard Room)
  • Early-bird non-lawyer spouse, significant other, relative or friend sharing your Deluxe Room $1,850 or sharing your Standard Room $1,650

Registration fees do not include airfare to and from Italy.

*We require a minimum of 10 and accept a maximum of 15 participants. Please register early.*

Payment details

Payment is due in full by January 15, 2018. We also offer a payment plan via credit card, debit card, or check, with a payment of $500 required upon registration. Please contact our program manager at willia83@seattleu.edu or (206) 398-4140 with questions.

Scholarships available

As part of our mission, Robert's Fund is pleased to offer a limited number of need-based fee reduction scholarships for all CLE/CJE programs.  Click here to download the scholarship application (or right-click and choose "Save As...").

Optional excursions and tastings

Excursion to Etruscan Tombs $55
Excursion to Pitigliano (above) $55
Excursion to Sorano $55
Save and pay only $150 for all three!

Olive oil factory tour and tasting (no fee)
Sovana wine tasting $10
Dinner at Il Tufo Allegro $65
Learn more about these enriching activities

Significant others and guests

Significant others, spouses, and guests are welcome to join the primary registrant.  The guest registration fee includes a double occupancy room, breakfast each day, and all of the meals and excursions that are part of the seminar schedule..  Additionally, guests have the option of joining the art experiences or participating in other activities.  Read more details for spouses & guests


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