Every week, I get online CLE email offers of an hour’s worth of continuing legal education for $149.00. I merely delete the annoying emails. They’re no longer worthy of an expletive-laced acronym.
For some reason, though, ethics continuing legal education courses remain few and far between, almost as scarce as hen’s teeth. And freebies? Forget about it!
Fortunately, as a continuing service to the prenuriously prudent, The Irreverent Lawyer persists in the hunt. Listed below in no particular order are more online offerings. As before, these are posted subject to the usual disclaimers of content quality, continued availability, and variable acceptability by tight-fisted jurisdictions who’d much rather have you buy theirs.
First up, the University of Akron Law’s Joseph G. Miller and William C. Becker Center for Professional Responsibility has a distinguished lecture series, which is worth considering.
According to its website, the Joseph G. Miller and William C. Becker Center for Professional Responsibility “is dedicated to enhancing public trust and confidence in the legal profession and the judicial system by:
- Pursuing programs and academic endeavors to promote access to justice and to enhance ethical awareness and performance of attorneys, judges, law teachers and students;
- Advocating the enhancement of professionalism of those who practice, adjudicate, teach and study the law;
- Reaching out to other professions to identify and pursue areas of common professional interest; and
- Examining, reporting on and suggesting improvements in the disciplinary systems for lawyers and judges.”
Ronald D. Rotunda – October 29, 2010 – “Lawyers: Why We Are Different and Why We Are the Same”
Adam Liptak – April 6, 2010 – “Covering the Roberts Court in the Obama Era: A Reporter’s Reflections”
Professor Nancy Rogers – April 23, 2009– “We’re Not Yesterday’s Coffee: The Most Rewarding Aspects of Being a Lawyer”
Distinguished Lecturer Geoffrey Hazard – Nov. 21 – “Not the “City of God”: Confronting Multiple Obligations.”
The nice folks at Fordham Law School’s Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics have an online CLE program, which is recognized in New York State with payment of an accompanying fee. Depending on your own jurisdiction’s prerequisites, credit may also be available outside of New York. The program link is at:
Meanwhile, Marquette Law School has online lectures available. The lectures are searchable through the following links, View our new on-demand catalog.
Watch past events and stream live events as they happen
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Moving across the country to the west coast, Chapman University Law School offers:
“Righting the Profession and Professionalizing the Right: Lawyers of the American
Conservative Coalition.” View webcast... (1 Hr. MCLE)
“The Role of Ethics & Morality in Capitalist Economies.” View webcast... (1 Hr. MCLE)
From the Illinois Legal Advocate comes the Senior Center Power of Attorney and Living Will Initiative webcast eligible for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit from the Center for Disability and Elder Law. Read the instructions on the site. The credit requirement states that no later than an hour after the webcast, a form must be submitted. The archived webcast is available through the following link, Senior Center Power of Attorney & Living Will Initiative.
And finally, out of Massachusetts, there is free ethics training available through a program entitled, “How To Make Money and Stay Out of Trouble.” The link to the audio and printed information is through the following link: