Here’s that word we like again, “Free,” as in free continuing legal education. With news today about yet another ticked-off financially struggling law school alum, it’s time to rearrange the stuff collected in the ‘goodie closet’ and share some more free CLE. As for that disgruntled law school graduate, see “A Recent Law Grad’s Attempt at Revenge on His Law School.”
But speaking of going to law school, I still don’t get why young people continue to enroll. Maybe it’s because they no longer read newspapers and news magazines or follow the news or pay attention to current events. See, for instance, “Law grads take their job frustrations to court” – Fortune Management.
Or maybe it’s just because of all those stupid television lawyer shows that bear as much resemblance to the real practice of law as a hamster does to a horse or a jalapeño does to a bon-bon.
I mean has anyone been paying attention to the Student Loan Bubble and how U.S. college loan debt now exceeds what Americans owe on their credit cards? It’s like the housing bubble deja vu. See“$1 trillion in student loan debt sparks furor.”
As a matter of fact, last month, two clueless buddies proudly told me their daughters were now attending law school. I restrained myself – – – for once. I didn’t have the heart to burst any more bubbles that month – – – not when they’re both astride some humongous student loan bubbles.
So in my ongoing sideline quest to help the penuriously besieged save a few bucks so they can service all those past-due student loans, below find links to more free CLE but with a bent this time toward legal malpractice prevention.
And as always, I make no warranty on content quality, continued availability or whether or not your jurisdiction won’t blow off your attempt to cop a freebie’s worth of mandatory continuing legal education credit.
One hour of ethics credit for dipping yourself into what’s “acceptable and ethical conduct in patent and trademark prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), conflicts of interest and potential resultant malpractice charges.”
~ Ethical and Early Resolution of Errors – Best Practices for Ohio Attorneys, Webinar on October 27, 2011
~ Intake Procedures – Unleash Your Inner Detective, Webinar on November 10, 2011
(Author: Ross Kodner) (23 page monograph from Oct/Nov. 2005 Law Office Computing)
(Presenter: Ross Kodner) (Indiana Bar Solo & Small Firm Conference, June 2006)
(Presenter: Ross Kodner) (From LegalTech New York, February 2005)
Legal profession and ethics at U. Akron Joseph G. Miller and William C. Becker Center for Professional Responsibility, Distinguished Lecturer Series on Journalism and the Law featuring Adam Liptak of the “New York Times” on “Covering the Roberts Court in the Obama Era: A Reporter’s Reflections.” One hour CLE credit and to access the lecture, go to the center’s website.
Ironically, the program’s not free in Louisiana. It’s like smelling and tasting the steak for free but it costing you $$$ to digest.
Or in other words, you can watch the CLE program for free but it’s $49 to obtain MCLE credit. But if you’re in another jurisdiction that doesn’t nick you for CLE credit obtained from another state bar, then you’ve got it made.
Talk about a much-needed albeit law school-sponsored self-serving program (see college loan comments supra):