“What the falafel?” I rhetorically asked after two colleagues separately emailed me the past day about the State Bar of Arizona’s new CLE Institute Training Program.
Ahead of the Arizona Bar’s likely imminent approval of a new CLE provider precertification system that passes on more costs on lawyers, comes the same “friendly state bar’s” new “voluntary faculty development program.” Participants sign up for $50 apiece to attend a CLE Institute to become a “State Bar Certified CLE Presenter.” Wow!
Apparently someone had a brain infarction that Arizona lawyers were clamoring for such a credential! If I’d only known. Just tell me, though, when “voluntary” becomes “mandatory.” Meantime, my right-hand wearies from one-handed clapping.
According to the Bar’s promotional flyer, attendees take part in a day-long “training session” in full business professional dress. They view pre-recorded video lectures and create a 10-minute video presentation for analytical discussion. On completion, they’re required to chair or take part in a SBA CLE program within 12 months of graduation.
On second thought, skip the falafel and pass me a hushpuppy! In truth, I never acquired a taste for either although I have friends who’ll drive miles for a good falafel sandwich. Don’t know about the hushpuppy. As for me — hand me a gyro.
But enough about food, frivolity and the foolhardy. So just before the Arizona Bar makes it more difficult for third-party providers to market and sell CLE, here’s more FREE CLE.
PLEASE NOTE: The in-person Phoenix, AZ CLE program worth “up to 7.0 CLE hours, including 1.0 Ethics and 1.5 Domestic Violence Plus BONUS .5 credit during lunch hour” is not technically FREE — but requires a $65 payment for materials, lunch, snacks and refreshments. All the same, quite the deal!
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LexisNexis® presents a Complimentary CLE-eligible* Webinar: Finding Shelter After the Storm: Survival Following Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods and Fires
2:00 – 3:35pm ET (11am PT)
1.5 CLE Credits
Is Your Legal Hold Process “Reasonable” Under the Updated FRCP?
Presented by Exterro as part of its E-Discovery Masters Series
Webcast: October 1, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific)
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CLE-Accredited Webcast but separate registration is required on www.nacle.com/exterro to receive CLE credit.
Keeping Legal Minds Intact: Mitigating Compassion Fatigue Among Legal Professionals
American Bar Association
Wednesday, October 22nd at 12:00pm-1:30pm CST
Case Western University Law School
OCT 2, 2014
4:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.
1 hour of in-person CLE credit available, pending approval
Volunteer Atty & Child Advocacy seminar
Defenders of Children and Arizona Summit Law School
LIVE IN-PERSON CLE PROGRAM
‘KEEPING IT REAL’ Educational Seminar
Seating is Limited.
RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
AZ SUMMIT LAW SCHOOL
1 N.Central Ave. (at Washington)
PHOENIX, AZ 85004
$65 Early Bird received during September ensures the full day’s amenities, materials and lunch.
Educational credits available for lawyers and mental health providers with an interest in Family and Juvenile Court.
Photo Credits: Falafel, at Wikimedia Commons by Jerem at fr.wikipedia under the GNU Free Documentation License; Hushpuppies 5 stack, Uploaded by CrazyLegsKC, Wikimedia Commons under Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.