Posts Tagged ‘Free Ethics CLE’

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0a/Domenico_Fetti_-_Portrait_of_a_Scholar_-_WGA07862.jpg/446px-Domenico_Fetti_-_Portrait_of_a_Scholar_-_WGA07862.jpg“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”  I thought of Gandhi’s quote when I read about Tom Winston, who at 73 graduates from the University of Tennessee Law School this month. Retired and having concluded there’s “only so much golf you can play,” he decided to attend law school at age 70.

Besides having a resilient and hungry mind, Winston also benefited from something unique to the Volunteer State. Tennesseans 65 years and older can attend any state public institution of higher learning tuition-free. Winston says he’s “surprised more people haven’t taken advantage of it.”

His parting advice is to, “Enjoy the magic of learning all over again.” See “Stat Of The Week: Extreme ‘Non-Trad’ Law Student”

Speaking of free learning, below are the latest links to free continuing legal education programs, both scheduled and on-demand. As always, there are no warranties of continued availability, content quality, or creditworthiness in your jurisdiction.



K & L Gates


Legal Professional Privilege

On Demand

Credit: One Hour Ethics

Competition and Consumer Law Update

On Demand

Credit: One Hour General Credit

A Practical Guide to Representing Victims of Sexual Cyber Harassment Ethically and Effectively (Part 1)

On Demand

Credit: 1.5 Hour Ethics

Register Now

The Honest Lawyer

On Demand

Credit: One Hour Ethics


Thompson Coburn LLP

Multijurisdictional Issues Stateside and International Privacy Concerns When Traveling

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Begins at 12:00 PM Central Time

Credit: One Hour Ethics


Lawyernomics by AVVO

View on-demand webinars

View upcoming Webinars



Law Pay

Ethical Considerations in Drafting Contracts

“This webinar examines a variety of contract drafting scenarios and the ethical questions that they present.”

Thursday, May 24, 2017
3:00 PM Central, 4:00 PM Eastern, 2:00 PM Mountain, 1:00 PM Pacific
Credit: One Hour

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP (BSKB)

Complimentary Webinar Presented by BSKB and WIPR – The Halo Effect: Walking the Willfulness Tightrope

“Register for free on the webinar registration page. Virginia CLE credit is pending, and can be used to seek CLE credit in other jurisdictions.”


DLA Piper

CLE webinar: preparing for margining

Credit: One Hour General


Legal Advantage

Free CLE – Best Practices in Patent Illustration

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 – 12 PM EDT

Credit: One Hour General

Credits: Portrait of a Scholar, by Domenico Fetti at Wikimedia Commons, public domain; Portrait of Johann Christian Fischer by Thomas Gainsborough at Wikimedia Commons, public domain; St. Jerome in his Study, by Pieter Coecke van Aelst at Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0f/Burning_oil_lamp.jpg/800px-Burning_oil_lamp.jpgThis post may come too late for lawyers staying up late tonight trying to make their fiscal continuing legal education deadline. But on the plus side, it gives everyone else a head start on next year! Without further ado, the following are links to free online CLE and to one low-cost provider. I have no interest, involvement or connection to that provider other than having been a past purchaser of their programs.

The usual disclaimers concerning content, continued availability and jurisdictional approval apply.

National Consumer Law Center

Who Owns the Note?: A Securitization Primer

On-demand webinar, Held January 22, 2015

One hour

Webinar made possible by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office with funding from the National Mortgage Settlement.

Other Webinars available including, Webinars archive


National Institute for Trial Advocacy

How I Learned To Love The Non-Responsive Witness, And You Can Too

July 21, 2015

11:00 AM Mountain Time

One hour self-study Credit

More than 20 other complimentary programs available at https://www.nita.org/index.php?option=com_dtregister&view=event&layout=list&controller=event&task=category&list1=9&tab=webcasts


Attorney Protective

Why Lawyers Get Sued

One hour of Ethics CLE

Date: July 29, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM-1:05 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:05 Eastern Time and 10:00AM Pacific Time

Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2609215124010571777



Finding Out is Better: Effectively Using Technology for Factual Discovery (07/02/2015-07/02/2015)

One hour of general CLE credit

  • Date: 07/02/2015
  • Time: 12:00pm EST- 1:00pm EST
  • Class Type: Virtual Training
  • Registration End: 07/02/2015

Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology (07/06/2015-07/06/2015)

One hour of general CLE credit

  • Class Type: Virtual Training
  • Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm EST
  • Dates: 07/06/2015

Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles (07/07/2015-07/07/2015)

One hour of general CLE credit

  • Class Type: Virtual Training
  • Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
  • Dates: 07/07/2015

 Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age (07/08/2015-07/08/2015)

  • Class Type: Virtual Training
  • Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm EST
  • Dates: 07/08/2015

Finding Out is Better: Effectively Using Technology for Factual Discovery (07/13/2015-07/13/2015)

One hour of general CLE credit

  • Class Type: Virtual Training
  • Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
  • Dates: 07/13/2015

What You Didn’t Know: Six Critical Steps in Medically Centered Litigation (07/14/2015-07/14/2015)

One hour of general CLE credit

  • Class Type: Virtual Training
  • Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm EST
  • Dates: 07/14/2015



Continuing Legal Education (CLE) – General by Suffolk University

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) – General .


Practising Law Institute (PLI)

Foreclosure Litigation – Real World Solutions That Work For Both Sides (2015)

Jul. 14, 2015

9:00 AM to 12: 30 PM Pacific

Three hours general credit

Register Now

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2015

Webcast Sep. 15, 2015 Webcast

Six hours CLE credit



CLE Online


Photo Credits: “Burning oil lamp,” via Flickr by jd_09 at http://flickr.com/photos/45269441@N07/15738959845at Wikimedia Commons.

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Hunting 36On the day before the fiscal year-end deadline for lawyers hunting last-minute free online continuing legal education (CLE), here are a few disconnected posts. And with the usual disclaimers, one is a link to a free hour of ethics CLE.

However, since non-lawyers reading this blog don’t give a rip about continuing legal education, especially when there’s unrelated irreverence to discuss, the FREE CLE is at the bottom.


Meanwhile, there’s a ridiculous meme making the rounds called Hernandezing following the arrest of now former New England Patriots Football Player Aaron Hernandez.

But first let’s give an obligatory shout-out to the presumption of innocence for Hernandez who’s been charged with murder in the death of Odin Lloyd. For more about the case, also see “Aaron Hernandez arrest: Timeline of events.”

And as though things couldn’t worse for him, a report yesterday revealed Hernandez  is also under investigation in a 2012 Boston double murder.

But back to dippy childishness and social media simple-mindedness, Hernandezing‘ is sweeping the nation.

Hernandezing Craze

Admittedly, beyond blogging, I’m not one to pay much attention to social media fads. I’m not among the billion or so on Facebook. And speaking of Facebook, did you see where Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian just made a case for interacting with people who aren’t your friends. He said, “Facebook makes me hate the people I know, and Reddit makes me love the people I don’t.”


But since I share the “Hernandez” family name along with about 3/4 of a million people in the U.S., I couldn’t pass up mentioning “Hernandezing.” 

But let me also hasten to add that even though “Hernandez” is supposed to be the 15th most popular family name, I’m no relation to the ex-Patriot football tight end. And I won’t be Hernandezing either.

One more bite for the dental hygienist.

The other bit of unrelated news to report is a breaking update to my post, “You haven’t come a long way, after all, baby,” about that so-called “irresistible” Iowa dental hygienist fired from her job for being too fetching.

As it turns out, the Iowa Supreme Court has agreed to give her a second bite at the proverbial apple and will reconsider her previously failed sex-discrimination lawsuit against her former boss, Fort Dodge, Iowa Dentist James Knight. Such a reconsideration is usually unheard of. Last December, the all-male state Supreme Court voted 7-0 in Knight’s favor, finding that Knight did not violate the Iowa Civil Rights Act.

And for those who forgot, the story was a bit salacious. According to facts set forth by last year’s Iowa Supreme Court Opinion, Nelson recalled how Dr. Knight had “once texted her to ask how often she experienced an orgasm.”


Which at last brings me to lawyers under fiscal year deadlines looking for one more hour of scarce as hen’s teeth ethics CLE, here’s a surprisingly substantive, informative and even sobering program, Researching Ethical and Legal Issues in Data Privacy & Social Media. It’s free. And it even comes with a “Certification of Course Completion” and pre-approval in some jurisdictions.

Presented by the Practising Law Institute (PLI), it’s about social media and its potentially hazardous interaction with the legal profession.

It’s sobering because it describes how easily incautious lawyers can shoot themselves in the feet by innocent or unthinking missteps online.

The four main topics buttressed by references to rules and opinions, include pretext searching; conflicts of interest; attorney advertising; and client confidentiality. Beware, for example, of the intersection of online testimonials and ethics, something I’d previously posted about.

There’s even a mention or two about memes — although there’s nothing about “Hernandezing.”


Photo Credits: Hernandezing photo via Cameron Cox at Twitter, @MYSTIKALGOD666 pic.twitter.com/i9ePt01CDg;Three guys Hernandezing via http://i.imgur.com/p1xN4IH.png.

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