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BaranCLE Limits Accreditation Services With Eye on Closing

05.14.2011

After almost three years in operation, offering continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation services, I’ve decided to scale down and continue as a part-time venture refer projects […]

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Use QR Codes for Seminar Marketing and Registration

03.23.2011

Talk of QR codes have proliferated recently, including how law firms can use them effectively. Even continuing legal education is getting in on the action with the […]

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Lawline.com Leverages CLE to Launch E-Learning for Lawyers

03.14.2011

Continuing legal education (CLE)  provider Lawline.com has launched LearnLawline, the easiest way to search, learn, and share CLE. The short video clips harvested from their large […]

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Women Lawyers Alliance: The Organization and Conference

03.09.2011

I discovered Women Lawyers Alliance (WLA) when I was brought in to assist with getting CLE accreditation for the upcoming annual conference. The WLA organization was […]

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Introducing the Law Firm Speakers Bureau

03.06.2011

You’re putting on a conference and need a few good speakers in a specific area of law. Or, you’ve presented a few times to rave reviews […]

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Video Games for Lawyers

02.16.2011

Brace yourself, legal techies, there’s a brand new Video Game Bar Association, a networking organization for lawyers whose primary practice focuses on the video game  and […]

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CLE Provider Lawline.com Goes Mobile

02.10.2011

It’s all about mobile technology and continuing legal education (CLE) is no exception. Launching a first of its kind mobile CLE website, Lawline.com’s 300+ on-demand video […]

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Bar Association Lawyer Speaker Services

02.05.2011

Earlier this week over at lawyerist.com I discussed how lawyers can earn CLE by presenting. Among the recommendations was speaking at bar association events. There are […]

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LegalTech 2011: Not About Social Media

02.01.2011

Attendees at LegalTech had over a dozen e-discovery sessions to choose from on the first day alone. Social Media? Exactly one. And that one session was […]

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Google for Lawyers

01.21.2011

Google for Lawyers: Essential Search Tips and Productivity Tools. Carole A. Levitt, Mark E. Rosch. August 26, 2010. 544 pages. Published by the American Bar Association. […]

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Continuing Legal Education Accreditation Resources

01.14.2011

Social media seminars, webinars, even entire conferences are proliferating. The legal profession is no exception. Can lawyers who attend earn mandatory continuing legal education credits? My […]

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Why I Appreciate ACLEA

12.26.2010

I became a member of the Association for Continuing Legal Education during my law firm years as a CLE professional. Purchasing a DVD amounted to my […]

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How to Advertise on Facebook

12.15.2010

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute is a nonprofit CLE organization. Some might ask why PBI has a Social Media presence at all.  The answer, to me, is […]

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Book Review: Find Info Like a Pro

12.04.2010

Expertly cataloging the vast amount of information available on the internet with insightful commentary and techniques, Find Info Like a Pro, Volume 1: Mining the Internet’s […]

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ABA on Lawyers Use of Technology. CLE Could Use the Effort

11.09.2010

There are many terrific discussions on blogs and across the social media spectrum about the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20  Paper Concerning Lawyers’ Use of Internet […]

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The New Official MCLE Guide from CLE Reg: A Review

10.28.2010

The Continuing Legal Education Regulators Association (CLEreg) an organization of mandatory CLE administrators have launched the Official MCLE Guide, a comprehensive resource of MCLE information in […]

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CLE Director David Shearon on Continuing Legal Education and Beyond

10.18.2010

After 23 years David Shearon, executive director of the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization, is resigning effective Oct. 31, 2010 to pursue his […]

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Attorney Credits: Leveraging Technology to Bring Price and Convenience to CLE

09.29.2010

During the prolonged economic downturn, an emerging and quickly expanding group of online-only continuing legal education (CLE) providers are meeting the needs of attorneys who must […]

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BaranCLE Accreditation Services: New Name, Renewed Purpose

09.06.2010

As I considered the best way to explain the name change from uMCLE.com to BaranCLE, I googled the words personal, professional, and branding. Immediately grabbing my […]

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2010 ACLEA Conference: Record Attendance and Unsung Heroes

07.30.2010

Adding to the sweltering New York City heat wave was the smoking hot Association of Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) 46th Annual Meeting.  Held on July 24-27, […]

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CLE by Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch: Online Research, Social Media and Ethics

07.29.2010

I dropped in on the the New York City Bar Association’s continuing legal education (CLE) program, Unleash Investigative Research Information In Websites & Social Media While […]

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Record Attendance and Evaluate Courses With Foursquare, Gowalla or Yelp

07.11.2010

When participating in accredited continuing education courses, attendees must register their attendance and submit an evaluation of the presentation in order to receive a certificate of […]

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Stuart Teicher on Persuasive Writing at the New York City Bar CLE – Entertaining and Effective

05.24.2010

I got an opportunity to drop in at the magnificent New York City Bar Association continuing legal education (CLE) center earlier today to see Stuart Teicher […]

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Free CLE

05.05.2010

The number of inquiries I’ve received regarding free continuing legal education (CLE) courses have increased recently.  Not reduced fee programs. Free! It’s certainly due to the […]

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Interview with Kevin Houchin About Space Between Center

04.08.2010

Kevin E. Houchin lawyers from a wholly different perspective. He advises creative people on how to maximize creativity, build businesses, and protect intellectual property. I met […]

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ABA TECHSHOW – All About Social Media and the Clouds

03.29.2010

Over 1,500 tweets during the 2010 ABA TECHSHOW (including the pre-show featuring IgniteLaw and InsideLegal’s programs) heralded details of the conference.  Change that’s happening and about […]

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ABA TECHSHOW – Where’s the Diversity?

03.27.2010

Specifically, where’s the color? Women were well represented at the 2010 ABA TECHSHOW.  And a survey would be needed to determine gay and lesbian attendees (Is […]

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Niki Black Puts the Social in Social Media at ABA TECHSHOW

03.26.2010

Conferences are not only for learning but connecting and, yes, partying.  The ABA TECHSHOW is no exception.  Amid the dinners, pub crawls and shout outs, did […]

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So You Want to Become a CLE Accredited Provider or Sponsor

03.09.2010

Many states offer the opportunity to become a Continuing Legal Education Accredited Provider or Sponsor (Provider).  This is not to be confused with Accrediting a Live […]

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Form an MCLE Lobby to Advocate for Continuing Legal Education Rule Change and Reform

02.26.2010

With only a handful of states still holding out on passing a mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) requirement  for their attorneys, the conversation has shifted from […]

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Librarians and Continuing Legal Education (CLE): Perfect Together

02.18.2010

When I left my position as director of a law firm library and continuing legal education (CLE) in 2008, I chose to create and helm a […]

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ACLEA Mid Year Conference in Orlando: From Social Media to Strategies for MCLE Change

02.03.2010

Day two was social media day at the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) 46th Mid-Year conference in Orlando. It began with a panel discussion at […]

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My Interview with Faith Pincus That Turned Into a Primer for CLE Presenters and Entrepreneurs

01.15.2010

What started out as an interview with the truly amazing Faith Pincus turned into a handbook for continuing legal education (CLE) presenters and entrepreneurs.  Faith is […]

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West LegalEdCenter Raises the Bar With CLE Mobile

12.17.2009

Earn those pesky continuing legal education (CLE) credit hours on your iPhone during the commute to work.  Hone your skills or learn new practice areas of […]

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Critical issues Facing Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

12.14.2009

The American Law Institute-American Bar Association Continuing Professional Education (ALI-ABA) and the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) convened the ambitious and necessary Critical Issues Summit, […]

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Sean Carter Unplugged! Q&A With America’s Law Humorist and CLE Presenter

10.22.2009

Electrifying!   Smart!   Funny! The Best Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course I ever attended! Typical accolades for America’s law humorist,  Sean Carter who had me chuckling during […]

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Exploring How Attorneys Who Engage in Social Media Can Earn MCLE Credit

10.14.2009

The discussion is shifting from if to how the legal profession should use social media.  Seminars and articles from legal publications encourage and even demand attorneys, […]

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Impact or Failure: MCLE: A Coordinated Approach vs. Critical Issues Summit: CLE in the 21st Century

10.02.2009

In January 1998, 23 years after Minnesota became the first state in the nation to make continuing legal education mandatory, ALI-ABA and the Association for Continuing […]

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Q&A With Stuart Teicher, Attorney and Professional Legal Educator

08.24.2009

A practicing attorney for 15 years, civil mediator and former Municipal Prosecutor , Stuart Teicher is now known as the Critical Skills Guru, helping fellow attorneys […]

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Q&A With Yan Ross, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Presenter and Renaissance Man

08.12.2009

Yan Ross is an attorney admitted to practice in multiple jurisdictions and one-time general counsel to members of congress, presidential appointee,  university faculty, published author, consultant for businesses […]

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National CLE Provider Lawline.com Recognized For Customer Service Excellence

07.24.2009

Lawline.com’s lauded customer service system which has gained national recognition for placing customer service at the center of its business strategy has been rewarded as one […]

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An Interview with Total Attorneys Featuring Ed Scanlan and Kevin Chern

05.22.2009

Founded in 2002,  Total Attorneys, a managed services provider for law firms, has doubled their revenue and attorney count every year for seven consecutive years, making Inc. […]

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West LegalEdcenter Presents “Love, Law and Litigation”, A CLE Production Starring Award Winning Tony Kushner

05.08.2009

Inspired by the dramatic works of Pulitzer, Tony and Emmy award winning  playwright Tony Kushner, West LegalEdCenter presents  Love, Law and Litigation: A Dialog of Bias […]

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CE Manager – The Excellent CLE Tracker You Never Heard About

03.17.2009

Or Maybe you have heard about CE Manager, but not much.   Want to find more about this CLE tracker?  Well, don’t go to their website – […]

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Does Continuing Legal Education Need to be Fixed?

02.11.2009

Is it broken? If recent commentary, Transforming CLE on the Legal Blog Watch and, leaving nothing to chance, the aptly titled, CLE, the Career Killer on […]