Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Aug 6/Everett, WA: Low Bono thru Snohomish County Greater Access and Assistance Program (GAAP)

The Washington Young Lawyers Division (WYLD) CLE Committee and the Snohomish County Young Lawyers Division will host a free CLE for attorneys who agree to take a low-bono case through the Snohomish County Greater Access and Assistance Program (GAAP).
Note: the Registration Deadline is July 28; however, a broadcast email was sent out today advertizing the program, strongly suggesting that there are still openings. If interested, you should contact the WSBA asap at

800945WSBA / 206443WSBA / 2067278310

  • Military pay and pensions
  • Domestic partnerships
  • Discovery
  • Civil procedure
When:    Thursday, August 6, 2009
               1:00 to 4:45 p.m.
Where: Robert J. Drewell Building
               Everett, WA

3.5 CLE credits pending
Attorneys who register to take a GAAP case in the next six months - Free
All other registrants - $100
More information on the CLE and Snohomish County GAAP, please see
This program was previously advertized at but may have space available


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Aug 18/Seattle: Religion & Government


Civil Liberties 101: Religion and Government
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 18 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, followed by no-host happy hour.

Location: The Saint Social Club in Capitol Hill
1416 E. Olive Way at Bellevue, Seattle WA (map)

ACLU-WA cooperating attorney Jay Brown explores current issues and challenges surrounding the separation of church and state, focusing on religious monuments in the public square. Cases include recent Ten Commandments decisions, the ruling in Pleasant Grove City, Utah v. Summum, and the Mojave Desert and Mt. Soledad cross cases.

Cost: Free


1.0 General CLE Credit, Washington State Bar Association Seminar #225792

Learn more about our Civil Liberties 101 series.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Web AV/Georgia: The Landscape of Limited Scope Representation

The Georgia Legal Services Program hosts this program featuring Mike Monahan.

1 credit (Georgia)

Recording Thursday, February 12, 2009, this video should be of interest to legal professionals everywhere, although where it's eligible for CLE credit is up to your particular state:

Friday, July 17, 2009

Web/(WA only): Home Foreclosure Legal Aid

If you have volunteered for WSBA's Home Foreclosure Legal Aid Project or are performing other foreclosure related pro bono activities, you are eligible to receive free MCLE credit for completing these training programs.

All you have to do is certify that you have watched them (requires login). Complete information is here:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 23/Missouri (multiple cities): MoBarCircle & Other Timely Mo Bar Benefits

MoBarCircle & Other Timely Mo Bar Benefits

Thursday, July 23, 2009 3:00-3:50 pm

Legal Services of Missouri Offices (Springfield, Rolla, Cape Girardeau, Charleston, West Plains) Missouri

Approved for:
1 MCLE credit.


(from ):

"Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSOSM) is proud to offer free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) events to attorneys who are part of our Judicare and Volunteer Lawyer Panels. Judicare Panel members are attorneys who have agreed to handle LSOSM cases as a reduced fee. Volunteer Lawyer Panel members are attorneys who have agreed to handle LSOSM cases free of charge.

How we offer these CLE events

We have the latest technology available to us for use in providing these events. Generally, CLEs will be offered one of two different ways:
* First, we may use video conferencing between our offices. Video conferencing allows interactivity among all offices, so that participants in one office may speak with and see presenters in another office. Attorneys wishing to have interaction with the presenter may choose to attend the CLE event at one of our offices. [Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended.]
* Second, we may use live web streaming. By taking the video feed from a video conference session, we can stream that to anyone connected to the Internet. Participants using this method may not, unfortunately, interact directly with the session presenters, but may have the ability to e-mail questions they have to a presenter for their response. [Participants choosing this method will be required to have certain technology available to them, including access to a computer with a high speed Internet connection and a streaming media client such as Windows Media Player. Test your computer's ability here and click on the "Test Stream" link.]


Attorneys currently on the Judicare or Volunteer Lawyer Panels who have access
to the judicare extranet (
have pre-registration available to them. Attorneys who have signed
up to use this system will receive notification of CLEs by e-mail up
to a week before event notices are mailed to other attorneys.
Registration is done on-line using the judicare extranet.

Attorneys not signed up to use the extranet will have to call our main office
at 1-800-444-4863 to sign up for the event."


Randy Winn
PO Box 1731
Mercer Island, WA 98040-1731 USA
Lawyers for Warriors

Monday, July 13, 2009

Seattle/July 15: eDiscovery

"Women in eDiscovery today announced that there will be a special CLE event that is open to all legal professionals in Seattle on July 15 at Perkins Coie LLP.

Guest speakers for this event come from across the United States and include some of the world's top electronic discovery experts: Former United States Magistrate Judge Ronald J. Hedges; Jason R. Baron, Director of Litigation for the National Archives and Records Administration; Rosemary Lumpkins, Senior Attorney with the Microsoft Corporation; Debra Bernard, Partner and ESS Practice Group Chair of Perkins Coie LLP; and Shawnna Childress, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Women in eDiscovery and author of the book eDiscovery Plain & Simple.

Women in eDiscovery will offer Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for this event, held July 15 at Perkins Coie LLP from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. RSVP directly to

Event location:
Perkins Coie LLP
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4800
Seattle, Washington 98101-3099
PHONE: 206.359.8000

Women in eDiscovery is an organization that brings together businesswomen interested in technology related to the legal industry and provides opportunities to help them grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to reach out to the Seattle community and beyond with this special CLE program," stated Shawnna Childress, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Women in eDiscovery.

Sponsors for the event are Navigant Consulting, Inc. and Perkins Coie LLP. There is no charge for this event, but there is limited space so legal professionals are encouraged to RSVP as soon as possible. For more information on Women in eDiscovery's free membership and its local and national events, visit or email

About Women In eDiscovery

Women in eDiscovery is a global organization bringing together businesswomen across the world interested in technology related to the legal industry and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and other businesswomen grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition. There are currently more than 25 chapters worldwide.

# # #
Carolyn Depko
Director of Media Relations
Edge Legal Marketing

More: From

Multiple dates/CT: Connecticut Pro Bono Network training

The CT Pro Bono Network offers FREE CLE seminars for its registered volunteers. If you are new to the program, please register as a volunteer before signing up for the CLE's. As a volunteer, we request that you accept at least one pro bono case through our network of agencies during the calendar year.

These CLE seminars are designed specifically for volunteer attorneys and paralegals who accept cases through the CT Pro Bono Network. It is our hope that others attending this CLE (who can do so at a seminar fee of $250) would consider accepting a case through our program.

Procedure for registering for pro bono seminars:
You may only register by calling the CBA Member Service Center at 860-223-4400. Please do not call or email the pro bono coordinator.

Fall 2009 Pro Bono CLE Schedule

All CLE seminars will be held at the Connecticut Bar Association in New Britain, unless otherwise noted.

School Expulsion
Thursday, October 1, 2009

Children in the Probate Court
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pro Bono Series: Representing Families in Pro Bono Cases
Multi-part: dates and topics TBA

MORE: (Including information on AV versions of past seminars - an excellent deal!):

Saturday, July 11, 2009

July 25/Marysville, WA: "Civil Rights Law and Issues from MLK to Obama"

Civil Rights Law and Issues from MLK to Obama

WSBA Civil Rights Law Section
( )


This program provides a general overview of:
  • Indian civil rights
  • Student civil rights
  • Civil rights law and issues from MLK to Obama

Saturday, July 25, 2009
2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Marysville Library
6120 Grove St., Marysville, WA

1.5 general CLE credits pending

WSBA Civil Rights Section members and law students - Free
Non-Civil Rights Section members - $25

( You can join the section online, then register for this event free!)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Web/Florida: Guardian ad Litem- GAL 101 Training

The Legal Aid Society of the Orange County (Florida) Bar Association Announces:
"GAL 101 is our basic level training offered to attorneys serving as GALs in juvenile dependency proceedings.
We were awarded 1.50 General CLER credits for the training and those credits will expire on August 24, 2010. The course number is 2670-9.
ATTORNEYS: To view the video, you will need a password. Please email Michelle Erazmus at The link to the video is and once there it will prompt you for the password.
In order to follow along with the instructor, when you call for the video password, please also ask that we email you the power point that was presented at this training.
*This video is provided courtesy of Florida Legal Services, a statewide support center for legal aid and legal services programs, and FLS staff member, Jimmy Midyette"

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

August 6/Everett, WA: Greater Access and Assistance Projec

The Snohomish County Greater Access and Assistance Project (GAAP) will offer a free family law CLE (3.5 credits pending) to any attorney agreeing to take on a GAAP case.

August 6, 2009:
1:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Robert J. Drewell Building, Room 1, 3000 Rockefeller, Everett, WA

Topics Include:
Military Pay & Pensions • Domestic Partnerships • Discovery • Civil Procedure

FREE to those who register for GAAP and agree to take a case within six (6)
months. For all other attorneys and interested parties, registration is $100.00.

Full details and a registration form are available here.

Registration Deadline: July 28, 2009


Indiana: Multiple Events July thru September

Free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) events are the subject of a dedicated Indiana Court System webpage. Congratulations are in order to the State of Indiana's Judiciary for a very forward-looking and service-oriented approach!

As of today, there are four upcoming programs listed (it looks like you should check for new material frequently):

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Aug 7/Orange, CA + Web: Specialty Courts in Criminal Justice

Specialty Courts in Criminal Justice: Challenges and Opportunities
A Legal Symposium

Chapman Journal of Criminal Justice

August 7, 2009, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Chapman University School of Law, Orange, California
Webcast (not approved for credit):

Approved for MCLE credit:
California (webcast not approved for credit)

In recent years, so-called “specialty courts” or “problem-solving courts” have emerged in the criminal justice system across the United States, with California leading the way. Most notable and widespread are drug courts, DUI courts, mental health courts, and domestic violence courts. These courts provide an alternative forum to the traditional criminal court for adjudicating certain kinds of cases, often having different plea bargaining, adjudication, and sentencing procedures. With the increasing recognition that substance abuse, mental health problems, and other psychological or family problems often play an important contributing role in
offending and recidivism, these courts are designed to address not only the criminal charges but also the underlying risk factors that contribute to the cycle of offending.

Yet the wisdom and efficacy of these courts is hotly contested.Proponents argue that they provide the specialized expertise and services necessary to prevent recidivism among the populations they serve, that empirical studies demonstrate their effectiveness in reducing recidivism, and that they hold offenders accountable while ensuring that they receive services tailored to their individual needs. Opponents argue that they deprive defendants of due process, fail to adequately punish or deliver justice to victims of crime, waste valuable court resources, or that they inappropriately transform courts into social service agencies.

Bringing together leading scholars, judges, and practitioners from legal and social science disciplines, this symposium explores the unique challenges and opportunities posed – for judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys – by the new specialty courts.

For More Information:

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Many Dates/Web: Fastcase Webinars

Fastcase offers a variety of online, 1-CLE Credit webinars.

There are too many dates & times to list them all, and the jurisdictions vary. If a particular program is not approved in YOUR jurisdiction, it is possible that you may be able to apply to your jurisdiction for credit.

Get dates, time, content and registration at "Webinars from Fastcase"