Friday, December 17, 2010

Multiple Dates/Web - Possible hardship waiver for ACC webcasts

The Association of Corporate Counsel sponsors periodic webcasts, and charges a fairly typical fee if you seek CLE credit. However, attorneys experiencing financial hardship may wish to persue the option described at

"Financial Hardship Policy for CLE Webcasts

ACC understands that due to the present economic environment, it may be difficult to cover the costs required to obtain MCLE. Please submit a request to with the state bar that you need to obtain credit and a statement that you are currently in-transition. All requests must be received seven (7) business days prior to the airdate of the webcast you are interested in attending. ACC will then review your claim and notify you of our decision."
I can't make any promises about this, and I hope people who are not in genuine hardship but who are (like me) merely cheap, won't abuse the system. But, like the website says, for some people the costs really may be difficult. I hope someone will work through this process and let me know how it goes.
You can see a calendar of webcasts here:
 A hardship waiver for a paid program can be a good way to get free CLE if you qualify, and it can be an excellent give-back for the sponsor. This generous offer from ACC deserves recognition!

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