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Casetext Launches Free CLE Program for Subscribers

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When I became an attorney, I knew that I would have to spend hours every year attending CLE courses to keep my license. What I did not know is that I would spend hundreds of dollars to obtain that credit and worse, I would spend that money on courses that either did not fit my hectic schedule or did not seem to be terribly relevant to my practice. 

The desire for high-quality free CLE courses, which you can watch on demand, is what inspired Casetext’s CLE program. All CLE programs are free to Casetext subscribers and are recorded online so that you can watch them whenever you would like. 

Brief summaries of the CLE courses that Casetext currently offers are provided below. Please check https://casetext.com/cle-program/ for the latest information on our CLE program, as we are continuing to add new courses.

Course title: 2019 Supreme Court Term in Review

Course description: Join SCOTUSblog and Casetext for a two-part discussion of key cases at the Supreme Court this term. Our panel of distinguished advocates will discuss a range of cases that will shape the legal landscape for years to come. 

Date of live webinar: This is a two-part course. The first hour airs on January 28, 2020 at 9 am Pacific / 12 pm Eastern. The second hour airs on February 20, 2020 at 9am Pacific / 12 pm Eastern. The recording of each session will be available on demand after the live sessions air.

CLE credit available: This two-part program has been approved for two hours of ethics CLE credit in the following jurisdictions: TN, TX, FL, GA, NC, AL, CA, WA, NY, NJ, PA, MN, CT, NE, KY, NM, AZ, DE, and RI. (CLE credit is pending in the remaining jurisdictions).

Click here to register for the live event or to receive access to the recording.

Course title: Fast & Effective Legal Research

Course description: In this 60 minute webinar, you will learn strategies for researching an unfamiliar area of law and for conducting legal research more quickly and effectively. In particular, you will: (1) learn a method for searching you can use for every case, (2) identify ways to narrow your search results faster, and (3) know when you have exhausted all search options. 

Date of live webinar: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 1 pm Pacific / 4 pm Eastern. The recording will be available on demand after the live session airs.

CLE credit available: 1 hour of ethics CLE credit has been approved for the following jurisdictions: TN, TX, FL, GA, NC, AL, CA, WA, NY, NJ, PA, MN, CT, NE, KY, NM, AZ, DE, and RI. (CLE credit is pending in the remaining jurisdictions).

Click here to register for the live event or to receive access to the recording.

Course title: Guarding Against Ethical Pitfalls in Legal Research

Course description: This 60 minute webinar covers the ethical duties of competence, diligence, and candor and discusses how legal research implicates these ethical obligations. You will learn strategies for conducting legal research to comply with these rules, as well as best practices for avoiding common legal research mistakes. Specifically, you will: (1) gain a comprehensive understanding of ethical obligations related to legal research, (2) receive an update on recent ethical rule changes, and (3) learn about recent advances in legal research technology that can help you comply with your ethical obligations.

Date of live webinar: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 1 pm Pacific / 4 pm Eastern. The recording will be available on demand after the live session airs.

CLE credit available: 1 hour of ethics CLE credit has been approved for the following jurisdictions: TN, TX, FL, GA, NC, AL, CA, WA, NY, NJ, PA, MN, CT, NE, KY, NM, AZ, DE, and RI. (CLE credit is pending in the remaining jurisdictions).

Click here to register for the live event or to receive access to the recording.

Valerie McConnell is an attorney and the Director of Support at Casetext, where she helps attorneys learn how to leverage legal technology in their practice. Prior to joining Casetext, Valerie was a litigator for nine years (seven years at an AmLaw 100 law firm, two years at a litigation boutique).