ICLEF Advances Distance Learning CLE with Live Seminar Webcasts

ICLEF is hearing positive feedback for its recent initiative of providing select ICLEF seminars as individual or group webcasts.  Webcasts allow attorneys to “attend” live ICLEF seminars via their computer or at participating group webcast locations throughout Indiana for CLE credit.  Webcasts make it more convenient for Indiana attorneys to obtain their CLE.

Attorneys viewing ICLEF seminars by live, real-time webstreaming can see, hear and now interact with seminar faculty by way of seminar discussion forums moderated by ICLEF faculty and staff during the seminar.  Substantive program written materials can be accessed and downloaded electronically to the attorney’s computer.

ICLEF has already partnered with several law firms to host ICLEF Group Webcasts including Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Bingham McHale LLP, and Ice Miller LLP in Indianapolis, as well as May Oberfell Lorber in Mishawaka and Defur Voran LLP in Muncie.  ICLEF is currently finalizing partnerships with additional law firms throughout the state in an effort to make group webcasting more accessible and convenient to attorneys statewide.

ICLEF has provided “on-demand” online CLE since 2006 and launched its first live webcast in the spring of 2010.

“Attorneys have found the online CLE to be a very convenient and effective way to get their CLE, “stated ICLEF Program Director Scott King.  “Group and individual webcasts offer that same convenience, but also allow that additional ability to interact with the faculty and be involved with the seminar live as it happens.”

Under the Current CLE Rules, attorneys can receive up to 6 of their required 36 CLE hours by way of individual webcasts, but can obtain all of their CLE Credit through the moderated group webcasts.

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