ICLEF shares insights on Indiana CLE with Albanian Legal Delegation

Recently ICLEF joined a number of other Indiana law-related organizations in hosting a group of Albanian dignitaries visiting Indianapolis under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.  The group’s visit to Indianapolis was coordinated through efforts of The International Center.  The Albanian participants consisted of judges, prosecuting and private attorneys and law enforcement officials seeking a better understanding of the US adversarial system including the role of continuing legal education.

After providing some background and history of ICLEF, Executive Director Tom von Kamecke along with Program Directors Jim Whitesell, Jeff Lawson and Scott King spent much of the time addressing the Albanian visitor’s interest and questions relating to CLE development issues such as curriculum, faculty selection and the use of technology to both educate as well as deliver CLE programming.  Specific issues discussed included the teaching of professional responsibly and trial advocacy.

Although the visit with ICLEF was brief, the Albanian delegation did take away a better understanding of the role of continuing legal education in the US and perhaps a few ideas and concepts to be applied to their own practices and system.  ICLEF was honored to play a role in the efforts of the US Department of the State and the legal community of Albania.

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