Wouldn’t you welcome a time-saving and convenient way to get CLE? We have that for you! A growing number of Indiana lawyers are experiencing the benefits of ICLEF’s Live Group Webcasts. Lawyers around the state comment: “It’s a great alternative when I need a CLE close to the office.”
There’s more to this popularity though. Of course, the convenience and cost-saving aspects of CLE in your community, or even in your building, are definitely a plus. But we also hear from our attendees that there’s a small-group, community factor they like. Joining fellow practitioners in the local conference room results in interaction that many have come to value.
That’s why we at ICLEF appreciate the cooperation of the host law firms who schedule these community programs. It’s a partnering program that has benefits all around. If you think your firm would like to become a host, we would be happy to talk with you. Call Senior Program Director, Jim Whitesell at ICLEF to get the particulars, (317) 637-9102.
Here’s a sample of the feedback from those CLE partners:
From May, Oberfell & Lorber in Mishawaka, Anita Fernandez commented: “It began as a way to make it more convenient for attorneys in the law firm to get CLE. But we’ve noted that the seminars in our conference room are now popular in the region. There’s more opportunity for lawyers from our area to talk with other lawyers they don’t necessarily come across… the older ones to communicate with younger ones… No problems with the process. It’s a piece of cake.”
Our host in Lafayette at the Reiling, Teder & Schrier, Kim Albaugh, notes that lawyers attending their webcasts are appreciative that they can save time driving to Indianapolis, especially in bad weather. “When they discover we’re here for them, they are very pleased.”
Steve Murphy from the DeFur Voran Law Firm in Muncie agrees that the convenience is an attraction for attendees in his area of the state. He also comments on the community aspect. “I’ve had the chance to reconnect with some people that I’ve been out of touch with for a while. It’s a great idea…sitting down in the conference room with a cup of coffee and other local lawyers to share the educational experience and chat a while or have lunch.”
Another plus for the Live Group Webcast Seminars is that there’s no limit to how many credit hours you can earn in this format under the MCLE rules. If you’re so inclined, take the full 36-hours in your three-year mandatory CLE period.
Are you ready to try an ICLEF Live Group Webcast at a location near you? It’s easy. Click Here for a list of upcoming Live Group Webcasts. Or click the Live Seminars tab on ICLEF’s homepage, then click Browse by Delivery Type (upper left side of screen) and choose Live Group Webcasts from the drop down window. The numbers of programs in this category varies depending on the selections at any time by each law firm host. Keep an eye on your weekly ICLEF email newsletter for updates.