California MCLE

California CLE Courses: Ethics, Bias & Substance Abuse

If you have an impending CLE deadline in California and you need to pick up specialty courses, we have the ethics, substance abuse and elimination of bias courses that you need.  At Attorney Credits CLE, we have been hard at work this year and we have made an extra push to film numerous legal ethics, substance abuse and elimination of bias courses…

Should State Bars Limit the Amount of Online CLE?

As Director of Legal Education with at Attorney Credits, one of the trickier parts of CLE is dealing with the MCLE regulations and requirements of each state. Instead of one uniform CLE system throughout the country, each state sets different requirements for its own MCLE program.  That’s the reason why Nevada (NV) attorneys must complete 12 CLE units each year, while attorneys…

Rutgers CLE Program Hacked

The Internet was made for pure communication.  That’s why security was such an afterthought – it would hinder the flow of ideas.  But as the Internet and World Wide Web have transformed into an incredibly important global infrastructure, this lack of security has become increasingly troublesome. And making things worse, the potential targets for hackers are seemingly endless – from the Whitehouse…

Who Owns a Social Media Account?

As we have progressed into our new Web 2.0 world, social media has created a brave new world … but it has also created new legal issues.  Once again we are faced with a novel question: does the employer or the employee own the social media account? The latest case comes from Pennsylvania and involves an employee’s claim that her former employer…

California: Self-Study vs. Participatory Credit

Attorneys in California have the option to take self-study or participatory CLE courses when completing their MCLE requirement.  However, California attorneys can only take 12.5 units of self-study education per compliance period.  This is a key point that California attorneys must not overlook – especially with the number of audits that are planned over the next couple years. California attorneys must remember…

FAQ For MCLE in California

When is my compliance group?  What is the difference between self-study and participatory credit?  What is the limit on self-study hours in California? Yes, one of the trickiest parts of our job is keeping up with the CLE rules of each state across the country.  We know that attorneys also have trouble finding the answers to all their CLE questions about California…

Eliminating Bias in the Legal System

By Jason Castillo, Director of Legal Education What does eliminating bias from the legal system mean to you?  After attending a handful of Elimination of Bias lectures, I know that probably just the mention of eliminating bias probably makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Is the elimination of bias just another required course that you are forced to take…

Beyond Minimum Continuing Legal Education

I read a great article earlier in the week from Attorney at Work on ‘sharpening the saw.’ I would like to thank Wendy Werner for writing about something that has been our goal here: going beyond minimum continuing legal education. ‘Cast Your Gaze Beyond Meeting Annual CLE Requirements’ reads one of the main captions of the article – my sentiments exactly! The…