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Frequently Asked CLE Questions (FAQ) for Arizona Attorneys

By Jason Castillo, Director of Legal Education We recently updated our CLE FAQ for Arizona attorneys.  That’s right … answers to all the Arizona continuing legal education questions that you were afraid to ask! Arizona’s CLE regime differs from every state in one major facet – Arizona does not certify MCLE courses or providers. Arizona lawyers are required to independently review Arizona MCLE regulations…

Attorney Credits Now Offers MECLE and VCLE in Alaska

By Jason Castillo, Director of Legal Education Alaska is known as the “The Last Frontier State” because of its distance from the lower 48 states, rugged landscape and inhospitable climate. Luckily, now that we offer CLE in Alaska, attorneys can complete their required units from the comfort of their home or office – without stepping foot into the inhospitable climate. Alaska attorneys have…

Online CLE Courses for Washington Attorneys

By Jason Castillo, Director of Legal Education In our quest to serve more attorneys across the country we have recently added Washington to the list of states where we now offer our continuing legal education.  Washington attorneys will now have access to many of our best CLE courses on the Washington Course List.  Further, many attorneys appreciate the luxury of completing CLE…

Now Offering CLE for Oregon Attorneys

By Jason Castillo, Director of Legal Education We are extremely pleased to now be offering CLE courses for attorneys in Oregon.  Oregon attorneys will now have access to many of our best courses – from email in litigation to writing for the trial court.  And Oregon attorneys may fulfill all 45 units with Attorney Credits online and offline courses. “This could not…

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…

Illinois MCLE Requirement Now 30 Units

By Jason Castillo, Director of Legal Education If you are an Illinois attorney – and your last name begins with A-M – you must now complete 30 units to fulfill your MCLE requirement OR be entitled to claim a valid exemption no later than June 30.[1]  This 30 hour requirement includes 6 units of Professional Responsibility.[2]  Also, different rules and requirements apply to newly…

No Such Thing as a Non-Refundable Retainer?

By Jason Castillo, Director of Legal Education The Iowa Supreme Court recently suspended a retired Iowa attorney for 30 days after ruling that a fee agreement with a criminal defendant was unethical.  According to the opinion, “the amount of the fee charged and collected by Vilmont for performing the limited and insignificant services in representing his client was, without question, unreasonable.”  The court then…

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…