Continuing Legal Education

National and Statewide CLE Opportunities ~ See Website Links Below 

National Providers:

American Association of Justice (AAJ):

http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/484.htm

Over 40 comprehensive, national offerings designed for and by experienced plaintiff trial lawyers to enhance legal knowledge and provide fundamental trial techniques and strategies.

1) Teleseminars:

  • Upcoming and past teleseminars can be purchased from AAJ's audio and video provider, Playback Now

2) Online CLEs:

  • Requires computer with audio
  • Partnered with West LegalEdcenter

3) Audio and Video: AAJ Education Seminars, Teleseminars and Convention Programs on high-quality audio CDs and MP3s; Select programs also on DVD

4) CLE Reference Materials and Books:  Individual reference papers prepared by faculty members to enhance their oral presentation

  • AAJ maintains a co-publishing relationship with West, a Thomson business, to offer members books and multimedia materials designed to meet the professional interests of trial lawyers, at a member discount.

American Bar Association (ABA):

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/cle.html

Members save on almost all CLE events, products, online courses and downloads.

1) Downloadable CLE Audio Programs, MP3s

2) Webcasts/Teleconferences

3) CLE Newsflash:

  • Sign up for practice-specific monthly e-mail updates on upcoming ABA CLE programs and products

4) CLE Now!

  • Online complimentary ABA CLE programs - audio and video programs on your computer any time

5) Online CLE:

  • Over 300 courses to choose from; new courses added all the time

6) ABA Connection:

  • Live call-in teleconferences the third Wednesday of each month

7) Audio CDs available for purchase online

8) Calendar of dates and times of upcoming programs at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/cle/upcoming_events.html

American Law Institute / American Bar Association (ALI-ABA):

http://www.ali-aba.org

All searchable by practice area/subject matter, date, course title/details, course code, state, and delivery type -

1) Live Courses

2) Live Webcasts

3) Telephone Seminars

4) Online Courses

5) MP3 Downloads

6) Publications:

  • Over 6,000 periodical articles, course book papers, book chapters, and forms

Lorman Education Services:

http://www.lorman.com/training/VPO

Sign up for monthly newsletter and seminar updates on homepage.

1) Seminars:

  • Browse by state, subject matter, topic and/or credit

2) Teleconferences:

  • Browse by subject matter
  • 90-minute live teleconferences
  • Unlimited attendees per connection
  • Archived CD and MP3 audio

3) Bookstore:

  • Books, faculty prepared materials, seminar CDs and Podcasts

4) In-House Training

  • ** The Vermont Paralegal Organization is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Lorman Education Services.  In order to stay up-to-date in today's ever changing regulatory environment, you are now eligible to receive a 20% discount on all programs offered by Lorman.  We invite you to take advantage of this discount in order to stay up-to-date on all aspects of our industry.  Sign up for programs with Lorman at a discount.

National Business Institute (NBI):

http://www.nbi-sems.com

1) Live Seminars:

  • Search by state, area of expertise, and/or Continuing Education Credit

2) Teleconferences:

  • View all upcoming live teleconferences or select topic of interest to narrow your results
  • Browse archived available audio recordings and written materials on CD-ROM from previously held teleconferences

3) Online CLE:

  • Extensive online content library covering a wide array of practice areas
  • Offer both live webcasts as well as pre-recorded programs available on demand
  • Browse by state-specific programs or national programs available online

4) In-House Training:

  • Guarantee that all custom in-house training is customized, cost effective, flexible, results oriented, and easy to coordinate

5) Bookstore:

  • Reference Manuals authored by practicing experts working in the field to supplement NBI continuing education seminars
  • Seminar Audio Recordings and Reference Manual Packages

NBI Institute for Paralegal Education (IPE):

http://www.nbi-sems.com/instituteforparalegaleducation.html

1) Live Programs:

  • Located on the IPE Website
  • Select Live Seminars
  • Select Vermont (state)
  • Select Paralegal Knowledge
  • All IPE seminars have "Paralegal" in the title

2) On-Demand Programs:

  • Located on the IPE Online Learning Center
  • All information available using the computer only
  • Available 24/7 (Can take for 30 days after purchase)
  • Features information recorded from live seminars or live webcasts

3) Live Webcasts:

  • Located on the IPE Online Learning Center
  • All information available using the computer only
  • Available at a specific date and time
  • Can interact with the speaker by typing in questions

4) Teleconferences:

  • Located on the NBI website under the teleconferences tab
  • Information available using both the computer and phone line (materials received in PDF format via e-mail)
  • Available at a specific date and time
  • Can interact with the speaker using the phone or the computer to ask questions

 

    National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA®):

    http://www.paralegals.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=18

    1) CLE Calendar to review available seminars by date

    2) Online NFPA CLEs:

    • Available for 30 days upon enrollment and payment
    • Two attempts at passing the course quiz are allowed 
    • Passing Grade is 80% correct
    • Courses in Electronic Data Case Management, Ethics, Family Law and HIPAA  

    3) Summit Organization, Inc. online Social Security Disability Advocate Training Program:

    • Approved by NFPA for 20 hours of CLE credits

    4) Links to Computer Mediated Distance Learning with Advanced Specialty Certificates:

    • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Employment and Personnel Law
    • Corporate Law
    • Elder Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • Immigration Law

    5) Stand Alone Courses:

    • PACE® Review Course
    • Ethics for Legal Assistants
    • Legal Writing

    6) Links to Cognistar:

    • Online CLE and business oriented legal programs
    • Courses in Litigation, Intellectual Property, Corporate and Securities Law, Taxation, Labor and Employment Law, Bankruptcy, Ethics, Professionalism, Substance Abuse, Bias and More
    • Accredited in many jurisdictions
    • One-year subscription allows unlimited access to all Cognistar courses for one year

    7) Links to Lexis Nexis Paralegal Certificate of Mastery Program:

    • Increases proficiency using Lexis Nexis services
    • Free and available only to current Lexis Nexis law firm and corporate customers
    • Five one-hour training sessions to cover Case Analysis, Cite Checking, Drafting Legal Documents, Public Records and News Investigation, and Company and Financial Research

    West Legal Ed Center:

    http://westlegaledcenter.com/home/homepage.jsf

    Browse by state accreditation, specialty credits, state-specific law, practice areas, content partners.  Section for Paralegal Studies, and Core Business and Professional Skills. Personalize with your own CLE Tracker. Live Webcast Calendar to review by date.

    1) Live webcasts

    2) On-demand video and audio programs:

    • Link directly to Westlaw from program materials.

    3) Pocket CLEs - iPod and MP3 downloads

    4) RSS Feeds:

    • Descriptions of latest programs added to West LegalEdcenter site in each practice area listed on website, delivered directly to your desktop.

    Vermont State Providers:

    Lawline.com Online CLE (Vermont):

    http://www.lawline.com/cle/index.php?state=vt

    1) CLE Course Catalog

    2) One-Click Bundles:

    • Pre-packaged bundles of CLEs at a discount

    3) Custom Bundles:

    • Create custom bundles of CLE courses tailored to your interests at a discount

    4) Law Firm CLE:

    • Pre-purchase credit hours in bulk and receive discounts

    5) TV Program:

    • Well regarded legal television program in the New York Metropolitan area
    • Over 400 half-hour shows, covering hundreds of legal topics and issues of law, many available for viewing

    Vermont Bar Association (VBA):

    https://www.vtbar.org

    1) CLE Calendar:

    • A month by month listing of all VBA live seminars, Live Stream Events, Meetings and Teleseminars with links to written materials

    2) Teleseminars:

    • Simply and conveniently bring continuing legal education seminars to your office via the telephone

    3) Digital Library:

    • All recorded seminars will be added to this digital library
    • Older titles in DVD and Audio CD format are in the Video Library, however, the VBA is hoping to reduce their carbon footprint and postage and packaging costs for all parties
    • Eliminates the waiting list for popular titles, such as the Basic Skills in Vermont Practice & Procedure series

    4) VBA Video Library:

    • A listing by practice area of all Videos, DVDs and audio tapes available for rent

    5)  Periaktos Web Theater:

    • Entertaining and engaging CLE Theater productions on ethics and professionalism produced by Periaktos Productions LLC

    Live Stream Events and On Demand Webinars - Coming Soon.

    Vermont Association for Justice - VTAJ:

    http://www.vermontjustice.org/VT/

    1) Live Webinars and Teleconferences:

    • Browse programs by date, speaker or credit

    2) Self-Paced Online Seminars:

    • Offered 24/7
    • Browse programs by name, subject, presenter, credit, or publisher

    Vermont Paralegal Organization (VPO):

    http://www.vtparalegal.org

    • Offers live seminars two times per year on topics based upon members needs.

    Woodbury Institute of Champlain College:

    http://www.champlain.edu/woodbury-institute.html

    1) Programs of Study in Advocacy, Paralegal and Pre-Law, Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies, Master of Science in Law

    2) Basic Mediation Workshops


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