e-Learning: Increasingly Popular Option for Continuing Legal Education

15 Jan, 2007, 00:00 ET from The Human Equation, Inc.

    PLANTATION, Fla., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The majority of
 U.S. states require that lawyers earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
 credits to continue practicing law. The requirement varies from state to
 state; for example, California requires 25 hours of CLE over a three-year
 period whereas Rhode Island requires 10 hours per year. States such as
 Colorado and Minnesota mandate 45 hours over a three-year period. In most
 cases, the CLE requirement specifies that a certain percent of those
 credits must be in the area of Ethics.
     CLE hours can be obtained in a number of ways but are usually earned by
 attending legal workshops, seminars and conference sessions. In recent
 years, online courses have become an increasingly popular method of CLE
 study. For busy lawyers, online courses are an attractive option because of
 the convenience: they can be taken when and where attorneys want without
 the lost time associated with travel. So far, almost half of the states
 that have mandatory CLE requirements accept credits earned via online
 classes to qualify for credits and this percentage can be expected to
 increase. Indeed, most organizations are already using e-Learning for some
 aspects of their training and plan to do more according to the 2006-2007
 Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Workplace Forecast.
     The Human Equation, Inc., a leader in online training and risk
 management technology solutions, has just announced the availability of its
 CLE Ethics suite intended for Florida attorneys seeking Ethics
 recertification credits from the Florida Bar. This suite includes three
 online courses: An Overview of Employment Liabilities, Managing Diversity
 in the Workplace, and Preventing and Managing Sexual Harassment in the
 Workplace. Each course covers current laws, policies, procedures, and
 sample forms relevant to the topics covered and take between 60-120 minutes
 to complete. By completing the suite, attorneys earn 5.0 CLE credits that
 apply to both their General and Ethics requirement.
     Attorneys Like the Convenience and Time-Savings of Online Learning
     How do attorneys feel about taking online courses? Here are the
 comments of Stephen W. Bazinsky of Bazinsky, Korman & Baker, P.A., after
 completing one of CLE Ethics suite courses:
     "Overall, the course is impressive. It covers a lot of ground
 efficiently and effectively. I expect the preferred business practice
 suggestions should prove valuable to many who take this course."
     For more information about the CLE Ethics suite and other courses from
 The Human Equation, visit our e-Commerce affiliate at HRTutor.com.
     Contact:
     Greg Kearsley, PhD, e-Learning Specialist
     954.888.1271
     GregK@thehumanequation.com
 
 

SOURCE The Human Equation, Inc.
    PLANTATION, Fla., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The majority of
 U.S. states require that lawyers earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
 credits to continue practicing law. The requirement varies from state to
 state; for example, California requires 25 hours of CLE over a three-year
 period whereas Rhode Island requires 10 hours per year. States such as
 Colorado and Minnesota mandate 45 hours over a three-year period. In most
 cases, the CLE requirement specifies that a certain percent of those
 credits must be in the area of Ethics.
     CLE hours can be obtained in a number of ways but are usually earned by
 attending legal workshops, seminars and conference sessions. In recent
 years, online courses have become an increasingly popular method of CLE
 study. For busy lawyers, online courses are an attractive option because of
 the convenience: they can be taken when and where attorneys want without
 the lost time associated with travel. So far, almost half of the states
 that have mandatory CLE requirements accept credits earned via online
 classes to qualify for credits and this percentage can be expected to
 increase. Indeed, most organizations are already using e-Learning for some
 aspects of their training and plan to do more according to the 2006-2007
 Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Workplace Forecast.
     The Human Equation, Inc., a leader in online training and risk
 management technology solutions, has just announced the availability of its
 CLE Ethics suite intended for Florida attorneys seeking Ethics
 recertification credits from the Florida Bar. This suite includes three
 online courses: An Overview of Employment Liabilities, Managing Diversity
 in the Workplace, and Preventing and Managing Sexual Harassment in the
 Workplace. Each course covers current laws, policies, procedures, and
 sample forms relevant to the topics covered and take between 60-120 minutes
 to complete. By completing the suite, attorneys earn 5.0 CLE credits that
 apply to both their General and Ethics requirement.
     Attorneys Like the Convenience and Time-Savings of Online Learning
     How do attorneys feel about taking online courses? Here are the
 comments of Stephen W. Bazinsky of Bazinsky, Korman & Baker, P.A., after
 completing one of CLE Ethics suite courses:
     "Overall, the course is impressive. It covers a lot of ground
 efficiently and effectively. I expect the preferred business practice
 suggestions should prove valuable to many who take this course."
     For more information about the CLE Ethics suite and other courses from
 The Human Equation, visit our e-Commerce affiliate at HRTutor.com.
     Contact:
     Greg Kearsley, PhD, e-Learning Specialist
     954.888.1271
     GregK@thehumanequation.com
 
 SOURCE The Human Equation, Inc.