PHILADELPHIA, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Law Institute has begun a new chapter in its efforts to provide education for the legal profession. Since 1947, the ALI has cooperated with the American Bar Association to offer CLE through ALI-ABA Continuing Professional Education. Now the ALI will begin producing CLE separately, under its own name, as will the American Bar Association. Staff members who operated ALI-ABA will continue to work for the ALI, producing hundreds of live courses each year and offering thousands of hours of on-demand CLE.
The American Law Institute's CLE division will be led by ALI-ABA's Acting Executive Director, Nancy Mulloy-Bonn. It will continue to focus on innovative CLE for lawyers. All of ALI-ABA's many educational products—live courses, webcasts, telephone seminars, on-demand courses, periodicals such as The Practical Lawyer—will continue to be offered by the ALI. Experienced and renowned faculty and authors will work with the ALI to provide educational programs and materials of the highest quality and relevance in a legal landscape that is constantly shifting. To view the list of upcoming courses, visit www.ali-aba.org.
"ALI-ABA has been a leader in continuing legal education for 65 years, and together the ALI and the ABA have helped lawyers to learn and grow at every stage of their careers," said Roberta Cooper Ramo, ALI President. "Education is an important part of the ALI's mission and we will continue to offer professional education of the highest quality, often collaborating with the ABA and other organizations."
The joint arrangement between the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association known as ALI-ABA started in 1947, when the ABA and the ALI began the first national program of continuing education. On April 19, 2012, the ALI and the ABA amicably agreed to end their joint arrangement. This will give each organization increased flexibility to offer legal education programs that help lawyers navigate the rapid changes in legal developments and technology.
The American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify and improve the law, elects to membership the most prominent lawyers, judges and academics in the United States and abroad. The ALI drafts, discusses, revises and publishes Restatements of the Law, Principles of the Law, the Model Penal Code and the UCC (with the Uniform Law Commission), all of which are influential in courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.
SOURCE The American Law Institute