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Lagging on your CLE hours? Read on.

Free CLEs That You Will Actually Want to Attend

Lagging on your CLE hours? Read on.

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  1. Great article Heather! WMCL just announced their alumni auditing offerings for the spring semester. They now charge $100/credit, and you can only take one class per semester. But still, taking a 2-3 credit class for $200-300 makes for pretty cheap CLE’s credits. Oh, and now you do have to do the homework, including small group exercises and presentations. I’d pass on taking any class that involved a paper, but I am looking at auditing a course this spring.

  2. Thanks for the shout-out to 4freeCLE (! I’ll add your links to list of monitored sites.

    I found quite a few free CLE in MN ( ) and your fans may also find useful some web-based CLEs whose content spans multiple jurisdictions ( )

    As a final note: if you have the time and energy, organizing a CLE yourself can be a reward experience. Mostly, you just have to find experts on a subject that interests you, and do a lot of legwork. You typically attend your own CLE for free, and make great contacts!

  3. Note that some law schools will allow alumni to audit law school classes for free. Typically you can apply for CLE credit for the time spent in class.

  4. Check out my website at This website currently has links to 20.5 hours of free CLE credits. More free CLE credits will be coming soon.

    Further, later this year we will be offering a series of live and moderated CLEs to comply with Live CLE requirements.

    The subject of these CLE sessions will be landlord-tenant law, law office earthquake preparedness, National Flood Insurance reviews (NFIP overview; RCBAP policy review, Dwelling policy review, and General Property review). The panels will be attorneys and insurance adjusters.

    The earthquake preparedness for a law office seminar will be invaluable to prepare for any natural disaster. This seminar is based upon interviews with several hundred victims of the Christchurch earthquakes. These people included doctors, attorneys, dentists, and other professionals, as well as the support personnel for these professionals. We are inviting earthquake and insurance expert Neal E. Bonrud, Jr., to be a panelist and possibly a speaker. Let’s hope he accepts our offer!

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