Articles Tagged with Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

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Lawyer technology competency matters for so many reasons. Knowing how to maintain the privacy and the security of your personal information and legal documents are not the only skills your lawyer needs to have. Keeping up with legal education requirements and the law itself requires technological competency. Managing a financially healthy legal practice requires technological competency. Thorough legal research requires technological competency.

Does your state lawyer licensing agency require technology competence? Here’s one list of state bar associations that do:

Another State Adopts Duty of Technology Competence, Bringing Total to 28,” by Robert Ambrogi (LawSites).

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OSB CLE Seminars Course Materials Library is “open during construction.” (Yes, say thank you!!)

In case you missed it from OSB Bulletin’s Bar News (Feb/March 2015): “Written course materials from past CLE seminars are now available as a member benefit. Bar members can download the PDF files for free from the CLE page of the bar website. To view the available materials, visit www.osbar.org/CLE and click on the Course Materials Library link.

In the next few months, the past course materials will migrate over to the BarBooks Library online, where they will be integrated and searchable along with all the other BarBooks materials. But until then, members can explore what might be interesting and helpful on the CLE web pages.

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The OSB Sole and Small Firm Practitioners’ Section executive committee is starting a series of free or low-cost (for non-SSFP members) CLEs that may be of interest to solos or small firm practitioners. The series starts Wednesday, January 21, 2015, and are free to OSB SSFP Section members. Please visit the OSB SSFP website for more information or the SSFP Section website (under construction) for additional contact information.

THE LEGAL LUNCHBOX SERIES

The Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Section of the OSB is pleased to invite all members to attend a series of free seminars/CLEs, to be held from 12:00 p.m. -1:00 pm on the third Wednesday of each month. You can participate via webcast, but members in the Portland area are encouraged to bring your lunch and meet your colleagues at Kafoury and McDougal, who have graciously provided their conference room for our series:

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Oregon lawyers and law librarians teach Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs (for little or no remuneration). Two upcoming programs from NBI:

1) I’m teaching one unit of this Legal Research CLE (NBI), that will be held in downtown Portland:

Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web

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The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) is offering training on Oregon’s new sexual assault protection order and civil remedies for sexual assault survivors.*

Dec. 3, 2014: 4 to 5:45 at the Washington County Law Library (Hillsboro, Oregon)

“The VRLC Portland office launched the Legal Assistance to Rape Survivors Project (LARS) to provide free civil legal services to victims of rape and sexual assault in Multnomah and Washington counties. The pro bono project provides direct legal services to survivors in the areas of privacy, safety, immigration, education, employment, housing, and public benefits. Since the launch of the project in April 2013, VRLC has provided free legal services to over 100 victims of rape and sexual assault.

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The paralegal profession has evolved significantly since its origin in the 1970s. While paralegals originally assisted attorneys in a secretarial capacity by formatting legal documents, they have since assumed substantive roles in legal offices, the government and corporations both large and small. Little by little, paralegals have become savvier, more educated, and more professional. Today paralegals are fully contributing members of legal teams.

Back in the early days of the profession ….” [Link to Paralegal Studies Masters website for more information and the infographic.]

Hat tip to Law Librarian Blog.

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“The Oregon Cannabis Industry Association is hosting an informative seminar providing Oregon cannabis industry members, and those looking to enter the industry, with an opportunity to learn from professionals across the legal spectrum. Attorneys and professionals will cover basic business law, employment law, tax law and more. A representative from the Oregon Health Authority will be on hand to answer questions about the application process and rules for the upcoming state-licensed medical marijuana facilities.

Tickets are $150. (Approval for CLE credits pending for practicing Oregon attorneys.)….

Link to Oregon Cannabis Industry Association (OCIA) program webpage for more information.

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The following Oregon county law libraries purchase and lend current OSB and OLI CLE course materials for independent study (and MCLE credit):  Clackamas, Lane, Marion, Multnomah, and Washington.

You can find more information on borrowing county law library CLEs at the Oregon Legal Research blogpost: Oregon Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Course Materials in Law Libraries

For information about the Washington County Law Library collection, visit our CLE Information pages.