CLE Best Practices

Learners of all types, particularly adult learners, learn best by doing. This means experiential learning, interactive learning, and education which centers on participating, not lecturing. For this reason we focus on teaching CLE where attorneys become active participants in the learning experience. We serve as a clearinghouse to assist CLE providers in developing and enhancing continuing legal education. Our goal is to offer resources to engage attorneys in CLE that is transformational, not compliance-focused. We invite teachers of CLE to utilize our resources when developing courses and activities for professional responsibility CLE credit.

Facilitating Effective CLE

We encourage providers who offer CLE and lawyers who present professional responsibility courses to watch our Interactive Learning Video.  The professional responsibility course delivered in this video was designed to demonstrate interactive learning course design and facilitation.

Additional Strategies for Teaching CLE

We have developed forms, checklists and curated strategies for teaching CLE to assist providers and course facilitators with designing the learning experience.

10 Tips for Facilitating Discussion
Professional Responsibility CLE Course Development Checklist
Professional Responsibility CLE Participant Evaluation Form
Professional Responsibility CLE Course Audit
Guidelines: Use of Film & TV in CLE

CLE Survey Reports

Wondering what attorneys and providers are saying about professional responsibility education?  We periodically survey CLE providers and attorneys to find out. Review the reports and incorporate their feedback into your CLE programming.

Lawyer Feedback on CLE 2012
Lawyer Feedback on CLE 2009
CLE Provider Survey 2009