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
The Art of Effective Teaching
What Attorneys Want in a CLE
Avoiding the Talking Head: How to Keep Your Learners Engaged
How Adults Learn – Emphasizing the “E” in CLE
What is the Flipped Classroom?
Adult Learning Techniques (including facilitating v. lecturing)
Professional Responsibility CLE Course Development Checklist
Professional Responsibility CLE Participant Evaluation Form
Professional Responsibility CLE Course Audit

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

Contact

If you have suggestions about teaching CLE, course development and resources, let us know. For assistance with continuing legal education, contact our Diversity and Education Director Michelle Silverthorn.

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