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                              What Will You Gain from Internet CLE?

 

          Besides strategic information taught by skilled presenters, the main thing is time. And what lawyer doesn’t need more of that?

 

          When you take a CLE course on-line – either a live webcast or a video replay – there is no need to travel. You can stay put wherever you are: home, office, or anywhere you have a computer with an Internet connection. And if you are interrupted, you have 60 days to log back in and complete the program. And that surely equates to more time for other things – like leisure or billable hours.

 

          The Academy offers scores of programs on line. To see what is available, go to the SCBA website (www.scba.org), click “MCLE” from the left-hand menu, select “On-Line Video  Replays and Live Webcasts,” and peruse the available offerings.

 

          Both video replays and live webcasts have advantages. Webcasts allow you to email questions to the presenters – and receive an answer – in real time. And while you have to take a webcast at a specified time, if you do not finish it you can access the program again in its archived version. (In fact, if you register for a webcast and don’t take it at all, you will have access to the video replay.) If, on the other hand, you want to consider various treatments of a given topic, you might want to opt for on-line replays. Some of the best programs the Academy has presented in the last few years – all conveniently listed under practice areas and all available 24-7 – are available as video replays.  You can even sample a replay before deciding to make a purchase. 

 

          When you take an on-line CLE course of either kind, virtually everything is done on-line: registration, tuition payment, downloading of course materials, and receipt of your MCLE certificate. And if – as occasionally happens – the course also includes a tangible hand-out that cannot be accessed on-line (a published book, for example), the Academy mails it to you within a few days.

 

          Under the OCA rules, attorneys admitted more than two years may fulfill their MCLE requirements in non-traditional formats, including on-line CLE. If you fall into that category, we urge you to try the Academy’s on-line seminars, one of the largest such collections anywhere.

 
          Bill Gates said, “The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” For many a busy lawyer, tomorrow has come. While there may be nothing better than joining colleagues for CLE at the actual, “brick and mortar” SCBA Center, sometimes it is just too hard to do that. The Internet provides access to the virtual “town square” of shared expertise and ongoing professional enlightenment. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Annual Ira P. Block Memorial Golf Outing

The Annual Ira P. Block Memorial Golf Classic sponsored by the Lawyer Assistance Foundation will be held on Monday, September 21, 2015 at the Westhampton Country Club, Westhampton Beach, NY.  The Lawyer Assistance Foundation provides confidential assistance to lawyers and judges for alcoholism, drug abuse, health issues and mental health problems.  As this is the only fund raiser of the year, we need your support.  Our honored guest this year is the Hon. John J. Toomey, Jr., County Court Judge and Acting Surrogate. For further information please click here 


Council of Committee Chairs Meeting

Council of Committee Chairs meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 24, 2015 in the Great Hall at the Bar Center, commencing at 6 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.


SCBA Annual Judiciary NIght, Thursday, October 8, 2015

An Outstanding Member will be honored for Extraordinary Service to the Legal Community at the SCBA's annual Judiciary Night, Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6 p.m.   In anticipating October 8th's annual Judiciary Night, an event that will be given special significance this year, as our former Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti will be the Association's honored guest.  This event will be held at the Larfield in East Northport, NY.  Judge Prudenti, in a recent career change, will now share her countless experiences, her love for the law and public service with the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY where she will begin her new post as executive director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law.  She will also serve as a special advisor to the law school dean.


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