I love a great continuing legal education seminar and all similar programs. These seminars promote awareness of ever-changing law and provide an opportunity for lawyers to pick each others’ brains – there is no need to reinvent the wheel. Last, but certainly not least, attending a CLE provides for networking opportunities.
I prefer programs that are under 90 minutes and provide tangible and quantifiable information I can instantly use when I return to the office (like sample motions or checklists). My favorite programs are ones are ones that give practical tips and ones that provide a view from the bench.
In an effort to promote continuing legal education, below is a roundup of some programs on the horizon that may interest young lawyers.
The Bar Association of Baltimore City
The Maryland State Bar Association
Estate Planning in the New Era — March 12
Baltimore County Bar Association
Cars, Cops & Stops — Feb. 18
MVA & OAH Hearings — March 18
Nuts & Bolts: Openings & Closings — April 8
The Maryland Association for Justice
2015 Trial Skills Seminar: Case Framing — Feb. 13
2015 New Lawyers & Mentoring Seminar — March 13, 2015
District Court Seminar — May 15