Do you have some free time on your hands? Now is a great time to learn more about a legal issue or skill that interests you or and take care of your continuing legal education requirement. And, to help you, we have compiled a list of agencies that are offering free and low cost online legal education credits.
You could finesse you legal research skills using Fastcase (our new free database), learn more about e-filing through One Legal, the San Diego Superior Court e-filing provider, or take care of your legal ethics credits through the legal insurance firm Attorney Protective or the billing services provider LawPay. These topics and many more are available for you!
The California Bar requires most attorneys who are actively practicing to complete 25 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education every three years and file a report with the State Bar. Half of the hours must be participatory credits, and no more than twelve and a half hours can be self-study credits. The other specialty requirements are four hours of legal ethics, one hour of competence issues, and one hour in an area called Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society.