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The Top 10 CLE Courses of 2020

Posted on 09/29/20 By Brittany K. King


Lorman has helped professionals stay current on CLE credits and emerging industry trends for more than 30 years.

Our Learning Library is updated regularly with top-quality courses developed by noted industry experts. As summer comes to a close and we enter the final months of 2020, we decided to compile a list of the top CLE courses in the Lorman library.

Below are the top 10 most popular Lorman CLE courses of 2020:


 

1. Legal Ethical Issues of Texting

Credit: CLE
Faculty: Noel R. Bagwell, III, Esq.
Runtime: 89 minutes

Attorneys who use common digital tools, like email and text messaging, often fail to understand how their usage can impact attorney-client privilege. This course helps attorneys identify the three primary threats to attorney-client privilege posed by everyday technology and will improve awareness of best practices for proactively addressing those threats.

View Course: Legal Ethical Issues of Texting


 

2. Common Ethics Mistakes Lawyers Make With Clients and How to Avoid Them

Credit: CLE, NALA
Faculty: Joseph A. Corsmeier, Esq.
Runtime: 90 minutes

Many lawyers do not fully understand the Bar rules and ethical considerations for client representation. Because of this, they make ethical mistakes regarding whether to take on a client representation, continue the representation, and terminating the representation.

View Course: Common Ethics Mistakes Lawyers Make With Clients and How to Avoid Them


 

3. Ethical Settlement Negotiations

Credit: CLE, NALA
Faculty: Matthew N. White
Runtime: 75 minutes

Nearly all civil cases resolve with a negotiated settlement; however, most lawyers have little knowledge of the disciplinary rules and state laws that govern negotiations. This course is critical for civil litigators who want to reach successful and lawful settlement agreements.

View Course: Ethical Settlement Negotiations


 

4. Jury Selection: Getting the Bias Out of the Jury Pool

Credit: CLE, NALA
Faculty: David E. Cannon
Runtime: 90 minutes

The word 'bias' has negative connotations, yet we all possess them. Jurors who are assembled in a room of strangers, attorneys, and authoritative figures understand that bias is bad; however, they often don't recognize their own biases or realize how they can impact jury service. This course discusses different types of research to identify juror bias, highlights situation variables, and how social media may inform your jury selection decisions. 

 

View Course: Jury Selection: Getting the Bias Out of the Jury Pool


 

5. Curing Title Exceptions

Credit: CLE, NALA
Faculty: Duane H. Wunsch
Runtime: 106 minutes

Titles can be subject to outstanding interests and claims; some are genuine, while others are unsubstantial or baseless. This course highlights what to look for when reviewing title commitments and land surveys, and what endorsements are currently available to provide additional coverage against a spectrum of title risks.

View Course: Curing Title Exceptions


 

6. How to Respond to an Audit Letter Requesting Information About Your Client's Case

Credit: CLE, NALA
Faculty: Alan J. Wilson 
Runtime: 90 minutes

A solid understanding of best practices for responding to auditor inquiries is critical for lawyers to balance their clients' interests with the needs of their auditors. The course discusses common attorney-client privilege issues and special challenges encountered in preparing audit response letters, and highlights best practices for responding to auditor requests.

 

View Course: How to Respond to an Audit Letter Requesting Information About Your Client's Case


 

7. Ethical Considerations for In-House Counsel

Credit: CLE, NALA
Faculty: Miriam A. Ross, Esq.
Runtime: 89 minutes

Both foreign and domestic in-house counsel face unique challenges in the ever-changing legal landscape. This course explores how to deal with basic ethics issues faced by in-house counsel, and what to keep in mind when analyzing the situation. Other topics covered in this course include the one client relationship, attorney-client privilege, reporting obligations, and how to navigate conflicting loyalties.

View Course: Ethical Considerations for In-House Counsel


 

8. Drafting and Enforcing Limitation of Liability Clauses

Credit: CLE, NALA
Faculty: Kenneth M. Gorenberg
Runtime: 99 minutes

Some parties sign contracts but fail to review or think about the limitation of liability provisions. This course helps any party on either side of a limitation of liability, and provides tools for thinking about a fair allocation of risk, discussing it with the other side, and drafting clear and valid language to accomplish what both parties intend.

View Course: Drafting and Enforcing Limitation of Liability Clauses


 

9. Insurance Considerations for In-House Counsel

Credit: CLE, NALA
Faculty: Daniel Alperstein; Noel C. Paul
Runtime: 89 minutes

Mistakes are commonly made by company actors in handling insurance issues. This course provides practical information and advice for corporate in-house counsel on understanding, buying, and utilizing insurance coverage. The material also spotlights current trends in the insurance marketplace.

View Course: Insurance Considerations for In-House Counsel


 

10. Anatomy of a Will Contest: How to Succeed at Trial

Credit: CLE, NALA
Faculty: Steven H. Holinstat
Runtime: 89 minutes

Trusts and estate practitioners, including fiduciary litigators, commonly face will contests. This course will help you in prosecuting and defending against will contests, and will also provide an overview of alternative dispute resolution methods for resolving will contests, including party negotiations, mediation, and arbitration.

View Course: Anatomy of a Will Contest: How to Succeed at Trial

 

 

 

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