Online CLEs

Continuing Legal Education Online

From here you can access all of LAP’s Virtual CLEs as well as their corresponding quizzes. 

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Fear No Evil: Covid19 Driven Anxiety

(1 Mental Health/Substance Abuse Professional Responsibility credit)

DESCRIPTION:

Not too many things in our lives motivate us to change our behavior like fear.   Fear when associated with great uncertainty, often elicited strong emotions and anxious thoughts that we can easily conflate, or confuse with facts.  This presentation will explain how fear, uncertainty, and anxiety all too often lead to a continual feedback loop that creates more fear and anxiety during the current pandemic.  Two evidenced based practices to manage uncertainty and fear, while reducing anxiety are presented.

Please click the “CLE Video” tab below to view the online CLE. Once you have completed watching, click on the “CLE Quiz” tab, also below. You can take the 5 question quiz as many times as necessary. Upon your successful completion (80% correct), the program will automatically generate a completion certificate for your records and LAP will be notified of your completed CLE credits. Once you have received your certificate, please click on the tab labeled “Satisfaction Survey,” to provide LAP with feedback on your experience.

Thank you for viewing this online CLE. Please click on the “Quiz” button to take the 5 question quiz. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary. Upon your successful completion (80% correct), the program will automatically generate a completion certificate for your records and LAP will be notified of your completed CLE credits.

Please note: if your ARDC number is incorrect or does not match the name licensed with the ARDC, we will not be able to assign your credit with the MCLE Board. If you are notified of such error you must respond to LAP with the correct information within 1 (one) week or CLE credit is forfeited.

The Resilient Lawyer

(1 Mental Health/Substance Abuse Professional Responsibility Credit)

Lawyers cannot avoid stress. Life is stressful but we also do not need to use it as a badge of honor. Explore methods to productively manage stress in a way that is realistic for today’s attorney. Supporting personal resiliency as you navigate challenges versus pushing through can be the difference in mounting debilitating stress and staying at the top of your game.

Please click the “CLE Video” tab below to view the online CLE. Once you have completed watching, click on the “CLE Quiz” tab, also below. You can take the 5 question quiz as many times as necessary. Upon your successful completion (80% correct), the program will automatically generate a completion certificate for your records and LAP will be notified of your completed CLE credits. Once you have received your certificate, please click on the tab labeled “Satisfaction Survey,” to provide LAP with feedback on your experience.

Thank you for viewing this online CLE. Please click on the “Quiz” button to take the 5 question quiz. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary. Upon your successful completion (80% correct), the program will automatically generate a completion certificate for your records and LAP will be notified of your completed CLE credits.

Please note: if your ARDC number is incorrect or does not match the name licensed with the ARDC, we will not be able to assign your credit with the MCLE Board. If you are notified of such error you must respond to LAP with the correct information within 1 (one) week or CLE credit is forfeited.

CLE: Your Best Thinking in the Worst Situations: Improving Decision Making Under Stress

(1 Mental Health/Substance Abuse Professional Responsibility credits)

DESCRIPTION:

The stress of contemporary legal practice takes a toll on our abilities to consistently perform at our best, especially in the most difficult situations.  Best Thinking identifies and explains the most common errors in judgment resulting from stress, and provides practical proven approaches to avoid them. It is a guide for attorneys seeking to improve the outcomes of stressful and demanding situations.

Best Thinking integrates three evidence-based strategies for improving judgment and decision-making by combining proven psychological and cognitive therapies that produce practical solutions that can be employed in ‘the heat of battle.’  The first two strategies are offered to identify, challenge, and change our thinking and decision making under stress.  The third strategy strives to improve intuitive thinking while managing uncertainty and increasing confidence in making difficult decisions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define and delineate stressful events and common reactions to stress
  2. Identify common thinking and judgment errors that may arise under stressful situations
  3. Demonstrate evidenced based strategies for improving our thinking and decision-making under stress:
    • The Principle of “Persistent Patience” (based on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction);
    • Cognitive Challenging; and
    • Managing uncertainty and resolving decisional ambivalence with intuition

Please click on each of the tabs to the below (CLE Video: Parts 1-7) to view the online CLE. Once you have watched all parts, click on the “CLE Quiz” tab, also below. You can take the 5 question quiz as many times as necessary. Upon your successful completion (80% correct), the program will automatically generate a completion certificate for your records and LAP will be notified of your completed CLE credits. Once you have received your certificate, please click on the tab labeled “Satisfaction Survey,” to provide LAP with feedback on your experience.

Thank you for viewing this online CLE. Please click on the “Quiz” button to take the 5 question quiz. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary. Upon your successful completion (80% correct), the program will automatically generate a completion certificate for your records and LAP will be notified of your completed CLE credits.

Please note: if your ARDC number is incorrect or does not match the name licensed with the ARDC, we will not be able to assign your credit with the MCLE Board. If you are notified of such error you must respond to LAP with the correct information within 1 (one) week or CLE credit is forfeited.

The Mindful Attorney - Coming Soon!

MCLE Board Credit Pending

DESCRIPTION:

The Mindful Attorney explores the science behind mindfulness, identifies why attorneys are a vulnerable population to maladaptive coping skills, and integrates evidence-based strategies for coping with stress inherent to the legal profession. Skills covered by this program include recognizing the impact of stress on decision making, learning to use mindfulness techniques to become less reactive when facing stressors and adversity, and learning new mindfulness techniques an individual can utilize to limit the negative impact of stress on personal resiliency and wellbeing.

CLICK FOR COURSE AGENDA

Please click the “CLE Video” tab below to view the online CLE. Once you have completed watching, click on the “CLE Quiz” tab, also below. You can take the 5 question quiz as many times as necessary. Upon your successful completion (80% correct), the program will automatically generate a completion certificate for your records and LAP will be notified of your completed CLE credits. Once you have received your certificate, please click on the tab labeled “Satisfaction Survey,” to provide LAP with feedback on your experience.

Thank you for viewing this online CLE. Please click on the “Quiz” button to take the 5 question quiz. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary. Upon your successful completion (80% correct), the program will automatically generate a completion certificate for your records and LAP will be notified of your completed CLE credits.

Please note: if your ARDC number is incorrect or does not match the name licensed with the ARDC, we will not be able to assign your credit with the MCLE Board. If you are notified of such error you must respond to LAP with the correct information within 1 (one) week or CLE credit is forfeited.

Civility: Difficult Conversations and People in the Workplace - Coming Soon!

MCLE Board Credit Pending

DESCRIPTION:

Difficult people are everywhere. However, when they exist in the workspace, in the courts, and the clients with whom we work, it can create major issues which influence personal health and wellness. The legal field can be a very stressful work setting and adding hostile persons to the work environment can make it feel impossible to cope. This program will support attorneys, judges and law students in understanding the psychological, physical, and emotional impact of dealing with difficult people at work. Additionally, providing helpful skill sets to manage and minimize the negative impact these people and conversations have on us will also be provided. This presentation will provide skills and behaviors which will help you feel more empowered and in control while working with difficult people or engaging in difficult conversations.

Participants in this program will learn the following:

  • Understand the impact working with difficult people and engaging in difficult conversations can have on those in the legal profession;
  • Understand that dealing with difficult people and situations can increase mental health problems and negative coping mechanisms;
  • Learn how to minimize behaviors which create more problems in dealing with difficult people and conversations;
  • Learn how to increase behaviors which place boundaries and limits on difficult people and difficult conversations and;
  • Learn skills to help manage difficult people and engage in difficult conversations more effectively.

CLICK FOR COURSE AGENDA

Please click the “CLE Video” tab below to view the online CLE. Once you have completed watching, click on the “CLE Quiz” tab, also below. You can take the 5 question quiz as many times as necessary. Upon your successful completion (80% correct), the program will automatically generate a completion certificate for your records and LAP will be notified of your completed CLE credits. Once you have received your certificate, please click on the tab labeled “Satisfaction Survey,” to provide LAP with feedback on your experience.

Thank you for viewing this online CLE. Please click on the “Quiz” button to take the 5 question quiz. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary. Upon your successful completion (80% correct), the program will automatically generate a completion certificate for your records and LAP will be notified of your completed CLE credits.

Please note: if your ARDC number is incorrect or does not match the name licensed with the ARDC, we will not be able to assign your credit with the MCLE Board. If you are notified of such error you must respond to LAP with the correct information within 1 (one) week or CLE credit is forfeited.

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