Online CLEs

Continuing Legal Education Online

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

Please be sure to complete the course’s corresponding quiz in order to receive CLE credit.

CLE: Practicing Wellness: Skills Beyond the Status Quo

(1 Mental Health/Substance Abuse Professional Responsibility credit)

Co-Sponsored by the MCLE Board, ISBA, and IICLE

DESCRIPTION:

The intent of this workshop is to help lawyers find balance, increase focus, and reduce stress by learning how to incorporate simple wellness skills into their daily lives. This interactive workshop will help the participants discover a sense of ease and simple practices they can take anywhere.

Participants in this program will learn:

  • yoga poses that they can use in their office;
  • relaxation/focus techniques;
  • availability of wellness technology/apps;
  • how to quiet the racing mind, and how to use breathing to relax and focus.

Please click on each of the tabs to the below (CLE Video: Parts 1-5) to view the online CLE. Once you have watched all parts, click on the “CLE Quiz” tab, also below. You can take the 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.

CLE: The Path to a Successful and Satisfying Law Career

(1 Mental Health/Substance Abuse Professional Responsibility credit)

DESCRIPTION:

Recent studies have confirmed that the overwhelming stress that is commonplace in our legal profession disproportionately results in attorneys suffering higher level of depression, anxiety, addiction, and other serious issues at rates much higher than those seen in the general population.  However, recent studies have also revealed that specific factors within our control can predict whether or not an attorney is likely to experience happiness and satisfaction in his/her career. Participants in this program will learn:

  • Why attorneys are a vulnerable population;
  • The common mental health and substance abuse issues faced by our colleagues;
  • What factors do and don’t predict happiness; and
  • How to harness happiness factors to increase our potential for happiness and satisfaction with our legal careers.

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.

CLE: Resiliency in the Face of Adversity

(1 Mental Health/Substance Abuse Professional Responsibility credit)

DESCRIPTION:

The legal profession is an inherently challenging field requiring its members to zealously fight to overcome challenges for both their clients and themselves. The intense demands of the profession combined with the high rates of substances abuse and mental health issues confirmed by recent studies makes cultivating healthy skills for overcoming the challenges and stressors of our field a MUST.  Participants in this program will learn what LAP is, why attorneys are a vulnerable population, how the science of resiliency is useful for attorneys, and how to cultivate resiliency to better “roll with the punches” in one’s professional and personal life.

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.

CLE: Incivility in the Workplace

(1 Mental Health/Substance Abuse Professional Responsibility credit)

DESCRIPTION:

Difficult people are everywhere, however when we have them in the workspace it can create major issues which influence personal health and wellness. The legal field alone can be a very stressful work setting; adding a hostile person in the work environment can make it feel impossible to cope. This program will support attorneys in understanding the psychological, physical, and emotional impact of dealing with difficult people at work while simultaneously providing helpful skill sets to manage individual experiences. Derived from the skill-based Dialectial behavioral therapy, this presentation will provide concrete and doable actions which will help you feel more empowered and in control.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the meaning inherent within work for those in the legal profession
  2. How dealing with a difficult person at work creates problems in life
  3. How to stop doing actions which create more problems in dealing with a difficult person
  4. Different skills in managing internal thoughts and feelings about difficult people at work

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.

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

(1.5 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: 1) The Principle of “Persistent Patience” (based on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction); 2) Cognitive Challenging; and 3) 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.

CLE: Burnout Prevention

(1 Mental Health/Substance Abuse Professional Responsibility credit)

Description

Recent studies have confirmed that the overwhelming stress that is commonplace in our legal profession disproportionately results in attorneys suffering higher levels of depression, anxiety, addiction, and other serious issues at rates much higher than those seen in the general population.  While changing the nature of the legal profession is likely to be a slow process, individuals have the capacity to make small changes that have been scientifically shown to mitigate the negative impact of stress, reducing the likelihood of burnout.

Learning Objectives:

What Burnout is;

The signs and symptoms of Burnout;

What factors make lawyers particularly vulnerable to Burnout; and

Best practices for prevention of Burnout.

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.

CLE: The Happy Lawyer

(1 Mental Health/Substance Abuse Professional Responsibility Credit)

This course describes the impact of stress and anxiety on lawyers, and how it can affect both home and work.

It educates on stress specific to lawyers: compassion fatigue, rumination, and cognitive errors in thinking, are also provided. Lastly the program offers solutions to combat stress and anxiety.

Please click on each of the tabs to the below (CLE Video: Parts 1-4) 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.

CLE: Mindful Combat

(1 Mental Health/Substance Abuse Professional Responsibility Credit)

Mindful Combat explores the science behind stress, identifies why attorneys are a vulnerable population, and integrates evidence-based strategies for coping with stress inherent to the legal profession. Skills covered by this program include cognitive challenging and mindfulness, focusing on steps that an individual can take to combat the effects of stress on productivity and well-being.

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.

CLE: Lawyers and Suicide: Series 1

(1 Mental Health/Substance Abuse Professional Responsibility Credit)

Please click on each of the tabs to the below (CLE Video: Parts 1-4) 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.

CLE: Lawyers and Suicide: Series 2

(1 Mental Health/Substance Abuse Professional Responsibility Credit)

Please click on each of the tabs to the below (CLE Video: Parts 1-4) 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.