Continuing Legal Education a Year in Review: Analysis and Recommendations

33 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2014

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Shaun Jamison

Kaplan University - Concord Law School

Date Written: March 15, 2014


Continuing legal education (CLE or MCLE) is one way to help lawyers stay current with substantive law, skills, and prepare for potentially dramatic and fast moving changes to the practice of law. This paper examines one year of continuing legal education approved for credit in Minnesota. While Minnesota attorneys enjoy access to over 10,000 CLE courses in a variety of timely topics, there are opportunities to improve. In order to best address the rapid and dramatic change in the legal field, a more favorable regulation of law office management CLEs is required. More flexible regulation and partnerships between CLE providers, bar associations, law schools, and businesses will enable lawyers to better gain and maintain practical skills.

Keywords: MCLE, CLE, Continuing Legal Education, Adult Education, Continuing Education, CEU, Bridge the Gap, Legal Education, Professional Education

JEL Classification: I2, K4, K00

Suggested Citation

Jamison, Shaun, Continuing Legal Education a Year in Review: Analysis and Recommendations (March 15, 2014). Available at SSRN: or

Shaun Jamison (Contact Author)

Kaplan University - Concord Law School ( email )

United States
9522619142 (Phone)


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