The Top 5 CLE California Attorneys are Watching

Katie Carelli | January 21, 2020

The rush of the holidays may be over, but with a fast-approaching CLE deadline, the pressure is still on for many California attorneys. If it’s the third year of your reporting cycle (that is, attorneys whose last names start with the letters N through Z), you must complete your CLE requirement by January 31, 2020.

If you’re feeling stressed about the looming deadline, don’t worry. You can complete your entire requirement through Lawline, and we have a variety of courses for you to choose from. To make things easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of the top five most popular courses in California:

  • A Great Lawyer Must Be a Great Negotiator: Skills for You to Be the Best Negotiator in the Room. Negotiating is an important skill for any lawyer to have. Brush up on your negotiating skills with this program, which walks practitioners through successfully approaching a negotiation, listening during a negotiation, and incorporating technology to further the negotiation process. 
  • "Why Her & Not Me?”: How You Can Be the Attorney Reporters Call Without Losing Your License. Do you want to be the attorney reporters reach out to for a quote? Learn how to introduce yourself to reporters, and the ethical boundaries of speaking to the press. 
  • Steps to Eliminate Bias in the Legal Profession. Gender stereotypes remain a prevalent and serious problem within the legal profession, but they can be combated through a better understanding of stereotypes and unconscious biases. This program provides attorneys with insights into recognizing gender bias and best practices to improve gender diversity within their firm. 
  • Conflicts of Interest or "What Did I Do Wrong?" Conflicts of interest can arise between an attorney and a client, even if precautions are taken. Luckily, there are strategies to identify and avoid them. This program details those strategies and examines the Model Rules of Professional Conduct as a guide for identifying conflicts. 
  • Ain’t Misbehavin: Avoiding Ethical Problems at the USPTO. An investigation by the Patent and Trademark Office can lead to an attorney’s disbarment, which is why it is important for practitioners to understand the scope of the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED), what the OED perceives as unethical behavior, and the speed at which it operates. This program will inform attorneys of the kind of behavior that can lead to an OED investigation, how the OED conducts its investigation, and how to avoid scrutiny.

Want more options? Check out our catalog of 1,450+ California-accredited courses. Happy viewing!


Related Content:

  1. The Top Ten CLE Courses of 2019 
  2. Defining the Rules: California Competence Issues 
  3. Defining the Rules: California Elimination of Bias

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Written by Katie Carelli

Katie was raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL and decided to brave New York City after graduating with her M.A. in English Literature from Florida State University in 2018. When she is motivated to get off her couch, she frequents the movies, the theater, and the museums of the city.


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