I recently saw a somewhat sobering statistic about the legal field in the Harvard Business Review. It stated that, “Only 66% of the jobs landed by 2011 U.S.
This is a blog post written for people with an online continuing education course catalog, but I suppose it might be good advice in general. In a nutshell: If you only get to use a few words, you need to make them all count. Read more »
There is an assumption about technology that has been propagating for as long as I can remember. It goes something like this: older people have difficulty adapting to new technologies. In my own experience this is simply not true; beyond that the results of a survey conducted by one of our customers validates that point of view. Read more »
It’s much better. Ask any professional who meets their continuing education requirements online. They are likely to tell you that the ability to get CE hours whenever and wherever it’s convenient for them is a huge plus. Read more »
ACLEA's 47th mid-year meeting is now taking place in San Francisco. ACLEA, the Association for Continuing Legal Education, is an international organization that serves CLE professionals by providing education and opportunities for networking. Read more »
My company is a leading provider of technology and services that enable online continuing education. From that perspective, you could assume a bias towards certain kinds of CE. On the (less cynical) other hand, I have been exposed to a tremendous amount of online professional continuing education over the years.
This may seem like an odd time of year for Christmas stories, but there is an old movie scene that has been running through my mind off and on for the last few days. It was inspired by a conversation I had with a forward-thinking director of continuing legal education (CLE) about the value of helping customers get what they need. Read more »
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that lawyers work up to eighty hours per week, with an average between forty and seventy hours. Financial service-professionals, like financial managers and investment bankers, work forty to sixty hours per week. CPA’s also put in over forty hours per week and many more hours during tax season.
The role of professional associations has evolved over the years, along with professions themselves, but the core mission hasn’t changed all that much.
Recently, I had a conversation with a teenager about music. He asked me, “Which iPod did you have when you were a kid?” When I told him there was no such thing as an iPod when I was growing up, he stared at me, incredulous. Today, the iPod, or MP3, generation extends well beyond teenagers. Many adults, accomplished professionals, use MP3 players regularly.