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Lawyer Professional Development: Online Training Calendar
Attorneys are required to attend continuing education programs in order to maintain their licenses to practice law. The resources listed on this guide are meant to assist your professional development while you transition from law students to attorneys.
You can find a schedule of current and upcoming online trainings available for you to complete in the calendar below. The trainings listed below may be a good use of your time during the summer or other breaks from school. Please note that the CLEs (Continuing Legal Education) listed below are not limited to currently practicing attorneys but are available to you as students as well. Here is a quick glance key to understanding the different categories of trainings listed below:
Webinar:online training that is not database specific
CLE:online training that is also available for CLE credit in one or multiple jurisdictions
Bloomberg:online trainings focused on Bloomberg Law skills
Lexis: online trainings focused on Lexis Advance skills
Westlaw: online trainings focused on Westlaw skills
*If you are aware of any upcoming webinars, trainings, or CLEs that should be included in this calendar then please email Sarah Dunaway.
ABA events bring you timely topics, leading speakers, convenient online options, and unmatched in-person networking opportunities. Choose from over 2,000 online and in-person events from more than 40 groups.
For each webinar that you are interested in attending, please follow the link and register. Registration is required, and will provide you with a calendar invite and reminder emails. All live webinars will be hosted via WebEx and will be recorded. If a password is requested, use "blaw123", without quotation marks. For more information or questions, please contact Terry Stedman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal industry intelligence database provides specially curated legal market and law firm reports that provide an overview of the industry and job search feature highlighting attorney job opportunities. First time users must register for a personal account with their @vanderbilt.edu email.
To wow partners and senior associates you need to provide deep legal insights and incisive legal analysis. Traditional legal research skills are a must but are no longer enough. You also need to be proficient with legal analytics to meet these lofty expectations.
Practice-Ready Certification ensures you’re prepared to conduct law firm research, including the use of legal analytics. Plus you’ll be able to refer potential employers to the Lexis Advance Certification Registry to prove your research and analytics skills. See how many students from your school have completed the program. You can complete the program through in-person training at your school or online modules at your convenience.
Three short video modules walk you through the typical assignments you’ll complete as an associate and a 12-question exam gives you the opportunity to immediately test those skills. Upon successful completion of the exam your name is added to the certification registry. Here’s what you’ll learn: Module 1: Researching unfamiliar topics and regulatory process. Module 2: Transactional and litigation drafting. Module 3: Legal analytics
Thousands of video tutorials taught by industry experts allow you to acquire software, creative, and business skills. Available for free through public libraries, such as the Nashville Public Library (NPL).
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