CLE on your laptop? Perhaps

first_imgCLE on your laptop? Perhaps August 1, 2003 Regular News CLE on your laptop? Perhapscenter_img Imagine sitting at your desk and with a couple clicks of a computer mouse button taking part, live, in a CLE seminar.The Practice Management and Development Section is hoping to make that a reality soon, along with other plans to help members in their practices.Eric Virgil, new chair of the section, said at the section’s executive council gathering during the Bar’s Annual Meeting, that the section is looking to make its CLE offerings available through the Internet and via teleconferencing. That will offer all members, whether they are in large or small firms, the option of attending while in their offices.The teleconferencing would require some advance planning, so sponsors could send the written materials to the firm, which could reproduce them and distribute those to participating firm members.“We like to give them alternatives,” he said.The section is also looking at putting information and forms useful to lawyers on its Web site, www.flapmd.org. That site also has an extensive list of links that can help lawyers, and the section uses it to distribute its newsletter and conduct e-mail forums, Virgil said.At the council meeting, members discussed setting up an e-mail listserv where lawyers would discuss management and technology issues.The section is also planning CLE programs aimed at helping lawyers with both technology and office management matters.“Members could participate and share ideas,” Virgil said. “Forms that come from that discussion would end up on the Web site.”On CLE, Virgil said there are several existing seminars that the section could offer through the Internet or teleconferencing. Those include How to Implement Value-Based Billing, Technology in the Law Office, and 10 Effective Management Practices. The section is looking at making those available.For more information about the section and its activities, contact Carol Kirkland, program administrator, at (850) 561-5631, e-mail [email protected]last_img

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