CLE on your laptop? Perhaps August 1, 2003 Regular News CLE on your laptop? Perhaps 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]
That’s despite the World Anti-Doping Agency saying yesterday it’s not yet sure how long it takes for the drug to clear from someone’s system.Since it became a banned substance in January, 172 athletes have failed tests for it.WADA’s admission could lead to many of them escaping suspensions.
John Hartson has come to the defence of under-fire Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, telling talkSPORT there isn’t a manager in the game who could cope with the run of high profile injuries and exits at Anfield.The Northern Irishman has come under heavy criticism following the Reds’ unconvincing start to the season.Liverpool currently sit 13th in the Premier League table and are without a win in six matches in all competitions after scraping through against lowly Carlisle United in the League Cup on penalties.Their recent ailing form has seen Rodgers become the bookmakers’ second favourite to be the top flight’s first managerial casualty of the season, but former striker Hartson questions how he is expected to survive amid the club’s ‘crisis’ of injuries and recently departed stars.“I do feel for Brendan,” the Welshman told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He’s had a horrendous crisis with injuries. [Club captain] Jordan Henderson is out now long-term and Roberto Firmino was injured in the League Cup last night.“Daniel Sturridge has been out for a while and Christian Benteke is injured now as well.“And when you take into account the fact they had to sell the likes of Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling, and Steven Gerrard has left the club – I don’t know a manager in the world who could cope with a crisis like that.“It really doesn’t bode well for them. Brendan wants to get all his best players out on the pitch and then he’s got a chance, but the current injury crisis doesn’t help his cause.”