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Free MCLE

  Free MCLE
Publications

 
Should “getting it free” be the driving force for getting MCLE?  No!
Do we recognize that sometimes three years tear by and you’re desperate?..... Yes.

In that spirit, here are some possibilities for getting those last minute units.


Benchmark Institute
We strive to bring you stimulating, well-researched and useful information to fulfill the mandatory requirements.  These are free for staff of organizations receiving IOLTA funds from the State Bar of California.  There is a small fee for all others.
 

Lawyers' Mutual Insurance
    General
    • 2009 - Mediation Masters' Seminar

Lexvid
Lexvid bills itself as “a continuing legal education provider that offers superior quality and easily accessible CLE content to attorneys throughout the nation.” As of April 2013, most of Lexvid's legal seminars are offered free of charge including all of the ones below.
 


Practicing Law Institute

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• Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2013
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Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2012

• Advocating for Veterans - the Basics on Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Cultural Competency 2011-- Special Issues
• California Eviction Defense: Protecting Low-Income Tenants   2013
• California Family Law Basics: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Family Law Cases
• California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2013
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Courtroom Skills for Pro Bono Attorneys
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Pathways to Justice 2012: Special Housing Updates
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Representing Tenants in Unlawful Detainer Actions in San Francisco 2012
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Representing the Pro Bono Client: Effective Written Advocacy
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Social Media for Non-Profit and Public Interest Organizations 2013
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Social Security Disability 2013: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice
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Residential Lending after the Crash: An Update on How Dodd-Frank and the CFPB Have Changed the Rules of Home Loan Origination
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Subsidized Housing Basics 2012
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Tax, Credit and Other Financial Consequences of Foreclosures, Short Sales and Mortgage Loan Principal Forgiveness
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Veterans Issues: Family Law, Consumer Rights, Job Protection and Diversionary Courts

Rutter OnLine

Persuasive Speaking Skills – 2009
Free lecture includes 1-hour Participatory MCLE Credit Certificate

State Bar of California