What is CLE and why do I need it?

CLE is Continuing Legal Education. CLE encompasses programs designed for legal professionals, covering topics in substantive areas of law; technology programs used specifically by legal practitioners, such as legal research programs; education on programs designed to assist legal professionals, such as document manage, as well as the basics such as research, court rules and updates, recent legal decisions, writing skills and ethics. Nearly every continuing education program designed for an attorney can be taken by a paralegal, with the possible exception of topics limited to licensed attorneys, such as “How to Cross Examine a Hostile Witness”, although such topics are often of interest to senior paralegals who assist at trial.

The law is an ever evolving being – it is not just what is written in a book, but what is decided by the highest courts today and tomorrow. What was good law one day, may not be so tomorrow. So too is the ever evolving world of technology as it effects the practice of law. Thus, to keep abreast of what is new, paralegals need to take CLE. It makes you a better paralegal and a more valuable asset to your firm or legal department.


IPA CLE Hours

 

NALA Approved Seminar CLE Hours

Date Event
Substantive Hours
Ethics Hours
Non-Substantive Hours
09/21/2018 2018 Fall Seminar West Des Moines TBD TBD TBD
04/20/2018 2018 Spring Seminar Coralville 7.0 1.0 0
09/22/2017 2017 Fall Seminar Johnston 3.8 1 1
04/28/2017 2017 Spring Seminar Dubuque 6 1  
09/30/2016 2016 Fall Seminar Des Moines 5 1  
04/22/2016 2016 Spring Seminar Cedar Rapids 5 1  
09/25/2015 2015 Fall Seminar Des Moines 6 1  
04/24/2015 2015 Spring Seminar Sioux City 5.2 1  
09/26/2014 2014 Fall Seminar Des Moines 5.1 1.6  

 

Iowa Judical Branch Office of Professional Regulation Approved CLE Hours

Date Event
Regular hours
Ethics hours
09/21/2018

2018 Fall Seminar

Activity ID TBD

TBD TBD
05/10/2018

IPA Quarterly Webinar

Activity ID 296889

1.0 0.0
04/20/2018

2018 Spring Seminar

Activity ID 296978

6.0 1.0
09/22/2017

2017 Fall Seminar

Activity ID 271830

5.75 0.75
4/28/2017

2017 Spring Seminar

Activity ID 253254

5.75
0.75
9/30/2016

2016 Fall Seminar

Activity ID 252019

5
0.75
4/22/2016

2016 Spring Seminar

Activity ID 252055

5
0.75
9/25/2015

2015 Fall Seminar

Activity ID 206088

5
1.75
4/24/2015

2015 Spring Seminar

Activity ID 252017

5
0.75
9/26/2014

2014 Fall Seminar

Activity ID 171889

5
1

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NALA Approved Region Meeting / Quarterly Webinar CLE Hours

Region Date Topic / Speaker
Hours Earned
Webinar May 10, 2018

Discovery

Gary Nelson, Esq. of Rush & Nicholson Lawyers

1 Substantive
Region 5 April 3, 2018 Estate Planning and Life Insurance 1 Substantive
Region 6 April 3, 2018

Employment Law

Erin Nathan, Esq.

TBD
Region 6 November 7, 2017

Probate Administration

Cynthia Parker, Esq.

1 Substantive
Region 6 September 5, 2017

eDiscovery and Paralegals

Philip Burian, Esq.

1 Substantive
Region 6 August 1, 2017

Forcible Entry and Detainer

Anne Wilson, Esq.

1 Substantive
Region 5 August 1, 2017 Employment Law: What to Worry About Now 1 Substantive
Region 5

July 11, 2017

Paradigms of Paralegal Resumes 1 Non-Substantive
Region 3 June 12, 2017 Real Estate: Abstract Review 1 Substantive
Region 6 May 2, 2017

Legislative Changes to the Iowa Workers' Compensation Laws

Matthew Drake, Esq.

1 Substantive
Region 6 March 7, 2017

Changes to Civil Rules of Procedure

Crystal Pound, Esq.

1 Substantive
Region 5 February 2017 Legal Ramifications of Iowa Children's Mental Health Redesign

1 Substantive

Region 6 November 1, 2016 Brainstorm/Women in eDiscovery 1 Substantive
Region 5 November 2016 Summary Judgment & Trial Management Tips

1 Substantive

Region 6 September 2016 Estate Planning & Family Law

1 Substantive

Region 3 September 2016 Gestational Carriers and Surrogacy; speaker Emilee Gehling

1 Substantive

Region 6 August 2016 The Iowa Supreme Court Family Law Task Force: One Year Later

1 Substantive

Region 6 June 2016 Workers’ Compensation

1 Substantive

Region 6 April 2016 Putting Kids First with your Ex

1 Substantive

Region 6 March 2016 Trust Department Services

1 Substantive

Region 6 November 2015 The Increasingly Important Role Paralegals Play in Workers’ Compensation & Helpful Tips in Handling These Claims

1 Substantive

Region 6 September 2015 Top Ten Practices of a Great Paralegal

1 Substantive

Region 6 July 2015
 
New Discovery Rules Part 2-Initial Disclosures

1 Substantive

Region 6 June 2016 Blue Zones Project

1 Substantive

Region 6 April 2015 New Discovery Rules & Expedited Civil Actions

1 Substantive

Region 6 February 2015 UI College of Law Ethics

1 Ethics

Region 6 December 2014 Collaborative Family Law

1 Substantive