In North Carolina, it’s every lawyer’s obligation to do 12 hours per year of Continuing Legal Education (CLE). What is it? It’s sitting in a room full of lawyers, listening to lectures about current issues in the law. There are also ethics and substance abuse classes we have to sit in on, too.
I usually go to the UNC School of Law Festival of Legal Learning, because it has some really interesting seminars to sit in on. I’ve used information from some of them to get leads for articles I later wrote for local papers. It’s a good way to get current on the trendy stuff in law, and the not-so-trendy stuff.
I really enjoy the environmental law seminars, but the science we hear about the future is a bit depressing.
There was a lot of talk about fracking this year. That looks like it’s going to be a mess.