TexasBarCLE staff members accept the ACLEA award.

The Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) has awarded TexasBarCLE one of only 16 annual awards granted to competitors representing more than 300 organizations.

ACLEA members are professionals in the fields of continuing legal education and legal publishing. The annual ACLEA’s Best Awards are highly competitive, and winning projects represent the highest level of achievement for the staff and volunteers involved.

TexasBarCLE received an Outstanding Achievement award in the Best Programming category for its “CLE Fifteen” and “Best of” online classes on July 31 at the ACLEA Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon.

A few years ago, TexasBarCLE experimented with the concept of bundling top-rated presentations from multi-day courses and offering them as the “Best of” each course when the videos went online. The concept was later expanded to create “CLE Fifteens,” longer classes that had at least 15 hours of CLE, including 3 hours of ethics, in order to satisfy a full year’s MCLE compliance requirement.

These online CLEs offer the busy lawyer the best presentations and most relevant topics from multiple courses in a given practice area – accessible from any computer or mobile device 24/7. MP3s are available as an option for offline listening. Attorneys are able to forego the costs of transportation, lodging, and lost billable hours, and can listen to the presentations at their own pace.

Links are provided for each topic’s video stream, MP3, article, and presentation slides so the attendee can easily navigate through the topics they want to hear and articles they want to read, in any order they choose. Once a program is completed, attorneys can claim credit for it directly from the viewing page.

TexasBarCLE now offers “CLE Fifteen” packages in nearly all practice areas: Administrative/Government, Business, Civil Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Consumer & Creditor, Criminal, Employment and Corporate Counsel, Estate Planning and Probate, Family Law, General Practice, Historical Perspectives, Immigration, Intellectual Property, LGBT Issues, General Litigation Practice, Oil/Gas and Energy, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Technology, and Trial Practice.

“CLE Fifteen” and “Best of” online classes provide expert faculty, deliver extensive coverage of Texas-specific law, and offer research-quality written materials. Check out the CLE Fifteen and Best of online classes on TexasBarCLE.com.