The Hague Law Blog isn’t just about nuts & bolts lawyering. A bit of a deviation today… with an offer you can’t refuse. At least, not if you like to travel and fulfill your licensure requirements at the same time.
In Missouri and Kansas (and, I’m sure other jurisdictions), this is Continuing Legal Education Crunch Time. Our credit year ends next Friday, June 30th (with reports due July 31st), and lawyers across both states are scrambling for hours. They needn’t stress, really, because a cottage industry has been set up around the year-end rush; the CLE office at my alma mater, UMKC Law,* not only offers a host of live programs throughout May and June every year, but webinar and web replays as well. (See here for the full range.)
But why stress about it at the end of the reporting year?
Why not get a full year’s CLE hours and see the world at the same time?
Join us in Italy this November.
Seriously. CLE Abroad is the best possible way to do it. In the morning, a few hours of classes and court visits, led by American and Italian practitioners and scholars, and in the afternoon, a few hours of ruins, museums, and the best cuisine Italy has to offer.
I’m not joking. This really is the best way to get your hours (I even give a live-version lecture of topics from this blog), see the world, and save a few bucks** in the process.
* Full disclosure: my wife is a professional program coordinator at UMKC’s CLE office, and I worked there during law school (and that first excruciating year after). This plug is not only shameless, it’s issued with pride. I wouldn’t be where I am today without having had the opportunity to work there, and I get the good fortune of traveling every year because of it.
** Group travel rates keep the price tag down, of course. And the question always comes up: “can I deduct this?” My answer: “I don’t know. Ask your tax guys.”