The History of CLE

March 25th, 2013 | Posted by cilliano in Education | Law | Lawyer | Marino Legal

new york cleMarino Legal NY continuing legal education courses may be thoroughly contemporary, but did you know the history of continuing legal education in America dates all the way back to the nineteenth century?

The idea of CLE in its modern form did not emerge, however, until the post-World War II period when such courses became exceptionally important for attorneys who returned from serving during the war and undertook ‘refresher’ courses, designed to re-acquaint them with the legal practice and to inform them of legal developments which had taken place while they were absent.

By 1947, the concept of CLE had gained enough attention to prompt the partnering of the American Bar Association and the American Law Institute in order to organize a systematic development, and expansion, of CLE across the nation.

This partnership was known as ALI-ABA and succeeded in making significant progress in terms of popularizing the opinion that continuing legal education was essential for legal practitioners. Arguably the most important developments made by ALI-ABA were hammered out during the conferences known as Arden House I, II and III, held in 1958, 1963, and 1987, respectively. These milestone conferences developed a framework for CLE in each state, for attorneys at every stage of their professional career.

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