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Continuing Legal Education (CLE) the HCBA way:

More value-added. More local. More conversational. More connected.

  • Over 80 CLEs each year put on by HCBA Sections and Committees are FREE for HCBA members to attend in our offices.

  • As a regionally-based bar, we're focused on the local perspective on law-related issues and on the 4th District courts.

  • The knowledge and perspectives of attendees are valued and actively sought out.

  • Taking CLEs from the HCBA allows you to grow your knowledge at the same time that you grow your connections to the local legal community.

We aim to make every HCBA CLE experience a great one. In our view, great CLEs are those where the quality of information provided is excellent, attendees are engaged participants, and connections happen before, during and after the program.

Section and Committee CLEs

HCBA members can attend any 1-hour CLE program put on by the volunteer leaders of HCBA sections or committees at no cost beyond the annual cost of membership dues. These programs primarily relate to the specific topic of focus of a particular HCBA section or committee.

In-Depth, Multi-Hour CLEs

These CLEs focus on hot topics and trends of broad interest to attorneys, as well as skill development and programs that connect HCBA attorneys to other local professionals. 

Law & Literature CLEs

This popular, well-regarded HCBA series offers a discussion-based approach to earning your ethics and elimination of bias credits. Participants read short stories, plays and other short works of literature in advance of the session, and discuss them in the context of the particular roles and responsibilities of attorneys.

Leaders in the Nonprofit Community (LINC) program / CLE series

Many attorneys are called to serve nonprofit organizations as volunteer leaders . The LINC program is focused on the knowledge and skills needed, and the unique challenges lawyers face, in nonprofit governance. Starting in 2014, LINC will be available as a cohort program, where participants achieve the designation of LINC Program Graduate, and as individual sessions open to attorneys beyond the cohort.


For the times when your best option is to view CLE programs online, the HCBA provides a number of our own CLEs via webcast, as well as high-quality webcasts from partner bar associations across the nation. Programs take place at a set time, and are available to watch via your computer. View HCBA Calendar to see upcoming Webcasts >>

OnDemand Programs

Choose from a number of CLE seminars available to watch anytime that's convenient for your schedule. Catalog of available OnDemand offerings for 2017 will be posted soon.


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