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Continuing Legal Education

Throughout the year Washburn University School of Law offers a number of CLE programs in a wide variety of areas of law and practice. As part of our legal community outreach, Washburn Law also often serves as a host site for non-profit legal groups to provide CLE and non-credit legal training for the legal community.

Washburn Law is proud of the expertise and skill of our faculty and alumni and a signature CLE event is the annual 12 hour program in late June each year. This event brings our faculty together to present a collection of CLE sessions on topics of their expertise. This event always includes on annual update on decisions from the United States Supreme Court as well as the ever popular, and required, two hours of ethics credit.

Beyond the annual program, we also offer CLE training from visiting practitioners and faculty as available. We welcome suggestions of CLE topics and presenters, and we encourage you to contact us at the e-mail address provided below in that regard.

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Associate Dean for Centers and External Programs
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Shawn Leisinger
CLE Coordinator
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Donna Vilander
Revised Court Rules

Revised Kansas district and appellate court rules have been adopted and took effect on July 1, 2012.

2011 CLE Rule Changes

Effective July 1, 2011, new continuing legal education rules took effect in Kansas. Read the updated rules (196 KB; requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) at the Kansas CLE Commission website.

See also Shelley Sutton's article summarizing the rule changes, "Meeting the Challenges of CLE in 2011."

Washburn Law hosted Shelley Sutton for the webinar "A Conversation with the Kansas CLE Commission: New CLE Rules for Providers." Click below or watch on YouTube.