Continuing Legal Education

Continuing Legal Education programs are provided by the Erie Institute of Law, part of the Bar Association of Erie County.

CLE programs conducted live, in-person, faciliated by the Erie Insitute of Law.

CLE programs conducted live, accessible via the web, facilitated by Mesa CLE, in partnership with the Erie Institute of Law

CLE programs that have been recorded for viewing later. Includes OnDemand offerings.

Erie Institute of Law

Erie Institute of Law Mission Statement

To plan Continuing Legal Education program opportunities for the Institute to meet the professional education needs of lawyers in the Western New York Community; to monitor and evaluate the program to ensure that high quality, effective and timely programs are offered; and to maintain the Institute’s position as a leader and primary provider of Continuing Legal Education.

Accreditation

The Erie Institute of Law has been accredited by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an accredited provider of continuing legal education for live presentations and non-traditional CLE course formats.

Additional Details

Course Material

The Erie Institute of Law now provides course material via electronic delivery. Hard copies may still be requested at an additional cost per program. See program flyers for additional information. Thank you for helping us to conserve resources, keep costs down, and be more respectful of Mother Earth!

Tuition Assistance

Special financial arrangements can be made for those who demonstrate financial hardship in writing to the Erie Institute of Law. Determination of financial hardship is decided on a case by case basis. For more information contact the Erie Institute of Law at 716.852.8687.

Program Cancellations

We try our best not to cancel programs, but in the case of bad weather, program cancellations will be posted on our website or on social media. If we are at the office when a cancellation takes place, you will receive an email or phone call. 

 

Cancelling Your Registration

Notice of your cancellation must be received 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Any notice less than 48 hours is subject to a $5 or $10 administrative cancellation fee, depending on the program. Registrants who are pre-registered and fail to attend will receive course materials in lieu of a refund. The CLE Department can be reached at 716.852.8687.

MCLE Transcripts Available

The Erie Institute of Law maintains attendance records for lawyers who attend its programs. Individual transcripts are available upon request and provide: title of program; date; and CLE credit hours broken down by substantive category. To request a transcript of your hours, email Mary Kohlbacher at mkohlbacher@eriebar.org or call 716.852.8687.

Program Suggestions

If you have a topic suggestion or idea for a CLE program, or have an interest in participating on the panel of an educational program, please contact us at 716.852.8687 or mkohlbacher@eriebar.org.

Sponsoring a Program

The Erie Institute of Law is the educational arm of the Bar Association of Erie County. Its mission is to plan Continuing Legal Education program opportunities to meet the professional education needs of lawyers in the Western New York community. A leader and primary provider of Continuing Legal Education, the Institute offers many programs annually to the 3,600 plus attorneys in Western New York. The Institute has also been accredited by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as a provider of continuing legal education, for both live presentations and non-traditional CLE course formats. Sponsorship of a CLE program is a highly effective means to reach your market audience. Your company’s name and logo will be prominently displayed on all marketing pieces including the program brochure which is mailed out to over 3,600 lawyers, and on program materials distributed to attendees. You will receive verbal recognition at the program. Your company’s name will be listed as a CLE sponsor on the BAEC Web site with a link to your Web site. A vendor table will be provided to distribute your company’s promotional materials and meet with our attendees. Please feel free to contact Mary Kohlbacher, Director of Continuing Legal Education at 716.852.8687 ext. 115 for more information or to take advantage of this opportunity. 

CLE OnDemand logo

The Erie Institute of Law provides a selection of our CLE programs on demand! It’s possible for busy practitioners to earn CLE credits from any location at any time. Any accompanying PowerPoint presentations or course documents will be available on the registration page. Our members will receive a discount by entering a PROMO CODE member2017 on the payment page. 

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