Section 9: Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc.
CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION IN COLORADO, INC., is the nonprofit corporation organized to serve as the educational arm of the Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association, and is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. CLECI offers a full range of educational services, including live programs, audio and videotapes, and publications.
CLECI's mission is to educate, improve and continually develop the professional competency and capabilities of all members of the Colorado legal profession and other interested parties, while being financially self-sustaining.
Each year, over one thousand of Colorado lawyers and judges volunteer their time and expertise as speakers, authors, editors and advisors to help CLECI fulfill its mission to serve the needs of the Colorado legal community. Without the dedicated support of the thousands of Colorado lawyers and judges who have generously donated their time and expertise as authors, editors, speakers and advisors over the years, CLECI would be unable to fulfill its mission.
CLECI is financially self-sustaining. Revenues are derived from course tuition, sales of publications, audio and video courses, and web based training. These revenues are, in turn, used for additional course and book development. CLE in Colorado, Inc. is committed to provide educational opportunities in all fields of law, rather than focus exclusively on the profitable topics. Profit-generating projects sustain projects that cannot be self-supporting. CLECI's goal is to meet expenses for overall operations while implementing as many cost-saving measures as possible, consistent with maintaining program quality.
The DBA, CBA, their sections and committees, co-sponsor many of their programs with CLECI.
The body that oversees the process of accrediting continuing legal education programs for CLE credit, and keeping track of CLE credit for all licensed Colorado attorneys, is the Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education. The Supreme Court Board is located at 600 17th Street, Suite #520-S, Denver, Colorado 80202, telephone (303) 866-6500.
LIVE PROGRAMS: CLECI presents approximately 100 live programs each year. Many of the programs are planned and cosponsored by the various substantive sections and committees of the Colorado and Denver Bar Association. The length of the live program varies, from one-half day programs to multi-day annual symposia/institutes.
VIDEO REPLAYS: Most of the live programs are recorded for replay at locations around the state. Video replay registrations include a copy of the course manual.
AUDIO RECORDINGS: Most of the live programs presented are also available for sale on audio CD's along with the course manual. Attorneys may claim CLE credit for listening to the audio CD's under the homestudy provision of CRCP 260.
COURSE MANUALS: Course manuals from live programs are available for purchase after the live program.
Web-Based Training: CLEci is now offering on-line web-casting of some live programs. Internet based information delivery continues to be a priority for CLECI to serve the members of the association. Developments in web delivery improve continuously.
PUBLICATIONS: CLECI publishes a series of deskbooks and handbooks in different practice areas for Colorado practitioners. Topical areas include litigation, ethics, estate planning, real property, business law, domestic relations, criminal, and employment. Publications are kept current by supplements, as needed. CLE in Colorado also publishes the Annual Survey of Colorado Law, a reference work that includes all major developments -- case law, legislation and administrative developments -- in 30 areas of the law.
PRO BONO TRAINING: The CLECI Board of Directors has committed to furnish affordable training for attorneys who volunteer to provide Pro Bono services. Registrants may attend these courses for a nominal charge, if they undertake at least one pro bono case in the area that is the subject of the program. Recent programs have been offered in family law, immigration, disability law and elder law.