American Bar Association

ABA offers free CLE to lawyers impacted by partial government shutdown

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As the government shutdown drags on, and federal employees face the first Friday without a paycheck, the American Bar Association is offering five free CLE courses to any lawyer affected by the partial government shutdown.

“The ABA, as the largest representative of the legal profession, looked at how we could quickly mobilize to help lawyers affected by the government shutdown,” ABA Executive Director Jack Rives said in a press release. “We are offering a range of free CLE courses to those attorneys, including those who are not currently ABA members.”

Attorneys who are interested in taking advantage of the offer can register through the month of February, and they have six months to complete the CLEs after registering.

The available courses are:

• Government Lawyers’ Ethical Duties: Staying Current Amid 21st Century Changes
• Flying Through Government Thunder Clouds: Navigating Cloud Procurements, Cybersecurity & Regulatory Issues in the Public Sector
• The False Claims Act and Government Contracts: The Intersection of Federal Government Contracts, Administrative Law, and Civil Fraud
• Disaster Resiliency: How Tax Attorneys Can Assist When a Disaster Strikes
• Anatomy of a Healthcare Data Breach—HIPAA, FTC, and EU GDPR Implications

The ABA already offers up to 18 hours of free CLE credit each year for members, but this offer is also meant for non-members.

“This is a way to help lawyers during this difficult time who do so much for the country,” said Rives.

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