Saturday, July 25, 2015

Not Camera Shy At WNEC

During my first year of law school, I converted the folder that admissions forms came in into a collage. Years later, it brings back memories!






There was also a powder blue folder of some sort, for a second collage:




Thursday, July 23, 2015

Birthing Story

60 YEARS AGO TODAY: My mother loved to tell me the story of my birth.
It was a hot summer Saturday afternoon, and seven women were going into labor at Providence Hospital in Everett. Because of the weekend, they were short staffed, with no laundry service.
Most of the women were first-time mothers. One young lady was having twins, and another had never seen a doctor (the region was much less prosperous than it is now.)
Mom had been through all this three times before, and so was not given too much attention, or one of the two birthing beds (Providence was tiny back then.)
She was lying in a preparation room when I decided to arrive. What can you do? A nurse caught me, and eventually a doctor came by to count my fingers and toes and sign the certificate.
"You sure were in a hurry," she would tell me and laugh. I guess sometimes I am; sometimes you just have to get going and let the doctors and the laundry catch up when they are able.
Happy birthday, mom, and thanks for all the stories!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Licensing Lesson

Today I renewed my driver's license.
For more than a month, people who checked my ID when I made purchases alerted me that it was about to expire. I found that very thoughtful!
The last time I renewed the license, I had to take a test. I didn't study for the test, because I've been driving for decades with no accidents. I figured I knew the rules.
Well, I may know the rules in practical terms, but the first question was how far back from the corner do I have to be to park. Was it 20 feet? 30 feet? I know what it is in practical terms but not the number of feet. Whatever it was, I got it wrong.
The next question concerned railroad tracks - another question about how far back. 30 feet? 50 feet? 75 feet? I don't know; you stay back a safe distance. I picked the largest value, and that was wrong.
My situation at this point is that I am 2 questions in and have already blown half my allowed number of wrong answers. This is a source of concern. I bear down a really start paying attention, and try not to worry about what i will do if I don't get my license.
The rest of the questions are easy; I get them all. I am sure there is a lesson here, however, and I remembered it yesterday when I got in line for renewal.
I snagged a booklet of driving rules on the way into line, and read it through. There were a bunch of new rules about headphones and scooters and even what to do when someone crosses in front of you in an electric wheelchair. It was all common sense and/or common courtesy, but I made a mental note whenever there was a number.
There was no test, except of my vision; I passed that one without studying.
The lesson from last time (study anyway!) is still good, but I did take a new lesson as well: before having your photo taken, get a haircut!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

4freeCLE: Free Continuing Legal Education! July 19, 2015

4freeCLE: Free Continuing Legal Education!
July 19, 2015
Top Webcasts 
Baby Hax0r
Earn CLE Anywhere!

This Issue Is Supported By
Get One Free CLE Program Just For Signing Up With Lexvid.

Webcast Series
CLE State-by-State
Alabama

Alaska

Free CLE Arizona
Arizona
Arizona does not accredit MCLE; its CLE FAQ says you bear responsibility for evaluating these programs.
  • See "Webcasts" (above) and "Recordings" (below).
     

ArkansasArkansa free CLE

CaliforniaFree CLE California 
Free CLE - ColoradoColorado

Connecticut
Connecticut has no mandatory CLE requirement. However, you be interested in any program in this newsletter.

Delaware

FloridaFree CLE Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

IllinoisFree CLE Illinois 

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine 

Michigan, Maryland + Massachusetts
Michigan, Maryland & Massachusetts have no mandatory CLE requirement. However the following offers credit for out-of-state attorneys:

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana
The State Bar of Montana states that Montana honors the approval given by other CLE jurisdictions. See "Webcasts" (above) and "Recordings" (below).

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

Free CLE - New York
New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio Free CLE seal
Ohio 

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota 
South Dakota has no mandatory CLE requirement. 
Tennessee

TexasFree CLE - Texas 
Recordings:

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington State 

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

On Demand Web Recordings
Sharing Laptop
Enjoy Free CLE Recordings Anytime!
In most cases, you simply register on the website and start playing recordings from a broad selection of topics.
Please be mindful of the restrictions of your state, especially whether there is an expiration date on the creditworthiness of a recording.
  • Lexvid Free CLE Offer. If your state allows on demand recordings to satisfy CLE requirements, you can almost certainly earn as many as are allowed by registering with Lexvid. The first credit is free!
  • MCLEZ.com Free CLE Offer. Get 1 credit of On-Demand CLE free just for registering with MCLEZ.com.
  • NACLE.com Free CLE Offer. Get 1 credit of On-Demand CLE free just for registering with MCLEZ.com.
Share This Now!
young-women-laptop.jpg
Share This!
Share this newsletter with your friends so they can benefit from free Continuing Legal Education.

Throughout the year, 4freeCLE lists hundreds of opportunities to earn CLE absolutely free. This unique publication serves thousands of lawyers, and can serve your colleagues as well!
Subscriptions are free. Simply click the "join our mailing list" button and follow directions.
--- Randall Winn, Editor.
 

Green

Follow us on Twitter
Visit our blog

4freeCLE is and always will be free!

Sign by Danasoft - Get Your Sign