1. Plan A Program
This is normally a full-day program where agreement is reached between the Section and WSBA-CLE for the Section to co-sponsor a program (excluding a Section's mid-year or annual meeting).
Review Steps and Timelines for Plan A Programs
2. Plan B Program
This is a Section's mid-year or annual meeting.
Review Steps and Timelines for Plan B Programs
3. Mini-CLE Program
Sections often want to offer free (or low-cost) CLE credits to its members as a benefit of Section membership. This member benefit CLE programming consists of events that last no longer than 1.5 hours and offer no more than 1.5 CLE credits. The tuition is usually no more than $35, and is usually free to Section members.
Understanding the need to support Sections as they offer this member benefit, WSBA developed the Mini-CLE Program. The goal of the Mini-CLE Program is to support Sections as they develop their member-benefit CLE events (mini-CLEs).
WSBA CLE staff works together with a designated Section Representative to manage all facets of program development, execution and follow-up. WSBA CLE does not charge any fee for these services, and any revenue generated from any mini-CLE event goes directly to the Section. The Mini-CLE program is designed to support Section member benefit programming, not be a substitute for half-day or full-day CLE programming. If a Section wishes to do such programs, they should follow WSBA CLE Plan A or Plan B guidelines.
Review Steps and Timelines for Mini-CLE Programs
How does a Section get started with the Mini-CLE Program?
What does WSBA staff do?
What does the Section Do?
Outline of requirements for use of WSBA-CLE Conference Center for Mini-CLEs
Because the WSBA-CLE Conference Center is mandated to be self-supporting, and there are tangible costs to run the facility, Sections will be charged a minimal fee for using the facility for mini-CLEs.
CLE Sample Evaluation Form
WSBA Program Development Timeline
WSBA Program Chair Best Practices
WA MCLE Credits - Faculty
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