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New York City Bar Association and West LegalEdcenter Coordinating Continuing Legal Education Programs




Eric Friedman
(212) 382-6754
Sara Shannon
(212) 382-6656


New York City Bar Association and West LegalEdcenter
Coordinating Continuing Legal Education Programs

New York , December 2, 2009 – For the first time, two of the nation’s leading providers of live and online continuing legal education (CLE) — the New York City Bar Association and West LegalEdcenter — have joined forces to offer attorneys and other legal professionals one comprehensive and authoritative source to meet their CLE needs.

The City Bar is a leading and highly respected provider of CLE programming in New York, California, and Illinois. It provides CLE in a variety of formats including classroom settings, online, podcasts and on DVD/CD. With more than 150 discreet live programs and 75 video replays annually, the City Bar has a rich history of offering the legal community expert education on emerging issues within all practice areas, including litigation, ethics, intellectual property, corporate and securities, banking and finance, employment, bankruptcy, and real estate.

West LegalEdcenter is the nation’s leading provider of online CLE with a comprehensive catalogue of more than 8,000 courses covering all learning levels and addressing topics in national, state, local and international law.

“This arrangement between our two organizations creates a one-solution CLE entity,” said Michelle Schwartz-Clement, Director of CLE for the City Bar. “I am very excited about how it will provide our members and nonmember attorneys a wealth of additional online programs.”

“This will give West LegalEdcenter subscribers access to more live and online training and education opportunities, maximizing their CLE efforts to accelerate their professional growth,” said Lee Ann Enquist, vice president, West Professional Development and head of West LegalEdcenter. “For years our two organizations have worked together in a limited fashion. With this new effort we can offer law firms one CLE solution for both live and online training. It’s comprehensive enough to meet the needs of all their attorneys, whatever the practice area.”

For more information about the programs, contact: Michelle Schwartz-Clement, Director, City Bar Center for CLE, 212.382.6606.

About the Association
The New York City Bar Association ( was founded in 1870, and since then has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the profession, promoting reform of the law, and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities.

About West LegalEdcenter
The cost-effective source for online and in-person legal training and CLE, West LegalEdcenter, part of Thomson Reuters, keeps attorneys up-to-date on the law and compliant with state requirements. Find everything you need to manage continuing education and professional development in law firms and legal departments – live conferences and seminars around the nation, more than 8,000 online courses, compliance tracking, learning management, and full integration with in-house training. Taught by the most prestigious names in the legal field, West LegalEdcenter covers both the core substance of law as well as hot topics in every practice area. For more information, visit



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