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American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE)

A non-profit organization and the premier national provider of high-level CLE since 1947, American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) offers an array of programming featuring the country’s most respected law practitioners. These experts provide insights, clarify relevant case law and legislation, and offer practical strategies to help lawyers serve their clients’ needs with superior counsel. ALI CLE’s programs are available in an array of formats, with in-person conferences and both live and on-demand webcasts.

In addition to its sophisticated programming, ALI CLE publishes four national periodicals – The Practical Lawyer, The Practical Tax Lawyer, The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, and the Estate Planning Course Materials Journal – and has cultivated a notable collection of forms upon which lawyers from across the country rely for their varied practices. ALI CLE also offers lawyers an opportunity to access its programming and materials in a cost-effective way via LawPass, a subscription-based platform designed to maximize efficiency and minimize expense.

ALI CLE maintains an unparalleled commitment to promoting excellence in continuing legal education –a dedicated mission that dates back to its founding.

ALI-ABA: A History of the Highest Quality Continuing Legal Education

In 1947, the American Bar Association (ABA) and the American Law Institute (ALI)* formed the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education (ALI-ABA), the first national provider of continuing legal education, with the stated goal of bringing high quality post-admission education to the practicing bar. Over the next 65 years, ALI-ABA provided thousands of courses and publications to lawyers across the country, and became renowned for its extensive programming across a wide variety of practice areas.

In 2012, by mutual agreement, the ABA and ALI decided to move forward separately in their CLE efforts, with the nationally recognized expert faculty and abundant intellectual content of ALI-ABA being absorbed into ALI CLE. Today, ALI CLE carries on the tradition of excellence envisioned in 1947, but with a new generation of offerings and technology platforms designed to meet the educational needs of the 21st century lawyer.

*To learn more about the scholarship, publications, and membership qualifications of the American Law Institute, click here.