How to Find Free CLE
For most attorneys, every expense matters. Luckily, there are a number of free and low-cost CLE providers that will help you complete your CLE requirements without breaking the bank. We’ll walk you through a few of the best options below.
If you belong to an attorney-focused professional organization, you may have access to complimentary CLE courses. Many professional organizations host their own CLE courses, and some will even provide an online database of on-demand CLE courses. Check your organization’s website and your membership benefits for details on possible CLE options.
Local Bar Associations
Many local bar associations will host regular CLE events and webinars for free for their members. Visit your local bar association’s website, and sign up for alerts to stay notified of any upcoming free CLE events.
Vendors that cater to attorneys—such as legal research tools and insurance companies—sometimes provide free CLE as means of enticing attorneys to use their products. Any time you interact with a legal-related vendor, be sure to ask whether the vendor offers any opportunities to earn free CLE.
Not everyone gets what they need from free CLE courses. Compared to paid CLE platforms, free CLE programs may have fewer subject or format options. Sometimes, paid CLE programs are your best—or only—option to fulfill your CLE requirements. Quimbee CLE, at $49 per credit, is one of the most affordable CLE options available. Additionally, Quimbee offers financial aid to attorneys who cannot afford online CLE courses or bundles, as well as those who work in government, not-for-profit organizations, or the public sector.
Other major CLE providers will charge you over twice as much (or more!) per credit. And with online CLE programs like Quimbee, there are no travel costs; you don't even have to change your schedule to make it to class at a predetermined time. Rather, with Quimbee CLE, you can do your CLE anytime, anywhere.