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Please be aware that when you purchase a self-study seminar, those programs are located in a dedicated self-study account. Logging into this account is a separate operation from logging in to the OSBA website, with a separate log-in ID and password. To log in, click on one of the self study options (Online CLE, Webcasts or CLEtoGo) and then click on the login/register link at the top right of the page (underneath the OhioBar.org banner).


Please note:
Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, new lawyers may fulfill their New Lawyer Training requirement by viewing live webcasts of programs approved for New Lawyer Training credit. However, you cannot use other forms of self-study, i.e., on-demand seminars, to satisfy your NLT requirement.


Online CLE
Log on to our library of archived online CLE and choose from a generous selection of courses in a wide variety of practice areas—from business law to trial and litigation—all accessible on your home or office computer and available 24 hours a day. You will not find another online CLE site with as large a selection and as strong a focus on Ohio specific topics.

 


Webcasts
Bring essential OSBA CLE programs into your home or office via live CLE Webcasts—seminars broadcasted over the Internet as they occur in real time at OSBA Headquarters. Webcasts include video and audio of course speakers, informative slides and seminar handout materials—all conveniently delivered straight to your computer.

 


CLEtoGo
Unplug and tune in to valuable CLE seminars anywhere in the world with CLEtoGo. By simply downloading a course onto your iPod or MP3 player, you can turn downtime in the airport, on the road or at the gym into an opportunity to learn about legal developments in your specific area of practice.
 

Please note: In order for you to obtain optimum results when viewing online CLE or webcasts, your computer must conform to system requirements. Click here to find out more.

Self-study rules

As of Jan. 1, 2014, the Supreme Court allows 12 hours of CLE credit per reporting period to be taken as self-study. Modes of CLE delivery considered self-study are on-demand programs (online CLE), podcast programs (CLEtoGo) and webcasts.

Any CLE credits earned in excess of the 12-hour limit will not be counted toward the 24 hours of CLE credit required of each attorney per reporting period, nor may these extra credits be carried over into the next reporting period.

System requirements

Online CLE and webcast system requirements
In order for you to obtain optimum results when viewing online CLE or webcasts, your computer must conform to the following requirements.

Important note regarding browser compatibility and purchasing self-study CLE
Problems have been reported when trying to purchase self-study CLE online under Internet Explorer 7. Until further notice, the OSBA recommends that you use Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox 3.5 or later when purchasing programs. No problems have been reported when viewing self-study CLE under Internet Explorer 7.

Windows PC users:

  • Windows XP Home Edition or later, Windows Vista Home Edition or later, Windows 7 Home Edition or Later.
  • Microsoft Silverlight Version 5.0 or later.
  • Windows Internet Explorer Version 7 or later (Version 8 or later is recommended). Mozilla Firefox version 3.5 or later. Google Chrome 7.0 or later.
  • If you cannot install Microsoft Silverlight for any reason, we do offer an alternative program player option that requires Windows Media Player Version 11.0 or later.

Please note: Mozilla Firefox is not a supported browser when using Windows Media Player.

MAC Users:

  • Mac OSX 10.4 or later. Must have an Intel processor (year 2005 or older).
  • Microsoft Silverlight Version 5.0 or later (You will need to run the installation from the downloads folder and then quit and restart your browser for the installation to take effect.).
  • Safari 5 or later, Google Chrome 7.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or later.
  • If you cannot install Microsoft Silverlight for any reason, we do offer an alternative program player option that requires Windows Media Player Version 9.0 (recommended) or Flip4Mac 2.3 or later.

Please note: Mozilla Firefox is not a supported browser when using Windows Media Player or Flip4Mac.

If you experience difficulty viewing webcasts or online CLE programming, please contact InReach technical support at (877) 880-1335.

Policies and Procedures

Online CLE/CLEtoGo
All online/CLEtoGo courses must be completed within the calendar year in which they are purchased, regardless of purchase date. On Jan. 1, all uncompleted programs from the previous year will be terminated and no CLE credit or refunds given.

All online/CLEtoGo programs must be completed (including submitting the evaluation and printing of certificates) before midnight (EST) on Dec. 31. No CLE credit will be given for any program completed after 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Dec. 31.

When you have completed an online CLE/CLEtoGo course, you will need to log back in to your self-study CLE account to complete the evaluation and obtain your certificate of completion. For CLEtoGo courses, you will need to enter your four-letter attendance code at this time to obtain your certificate of completion.

Please note: In order to insure adequate time for completion of online CLE programs by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Dec. 31, programs will not be available for sale on Dec. 31 after 10:30 p.m. (EST) for programs one hour in length; or after 9 p.m. (EST) for programs between one and 2.5 hours in length; or after 8 p.m. (EST) for programs more than 2.5 hours in length.

Webcasts
Live webcast seminars are offered at a scheduled time, but viewers can attend from their home, office or even on the road. Webcast viewers receive a video stream via a link accessed through their computers. Slides and seminar handout materials can be downloaded before the program begins. You may access this event from anywhere with an established Internet connection.

During the webcast you will see four unique Attendance Verification code letters, each consisting of a single letter that will be broadcast periodically during the program. These four letters form a code that documents your participation in this CLE program. All four parts of the code will be broadcast several times, at random intervals during the program.

In order to receive CLE credit, click on the tab marked “Certificate” and enter the four code letters in the order you received them.

  • The Supreme Court of Ohio does not grant partial credit for webcasts. Therefore, you must view the webcast in its entirety in order to receive credit.
  • Under Supreme Court of Ohio rules, you will be awarded self-study credit for this webcast program.​​​​​​​
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