WBAI Continuing Legal Education

On-demand CLE Library

Browse WBAI’s on-demand CLE library below, purchase the course of your selection, and watch it any time through the expiration date listed in the event description.

Interested in organizing a CLE? Start Now!

Overview of Planning a CLE:

  1. Contact WBAI President Kate Conway (kconway@powerrogers.com) and CLE Co-Chairs Sarah King (sfk@cliffordlaw.com) and Melanie VanOverloop (MVanOverloop@RapoportLaw.com) regarding your desired CLE program. 
  2. Once you have received approval from either Kate, Sarah or Melanie, fill out the proposal form (below) and provide required materials to CLE Co-Chair Pooja Ravisankar (rspooja@gmail.com) 45 days prior to any professional responsibility CLE or 30 days prior to any non-professional responsibility CLE.
  3. Send the marketing form (below) to CLE Co-Chair Pooja Ravisankar (rspooja@gmail.com) at least 30 days prior to the CLE date.  Once the program has been submitted, the marketing will be scheduled to be advertised via email and social media.  Once the program has been approved for CLE credit, the advertising will be updated to reflect that. 
  4. For virtual CLEs, you must conduct a practice CLE with Monique and any speakers to ensure all participants are properly equipped to participate.


CLE Accreditation Request Form 



CLE Marketing Form 



Speaker Agreement 


Attendance Form


Course Evaluation


Import Information Form


For submissions and further questions or concerns please contact CLE Chair Pooja Ravisankar at rspooja@gmail.com and/or WBAI Executive Assistant Monique Austin at wbai@wbaiillinois.com.

The WBAI conducts continuing legal education events throughout the year for its members.  The CLE committee chair is Pooja Ravisankar.

Past CLE Events

5th Annual Minority Bar CLE Conference

Chicago Bar Association Free CLE Program: Update on Temporary Visitor Driver’s License and REAL ID

Illinois Family Leave Insurance Act

By Dina Ninfo and Bridget Duignan
On August 17, 2016, the WBAI and the ISBA Standing Committee on Women co-hosted a lunch and learn focusing on the Illinois Family Leave Insurance Act. ISBA’s Julie Neubauer moderated the event and WBAI Legislative Committee Co-Chair, Bridget Duignan, spoke about the details and importance of this much needed

CLE: Strategic Considerations for In-House Counsel Regarding the Attorney-Client Privilege

by Corinne Heggie, Counsel, Scharf Banks Marmor LLC
On October 6, 2016, the WBAI’s In-House Committee conducted a panel entitled “Strategic Considerations for In-House Counsel Regarding the Attorney-Client Privilege.” The panel discussion addressed the application of the attorney-client privilege to the in-house counsel environment. The panel also discussed best practices for in-house counsel and their