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CLE is mandatory for all lawyers and trainees after 1 year in practice. A general obligation of continuing legl education is mentioned in the Code of conduct of lawyers (Art. 15).
A more specific regulation of the Bar Council (dated 16 July 2014, number 6) specifies CLE requirements in more detail:
60 CLE credits in a 3-year period (20 CLE credits per year)
9 CLE credits per year must be on ethics and professional conducts
1 CLE credit= 1 hour
Since 2010, ECCLE has operated educational programs designed to attract lawyers, trainees, accountants & judges from all around Europe and elsewhere. Programs typically combine legal training in major areas of the law & business (International contracts, International Extradition and the EAW, EU Law & Human Rights, Finance & Accounting) with the advancement of "Legal & Business English" skills.
Skill-based Training for European Professionals
"LEARNING BY DOING"
ECCLE's innovative training is designed to actively engage participants in simulations, oral arguments, drafting exercises, sharing of professional experiences, with a view to support their legal & business skills.
The ECCLE programs include advanced legal seminars, study visits and a summer course in legal & financial English.
Enrolment is usually limited to 25-30 participants to maximise the learning experience
A list of the programs available for enrolment is provided below.
LAKE ISEO - Study visit to legal Italy (June 2021 - III edition)
PHILADELPHIA & WASHINGTON (USA) - Study visit & observation of jury trials (July 2020 - VIII edition)
LAKE ISEO (Italy) Annual seminar on International Extradition and the EAW (V edition - 2020)
OXFORD (UK) Summer program in Legal & Business Practice (2020-X edition)
LONDON (UK) - Study visit & observation of jury trials (October 2020 - VII edition)
ATHENS - Special event on Evidence in Philosophy, Science and the Law (held in 2013)
PARMA (ITALY) Summer Seminar in Current Developments in European Law (run until 2012, 6 editions)
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