We recently had an update session from MCLE New England aka Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. MCLE’s mission is “to provide post-legal education for lawyers to keep lawyers up to date on the rapid practice changes.” The library’s MCLE OnePass subscription gives you access to a wide variety of electronic resources, including webcasts, e-books, professional development plans, and forms for Massachusetts, as well as offerings for Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Maine.
How do I get access to MCLE?
Visit MCLE while on campus and click the Sign In or Register option to create your individual account. Once set up, you’ll be able to access MCLE from anywhere. You can also set your practice area interests, mailing preferences, and search preferences.
How do I use MCLE?
- Search for material by practice area, content type, types of eforms, and more. Narrow your search with a number of facets, including practice area and webcasts.
- Browse by practice area or Products + Services type. Hint: when searching by Products + Services type, select the MCLE OnePass option to access material covered under our subscription.
What’s new in MCLE?
A new content type called 1st Look provides live and on-demand webcasts for new developing topics such as:
- “1st Look” at the Impact of Recent Executive Orders on Your Immigration Client Matters
- “1st Look” at the New Massachusetts Marijuana Law
Type “1st Look” in the search bar to view other titles in the series.
BBO disciplinary decisions are now available. To provide context and consequences, MCLE is also pulling together books, articles, and webinars that are related to a particular disciplinary action.
Demonstration videos that are embedded within e-lecture videos are tagged so they are easier to find. Examples of demonstration videos include client interviews and voir dire simulations.
The number of checklists for all practice areas has increased.
Information about what’s new for each e-book is now listed prominently on the splash page of each title.
They have print and e-book archives going back to 2000 available in PDF for researchers, upon request for free.
What if I want more assistance?
Please ask a librarian and we’ll be happy to help you get set up or find material. It’s what we’re here for!