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West LegalEdcenter to Offer CLE Credit for Legal Talk Network Programs

Date: March 5, 2010
Press Contact: Shawn Stavseth

EAGAN, Minn., March 5, 2010 – West LegalEdcenter announced today that it is collaborating with the Legal Talk Network to offer continuing legal education (CLE) credit for many of the network's programs. Attorneys who currently enjoy Legal Talk Network's podcasts by downloading them from the network's Web site or iTunes also can now receive CLE credit by purchasing the on-demand programs through West LegalEdcenter.

With almost 1.4 million downloads in 2009, Legal Talk Network's programs focus on hot topics in the legal industry and newsworthy legal issues, such as recent Supreme Court decisions and the legal implications of natural disasters like the Haitian earthquake.

The programming is hosted by noted names in the legal industry, such as attorney Robert J. Ambrogi; J. Craig Williams, partner at Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, LLP; attorney Gina Jytyla; legal technology experts Tom Mighell and Dennis Kennedy; and attorney Larry Cohen. The various programs also have featured high-profile guests, like Erin Brockovich.

By making these programs eligible for CLE credit, West LegalEdcenter allows attorneys to fulfill their CLE requirements with some of the most up-to-date legal analysis and commentary available.

"We've been impressed with the high quality of Legal Talk Network's programming, the caliber of its hosts and guests, and the strength of its marketing strategies. We're pleased to offer their podcasts for CLE credit to West LegalEdcenter customers," said Lee Ann Enquist, vice president of West Professional Development. Enquist was interviewed on Legal Talk Network's flagship Lawyer2Lawyer program to discuss the new partnership.

"We're thrilled to be a content provider in partnership with West LegalEdcenter. Our talk show approach to legal programs is unique, producing timely topics of interest to lawyers," added Lu Ann Reeb, president of Legal Talk Network.

Legal Talk Network podcasts are only available for CLE credit through West LegalEdcenter. For more information and to purchase Legal Talk Network on-demand programming, visit www.westlegaledcenter.com.

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About Legal Talk Network

Legal Talk Network set the standards for new media in the legal community since 2005. Recognized by the ABA Journal as one of the best sources for legal information for two consecutive years, Legal Talk Network has more than 2 million listeners and growing. Its podcasts are hosted by legal professionals who talk about important legal news, trends and issues with high-profile guests from across the nation and the globe. You can find Legal Talk Network programs at www.legaltalknetwork.com, in iTunes, or subscribe to the RSS feeds and get all programs for free.

About West LegalEdcenter

The cost-effective source for online and in-person legal training and CLE, West LegalEdcenter keeps attorneys up to date on the law and compliant with state requirements. Find everything you need to manage continuing education and professional development in law firms and legal departments – live conferences and seminars around the nation, more than 7,000 online courses, compliance tracking, learning management, and full integration with in-house training. Taught by the most prestigious names in the legal field, West LegalEdcenter covers both the core substance of law as well as hot topics in every practice area. For more information, visit www.westlegaledcenter.com.

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