The American Law Institute-American Bar Association ( ALI-ABA ), the first national provider of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and the industry leader in professional development for over 60 years, has announced that it has received an award for outstanding achievement from the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) as part of the "2010 ACLEA's Best" awards. The award will be presented to ALI-ABA during ACLEA's 46th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 27 in New York City.
ALI-ABA will receive the Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Public Interest category for its partnership with the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) dubbed the LSC/ALI-ABA Knowledge Portal project. LSC is the single largest provider of civil legal aid for the poor in the nation. Through this project, ALI-ABA developed a customized, co-branded Knowledge Portal that contained complimentary access to ALI-ABA's continuing legal education content for more than 30 independent non-profit legal aid programs, which helped their attorneys better serve their clients.
Since the project launched in late December 2009, more than 600 lawyers from a variety of legal aid organizations have benefited from the ALI-ABA Knowledge Portal. Participating organizations include Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, Legal Services of New Jersey, Bay Area Legal Services, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, Legal Services of Greater Miami, New Mexico Legal Aid and Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc.
The "ACLEA's Best" awards are presented annually to ACLEA professional member organizations for contributions to continuing legal education.
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