Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2011-12-13


Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law will offer its annual Continuing Legal Education by the Hour program on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 8 a.m.-5:40 p.m.

Participants may attend all eight one-hour courses or choose specific topics of interest. All sessions will be held in the moot courtroom of Robinson law building.

Course topics are: immigrant clients and civil litigation, ethics update on Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, mediation strategies, ethics of time-based billing, insurance preparation if a disaster strikes your business, resolving Medicare’s interest in workers’ compensation and liability settlements, Alabama’s new Power of Attorney Act, and pitfalls and perils in family law. The ethics courses are each approved for one ethics hour of CLE credit.

Registration fee is $60 per hour of CLE credit, and includes admission, course materials on a CD, and refreshments. CLE credit will be reported to the Alabama State Bar before Jan. 15, 2012.

Advance, mailed registration must be received in the CLE office prior to Dec. 20. Forms and online registration is available at For information, call (205) 726-2391 or 800-888-7454.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.