Eagan, Minn., Jan 24, 2012 -- Thomson Reuters and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) announced today that NACDL continuing legal education (CLE) content is now available through West LegalEdcenter. The announcement significantly expands opportunities for NACDL members and other attorneys to access NACDL's industry-leading CLE programs.
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the preeminent organization in the U.S. advancing the mission of the nation's criminal defense lawyers to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or other misconduct. NACDL's CLE offerings, which feature nationally-recognized speakers addressing the most current and relative issues in the criminal defense community, will be accessible online via West LegalEdcenter with the convenience of Web-based programming, 24/7 technical support, robust search tools, and online MCLE tracking.
As the nation's leading online continuing legal education service, West LegalEdcenter provides comprehensive, relevant legal education to a variety of customers, from large firms and corporations to solo practitioners and paralegals. West LegalEdcenter has the largest collection of online CLE content, with a library containing more than 17,000 hours of content which spans all learning levels and areas of practice.
"The initiative with West LegalEdcenter enhances our substantial collaborative efforts with Thomson Reuters on furthering the work of the nation's criminal defense lawyers," said Norman Reimer, executive director, NACDL. "Not only does this endeavor expand the reach of our CLE programs, but it also makes them more convenient to access for NACDL members, as well as other attorneys around the country."
"Thomson Reuters and NACDL have a longstanding relationship, and this new initiative embodies our mutual desire to grow the relationship in an important way," said Sharon Sayles-Belton, vice president, Government Affairs and Community Relations, Thomson Reuters Professional Division.
"NACDL has long been recognized as a leader in providing outstanding continuing education for criminal defense lawyers," added Lee Ann Enquist, vice president, West Professional Development. "We look forward to helping both NACDL members and the broader legal community access NACDL's programs."
About National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is the preeminent organization in the United States advancing the mission of the nation's criminal defense lawyers to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or other misconduct. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's more than 10,000 direct members - and 94 state, local, and international affiliate organizations with another 40,000 members - include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, active-duty U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness within America's criminal justice system. For more information, visit www.nacdl.org.
About Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 55,000 people in more than 100 countries. For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.