Legal & Business CLE Programs Programming and Accreditation Questions: 1. What kinds of topics do Bloomberg BNA programs typically address? Bloomberg BNA programs address narrow, highly-specialized topics and broad introductory-level information for attorneys, judges and legal professionals looking to stay up-to-date on a wide range of legal issues. The program development staff works directly with the speakers and Bloomberg BNA’s managing editors to produce programs that best explain recent changes in the laws affiliated with certain practice areas. We strive to focus on the development of programs addressing essential information in today's market, such as latest trends and developments, new and revised laws and regulations, and expert insights and perspectives. 2. How are program topics determined? Program topics are generated through internal and external leads. Bloomberg BNA's managing editors keep program development staff abreast of upcoming changes in the law that may warrant an explanatory program. External partnerships with law firms, businesses, associations, and governmental agencies also provide valuable program suggestions. 3. How long are Bloomberg BNA programs? What time of day are they usually held? Most Bloomberg BNA programs are offered in webinar format and are usually 90 minutes in length. Programs are most often scheduled from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET to accommodate individuals on both the east and west coasts. We occasionally offer slightly shorter (60 minutes) or longer (120 minutes) programs. In addition to offering live webinars, Bloomberg BNA also offers the same programs in an OnDemand format for customers who may not have been available to participate on the date of the live program. Customers may participate in an OnDemand program, at their convenience, for up to 90 days after purchase.4. What is Bloomberg BNA’s hardship policy? Bloomberg BNA offers a hardship policy for any attorney earning less than $50,000 per year. If an attorney wishes to take advantage of this option, he or she must contact Bloomberg BNA directly. For attorneys who are unemployed or earning less
than $35,000 per year, a full discount off the price of the program will be
awarded upon written proof of hardship. Attorneys earning between $35,000 and
$50,000 per year will receive a 50% discount off the price of the
program. Any attorney working in the public service sector also qualifies
for a special price. If you have further questions regarding the hardship
policy or seek additional information, please contact Bloomberg BNA customer
service at 800-372-1033 and ask to speak to the CLE Accreditations
Coordinator, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do Bloomberg BNA live webinars provide CLE credit? Bloomberg BNA provides registered live webinar attendees with continuing legal education (CLE) credit processing, in certain states, should they choose to apply.
6. In what formats are Bloomberg BNA programs offered?
You may purchase a program in either live webinar or OnDemand
formats. The live webinar format takes place on a set day and
time. Refer to the Legal & Business list of Upcoming
Webinars for complete list of programs.
The OnDemand format is available 24/7 and can be viewed at the
customer's convenience. OnDemand programs will be available
24-48 hours after the live program concludes via the link received
in your confirmation email at the time of purchase. The
written materials will be available for download at that time as
well. Customers will have unlimited access to OnDemand
programs for 90 days after the program is made available for
5. What type of materials will I need to submit to support my presentation?
Most of our programs include (i) a PowerPoint presentation which will serve as a visual aid to the oral presentation for attendees and (ii) supplemental written materials covering matters one would expect for a comprehensive and professional treatment of the subject matter of the course or program. These may include related articles, white papers, client alerts, and the like. Including citations and explanatory notations in the material is helpful for the course to become CLE accredited.6. I am interested in presenting a Bloomberg BNA program. What is the next step? Please contact Steffan Welch, CLE Programs Coordinator, at email@example.com or 703-341-3927 to discuss speaking and presenting opportunities.