Joshua S. Goodrich, J.D., LL.M. CLE List

Michigan Attorneys are not required to take a minimum number of continuing legal education (CLE), unlike in some other states. We feel in order to maintain competence to practice law, our staff participates in a wide variety of CLEs. (Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 1.1, Comment).

Every day, with every lawsuit and every decision, the law is evolving; what was good law yesterday may be bad law today. To make sure our clients are covered, our staff engages in CLE to keep their skills up to talk with other attorneys practicing in many different areas.

Description of ProgramHoursIssuing AuthorityYear
State Bar of Michigan ADR Annual Summit
Managing Negotiations in Mediation
“Good Trouble” and Mediation: Trap
Where the Search for Justice Meets the Neutrality
Michigan Adult Expungements “Clean Slate” law1LSLA2023
2023 Hillman Advocacy Program Western District of Michigan
Civil Litigation
Mediator Relationships:
To Disclose or Not to Disclose, That is the Question
2022 Litigation Bootcamp
Dealing with Difficult Witnesses/Cross Examination
Voir Dire

Cybersecurity Insights for Media and Communications Companies
Shining the Spotlight on Vendor Risk
Cyber Deep Dives: Cyber Risk Insurance1.5IAPP2021
The Eviction Moratorium Ends in CORT States – Or Does It?
What Staff and Clients Need to Know
Returning to HQ:
Employee Policies and Vaccination After the Pandemic
Best of ABA Techshow: of PEN Test and Policies1ABA2021
How to Successfully Mediate Coverage  & Liability Matters
Together – Tips from a Panel of Experts
Is It Billable? Billing Practices
That Can Lead to Malpractice & Fee Disputes
Real World Cyber Risk for Attorneys 1PLI2021
Drones and the Constitution:
Does Aerial Imaging Invade “Protected” Private Property?
Expungements and Clean Slate Legislation.5ICLE2021
Masters in Litigation: In Trial with Judge Terrence G. Berg2.25ICLE2021
Managing the Chaos of Cyber Incident1INT2021
What Attorneys Need to Know About the
Canada Consumer Privacy Protection Act
Security Assessments and Pen Testing for Law Firm1.2ABA2021
Body-Worn Camera Videos and 911 Calls in Criminal Cases.5ICLE2021
Emoji, Emoticon, and Gifs, Oh My!
Implications of Imagery in Digital Communications
Legal Writing: Writing Sentences that Persuade1.2ABA2021
Don’t Take Heat for That Tweet:
Ethical Concerns with use of Social Media
Tips for the Ethical Use of Technology in Your Practice in 20211ABA2021
Social Media Evidence1KBA2021
Criminal Law Update 2020: Michigan Case Update   .25ICLE2021
Un-Model Behavior: Lessons Learned from
Violations of the
Model Rules of Professional Conduct
Expungement Training and Legislative Update1KCBA2020
Landslide Practical Guidance for Managing
Open Sources Software Legal Risk
Criminal Misdemeanor & Traffic Cases
New ideas to Expand & Excel your Practice
Start Your Case:
Complaint, Summons, and Service
Demonstration: Admit and Objection to Exhibits.25ICLE2020
Demonstration: Conduct Oral Arguments
at a Motion Hearing
Impact of Wayfair Decision on Online Businesses.5 ICLE2020
Virtual Trials and Voir Dier during COVID-19.5ICLE2020
Protecting Seniors in an Age of Scams1.8ABA 2020
Internet Legal Research on a Budget1.2ABA2020
COVID-19 Remote Learning and Working for
Law students and Lawyers with Disabilities
The Internet and ADA Compliance 1 ABA2020
Gone With the Wind? What Lawyers Need to Know about Cybersecurity and Disaster Planning and Response1.8ABA2020
Breakfast Basic: Wellness and Self-Care for Young Lawyers1 ICLE 2019
Begin a Limited Scope Representation Practice.5ICLE2019
Handle Complex Limited Scope Representation Issues1ICLE 2019
Communicate with Limited Scope Representation Clients.25 ICLE 2019
Lawyer Trust Account Seminar:
Management Principles & Recordkeeping Resources (Michigan)
The Buck Stops Here: Professionalism and Ethics for In-House Counsel1IL2018
Legal Professionalism 1011IL2018
Talking about my Generation: Learning Conversations in the Legal Workplace1IL2018
Advocacy in the Face of Bias1CA2018
Advocacy in the Face of Bias1CA2018
Suicide Among Lawyers1 CA2018
Mindful Law Practice1CA2018
Gone with the Wind? What Lawyers Need to Know about Cybersecurity and Disaster Planning and Response 1CA2018
Pants on Fire: The Duty of Candor Before Tribunals, in Discovery, and During Negotiations1.5ABA2017
Trying High-Profile Cases in Today’s Media Environment1.5ABA2011

“Maintaining Competence

To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should engage in continuing study and education, including the knowledge and skills regarding existing and developing technology that are reasonably necessary to provide competent representation for the client in a particular matter. If a system of peer review has been established, the lawyer should consider making use of it in appropriate circumstances. ” (Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 1.1, Comment)

For more information on the types of CLE’s offered by sponsoring agency we have provided a list for each provider.

ABA — American Bar Association — (
AP — Attorney Protective — (
CORT — Committee on Regional Training — (
FBA — Federal Bar Association Western District of Michigan (
ICLE — Institute of Continuing Legal Education — (
ICBA — Ingham County Bar Association — (
KBCA — Kalamazoo County Bar Association — (
LSLA — Lakeshore Legal Aid — (
PLI — Practising Law Institute — (
SBM — State Bar of Michigan — (