ERIC Number: ED031679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Study of Continuing Legal Education of Allegheny County Bar Association Members.
Davis, Benjamin George
Legal education needs and preferences of lawyers in the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Bar Association were surveyed, with attention to such factors as motivation and lawyer characteristics. A pretested 40-item questionnaire was sent to all 2,218 members. Findings included the following: (1) felt needs pertained to trial work, real property law, probate and trust law, corporation law, law office management, Federal taxation, negligence, estate planning, patent, trademark, and copyright, and antitrust law; (2) trial work, negligence, patent, trademark, and copyright, corporation law, law office management, and labor law were generally preferred by younger lawyers, while probate and trust, antitrust, and real property law were preferred by older lawyers; (3) over half the lawyers attend a legal continuing education program each year, with subjects within the scope of their practice and learning about changes in the law as the chief motives; (4) younger lawyers were more subject matter oriented and preferred lecture programs, and older lawyers were more interested in changes in the law and preferred seminar or panel presentations; and (5) lawyers tended to prefer programs late in the week. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Analysis of Variance, Attendance, Curriculum, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Methods, Educational Needs, Experience, Income, Lawyers, Motivation, Professional Continuing Education, Scheduling, Surveys
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY.
Note: Ed.D. Thesis.