Continuing Education


Indiana Tech Law School offers Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) courses that are approved by the Indiana Commission on Continuing Education. CLE courses are available at a modest fee, but they are offered at no charge for attorneys who are part of the Law School’s student mentoring program. CJE courses are always offered at no charge to members of the judiciary.  *There is a $10 charge for lunch for all participants.

All CLE and CJE courses are listed on the Law School’s event calendar.

Program Fees

CLE program fees can be paid using Indiana Tech’s online payment processor.

Please-mail – or call (260) 422-5561 ext. 3415 to register for all CLE programs – You may pay online at the link above, or you may bring a check or cash (exact amount) the day of the program.

Advance registration required – some classes have a maximum enrollment number.

Upcoming Classes

Internet-Base Legal Research Tips – COURSE IS FULL

When: 4:00– 5:00 p.m., Thursday, October 30, 2014   Location: Indiana Tech Zoellner Engineering Rm. 102 Speaker: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Phebe Poydras

Join Phebe Poydras, Indiana Tech Law School Associate Dean for Library Affairs for an opportunity to delve into the various online options for legal research.  There are websites and internet research tools available and many offer effective and free searching if you know how and where to access them.  This hands-on program will teach you the fine points of internet-based research.

Phebe Poydras came to Indiana Tech following more than four years at Florida A&M University College of Law.  She brings with her more than 11 years of law library experience, and she is a certified mediator.  While in Florida, Poydras served on the state’s Advisory Group on Medical and Law School Libraries.

Poydras received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of New Orleans, her J.D. from Southern University Law Center, and her Master of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University.  Poydreas oversees the law library faculty and staff as well as a 60,000-volume library collection.

Fee for Program is $10 – (No charge for law school mentor volunteers)  – Maximum Enrollment – Twenty (20)

Approved for 1 CLE Credit – Indiana and Ohio

Immigration Boot Camp

When: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Friday, October 31, 2014 Location: Indiana Tech Law School

Speakers:  Steven Richardson, Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor of Law

This CLE will explain why criminal lawyers need to know about immigration, the various types of immigration status that people can hold, and how criminal pleas and convictions can impact them and cutural issues that may arise when working with non-native populations.  Participants can expect to takeaway a greater understanding of what issues they should be aware of when dealing with aliens and why plea bargains may not be in their clients’ best interests.  Finally, participants will recognize the need for sending clients to consult with an immigration specialist when they are unsure about potential consequences of criminal cases.

Steven Richardson teaches legal research and citation as part of the Lawyering Skills team as well as Immigration Law at Indiana Tech Law School.  Steven received his Bachelors of Arts degrees from the University of Kentucky as well as his Juris Doctor and his Masters in Library Science.  Steven is a member of the bar associations of Kentucky and Missouri and is a former member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  His areas of practice were family reunification and humanitarian issues in immigration and dependency, neglect, and abuse cases as a Guardian Ad Litem/Court Appointed Counsel in the Family Court of Fayette County, Kentucky.

Fee for Program is $25 – includes a boxed lunch ($10 for law school mentor volunteers – lunch charge only)

2 CLE Credits for Indiana and Ohio is pending.


Estate Planning and Administration: Basic, Practical Knowledge that Traditional Law School Courses Won’t Teach you  (Lunch and Learn)

When: 12:00  – 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 7, 2014   Location: Indiana Tech Law School

Speaker:  Kristin Steckbeck Bilinski, Esq. – Practice focus of Estate Planning and Administration – Longsworth Law, LLC.

Traditional law school courses on Wills & Trusts are long on theory,  but short on practical knowledge.  This basic, one-hour course will give you real-world insight on the practice of estate planning and administrationk, as well as help you identify potential traps for the unwary.  This is a very basic course designed for law students, beginning lawyers, or practitioners new to the practice of estate planning. 

Kristin Steckbeck Bilinski graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in May 2004 and cum laude from Indiana University Bloomington’s Mauer School of Law in May 2007.  Since being admitted to practice before the Indiana bar and the federal district court for the Northern District of Indiana in October 2007, Kristin has focused her practice on estate planning, business succession planning, estate administration, and guardianship lw, with some experience in civil litigation.  Kristin joined Longsworth Law LLC in 2011.  When not practicing law, Kristin enjoys spending time with her husband and children, reading, camping, watching football (Go Irish!) and downhill skiing.

Fee for Program is $10 – includes a boxed lunch

1 CLE Credit for Indiana and Ohio is pending.