Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program

The United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico is sponsoring a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program on:
  • Government Conflicts of Interest and Lawyers Ethics;
  • Intellectual Property;
  • Securities Regulations and Litigation; and
  • Immigration and Refugee Law. 

This CLE Program will be a two-day twelve (12) hour program, to be offered on July 6 and 7, 2017 at the Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 


The Program’s featured lecturers are:

  1. Prof. Richard W. Painter,S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Minnesota Law School, who specializes in ethics and securities law;
  2. Prof. Shyamkrishna Balganesh, Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, who specializes in intellectual property law; and 
  3. Prof. Stephen H. Legomsky, John S. Lehman University Professor Emeritus at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, who specializes in immigration law.


How to Register

This is another extraordinary CLE opportunity offered at no charge to all members of the Bar in good standing. As always, every effort will be made to obtain accreditation from the Puerto Rico Supreme Court's Continuing Legal Education Program.  A detailed agenda, speakers information, and lecture materials will be posted here at a later date. Space is limited to 500 participants, with reservations to be taken strictly on a "first-come-first-served" basis. Requests for reservation will only be received through the Court's CLE Registration Application. No walk-ins will be accepted.
Prior to submitting the CLE's Registration Application, be advised that:
  • You should click on the CLE Registration Application link embedded in your e-mail invitation.
  • Each attorney must make his/her own reservation.
  • Attorneys must be in good standing in order to register
    • Contact the Clerk's Office Cashier at 787-772-3036 or 787-772-3061 to verify status.
  • Participants must commit to attend the entire Program.
  • Only attorneys with confirmed seats may attend the Program.
  • The deadline for reservations is June 9, 2017, or until all seats are taken.
  • Attorneys with confirmed seating who fail to attend must explain reasons in writing.
  • No telephone calls will be accepted.
After the reservation period has closed, the Office of the Clerk will send a confirmation notice to registered attorneys with a reserved seat, which will be sent to the e-mail address appearing in the CM/ECF System. Any cancellations must be notified to, on or before June 22, 2017.
Click on the following link to view Notice from the Clerk 17-05 for further details.