What is InReach? What is its relationship with Georgetown Law?

The Office of Executive and Continuing Legal Education partners with InReach, a continuing education management system, to offer online CLE content. InReach provides a catalog of the department’s online CLE content and allows Georgetown Law to reach a wider audience. 

The InReach system allows attorneys to fully complete CLE sessions online.

When I began viewing each day’s content, I received a notification stating that I will need to keep track of codes displayed intermittently throughout the session. Why is this necessary?

Most jurisdictions have strict requirements that participation be tracked during online CLE sessions. The tracking codes meet the states’ requirements and allow you to verify that you completed the entire event. Additionally, InReach will not mark your sessions as “complete” until you provide the tracking codes. 

When and where do I submit the participation-tracking codes?

At the end of each day, you will be presented with the opportunity to claim a general certificate of attendance. At that point, you will also be asked to provide the participation-tracking codes that were displayed during that day’s programming. The codes should be entered in the order in which they were displayed. 

At the end of each day, InReach provided me with a certificate of completion. Is that all I need to receive credit? 

In most cases, additional steps are needed to obtain credit in your jurisdiction. While the InReach system provides general certificates of completion, the certificates are not jurisdiction-specific. After completing the program, you will receive detailed certification and credit information that is specific to your jurisdiction(s) from our accreditation partner, CLE Help Desk. Information on that process is included below. 

How will I receive credit for completing the Georgetown Law & Technology Forum (GLTF) webcast sessions? 

Our department partners with CLE Help Desk, and the group oversees our accreditation, certificate, and credit reporting processes. Within 3 weeks of your participation in GLTF, CLE Help Desk will reach out to provide detailed certificates and credit information through their online portal. Once you receive the initial communication from CLE Help Desk, it is important that you confirm your information as soon as possible. Many jurisdictions require that live webcast participation be reported within 30 of completion, and CLE Help Desk must comply with those policies. After receiving the email, you will first be asked to confirm your list of completed sessions and jurisdiction information. Once that information is confirmed, the portal will allow you to download your certificate(s).

If your jurisdiction requires that providers report live webcast attendance, CLE Help Desk will do so. If you must self-report or self-file, CLE Help Desk will provide the necessary guidance on how to complete those steps. 

CLE Help Desk contacted me and asked that I verify my session attendance. Is this step necessary? 

Yes. Most jurisdictions require that providers implement multiple methods of verifying attendance and participation. When you attend GLTF, InReach will log your participation and ask that you provide the participation-tracking codes. That information will be provided to CLE Help Desk. Once you’re contacted by CLE Help Desk, you will be asked to confirm your attendance as a final verification step. The final verification also provides an opportunity for attendees to correct any inaccuracies or discrepancies. 

I believe that my jurisdiction only allows attorneys to complete a limited number of online CLE credits. Will I receive credit for all GLTF sessions? 

All jurisdictions maintain specific policies regarding online CLE credits. However, due to the impacts of COVID-19, many jurisdictions are actively evaluating and updating those policies. Some jurisdictions will allow attorneys to complete a larger number of online credits this year, while others are extending their compliance periods. Some may opt to do both. 

These policies are subject to continual change as current events unfold, and we recommend checking with your jurisdiction to confirm current policy changes. Today’s answer may change by next month. Multiple websites are also tracking these changes as they are announced.  

Lawline: https://blog.lawline.com/all-of-the-states-that-are-waiving-live-cle-requirements-due-to-the-coronavirus-pandemic

American Bar Association: https://www.americanbar.org/events-cle/mcle/mcle_rules_suspensions/

Who should I contact with additional questions?

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to sl1509@georgetown (Steven Luhr, Program Coordinator) or cle@georgetown.edu. We will provide whatever information is needed or connect you directly with CLE Help Desk.