Legal Rounds Prototype; R622 Major Project; Kathryn Thompson and Michael Hawkes
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Background: * Nearly all clinical departments at IU School of Medicine hold Grand Rounds * Grand Rounds is a weekly seminar where interesting or unusual cases are presented. + Patients are referred to generically by age, race, and gender (e.g. a 57-year-old Hispanic female) * The presentations are very formulaic, and the speaker invites audience participation at certain points * For residents, Grand Rounds is part of their regular training * For faculty, Grand Rounds is an opportunity to earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits
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Background: * Many other professions have Continuing Education (CE) requirements * The Grand Rounds formula is adaptable * Our project was to adapt the formula to a series of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) activities for a statewide bar association
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Purpose of Instruction: * For bar association members to earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits * To examine hypothetical legal situations by using Problem-Based Learning (PBL) * Learn about timely and interesting topics for the legal profession * Hone critical-thinking and argumentation skills
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Project Team: * CLE Coordinators are responsible for all CLE activities for their part of the state + They recruit speakers and develop topics to be presented + They create the schedule + They file forms for CLE accreditation * Continuing Education Subcommittee oversees all CLE activities in the state * Education committee ensures standards for law schools and CLE
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Target Audience: * Typical attendee is a licensed local attorney, ranging from early- to late-career. * All attendees have had formal legal training * All attendees are members of the bar association
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Learning Objectives/Outcomes: * For each session, learners should be able to: + Clearly identify and state the component parts of the case and the relevant aspects + Identify the relevant areas of law to the case (copyright, personal injury, corporate, etc) + Discuss and defend their viewpoint on the case and its root problem + Identify any legal precedent from previously decided cases + Generate a recommendation or solution for the issues presented in the case
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The Legal Rounds Formula: 1. The Mystery a. State the hypothetical problem in a sentence or two. b. Give a slightly more thorough explanation of the problem. i. Take no more than five minutes. 2. The Drama a. Ask for audience participation i. Try to anticipate audience questions. ii. Reply to the questions asked but try not to get sidetracked. iii. Try to keep this between five and ten minutes. 3. The Law a. Summarize similar cases and relevant precedents. i. Engage the audience in the discussion. ii. Take 15-20 minutes for this. 4. The Conclusion a. Restate the hypothetical problem then summarize viewpoints or courses of action discussed with the audience. i. Take no more than five minutes. 5. References a. The last slide should include a bibliography of works cited.
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Learning Environment: * Formal, hour-long weekly seminar held over lunch (brown bag) + In-person unless circumstances dictate otherwise (weather, social distancing) * Presentation will be loaded onto a computer in the conference room/lecture hall or presented via videoconference * Designers will work with coordinator to develop schedule, lists of topics, and create a demonstration talk to help them understand how the formula works in practice * Designers will also be available to speakers to help them use the formula and create engaging presentations
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Instructional Products and Methods: * CME Coordinator will provide each speaker with generic PowerPoint template and presentation formula * Hypothetical legal cases (as authentic as possible) delivered by one or two speakers
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