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Interesting CLE: Reel In Salmon, Trout, and Credits in Alaska

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By Brian Kumnick on May 14, 2009 2:55 PM

Now here's a way to knock out some CLE credits, for those inclined toward a little outdoor adventure.  Alaska West, one of a group of remote fishing lodges, is opening its tent doors for a weeklong fly-fishing/CLE blowout.  Pack your bags and plan to head (way) north from August 28 through September 4.

You'll have to get yourself to Quinhagak, on the edge of the Bering Sea.  Alaska West will kindly help you with the last leg of that journey, including a jet-boat ride up the Kuskokwim River to the lodge.  Then it's a week of piling up the credits (21 hours' worth, including 6 hours of ethics) and reeling in fish.  Alaska West suggests that that week will be prime time for silver salmon and rainbow trout, and of course you don't have to be an experienced angler to partake.  (Presumably you will want to be an actual attorney, though, to really enhance your enjoyment of those class hours.)

No mention is made of the cost of the program, but we can ascertain from the Alaska West website that a standard, non-CLE week (as if anyone would be interested in the fishing without the continuing legal education) costs $4800, plus guide tip, plus airfare from Anchorage.  So if you're the type who's always looking for the $10-an-hour, ultra-cheap CLE option, perhaps you should be looking elsewhere.  But if remote Alaskan rivers, casting for silver salmon, and a week without a BlackBerry sound appealing, well, you can tell 'em that Greedy Associates sent you.

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