The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys offered a spinning class with Continued Legal Education. The Missouri Bar Association requires lawyers to take 15 hours of continuing legal education courses each year. St. Louis lawyer Michelle M. Funkenbusch, 38, said she didn’t need the credits. She signed up because she’s training for an Ironman-distance triathlon and thought it would be fun. It turned out to be even more beneficial than she imagined.
“Your brain is woken up for an hour, the blood is rushing through your veins then you have all these attorneys come together and help each other with cases,” she said. “We’ll say, ‘Here’s an idea about my case, and it’s not refined or finished but what do you think?’ And they throw out ideas. I’m one of the youngest and to be in this room with these guys.” Lawyers earn 9 credit hours for “Spinning your strategy,” which consisted of an hour of spin/cycling class and an hour of round table discussion of pending cases.
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