ACCESS brings innovative learning platform for Filipino lawyers

Anjie lou delos Reyes
To help local lawyers adapt to the new normal where digital platforms are widely used for learning, the first-ever and only accredited provider of On-Demand Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) in the Philippines, ACCESS was launched.

ACCESS brings innovative learning platform for Filipino lawyers
ACCESS brings innovative learning platform for Filipino lawyers

According to ACCESS founder Peaches Martinez-Aranas, ACCESS is the long-awaited breakthrough option that aims to be a game-changer in legal education in the Philippines. It targets to help Filipino lawyers comply with their MCLE requirements through online media.

“In a nutshell, it’s like Netflix for lawyers. They now have the freedom to fulfill their MCLE requirements anytime and from anywhere, while learning from foremost legal experts. We choose the very best lecturers on specific subjects,” Aranas said.
“When they enroll with ACCESS, lawyers get unlimited 24/7 access to these expert’s courses, gaining a legal resource library they can refer to again and again,” she added.

ACCESS deviates from the usual way of taking the MCLE in which lessons are delivered through PowerPoint slides with some topics irrelevant to some lawyers’ field of practice. The said platform for lawyers has on-demand courses with some involving gamification.

Under the law, legal professionals in the Philippines are required to take 36 hours equivalent to 36 credit units of MCLE for every three years. Those who fail to meet such requirements will be prohibited to sign pleadings and continue their notarial services.

While online MCLE has been a common practice in many countries around the world, here in the Philippines, it’s yet to be fully realized especially during the COVID-19 outbreak.

“There’s a real concern during this time around the notion of sitting in a room packed with other lawyers for 9 hours a day over four days. Instead of losing precious billable and personal hours, spending time in traffic, and money on travel, lawyers will now be able to enjoy stress-free and COVID-safe MCLE with ACCESS On Demand,” adds Martinez-Aranas.
“In forming our curriculum, I first ask myself which legal expert would I want to learn and hear from and on which legal topics. We then vet our selection with law deans, professors and other legal education experts before approaching selected lecturers to design and deliver their signature courses,” Martinez-Aranas further revealed.

ACCESS has partnered with the country’s top lawyers as well as with the Adamson University College of Law to bring a new platform for local legal professionals.

“We set the bar high because Philippine lawyers deserve to learn from the very best, at their own time, convenience, and safe space,” Martinez- Aranas concluded.

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