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HR 1 Course: Employee Selection & Promotion

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  • Completing both HR 1 and HR 2 courses gives you access to the Legal Management HR Specialist Certificate Program.

    If accelerating your professional growth and increasing your ability to contribute to the success of your firm are important to you, this interactive, online educational course is for you. Gain information on the essential areas of recruiting, selecting and promoting law firm personnel through facilitated discussions and on-demand learning that includes case studies, lectures, readings and assessments. In 2020 new laws were implemented, including whether or not to ask about a candidates salary history, beefed up rules on anti-harassment training in California, and new contribution limits on retirement programs.

    Topics include U.S. Federal Employment Laws, Employee Benefit Laws, Workers’ Compensation, Anti-Harassment Policy, Qualified Retirement Plans and 401K/Investment Policies. The following is an outline of the topics:

    • Week 1: Hiring Procedures
    • Week 2: Employment Laws
    • Week 3: Employee Benefit Laws
    • Week 4: Benefits & Claims
    • Week 5: Harassment
    • Week 6: Investments

    The live Zoom lessons will be held on Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. Central Time.
    These lessons will also be recorded for on-demand access.

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  • Course Textbook

    This course requires that participants purchase The Big Book of HR by Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem.
  • CLM Credits

    Meet minimum course requirements and earn 6 hours of CLM credit. This can take the following forms.

    • CLM Application Credit: Organizational Development
    • CLM Functional Specialist Credit: Human Resources Management
    • CLM Recertification: Human Resources Management

    Continuing Education Credits

    Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)The Association of Legal Administrators is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification activities. This program has been approved for 6 PDCs.



    HR Certification Institute (HRCI)
    The HR 1 Course has been pre-approved for 6 hours of recertification credits toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

  • Course Requirements

    Each course has a start and end date. To receive the course completion certificate and CLM, SHRM and HRCI credits, all weekly assignments must be completed and quizzes passed with a score of 70% or higher by the last day of the course.
  • Registration

    HR 1 will be offered from January 12 to February 16, 2023 with registration closing on January 6, 2023.

  • Cancellation Policy

    All cancellations must be made in writing and submitted via email to [email protected].

    • After registration but prior to 50% penalty date: $125 fee
    • Four weeks before start of the course: 50% of fee paid
    • Two weeks before the start of the course and thereafter: No refund
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