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President

Legal-America.com
2601 Elliott Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98121
United States

Company Description: We are the world's largest supplier of antique, vintage and classic tires to the collector car hobby.
Background

Employment History

  • President
    LawTV , Inc.
  • Chairman
    Megalo Media , Inc.
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    West Professional Education
  • Founder and President
    BAR/BRI
  • Editor In Chief
    Cornell Daily Sun
  • Officer
    Quill & Dagger
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the West Professional Education Group
    West Publishing Co.
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    West Bar Review
  • Weekly Feature Columnist
    The Washington Post Company

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Vice Chairman
    Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Legal & Professional Publications , Inc.

Education

  • A.B. , Government
    Cornell University
  • A.B.
    Cornell Law School
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Web References
Advisory Board - BarMax
getbarmax.com, 9 Nov 2013 [cached]
Stan Chess
Stan Chess is president of LawTV, Inc., and Legal America, Inc., and chairman of Megalo Media, Inc. He owns and manages dozens of law-related websites, including LawSchool.com and LawDictionary.com (soon to be launched).
Stan was a founder and President of BAR/BRI Bar Review, where he worked for 21 years, and Chairman and CEO of West Professional Education, a division of the West Publishing Co. He was also Vice Chairman of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Legal & Professional Publications, Inc.
Stan has trained hundreds of thousands of law school graduates, lecturing on about 12 different subjects for BAR/BRI and West. He also taught for many years for PLI (the Practising Law Institute) and BarPlus Bar Review. While at BAR/BRI, Stan was a weekly feature columnist for The Washington Post for nine years (under pseudonyms).
Stan is a graduate of Cornell Law School and Cornell University (A.B. in Government). During college, he was editor in chief of The Cornell Daily Sun and an officer of Quill & Dagger, the Cornell honor society. During law school, Stan worked summers as an editor on The Washington Post, filling in for different editors as they went on vacation.
LawSchool.com, LawTV's site for law students, lawyers, future lawyers, law profs, college students studying for the LSAT, and law school graduates taking the bar exam.
www.lawschool.com, 3 Dec 2010 [cached]
By Stan Chess
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Stan Chess, the editor of LawSchool.com and President of LawTV, Inc., was President of BAR/BRI until 1995. He lectured for BAR/BRI for about 21 years, before joining West Publishing, where he was Chairman and CEO of the West Professional Education Group. He also lectured for PLI (the Practising Law Institute) for many years.
LawSchool.com, LawTV's site for law students, lawyers, future lawyers, law profs, college students studying for the LSAT, and law school graduates taking the bar exam.
www.lawschool.com, 17 Nov 2010 [cached]
By Stan Chess
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The second time was in 1995 when West hired Stan Chess, who was then president of BAR/BRI, to be chairman and CEO of West Bar Review. and Steven H. Levine, who was BAR/BRI's national director, to be West Bar Review's president.
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Stan Chess, the editor of LawSchool.com and President of LawTV, Inc., worked and lectured for BAR/BRI for about 21 years, before joining West. During law school, he worked summers as an editor on The Washington Post and, for almost 10 years, wrote weekly features for The Post, under pseudonyms. He also conceived and packaged the antitrust class action that BAR/BRI and its co-defendant settled for $48 million.
Stan ...
mytestmax.com, 4 Aug 2013 [cached]
Stan Chess
Stan Chess is president of LawTV, Inc., and Legal America, Inc., and chairman of Megalo Media, Inc. He owns and manages dozens of law-related websites, including LawSchool.com and LawDictionary.com (soon to be launched).
Stan was a founder and President of BAR/BRI Bar Review, where he worked for 21 years, and Chairman and CEO of West Professional Education, a division of the West Publishing Co. He was also Vice Chairman of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Legal & Professional Publications, Inc.
Stan has trained hundreds of thousands of law school graduates, lecturing on about 12 different subjects for BAR/BRI and West. He also taught for many years for PLI (the Practising Law Institute) and BarPlus Bar Review.
While at BAR/BRI, Stan was a weekly feature columnist for The Washington Post for nine years (under pseudonyms).
Stan is a graduate of Cornell Law School and Cornell University (A.B. in Government). During college, he was editor in chief of The Cornell Daily Sun and an officer of Quill & Dagger, the Cornell honor society. During law school, Stan worked summers as an editor on The Washington Post, filling in for different editors as they went on vacation.
Los Angeles Daily Journal
www.lawschool.com, 24 June 1999 [cached]
Stanley D. Chess, president and chief executive officer of Legal America Inc., wants to offer continuing legal education to anyone who wants it when they want it.
LawTV.com, which Chess' company will launch Nov. 1, offers online audio and video lectures from attorneys and law professors from across the country at a relatively inexpensive price for anyone willing to get onto the Internet.Although other companies offer CLE courses online, Chess said, his is the first legal education provider specifically designed for the Internet.
The company plans to go online with about 50 lectures ready for use, most of them by Steven Finz, a former San Diego law professor, bar review lecturer and New York torts attorney, Chess said.More will be added as they become available.Among the topics expected will be bankruptcy, civil procedure and arbitrating securities cases.
It makes sense for us to go up now and add every day, he said. We want to get the kinks ironed out now and get it up and running.
We will be the preferential means of the continuing legal education program, said Chess from Ms New York office.The whole idea is if you have got a problem, we be likely to have the solution.
We will be principally a continuing legal education provider, he said.We will have lecturers from all over the United States, starting with [ Harvard law professor ] Arthur Miller..
Most of the courses offered online will be geared toward CLE credit, Chess said.However, so far only Finz's courses have the approval of a state bar association to fulfill the mandatory requirement.
When we have enough [ courses ], we will apply for CLE credit.I do not anticipate a problem there, Chess said.
The former chairman and CEO of West Bar Review, Chess started LawTV.com earlier this year after leaving the New York company in July.
Chess said the company will offer programs geared toward the general population of lawyers as well as those in specific states - ones that are based on law in one jurisdiction, he said.
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LawTV will offer two formats, audio and video, depending on the user's interest, Chess said.The more popular programs are offered in the video format.If the user chooses a program that has only an audio feed, such as Finz's lectures, the subscriber will be shown a photo [ and ] biography of the lecturer, a synopsis of the lecture and in instances where materials accompany the lecture, he will be able to view the materials, he said.
However, the video quality be not on a par with television broadcasting yet, Chess acknowledged.The programs will also have pauses due to variations in transmission speeds.
No question, it is not TV quality and will not be for some time ; my guess is two years, he said.That is a concern.it be not as good as watching television but it will be.there be no question that it is one of the weaknesses of computers as opposed to television..
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[ Chess ] would be hard-pressed to explain why you would not want to just buy the audio tape and listen to it in the car.'.
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Chess said that once a subscriber pays for the class, he can access it for free any time.The user will be provided with a password that will enable him to open the program.Users will not be able to download anything from the site, but downloading capability may be available in the future, Chess said.
According to Chess, LawTV.com will offer most courses for between $ 10 and $ 20 per hour, although Finz's lectures will go for around $ 30 per hour.He asked that we not undercut his own tape sales, so we be selling them for the same price he sells [ his tapes ], Chess said.
I do not think any provider has delivered a continuing legal education program at $ 10 per hour, he said.we be not trying to compete with [ the traditional ] continuing legal education [ providers ].It serves a purpose.we be trying to put it into a different format..
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