Kelly Lake, Executive Director of CEB
Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) is pleased to
announce that Kelly Lake has been named its Executive
Director. A strategic business leader with extensive
experience in the publishing and information sector, Ms.
Lake brings expertise in building best-in-class rich-content
and technology-based information and learning platforms.
Prior to joining CEB, Ms. Lake held key positions with
Thomson Reuters in the UK and Asia, working to deliver a
variety of legal workflow solutions and practice tools. Ms.
Lake also has a decade of experience building local instances of the flagship Westlaw
brand in the UK, China, and India.
Dean Wayne Smutz of UCLA Extension commented on the appointment: "We are
thrilled that Kelly Lake has joined CEB. Kelly is an A-player: she is extremely savvy in
the fields of business and information technology; sees challenge as opportunity; and
has crafted, collaborated on, and delivered success after success. We welcome her
expertise and look forward to her leadership."
Ms. Lake joined CEB as Interim IT Director in 2015, and has been working with its senior
team to develop and execute the transformation of one of California's longest-standing
legal publishers and providers of continuing legal education into a digital-platform
organization. "I am thrilled to be at the helm of such an esteemed organization, with its
amazing commitment to serving the California legal community. We are at a time when
the legal profession and lawyers are navigating a multitude of changes, and I see this is
as a unique opportunity for CEB to deliver content and tools that match the needs of an
emerging generation of lawyers," said Lake.
CEB, the leading source for legal education and legal research solutions for California
lawyers, is a self-supporting program of the University of California that is cosponsored
by the State Bar of California. Founded in 194 7 with the mandate to cultivate the
professional development of California lawyers, CEB was the first organization to offer
formal continuing legal education in the state.