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Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) names former Thomson Reuters VP Kelly Lake as Executive Director

Posted By Administration, Thursday, May 5, 2016
Updated: Thursday, May 5, 2016

Kelly Lake
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.

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Welcome to the ACLEA Blog!

Posted By Alexandra Wong, Law Society of Ontario, Friday, April 15, 2016

As I compose this first ACLEA blog entry, I’m reminded of several reasons why I value my membership with ACLEA, but one sticks out in my mind right away.  ACLEA members have fantastic ideas and content and are willing to share information with other members.  They are a great resource network for relevant and timely information in the CLE industry.

 

For instance, Susan Munro, CLEBC, recently wrote an article, “Helping New Lawyers Become Practice-Ready” which was published in Slaw.ca on March 16, 2016. This article is extremely relevant to all ACLEA members. As CLE professionals, we’re faced with the task of trying to bridge the gap between the completion of law school and the start of professional practice. 

 

At our past conferences in San Diego and Savannah, we heard the same challenge from Frank Wu, Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of Law and from Professor Patrick Longan, Mercer University, School of Law, respectively. The stats from Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers, a national initiative to align legal education with the needs of an evolving profession, demonstrate this as well.

 

This is just an example of relevant issues that our members make note of in different forums outside of ACLEA that affect CLE professionals.

 

Another way ACLEA is great at sharing info or asking questions is via our listservs. There are listservs that are open to all ACLEA members: general discussion, executive leadership, international, marketing, publications, technology and programming. There are also listservs specific to organizational SIGs: entrepreneurial, in-house, law schools, local and speciality bars, nationals, regulators, and state and provincial bars. The listservs promote the exchange of information among ACLEA members on matters relating to CLE and ACLEA.

 

In-person networking opportunities at the ACLEA Mid-Year and Annual Conferences are another great way to share information.   Here are some photos from recent conferences. 

 

ACLEA event photo

 

ACLEA event

 

We hope that this blog acts as an additional avenue in the sharing of information among members and welcome contributions from all ACLEA members.

 

If you wish to make a contribution to the blog or for further information, please contact the editors of the In the Loop Newsletter via email to HeatherElwell@aloc.ca or awong@lsuc.on.ca.

Tags:  Chicago  CLE  Communications  Networking  Savannah 

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