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An Introduction to ACLEA’s Member Central

Posted By ACLEA Staff, Wednesday, January 17, 2018

An Introduction to ACLEA’s Member Central

Find it fast. Thanks to members’ feedback, information is now easier to find on ACLEA’s website. ACLEA’s Member Central is a single web page with quick links to the most-requested features and services available to ACLEA members.

Blue tiles at the top of Member Central provide direct access to your member profile and to linked sections of information about ACLEA meetings, networking opportunities, member resources, and the latest CLE news.

Save time — bookmark Member Central in your browser and check out this video for a quick overview.

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Important Info for SIG/Committee Chairs

Posted By Alexandra Wong, Law Society of Ontario, Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Whether you are a current SIG/Committee Chair or are interested in becoming one, be sure to check out our recently posted information video and sheet for SIG and Committee Chairs http://www.aclea.org/page/sig_committee_main

 

Tags:  ACLEA  Chairs  Committees  Leadership  SIGs 

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ACLEA Montreal – A Look in the Rear View Mirror

Posted By Jeanne Heaton, President, ACLEA, Tuesday, August 8, 2017

We had a great conference in Montreal (special shout out to our planning committee-chaired by Laura Selby!!).

Before you get too engrossed in your exciting home office work, what did you get from the conference that changed you – either personally or professionally?

On the ACLEA evaluation form (which I hope you all have completed, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/96DQBWD ) it asks you to identify your top 2 – 3 take-aways. Conventional wisdom says that if you come away with two to three new ideas and implement them, it was a successful conference for you.

I usually try to write down these take-aways as I fly home from a conference. So, for the first of what I plan on being a monthly blog post as your new ACLEA president, I will share my top take-aways with you.

1. Take More Risks – Chris Bentley shared that the greatest risk we face isn’t trying and failing, but not trying at all. That inspires me both personally and professionally. As CLE providers serving a rapidly-changing legal profession we need to take risks in how we provide CLE and we need to take risks to educate our lawyers about embracing the changes in the profession. They don’t always like that message, but we have a responsibility to share it. Chris said we live in the age of the consumer, not the provider, and lawyers (and CLE providers) need to recognize that mind-set change.

2. Kahoot! – MCLE Committee co-chairs Erica Larios and Andrew Ottiger had a fun segment as part of their meeting – an audience poll using the free Kahoot! platform that was fun and easy to use. Check it out. I’m going to try it for some of our CLE programs.

3. SELF Journal – In his Paperless Reduction session, Paul Unger gave a thumbs up to the SELF Journal – an old fashioned paper option to help get organized and time block important tasks. I’m planning to check it out.

4. Build Your Personal Brand - Jen Dalton’s session challenged us to reflect on who we are and what “brand” we want to be identified with. She gave concrete advice on taking steps to achieve that branding through social media and other means. Her materials provide some thought-provoking, self-examination exercises, so take a look. She advised me, as a Baby Boomer, to choose one social media platform and work to master it before adding others. So watch out – LinkedIn here I come!

I’d love to hear your top take-aways!

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Introduction of Boot Camp Scholarship Scheme

Posted By Alexandra Wong, Law Society of Ontario, Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Longstanding member Peter Berge stepped down from ACLEA’s Executive Committee just a few months before he was to become ACLEA’s President. In recognition of his involvement in ACLEA’s Boot Camp, where he has taught both technology and marketing to new members and his countless contributions to ACLEA over the years, not only as a member of the EC, but as co-chair of the Technology SIG, speaker/presenter on many occasions, and above all as a strong advocate of the goals and values of the organization, the EC is pleased to announce the annual “Peter Berge Boot Camp Scholarship”.   

 

This scholarship acknowledges Peter's exceptional and ongoing dedication to ACLEA and recognizes his significant role in our signature member orientation program, the ACLEA Boot Camp.  

 

The scholarship is intended to reflect many of the values that Peter holds dear to his heart – continuous learning, mentoring and giving back to the organization.   

 

We thank Peter for his commitment and generosity to ACLEA.  

 

The scholarship will be in place for the 2018 Mid-Year Meeting.  

 

For further information, contact Laurie Krueger, Executive Director at aclea@aclea.org

  

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ICYMI – Executive Committee Announces Changes to Our Website

Posted By Alexandra Wong, Law Society of Ontario, Thursday, July 6, 2017

One major initiative of the 2016/17 Business Plan has been a review of how members access ACLEA's website. This review was undertaken by a subcommittee of the Executive Committee, the Website Audit Committee (Directors Lucas Boling and Linda Russell together with Anna Wrisky, Ewald) and we are now delighted to reveal the fruits of their collective labors, the new Member Central page.

Many of you have provided feedback via member website focus groups and through surveys, which has ensured the changes are reflective of how members use the website and associated resources.
 
Together with the introduction of Member Central, changes have also been made to the top navigation in order to improve the functionality of the website. This is designed to assist you with finding the information you use most often.

The Executive Committee is keen to hear your feedback or suggestions, so please email Lucas Boling at lboling@mobar.org or Linda Russell at LindaR@cle.bc.ca

The website will continue to be updated based on feedback received from members by our wonderful Website Audit Committee. If you haven’t already done so, please take the time to provide feedback about the website in our Member Survey, which is open through July 7.

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Special Recognition Awards Handed Out at the Mid-Year Meeting in Nashville

Posted By Alexandra Wong, Law Society of Ontario, Monday, March 13, 2017

At the Mid-Year meeting in Nashville, ACLEA recognized the contributions of two well-known, highly respected members, Pat Nester and Larry Center.

 

Pat was presented with the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award and Larry was presented with the President’s Award to recognize their contributions to CLE and the association over the years.

 

When asked to describe Pat and his contributions to the CLE profession, Larry provided me with the following,

 

“Pat has been a friend and mentor to so many of us within the CLE profession for more than 30 years.  He is respected, admired and, dare I say it, beloved, by dozens of us who have been fortunate enough to come under his influence.  He has both a pioneer and an innovator in continuing legal education. His leadership style is unmatched. His thoughtfulness is remarkable. His insight and wisdom have driven our profession. His passion and compassion continue to be the foundation of his decisions. We are all so lucky to have had Pat in our lives.”

 

Pat provided me with the following when asked the same question:

 

“Larry was probably the most frequent speaker at ACLEA programs over the last twenty years and deservedly so. His frequent focus was on the personal traits that CLE professionals need to lead and succeed. I think all of us experienced CLE folks think of Larry as the moral leader of ACLEA with the courage to see the underlying problems that we confront and to ask how we can change ourselves to deal with them. When you think about it, that’s what good education is all about, and Larry gave us--and me--a great model to emulate. Plus, putting aside CLE and ACLEA, Larry is just an excellent human being, and we are all privileged to know him.”

 

Thank you Pat and Larry for all that you've done and continue to do for CLE and ACLEA. 

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Join ACLEA to network in the friendliest city of 2016!

Posted By Kristin Huotari, State Bar of Wisconsin, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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Every year Travel + Leisure conducts a survey asking people to rate their perceptions as visitors to 38 metro areas.  The survey asks respondents to offer their opinions on the local style, cultural attractions, dining experiences, and overall friendliness.  The scores are then ranked and a winner is selected.

And the friendliest city in 2016 is….NASHVILLE!!! 

Visitors said they loved the music, food, and welcoming atmosphere of this fine city.  And our lucky ACLEA members will be able to experience all of this for themselves, along with locals who are eager to share their home with us.  The 53rd mid-year meeting will be held at the Loew’s Vanderbilt Hotel, January 28-31, 2017.

Networking galore!

The best thing about coming to an ACLEA conference is catching up with old friends and making new ones.  And Nashville will be just the place for you to accomplish all of that, along with bringing innovative and proven initiatives back to your shop.  We’ll be bringing you sessions with a deep dive into data, marketing, hiring, and entrepreneurship. 

And with the networking opportunities, you are bound to have a good time.  Receptions, fitness, karaoke, and the closing Honky Tonk Dinner where ACLEA will take over the Tin Roof on Broadway for dinner, dancing, and live music! The Tin Roof on Broadway opened in 2014 in the former Hatch Show Print Building nestled among Nashville’s legendary Honky Tonks. Over the years, their stages have hosted the famous, the should-have-been famous, and everyone in between.

So don’t miss a chance to enjoy good food, good music, and good times at ACLEA’s Mid-Year Meeting!

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>> Sign Me Up!

 

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