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Illinois MCLE Virtual Provider Conference
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When: Monday, October 7, 2019
1:00pm eastern/12:00pm central/11:00am mountain/10:00am pacific
Where: Webinar
United States

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Illinois MCLE logoJointly provided by MCLE Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois and ACLEA

Cost: FREE!


Whether you’re new to offering CLE for credit in Illinois or just have questions about the changes recently put into effect, join Karen Litscher Johnson and Gina Roers-Liemandt for a discussion on:

  • PCAM: basics and update on the Board’s online application and attendance system;
  • Course applications: requirements and deadlines, review process and tips;
  • Attendance: recent changes, common questions and best practices; and
  • Questions and Answers: your time to hear directly from the Illinois regulator!


Karen Litscher Johnson

Karen Litscher Johnson

Director, MCLE Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois

As the first Director of the Illinois Supreme Court’s MCLE Board, Karen has worked with the Board to administer the Court’s MCLE program for more than 13 years. Under her direction, the program has developed extensive online resources to benefit the almost 100,000 attorneys licensed by the Supreme Court of Illinois and 2,000 course providers who offer accredited educational programs.

Karen’s background in attorney education includes six years as DLA Piper’s National Director of Professional Development where she planned and managed the firm’s attorney education program for its U.S. offices. Before that, she was a litigation partner with Much Shelist, P.C., a mid-sized Chicago law firm, handling commercial disputes with a focus in employment and environmental matters, including trial and appellate work.

Karen is a graduate of the Cornell Law School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was a founding member and second chair of the Chicago-Area Professional Development Consortium, a group of attorney education professionals at law firms, government offices and bar associations. She also served as Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. During eight years in bar leadership, she planned dozens of CLE courses and organized many public and bar service projects. Karen previously worked as a radio reporter and anchor in Madison, Wisconsin.

Gina Roers-Liemandt

Gina Roers-Liemandt, JD

Director, MCLE and Professional Development, ABACLE
American Bar Association

Gina Roers-Liemandt is the Director of MCLE and Professional Development at the American Bar Association. Gina is a member of ACLEA (The Association for Continuing Legal Education), where she is currently serving as Secretary. She is a former co-chair of the MCLE Committee, Marketing SIG, Tech SIG, and Distance Learning Committee. Additionally she is an active member of the Executive Leadership SIG, the Programming SIG, the Nationals SIG, and has participated on a number of Mid-Year and Annual Meeting Planning Committees. An Internationally-recognized expert on MCLE rules and requirements, she teaches the MCLE portion of ACLEA’s “Boot Camp” for new members, and is a frequent lecturer on rules, regulations, processes, and trends in accreditation. Gina earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, and a B.A., cum laude, from Winona State University (Minnesota).

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