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2020 ACLEA Annual Meeting Schedule
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2020 ACLEA 56th Annual Meeting

July 24, 2020 • Bootcamp | July 27 – 28, 2020 • Virtual Conference

ACLEA’s 56th Annual Meeting Schedule


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Schedule is subject to change. All times are shown in EDT. Time zone converter.

Boot Camp | Friday, July 24, 2020

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Conference Concierge/Help Desk Open (12-5pm); Exhibit Hall Open (1:30-3pm)

Boot Camp Agenda

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Rob Seto, The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Programming Best Practices
Jeff Kirkey, Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Determine how to balance the unique qualities of your CLE programming with the common best practices of others.

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

What’s a Credit and Why Should You Care?
Gina Roers-Liemandt, American Bar Association
Gain an understanding of the MCLE application and recording process even if you don’t work directly with accrediting agencies.

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tips for Working with Contributors
Nadia Myerthall, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC
Learn helpful tips for working with contributors, including best practices, pitfalls to avoid, and how to maintain a positive relationship with your contributors.

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Break

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Negotiating Contracts with Hotels, Non-Traditional Venues, and/or Paid Speakers – Best Practices for CLE Professionals
Kes Joerg, Oregon State Bar; Alexandra Wong, Law Society of Ontario
Learn best practices for CLE professionals on how to get the best bang for your buck when working with hotels, alternative venues, and/or paid speakers for your seminars and conferences. Manage expectations and budgets when negotiating meeting room rental rates, internet, power, food and beverage, speaker fees, travel, etc.

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Technology and CLE
Lucas Boling, DRI
Learn how to maximize technology in your daily operations, programming, marketing, and website presence.

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Hacking Through the CLE Marketing Jungle: Tips for Beginners
Karen Lee, Oregon State Bar
Gain a basic understanding of marketing principles and practice tips specific to CLE.

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Publications Best Practices
Amy McFadden, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education 
Discover the latest trends in publications and some key pointers that you’ll need if you’re joining an existing publications department or starting to publish.

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Getting the Most Out of ACLEA & Wrap Up
Lucas Boling, DRI; Alexandra Wong, Law Society of Ontario
Structure of ACLEA, volunteer opportunities, using the website and listservs, connecting with other members, the resources and core curriculum, etc.

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Monday, July 27, 2020

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12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Conference Concierge/Help Desk Open; Exhibit Hall Open

12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Welcome & Introduction — "How to navigate the virtual meeting site"

12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Vancouver, We Have a Problem ... and so Does the Rest of the CLE World: Delivering CLE in a Pandemic
Karen Lee, Oregon State Bar; Kes Joerg, Oregon State Bar

1:05 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Session 1. Marketing Today: Breaking the Old Rules
Bernadette Lawson, Joseph Hollander & Craft LLC; Amy Danziger Shapiro, National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)

Session 2. Dealing with High Conflict Individuals
Michael Lomax, High Conflict Insititute

Session 3. Virtual Meetings that Work
Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin Communication; Dale Ludwig, Turpin Communication

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Session 4. Breaking the Law of Stress
Michael Kahn, Reeltime CLE

Session 5. Let's Get Virtual! Moving Your Live Events Online
Lisa Wise, CE21

Session 6. Accreditation: Getting to Yes: How to Effectively Collaborate with SMEs
Keisha Francine Channer, Sidley Austin LLP, NYC; Virginia Izaguirre, State Bar of Texas; Brandi-Leigh Miller, Cooley LLP, NYC

2:50 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Break

3:20 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Session 7. The Eyes Have It: Proofreading for Legal Editors
Roger Siebert, Texas Bar Books; Tim Slating, Illinois State Bar Association; Linda Kruschke, Oregon State Bar; Katelyn Rattray, CLEBC

Session 8. Conducting Effective Market Research
Joanna Piros; Heather Gore Liddell, Osgoode Professional Development

Session 9: Creating Content in Times of Crisis – COVID and Other Hot Topics
Daniel Becker, American Bar Association - ABACLE; Martha-Marie Kleinhans, American Bar Association - ABACLE; Noah Hagan, Institute for Continuing Legal Education

4:15 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.


How to Cultivate Networking Relationships When Networking Itself Feels Outside of Your Comfort Zone
Carol Schiro Greenwald, Ph.D, Marketing Partners

5:05 p.m.– 5:20 p.m.

Networking Reception Welcome and Introductions

5:20 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.


Join ACLEA for a variety of games to end the first day of the virtual conference with a fun mixer opportunity.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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11:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Conference Concierge/Help Desk Open (11am-5pm); Exhibit Hall Open (11am-4:30pm)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Welcome & Plenary

Trends in Legal Education: Lessons Learned from the First JD Hybrid Program
Katherine Kruse, Mitchell Hamline School of Law; Melissa Williams, Century College

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Break

12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Session 10. Building Lawyer Competencies
Dr. Kara Mitchelmore, Canadian Centre for Professional Education

Session 11. Effective Copywriting
Steve Slaunwhite, Slaunwhite Communications

Session 12. Manager READMe: What is it and how it reshapes the way you manage
Stephanie Everett, Lawyerist

1:25 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Session 13. Growing Your Sponsorship Program in the COVID Era
Dan Kowitz, JSB Partnership Consultants

Session 14. Using Assessments & Evaluations to Create Better Educational Training
Gina Roers-Liemandt, American Bar Association; Sigalle Barness, Lawline

Session 15. Practical Instructional Design
Melanie Meyers, BCCampus

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.


Building Resilience in a Time of Change
Mumtaz Chaudhary, CCMP, Pragilis Solutions

3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

ACLEA Business Meeting, ACLEA's Best Award Presentations

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Missing your SIG and Committee meetings?

SIG and Committee chairs will be scheduling virtual meetings independant of the conference. Watch for details as schedules are finalized.