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52nd Annual Meeting, ACLEA Seattle ACLEA's 52nd Annual Meeting

The Westin Seattle | Seattle, WA | July 30 - August 2, 2016

Annual Meeting Schedule

Jump to: Saturday, July 30 | Sunday, July 31 | Monday, August 1 | Tuesday, August 2

Saturday, July 30, 2016

7:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Member Services/Registration Desk Open

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

New Member Orientation and CLE Boot Camp (ticketed)


8:00 a.m.

Breakfast and ACLEA Executive Committee Introductions

8:15 - 8:30 a.m.

Rob Seto, CLEBC

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Programming Best Practices
Raymond Lee, CLEBC
Determine how to balance the unique qualities of your CLE programming with the common best practices of others.

9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

Top Ten Things You Need to Know about MCLE
Margaret Naughton, Perkins Coie, LLP
Gain an understanding of the MCLE application and recording process even if you don’t work directly with accrediting agencies.

9:45 - 10:15 a.m.

Top Ten Tips for Working With Contributors
Mindy Thomas Fulks, Tennessee Bar Association
Learn ten helpful tips on how to work with contributors, including best practices, pitfalls to avoid, and how to keep a good relationship with your volunteers.

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.


10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Negotiation Strategies for CLE Professionals
Marty Latz, Latz Negotiation Institute
Gain insight into proven strategies that will help you develop and refine your negotiation skills to achieve success with your programming and publications goals.

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Technology and CLE
Lucas Boling, The Missouri Bar

Learn how to maximize technology in your daily operations, programming, marketing, and website presence.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch for Boot Camp Participants and First Time Event Attendees

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Technology and Publications: So Much Information and So Many Choices!
Linda Russell, Continuing Education of the Bar
Diane Morrison, State Bar of Texas
Discover the latest trends in online publication delivery and some key pointers that you’ll need if you’re joining an existing publications department or starting to publish online.

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Back to Basics: Marketing
Peter Berge, Minnesota CLE
The fundamentals of marketing your CLE products and getting creative in showing the value and brand of your organization with a benefits-driven approach to selling CLE.

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.


2:30 - 3:10 p.m.

Roundtable Discussions

  • Publications
    Linda Russell, Continuing Education of the Bar
    Diane Morrison, State Bar of Texas

    Discover ways to produce, edit, market, and work with vendors to publish CLE even if you don’t have a publications department.

  • Hot topics
    Rob Seto, CLEBC
    Exchange ideas, problems, frustrations and solutions on the latest topics in moderated format.

  • In-House/Professional Development
    Stephanie Ball, Best Best and Krieger
    Justine Maury, Dykema Gossett PLLC
    Gain an understanding of the challenges unique to in-house CLE, including CLE credit tracking, program development, delivering both live and web-based programs to lawyers outside your home office as well as to clients, and how to best work with external CLE providers.

  • Technology
    Lucas Boling, The Missouri Bar

    Join a question-and-answer discussion addressing challenges and ideas on the latest technology issues.

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

The Voices of Experience
(Boot Camp Speakers)

3:30 p.m.


4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

SIG and Committee Chair Leadership Workshop (by invitation only)

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception (open to attendees)

6:30 p.m.

Optional Dine-Arounds in Pike Place Market Area

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Member Services/Registration Desk Open

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Healthy Fitness Options

Start your day off right.  Join your ACLEA friends for some exercise, fun, and networking with one of three healthy fitness options:

  • Zumba – Jump start your day with Zumba!  Don’t miss out on this easy to follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party.  No experience needed – just grab your workout shoes and join us.
    Pam Wilson – State Bar of California
  • Walking – Join us for a leisurely walk along Seattle’s waterfront.  Just a mile or so – such a nice way to start the day.
    Alexandra Wong – The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Running – Start your day with a refreshing run along Seattle’s waterfront.  The pace will be easy; the company will be fun.
    Paul Unger, Affinity Consulting Group

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast in the Exhibit Marketplace

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

SIG Breakfast Meetings

  • Executive Leadership
    Executive Leadership Idea Exchange: Join us for breakfast to share your perspective on what's working well in your organization and what's keeping you up at night. Come away with new insights from your peers. Watch the listserve in July for your opportunity to nominate topics for discussion.
  • Publications
    Publications Meeting Sunday morning topic - Formulaw and TheFormToolPro – the IICLE Experience.
  • Public Interest
    Join friends and colleagues, old and new, to share insights into emerging issues, trends and topics related to public interest. We especially welcome broad ranging discussion of training and awareness raising initiatives that organizations are currently pursuing in this important area.
  • State and Provincial Bars
    Join your State & Provincial Bar colleagues for an informal “round-table” update from all jurisdictions represented: The usual topics reported include: State/Province updates, trends, and pricing.

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

President’s Welcome and Opening Announcements

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Plenary: Diversity and Inclusiveness: Essential Elements in Law and CLE
Frank H. Wu, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Frank H. Wu is the author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White. Arguing for a new paradigm of civil rights that goes beyond a black-white paradigm, while also addressing subtle forms of discrimination, the book is widely used in classes on the subject of diversity and inclusiveness in law schools and the legal profession. Mr.Wu will discuss why diversity is a key component in law school and the practice and business of law.

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Networking Break in the Exhibit Marketplace

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Workshops A

  • A1. Increasing Diversity in Your Faculties and Attendees
    Frank H. Wu, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    Robin Nussbaum, Washington State Bar Association
    For too long a wall of uniformity has defined the legal profession. A wall that limits entry and advancement based on race, ethnicity, color, culture, gender, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, geography and age. A wall that has stood in the way of real change. A wall that has left the legal profession an anachronism in an increasingly diverse society. Past efforts to increase diversity in the legal profession have been sincere but not inclusive enough . . . not ambitious enough . . . not robust enough. That’s about to change. Our panel will discuss how to bring about critical change.
  • A2. Your Core Creativity
    Amy Frazier, Stages of Presence
    Stereotypes of creativity abound, and we can all be thrown into occasional doubt or uncertainty about our creative skills. But what does creativity really look like on the individual level? In this session, we’ll look at what research has to say about the surprising varieties of creative styles, and explore ways to build true confidence in our own core creativity.
  • A3. Mindfulness in CLE
    Barron Henley, Affinity Consulting Group
    Bernadette Lawson, Sedgwick LLP

    What is mindfulness? The term is being used a lot these days, but not everyone has a clear idea of what it means. Join these two practitioners of mindfulness and find out more about it. Mindfulness can benefit both your work and personal lives by allowing you to reduce stress and enhance your work performance.
  • A4. Be a Checklist Ninja!
    Larry Center, Georgetown Law Center CLE
    Donita Douglas, InReach
    Paul Unger, Affinity Consulting Group

    Our worlds have become too complicated to remember everything that we need to accomplish. Some CLE professionals believe their jobs are too special or different each day, making it too challenging or impossible to create checklists. Others believe they know everything they need to know, so checklists aren’t necessary for them. During this session, we'll prove why checklists have the potential to change your life in a very positive way. We’ll discuss The Checklist Manifesto and its invaluable lessons. You will learn how to create checklists and how to harness the power of technology. You will receive take-away samples to use immediately when you return to your office after this ACLEA meeting!

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Functional SIG Lunches (ticketed)
  • Executive Leadership
    Back by Popular Demand in Seattle . . . The Un-Programmed Luncheon: We know (because you told us) that Executive Leadership SIG members value the chance to spend some un-programmed time networking with peers over lunch. No program, no assignment, no homework. We'll end lunch with a freewheeling discussion of the latest issues and trends in CLE and circulate those notes to the group for future reference.  Please join us!
  • Marketing:
    Explore marketing ideas that are working, plus gain techniques you can take back with you.
  • Programming: I Got 99 Problems, But I Can’t Solve One!
    What’s your biggest programming headache?  Having trouble getting traction on a new training initiative? Can’t get your instructors to avoid “Death by Powerpoint”? Come join us for a hands-on workshop, where we’ll share effective strategies for tackling the most confounding recurring dilemmas of CLE programing (and collaboratively develop some new ones!).
  • Publications:  
    HotDocs Market – the How & What You Need to Know – the ISBA Experience
  • Technology:  
    Does your organization have a formal technology plan covering all of your systems? Enjoy lunch and discuss best practices for developing a comprehensive plan, explore cloud services that CLE providers use today, and come away with new ideas for enhancing your services with cutting edge tech.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Plenary: Failure to Communicate: The Top 5 Reasons for Miscommunication Across Cultures & Genders
Nina Meierding, Negotiation & Mediation Training Services

Understanding the cultural and gender issues that underlie our daily communications with speakers, volunteers, customers, vendors and staff is essential to the effective management of our business. Based on her own experiences in conducting over 4,000 mediations, Nina Meierding will share her “top five” situations where miscommunication often occurs. This interactive presentation will focus on communication differences, based on research in both gender and culture, and include practical tips for improving your communication style.

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Networking Break in the Exhibit Marketplace

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Workshops B

  • B1. The Evolving Landscape of Copyright, Content Delivery and Fair Use in the CLE Context
    Jennifer Sheffield, Lane Powell PC
    Join renowned copyright expert Jennifer Sheffield as she discusses the implications of recent copyright ‘fair use’ cases on the content and materials that CLE organizations now may consider, including the options in Open Access, crowdsourcing, and other open education resources initiatives.
  • B2. Change Leadership
    Amy Frazier, Stages of Presence
    What do creativity and leadership have in common? From being comfortable with ambiguity, to generating vivid images of the future, creativity and leadership draw upon particular cognitive skills and emotional intelligences. They are also fundamental when facing situations involving change. In this session, we’ll survey attributes that constitute creative leadership and discuss tools for creatively leading and managing change.
  • B3. Done! Time Management Strategies for Regaining Command of Your Day
    Paul H. Burton, QuietSpacing
    In this age of hyper-connectedness, the world seems to spin faster and faster. No matter how hard or long we work, we often finish the day right where we started. It feels like we are treading water! That's about to change. Gain a host of best practices for staying focused, getting more done, and enjoying greater personal and professional satisfaction. Using any or all of these principals, attendees can gain six plus minutes of productivity a day which adds up to twenty-four hours of additional productivity a year. That's three days of work off your desk.
  • B4. Information Security in a Post-Breach World
    Dan Stocker, MBA, MS, CISM, CISSP, QSA, Coalfire Systems, Inc., Seattle
    Learn how to protect your CLE digital assets from hackers and cyber-criminals.  Discover the exciting (yes, really) world of PCI compliance. Take away practical tips on how to protect and defend your organization from known and unknown threats, including credit card hacks, registrants’ identity theft, and breach of your CLE intellectual property. If you’re hiring an outside firm for your cybersecurity, get tips on choosing and working with one.

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Networking Break in the Exhibit Marketplace

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Plenary: Seattle's Best of CLE: Rapid Fire Innovation
Moderator: Jeff Kirkey, ICLE

Seattle is known as a port of innovation. Capture a slew of CLE’s brightest ideas as a dozen ACLEA rock stars help you find CLE nirvana. They’ll share their organizations' insights and creativity in 2-minute sound bites. Then meet up with the speakers who shared ideas you want to dig into more deeply. Get ready for fast-paced fun and breakthrough ideas you can put to use in your organization!

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Reception & CLEreg Mixer

7:00 p.m.

Optional Dine-Arounds near the Space Needle

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Monday, August 1, 2016

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Member Services/Registration Desk Open

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Healthy Fitness Options

Start your day off right.  Join your ACLEA friends for some exercise, fun, and networking with one of three healthy fitness options:

  • Yoga – Take some time for yourself.  Join us as we focus on breathing and practice calming poses, with the intention of bringing peace to our own lives and sharing it with others. Namaste.
    Bernadette Lawson – Sedgwick LLP
  • Walking – Join us for a leisurely walk along Seattle’s waterfront.  Just a mile or so – such a nice way to start the day.
    Alexandra Wong – The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Running – Start your day with a refreshing run along Seattle’s waterfront. The pace will be easy; the company will be fun.
    Paul Unger, Affinity Consulting Group

7:45 – 9:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast in the Exhibit Marketplace

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Committee Meetings (open to registered attendees)
Drop by one of these committee meetings to learn more about them, including volunteer opportunities.

  • Exhibits and Sponsors
    Meet to discuss the latest issues affecting exhibitors and sponsors.
  • MCLE
    Come join the MCLE Committee for a lively roundtable discussion focusing on MCLE issues and developments, the interests of CLE providers, and CLE best practices.
  • Membership
    Enjoy your favorite morning beverage as the Membership Committee discusses ongoing outreach projects and activities. Not a member of the committee? Stop by and find out how you can be part of the fun!

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Plenary: Talk like TEDx
Steve Hughes, Hit Your Stride
Phil Klein, TEDxRainier

Learn to prepare your presenters to give talks like those made at high-quality TED and TEDx conferences. We will explore key elements and the end-to-end process of preparing a TED-like talk. From content preparation and effective storytelling to rehearsal and stage presence, gain insights into how all of these together lead to an engaging talk that audiences and speakers will always remember and be able to spread further. Walk away with practical ideas you can apply right away.      

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break in the Exhibit Marketplace

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Workshops C

  • C1. The Limited License Legal Technician Program: History, Progress, and Upcoming Developments
    Steve Crossland, Washington Supreme Court LLLT
    Paula Littlewood, Washington State Bar Association
    Ellen Reed, Washington State Bar Association
    The Limited License Legal Technician Program has created a new category of legal practitioner in Washington. It is the first license of its kind in the USA. These legal professionals complete educational requirements, pass examinations, and gain experience before they are eligible to be licensed to practice law independently within a specific scope. This session will focus on the history, design, development, and implementation of the program, as well as providing a look at anticipated changes to the LLLT scope and practice areas.
  • C2. Strategies for Solving the New Lawyer Puzzle
    Kristin Huotari, State Bar of Wisconsin
    Tim Morrow, Minnesota CLE
    Rebekah Page-Gourley, ICLE

    New lawyers are a particularly vexing group for CLE programmers. Just as we’re starting to figure them out, the newest Bar passers come along, changing the group’s dynamic. In this session, panelists will discuss proven strategies for turning new lawyers into loyal members and share tactics for recruiting new lawyer volunteers who will ensure your organization’s future success.
  • C3. Publishing: Expand Your Market
    Diane Morrison, State Bar of Texas (Moderator)
    Jill Hoefling, State Bar of Texas
    Maryanne Jensen, MCLE New England

    Many of us having been in legal publishing for a long time; many of us are new to the area. But the one thing we all have in common is the need to get our product into users’ hands. Join these 2 publishing professionals to find out the ways they have discovered to expand their markets.
  • C4. Business School for CLE: What is Marketing, Really?
    Peter Berge, Minnesota CLE
    There is a lot of misunderstanding about marketing. It is not selling; it is not advertising; it is not a department. In this session, we will explore the wider scope of how marketing is viewed in modern management practice and how we in CLE can benefit from a broader understanding of marketing.

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Organizational SIG Lunches (ticketed – attendance for respective organizational SIG members only)

  • Entrepreneurs
    Online presentations are becoming the norm, but there are significant traps for the unwary. What issues should be addressed when negotiating contracts for proprietary online content? What problems are frequently encountered and how can those be best resolved? Enjoy lunch with friends, share your experiences, and gain new strategies for negotiating contracts for your valuable content.
  • In-House/Professional Development
    The In-House SIG members always have excellent ideas to share, so come to our open discussion about what’s hot, what’s trending in CLE, and how you are tackling your most challenging issues.  Let’s come up with solutions together.
  • Law Schools
    Discuss ideas and suggestions to prompt your Dean (especially a new Dean to your Law School) to get involved in your CLE programs and to better understand of the vital role CLE plays to the law school. The discussion will include ways to help the new Dean understand how CLE programming is decided upon through the posting of MCLE with your reporting entity.
  • Local and Specialty Bars
    We all face different challenges in our shops. We will discuss our top challenges in providing CLE ideas, maintaining membership and finding and using new technologies to help in all areas of CLE.
  • Nationals
    It’s easy to believe the issues we encounter are particular to our organization.  In this luncheon, National Providers will share common issues they face and will be encouraged to create standardized solutions.  Topics such as dealing with common customer quandaries, best practices for course approvals among multiple jurisdictions, and marketing messages will be discussed.
  • State and Provincial Bars
    Join us for an update on a topic near and dear to any and all State & Provincial Bar organizations: Proposed Changes in the ABA Model CLE Rules. We will discuss the ABA Model Rule for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Review Project, currently in progress under the auspices of the ABA Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education, through its Subcommittee on MCLE.

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Plenary: Our Changing Profession: Challenges and Opportunities
Paula Littlewood, Washington State Bar Association

Over the past centuries, providing legal services has been the sole province of lawyers.  Yet the changing lawyer demographic, the changing nature of our clients, and the increased impact of technology are the major trends leading to question whether this traditional practice model meets our current needs. Moving into the future, we will no longer be educating and regulating just lawyers, but a legal services market with multiple types of legal professionals. There is increasing pressure on legal education to evolve, and the interplay of regulation, legal education and continuing education is critical as we write the new story for our profession’s evolution.

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Networking Break in the Exhibit Marketplace

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Workshops D

  • D1. What's the Best Way to Evaluate Your Associates?
    Stephanie Ball, Best Best and Krieger
    Betsy Hults, Jones Day
    Bernadette Lawson, Sedgwick LLP

    A successful evaluation should reflect whether the associates believe they have been evaluated fairly and what is expected of them in order to advance in their career goals and the expectations of the firm. Associates want an honest assessment of where they stand. A fair evaluation should send a clear message to the associates about performance relative to expectations and where and how they need to step up their game. Our presenters will discuss how knowledge, skills and capabilities, work management, character and commitment, and client service and business development are all components of benchmarks that greatly improve the quality and fairness of the associates’ evaluations.
  • D2. How to Conduct Effective Discovery Interviews During the Design Thinking Process
    Katrin Robertson, Wholemindesign
    During this interactive session you will learn how to begin the Design Thinking process.  First you will learn how to prepare Discovery questions designed to elicit important information and help you understand your users' needs more fully.  Next you will learn techniques for how to conduct effective Discovery interviews and how to navigate typical challenges that can occur during an interview.  Activities will include a live demonstration of an interview with a lawyer, and an opportunity to give feedback and ask questions. To learn more about Wholemindesign professional development opportunities, see
  • D3. CLE by Subscription: Building Customer Relationships that Strengthen the Bottom Line
    Sal Ricciardone, Massachusetts CLE, Inc.
    Today, you can purchase most everything by subscription. Netflix, Spotify, and Amazon are changing how consumers purchase goods and services, while setting expectations for a quality subscription experience. CLE subscriptions have been around for years. Still, some struggle to gain momentum while others flourish. Learn how CLE providers can tap into the growing demand for subscription services while building long-term customer relationships that generate recurring revenue.  Get tips for marketing and measuring the success of your CLE subscription service.
  • D4. Branding Your CLE Programs: Many Channels, One Message
    Debra Carnes, Washington State Bar Association
    What is a brand? How does your organization define your brand? What do your CLE participants think of as your brand? Gain clarity and focus on your current programming brand, and come away with some nuts-and-bolts strategies on how to strengthen your brand across all channels of your organization’s communications. Learn how creating a stronger brand can differentiate you, strengthen your position and build brand loyalty in the CLE market.

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break in the Exhibit Marketplace

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Workshops E

  • E1. Responsive E-Learning - CANCELLED
    Tanveer Makhani, Kineo
    We live in a multi-device world. We can start something on our desktop and then finish it on our phone. Easy transition from one device to another is the new status quo. This means you no longer have the luxury of designing content for only one device. You need to build and design content that will work everywhere, all the time. This is where "responsive design" comes in. Bring your smartphone or tablet to this session and learn: what responsive design is and looks like; how to integrate responsive design into your learning portal; and tools you can use to create responsive e-learning.
  • E2. 60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
    Barron Henley, Affinity Consulting Group
    Fast-paced and fun, covering everything under the technology sun! From cool websites to apps to gadgets and utilities, learn the technology that will let you work smarter, faster, and more efficiently.
  • E3. How to Train Your Faculty to Teach Effectively Online
    Steve Hughes, Hit Your Stride
    Giving an online presentation is a unique experience for your presenters, and many contributors find it difficult to transition from an in-person audience to studio cameras or a telephone. It’s our responsibility to prepare them well for the latest teaching formats. Tackle the keys areas of how to make presenters comfortable, boosting their energy and making your presenters’ voices come alive,while engaging your online audiences with clever technology tools and strategies. Plus, learn how ACLEA’s free “Train the Trainer” video series can be an on-going resource for you and your contributors.
  • NEW! E4. Using Microsoft OneNote for Project Management
    Ben Schorr, Microsoft
    Microsoft OneNote is a powerful tool for research, gathering ideas and collaborating. In this talk Microsoft Senior Content Developer Ben Schorr will walk you through how he uses OneNote (often integrated with other applications) in his workflow and shares some ideas on how you might adapt it to help you make your projects more effective. There will be ample opportunity for Q&A as well.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

International SIG Meeting (open to attendees)

The International SIGs annual teleconference is where members catch up on the latest developments from their jurisdictions around the world.

7:00 – 10:30 p.m.

Experience Music Project Museum and Dinner

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a museum dedicated to music and contemporary pop culture. Join us at the Experience Music Project museum for after-hours access to a number of the museum’s exhibits, including the Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix collections, and the interactive Sound Lab. Tickets to this event are included in your registration fee, but we ask that you RSVP. Guest tickets are available for $75.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Member Services/Registration Desk Open

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Morning Coffee & Plenary: Leaders' Visions for 2025
Lynn Chard, ICLE
Carmen Hill, Connective DX
Josh King, Avvo, Inc.
Pat Nester, State Bar of Texas

We’re all familiar with TED talks, those terrific short speeches that present “Ideas Worth Spreading” in 18 minutes or less. So we decided to bring TED-style talks to ACLEA! Join some of our own members and other professionals to hear their great visions of the future of the professional world — both in CLE and beyond — in 2025.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ACLEA Business Meeting & Awards Brunch (open to all ACLEA members)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Plenary: The Future of Productivity
Chris Pratley, Microsoft

Join Chris Pratley for a presentation and discussion on how technology is changing how we work and its ramifications for the next decade. Chris is a GM at Microsoft , former Director of Technical Strategy, founder of Office Labs, and creator of OneNote and Sway, two apps that offer new ways to get work done.

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Networking Break in the Exhibit Marketplace

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Workshops F

  • F1. Putting Blogging and Social Media to Work
    Kevin O’Keefe, LexBlog
    Blogging and social media are woefully underutilized by CLE professionals. From marketing to professional growth, this session will cover the best practices in blogging and social media so as to increase attendance, become more relevant to membership and speakers, and improve the quality of your programs
  • F2. Are You Talkin' to Me? Techniques for Increasing Audience Participation
    Eric T. Cooperstein, Law Office of Eric T. Cooperstein, PLLC
    The future of live CLE will turn on how valuable providers can make the live experience. Engaging the audience is key to improving that experience. Veteran CLE presenter Eric Cooperstein will discuss the strategies he uses for encouraging attendee participation and the challenges faced by presenters.
  • F3. Update on the World of Print
    Amy McFadden, IICLE
    Dawn McKnight, Colorado CLE

    Reports of the death of print books have been greatly exaggerated. Find out how two long-standing shops handle print-on-demand, order fulfillment, and inventory.
  • F4. iPad for CLE Professionals Hands-On Workshop: Part I
    Paul Unger, Affinity Consulting Group
    Whether you’re new to the iPad or have been using it for years, this workshop will show you how an iPad can become an essential part of your daily workflow. In Part I, learn the “must have” apps that should be on everyone’s iPad and tackle the most important security settings and how-tos on loading documents and printing. *iPads are not required to attend the session; but if you have one, bring it so that you can follow along. 

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Networking Break

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Workshops G

  • G1. I Don't Speak Lumen
    Carole Levitt, Internet for Lawyers
    Mark Rosch, Internet for Lawyers

    CLE Professionals struggle to educate speakers about the latest technology relating to AV needs, webcasts, simulcasts, etc. In this session, two masters of speaking and technology will break it down in plain English so you can educate your speakers and provide them with an AV cheat sheet to make sessions go off without a glitch!
  • G2. Reimagining Learning with Microsoft OneNote and Sway
    Chris Pratley, General Manager, Microsoft Sway, Microsoft
    Discover the power of Microsoft OneNote and the newest Office Suite tool: Sway. See how OneNote can help you capture, organize, and use information to manage projects, get organized, and collaborate with colleagues. Join Chris Pratley, the creator of OneNote and Sway, to learn how to use Sway to easily transform media and information from multiple sources into an interactive and engaging storytelling experience that seamlessly adapts to any device.
  • G3. Digital Mentorship
    Kristin Ruby, State Bar of Wisconsin
    Traditional mentoring enhances knowledge, competence, career development, and inclusivity - but not every lawyer has access to a mentor. Attend to discuss options for recreating those benefits with online communities, classes, and other digital products. 
  • G4. iPad for CLE Professionals Hands-On Workshop: Part II
    Paul Unger, Affinity Consulting Group
    Whether you’re new to the iPad or have been using it for years, this workshop will show you how an iPad can become an essential part of your daily workflow. In Part II, learn about the best note-taking apps and strategies, presenting, advanced tips, tricks and functions to maximize your use of the iPad. *iPads are not required to attend the session; but if you have one, bring it so that you can follow along. 

7:00 p.m.

Optional Ballpark Outing (ticketed)


Are you staying in town on Tuesday night and looking for something fun to do? ACLEA has access to discounted tickets for the Seattle Mariners versus the Boston Red Sox game on Tuesday, August 2. Tickets are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Be sure to purchase yours by June 30, 2016.

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