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ACLEA’s Mid-Year Meeting is Only a Few Weeks Away

ACLEA’s 54th Mid-Year Meeting is being held in San Antonio, Texas this coming February. And being that the headquarters for CE21 is only 45 minutes away in Austin, we will be there bright and early! Now before heading out to the Everything’s Bigger in Texas BBQ, we’ll be in the exhibitor hall so stop by and say howdy!

As always, ACLEA is providing so many wonderful workshops. Here are just a few we are planning on attending!

Don’t Sell the Family Farm: Developing a Business Model in CLE

Presented by Dennis Cuevas, District of Columbia Bar, Karen Lee, Oregon State Bar, and Hedy Bower, State Bar of Texas

Workshop Description: Continuing legal education has become big business.  Hear from several CLE Providers on the business side of operating a continuing legal education program.  Funding structure, revenue, expenses, cost savings, and product development will be covered.  Get tips and guidance on how to keep your program profitable.

Why we are interested: Understanding how our clients have to operate their business, is vital to our business. We think of our clients as partners and having the knowledge of how to successfully operate a CLE business allows us to even further assist our clients!

CLE Accreditation: This is NOT Our First Rodeo!

Presented by Keisha Channer, Sidley Austin LLP, Andrew Ottiger, Practising Law Institute, and Gina Roers-Liemandt, American Bar Association

Workshop Description: Back in the days when cowboys rode the range and it wasn’t uncommon to git’ along little doggies, CLE was attorneys telling other attorneys how to do something (like take a deposition), or talking about a change in the law, or about a recent court case that would affect the way law was practiced. Now you have attorneys—and possibly non-attorneys—telling, or showing, or quizzing in a game show format, or discussing in a round table format, or screening a film, or a myriad of other delivery formats covering topics not just about substantive law but technology, or practice management, or wellness, or “soft skills” or who knows how crazy the request.  And what part hasn’t changed?  Both presenters and attendees still want to earn MCLE credit for the program! Join this discussion of unconventional formats and topics and the ways in which you can assist the content producers in obtaining MCLE credit when it qualifies, tweaking descriptions or changing the focus when it might not yet qualify, and when and how to tell them you’re just plain out of luck, cowboy!

Why we are interested: As software providers, it is extremely important for us to stay up-to-date on all the new trends in CLE Accreditation. We are interested in learning more about unconventional formats.

To find the full schedule of events at ACLEA, click here

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Rick Rutherford