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B1. The Pandemic Brought Many CLE Operations to a Halt – What We Learned and What We Would Do Differently

Ms. Nadia Myerthall |  Kristin Huotari |  Bernadette Lawson |  Chris Osborn J.D., J.D. |  Alexandra Wong
1 Hour 03 Minutes
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This session will discuss how various organizations responded to the pandemic and what lesson were learned. We will touch on to whether or not to pre-record speakers, time length of programs, impact on revenue, training for speakers & authors, and sponsor or exhibitor virtual opportunities.



Ms. Nadia Myerthall Related seminars and products

Program Lawyer

Continuing Legal Education Society of BC

Nadia Myerthall - BA, LLB Nadia Myerthall has been a Program Lawyer with the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLEBC) since 2011. Nadia designs, implements and evaluates programs in the areas of family law, wills, estates and trusts law, immigration law and administrative law. Nadia recruits, motivates and manages approximately 200 contributors each year. Prior to joining CLEBC , Nadia was the Director of Student Programs at a large national firm, the Director of Career Services at UBC Law School, and the Program Manager of the Professional Legal Training Course (the bar admission course in BC). Nadia is Co-Chair of ACLEA’s Awards Committee, a member of ACLEA’s Best Programs Awards Committee, an ACLEA Conference Boot Camp presenter, a speaker at ACLEA Conferences workshops and was a member of the Chicago 2019 Conference Planning Committee. 

Kristin Huotari's Profile

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Publications Director

Colorado Bar Association CLE

Kristin Huotari is the director of publications at CBA-CLE. Prior that that, she was the director of professional development for the State Bar of Wisconsin. She also worked as an attorney-editor with the CLE Books division since 2001. Kristin graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1995, and practiced in the areas of civil litigation and employment law.

Bernadette Lawson's Profile

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Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC

BERNADETTE J.H. LAWSON is a legal marketing professional with more than 12 years developing and executing CLE programs for attorneys and clients. Bernadette joined Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC, a premier litigation law firm in Missouri and Kansas as their Practice Support & Development Manager. Bernadette's role at JHC focuses on staff and attorney development and marketing/business development opportunities. Bernadette spent the majority of her legal career at Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. in various positions, including the Marketing Events Specialist where she focused on client development and Continuing Legal Education programs. Joining SHB in 1996 as a Health Care/Corporate paralegal, in 2008, she transitioned into the field of organizational and professional development as the Organizational Development Trainer. Her primary focus was on individual and team development, soft skills training, and organizing in-house Continuing Legal Education programs. Bernadette has been a member of ACLEA since 2011 and appointed to the Executive Committee in December 2020. She and her husband Stephen have two sons and two grandsons. In her spare time, Bernadette enjoys traveling with her family and practicing yoga. 

Chris Osborn J.D.'s Profile

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Program Designer & Facilitator; CMO

ReelTime Creative Learning Experiences

Chris is the co-founder of ReelTime Creative Learning Experiences, an an international provider of dynamic, interactive CLE/CPD workshops, conferences, and PD training programs, committed to using the most proven and effective methods of adult learning to help professionals work (and interact with one another) more productively and sustainably. Chris began providing innovative CLE workshops on ethics, professional responsibility, and mental health/substance abuse awareness in 2007. Our workshops on these topics (and, more recently, diversity & inclusion and sexual misconduct prevention) have been enjoyed by thousands of participants in 25 U.S. States, as well as throughout Australia and Canada.

Alexandra Wong's Profile

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Team Manager, Program Delivery

Law Society of Ontario

Alexandra is a Team Manager, Program Delivery, with the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) department at the Law Society of Ontario (LSO). In her fourteen years with LSO she has coordinated over 100 programs. Currently, Alexandra manages the LSO delivery team that is responsible for the annual delivery of 90 CPD programs. Since joining ACLEA in 2008, Alexandra has been involved with the ACLEA Executive Committee, the Planning Committees for Montreal, San Diego and Chicago along with the Awards and Communications Committees. Alexandra has a Law Clerk designation from The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.

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