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E3. Dangerous Ideas in CLE - How Do We Prepare New Lawyers For Practice? Can CLE Help Those Graduating Law School With No Job Prospects?


Presenters:
Ms Ann-Maree David |  Mr. Stuart Teicher |  Tycha Kimbrough |  Zack DeMeola
Duration:
52 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video


Presenters

Ms Ann-Maree David's Profile

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Executive Director

The College of Law Queensland


Ann-Maree David is an Executive Director of The College of Law, the largest provider of practice-focused legal education in Australasia. She has worked in public and corporate sector roles and in private practice as a solicitor. Ann-Maree is passionate about life-long learning and has devoted much of her career to the formal education and ongoing professional development of all who work in the legal arena. Ann-Maree left private practice to lead the Queensland Law Society’s professional development program, managing the delivery of continuing legal education to a diverse demographic from para-legals and trainees to accredited specialists across the State. In 2003 she established the Queensland campus of the Australian College of and continues to direct its operations today. Ann-Maree has delivered presentations on legal education throughout Australasia and in America, both in person and at distance. She looks forward to reconnecting with her ACLEA colleagues in person. 


Mr. Stuart Teicher's Profile

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Lead Educator

Teicher Professional Growth, LLC


Stuart I. Teicher, Esq. is a professional legal educator who focuses on ethics law and writing instruction. A practicing attorney for over 25 years, Stuart’s career is now dedicated to helping fellow attorneys survive the practice of law and thrive in the profession. Mr. Teicher teaches seminars, provides in-house training to law firms and legal departments, provides CLE instruction at law firm client events, and also gives keynote speeches at conventions and association meetings. 


Tycha Kimbrough's Profile

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Kimbrough Legal, PLLC


Tychanika “Tycha” Kimbrough is the Founding Attorney of Kimbrough Legal, PLLC, a compassionate and dedicated Texas criminal defense and family law firm. Tycha is an advocate for justice and she commits to going above and beyond for her clients. Tycha works tenaciously to serve her community. Some of her service and pro bono work includes leading voter education and registration drives, advocating for marginalized individuals, serving as a mentor, and volunteering with numerous legal organizations to ensure everyone has access to justice. Tycha is an advocate for protecting civil rights and criminal justice reform. 


Zack DeMeola's Profile

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Manager, Foundations for Practice project

Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS), University of Denver


As Director of Legal Education and the Legal Profession at IAALS, Zack DeMeola’s focus is on improving the delivery of legal services through a variety of projects that deal with the regulation of legal services, legal education, and the intersection of law and technology. DeMeola primarily manages the Unlocking Legal Regulation project, which is promoting a regulatory system better equipped to meet the needs of everyday people and to provide more sustainable practice for lawyers, and the Foundations for Practice project, which is identifying the foundations entry-level lawyers need to practice and steering legal education toward that end. DeMeola’s work includes national outreach and advocacy through facilitating collaboration among experts and stakeholders; presenting on IAALS findings and projects; conducting factual, legal, and empirical research and analysis; drafting project papers and articles; and contributing to the development and promotion of recommendations in these areas. DeMeola joined IAALS in 2017 after having litigated in private practice for six years. He began his legal career in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Privacy, and Social Media law groups of Mayer Brown LLP in Los Angeles, where he also served on the summer associate committee. Prior to joining IAALS, DeMeola was an associate at Baker Hostetler LLP’s Denver office, where he focused his practice on data breach and privacy issues, class action litigation defense, and complex commercial matters. DeMeola was also dedicated to pro bono work in his legal practice, and twice received awards from Mayer Brown for meeting the law firm’s Pro Bono Challenge by billing well over 60 hours a year to pro bono services. His pro bono activities included working with the Alliance for Children’s Rights to represent families at adoption hearings in Los Angeles and working alongside the ACLU in Colorado to reach a favorable settlement on behalf of two women who were wrongfully arrested and prosecuted for crimes they did not commit. In 2015, Colorado Law Weekly recognized DeMeola as one of seven Colorado “up and coming lawyers.” DeMeola graduated from William & Mary School of Law in 2010, where he received the George Wythe and Ewell Awards for leadership and service. DeMeola also obtained a master’s degree in American Studies from the College of William and Mary, and received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. 


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