Whether you’re new to offering CLE for credit in Illinois or just have questions about the changes recently put into effect, join Karen Litscher Johnson and Gina Roers-Liemandt for a discussion on:
If you have any specific questions that you would like to see addressed, please email Gina Roers-Liemandt at gina.roersliemandt@
Karen’s background in attorney education includes six years as DLA Piper’s National Director of Professional Development where she planned and managed the firm’s attorney education program for its U.S. offices. Before that, she was a litigation partner with Much Shelist, P.C., a mid-sized Chicago law firm, handling commercial disputes with a focus in employment and environmental matters, including trial and appellate work.
Karen is a graduate of the Cornell Law School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was a founding member and second chair of the Chicago-Area Professional Development Consortium, a group of attorney education professionals at law firms, government offices and bar associations. She also served as Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. During eight years in bar leadership, she planned dozens of CLE courses and organized many public and bar service projects. Karen previously worked as a radio reporter and anchor in Madison, Wisconsin.
Gina Roers-Liemandt is the Director of MCLE and Professional Development at the American Bar Association. Gina is a member of ACLEA (The Association for Continuing Legal Education), where she is currently serving as Secretary. She is a former co-chair of the MCLE Committee, Marketing SIG, Tech SIG, and Distance Learning Committee. Additionally she is an active member of the Executive Leadership SIG, the Programming SIG, the Nationals SIG, and has participated on a number of Mid-Year and Annual Meeting Planning Committees.
An Internationally-recognized expert on MCLE rules and requirements, she teaches the MCLE portion of ACLEA’s “Boot Camp” for new members, and is a frequent lecturer on rules, regulations, processes, and trends in accreditation.
Gina earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, and a B.A., cum laude, from Winona State University (Minnesota).
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