• Trial advocacy training materials

    • Legal professional development

Share Your Ideas

Like most professions, the continuing legal education community provides opportunities to showcase and earn recognition for all the hard work you and your colleagues have done over the previous year. ACLEA’s “Best” Awards are handed out in five categories: Marketing, Programs, Publications, Public Interest, and Technology, and are widely recognized in the industry. Past Canadian winners include:

  • The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia
  • Law Society of Manitoba
  • Legal Education Society of Alberta
  • Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Inc.
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Osgoode Professional Development

Deadline for entries is Monday, April 152013. Visit the ACLEA’s Best Awards tab on the ACLEA website for details and entry forms. Good luck. Go Canada!


ALA Annual Conference 2013

Want to find out what’s on the mind of law firm leaders and administrators? Pack your bags for next year’s Association of Legal Administrators’ Annual Conference taking place Sunday, April 14 to Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, now part of Marriott, in National Harbor, Maryland, eight miles south of Washington, D.C.

ALA’s Annual Conference is the premier education and networking event for legal management professionals from around the globe. It offers intensive learning, networking, idea sharing and camaraderie, as well as opportunities for face-to-face meetings with industry experts, peers and business partners.

Featuring more than 75 high quality educational sessions in five core areas – Communication and Organizational Management, Financial Management, Human Resources Management, Legal Industry/Business Management and Operations Management – it is an event worthy of a spot in every PD professional’s calendar.

This year’s keynote speakers include Peter Sheahan, CEO of ChangeLabs, known for inspiring innovative business thinking and creating lasting behavioral change and Andrés Tapia, President of Diversity Best Practices a preeminent diversity and inclusion think tank and consultancy.

To find out more, go to the ALA’s website at http://www.alanet.org/conf/2013/default.html.

CSAE 2013 National Conference & Showcase

The 2013 Canadian Society of Association Executives National Conference is going to the heart of the continent in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

This is an excellent event for anyone who works in the association sector. The conference features over 25 sessions tailored to a variety of educational needs. I always find something of interest on the agenda.

They are expecting over 500 attendees and last year’s conference sold out early so set aside September 18 to 20, 2013, and reserve your spot now.

Don’t let the destination scare you off – despite the photo, snow is unusual in September – and Winnipeggers are great people.

Musicians Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings, and Chicago Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews are from there – so is Supreme Court of Canada Justice Marshall Rothstein.

Check out the preliminary schedule at www.csae.com.

ACLEA 49th Mid-year Meeting

This year’s ACLEA Mid-Year Meeting is in Clearwater Beach Florida February 2-5, 2013. With a theme like “It’s All About Getting Better” I’m in. Even if the conference for some reason doesn’t deliver (which I doubt), the destination alone will make everything better.

Shake off those winter blahs and come explore how we can improve our own, personal performance and also help make lawyers better professionals.

For more information on ACLEA visit their website at:


You can see the full Mid-year Meeting brochure at: