Dec 06, 2023

Michele Jochner Pens Article On Continuing Legal Education Featured In Best Law Firms 2024 Edition

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck is proud to announce that Partner Michele M. Jochner has recently penned an insightful article titled "Continuing Legal Education for Lawyers," which has been prominently featured in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms magazine, published by Best Lawyers.Best Lawyers, known for showcasing thought leadership from the nation's top private practice lawyers, has recognized Michele’s expertise in the legal education field. As the immediate past Chair of the Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Board of the Illinois Supreme Court, Michele has a wealth of knowledge and experience on the application of the best practices to enhance adult learning to Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs.Her article, "Head of the Class,” is a “how-to” guide for law firms to enhance their in-house CLE offerings and make those programs more attractive and useful to attendees, who also happen to be busy attorneys. Michele explores the best practices for creating engaging, innovative and transformative CLE sessions tailored to the specific needs and interests of attorneys who are often stretched thin between client demands, court obligations, and family responsibilities.Key takeaways from the article include the importance of experiential and interactive learning, clear objectives and relevance of course topics, structured presentations with easy transitions, and the incorporation of breakout sessions for immediate application of knowledge. Michele also highlights the significance of visual engagement and the value of soliciting attorney input in course planning and feedback.Michele's article serves as a valuable resource for law firms and legal professionals seeking to enhance their CLE programs, ensuring that attorneys can efficiently maintain and sharpen their skills, stay updated on legal developments, and meet their professional responsibilities.To read the full article, visit here.

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