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CLE Program Earns Recognition for Professional Excellence

June 30, 2014

The Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) has selected the D.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program as the recipient of its Award of Professional Excellence in the best program category for the course “Objection! Objection! Making and Responding to Objections.”

“I was thrilled to learn that we had received this recognition from our peers,” CLE Program Director Lalla Shishkevish said. “The ACLEA awards selection process is rigorous and they look for the best in CLE. We knew our course was effective and could compete with the best in the CLE world, but to win the top honor from among all the great programs throughout the U.S. and Canada was really exciting.”

D.C. Superior Court Judge Judith Macaluso and trial attorney and law professor Daria J. Zane, who serve as course cochairs, drew on their experiences and observations in the courtroom in developing course materials, which provide an entertaining and engaging way to teach lawyers about objections.

The two-hour course utilizes a game show format modeled after “Jeopardy!” as well as a polling responder system to help attendees practice making and responding to objections. Attendees who provide correct responses are awarded with different sized candy bars, based on the level of difficulty of each question.

The CLE Program will offer another session of “Objection! Objection! Making and Responding to Objections” from 6 to 8:15 p.m. on October 29 at the D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1101 K Street NW, first floor. For more information, contact the CLE Office at 202-626-3488 or visit us online.