Micah Buchdahl is honored to have been appointed by incoming ABA President Laurel Bellows to the Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education. The committee is chaired by Vince Polley. The Director of the ABA Center for Professional Development is Jill Eckert McCall.
The ABA Center for Professional Development (formerly Center for CLE) is guided by this committee, working closely with experts from the ABA Sections and other entities and from the profession at large in developing programs and products. It serves as the central resource for the ABA and the profession for up-to-the-minute, quality CLE distributed through a variety of convenient formats.
Micah’s experience with educational programming inside and outside of the ABA makes him well suited to serve in this capacity. As a former section officer (a past chair of the Law Practice Management Section), he has been involved in decision-making discussions of the ABA’s CLE arm for many years. In LPM, he served as the education board chair (many years ago, where his ABA staff liaison on CLE was Ms. McCall). In LPM, he also helped create and develop the organization’s first standalone ABA Law Marketing Strategies Conference. He has been a faculty member, teaching ethics, for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute for over a decade, and frequently teaches CLEs internally at law firms, as well as through every “delivery mechanism” possible for CLE. For the ABA Center for Professional Development, he has been both a program chair and speaker. Of course, as an ABA member, he has also been a client–taking advantage of many of the member benefits regarding CLE programming. Outside of professional development programming in law firms, Micah does not participate in for-profit CLEs, limiting his teaching time to professional organizations such as the ABA, PBI and state bars.