The Canadian Centre for Professional and Legal Education (CPLED) is the organization that develops and delivers the bar admission course for the law societies of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. As part of a new strategic focus, CPLED has created a CEO role, reporting to the CPLED Board.
The CPLED Board, working in conjunction with the three prairie law societies, has decided that we need to refresh the CPLED program, bringing our teaching and assessment practices in line with current educational approaches and technology. The initial work of the CEO will include working with the law societies of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan and the CPLED Board to establish the principles and practices to guide the redevelopment of our education and assessment models.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kara L Mitchelmore DBA, BA, FCPA, FCMA, CMRP ( pictured right ) has been hired as the CEO of CPLED, starting in March 2018. She holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Athabasca University, is a fellow of the Certified Public Accountants and the Certified Management Accountants, and is a Certified Marketing and Research Professional.
Dr. Mitchelmore has a breadth of experience in accounting and professional education. She spent eight years with CMA Alberta, including four years as President and CEO. Among her many responsibilities was Co-Chairing the Education Steering Committee responsible for development of the new CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) Certification Program. Most recently, Dr. Mitchelmore was the CEO of the Marketing Research & Intelligence Association (MRIA).
Dr. Mitchelmore has a decade of experience as an instructor, including time spent at CMA Alberta, Mount Royal College and Bow Valley College.
We look forward to Dr. Mitchelmore leading CPLED as we build and foster the vision, mission, values and culture of CPLED. 
2018 Distinguished Service Award Recipients
The Distinguished Service Awards, jointly presented by the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta and the Law Society of Alberta, shine a light on the outstanding contributions of Alberta lawyers.

The 2018 recipients of the Distinguished Service Awards are:

Professor Barbara Billingsley – Legal Scholarship
Ed Ma – Pro Bono Legal Service
Brianna Guenther – Service to the Community
Wendy Best, QC – Service to the Profession

The awards will be presented on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel. For more information contact Holly Schlaht .
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