Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) is pleased to announce that Kelly Lake has been named its Executive Director. A strategic business leader with extensive experience in the publishing and information sector, Ms. Lake brings expertise in building best-in-class rich-content and technology-based information and learning platforms.
Prior to joining CEB, Ms. Lake held key positions with Thomson Reuters in the UK and Asia, working to deliver a variety of legal workflow solutions and practice tools. Ms. Lake also has a decade of experience building local instances of the flagship Westlaw brand in the UK, China, and India.
Dean Wayne Smutz of UCLA Extension commented on the appointment: “We are thrilled that Kelly Lake has joined CEB. Kelly is an A-player: she is extremely savvy in the fields of business and information technology; sees challenge as opportunity; and has crafted, collaborated on, and delivered success after success. We welcome her expertise and look forward to her leadership.”
Ms. Lake joined CEB as Interim IT Director in 2015, and has been working with its senior team to develop and execute the transformation of one of California’s longest-standing legal publishers and providers of continuing legal education into a digital-platform organization.
“I am thrilled to be at the helm of such an esteemed organization, with its amazing commitment to serving the California legal community. We are at a time when the legal profession and lawyers are navigating a multitude of changes, and I see this as a unique opportunity for CEB to deliver content and tools that match the needs of an emerging generation of lawyers,” said Lake.
CEB, the leading source for legal education and legal research solutions for California lawyers, is a self-supporting program of the University of California that is cosponsored by the State Bar of California. Founded in 1947 with the mandate to cultivate the professional development of California lawyers, CEB was the first organization to offer formal continuing legal education in the state.