Meet Our Programming Staff Dan Becker is Deputy Director of Programming for the ABA Center for Professional Development. He oversees the team of producers that creates professional development and continuing legal education (CLE) programs and products to provide ABA Members, non-members, and the legal community at large with the quality education needed to establish and maintain high standards of practice, and to fulfill state bar requirements for CLE. Before starting with the Center for Professional Development, Dan worked for the ABA’s Rule of Law Initiative, Latin America and Caribbean Division administering the overseas programs of ABA/LALIC. Dan started his career in education as a history professor after obtaining his PhD at the University of Maryland before switching his career focus to legal associations. Shannon Burke produces professional development and continuing legal education programs and, in doing so, helps attorneys and other professionals master the skills they need to succeed in their chosen fields. Prior to joining the ABA, Shannon practiced appellate law at a Chicago-based family law firm and taught appellate advocacy at DePaul University College of Law. She has also served as a judicial law clerk to Justice (ret.) Marilyn Kelly of the Michigan Supreme Court and Justice P. Scott Neville of the Illinois Appellate Court. Amy Gelbman is an Associate Director of Educational Programs for the ABA Center for Professional Development, helping the groups she works with to meet their strategic goals. She assists groups to create substantive continuing legal education (CLE) programs, provides consultation and technical assistance, and engages in external outreach. Prior to the ABA, Amy worked at RUSH Medical College, of RUSH University Medical Center, in instructional design and curriculum development. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her Master of Arts degree in Education from DePaul University. Before Albert Lee started with the Center for Professional Development, he worked with Fastcase, an online legal publishing house that provides online legal research. There, he managed the firm’s current Bar and legal organization partnerships, developed new partnerships, conducted live and web-based trainings, and represented the company at major conferences and speaking events. Albert received his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science (International Relations) and History from Creighton University and his JD from the George Washington University Law School. Prior to law school, Albert was a soldier in the United States Army and spent his time in the Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. After the Army, he worked in the private sector in international trade and as a project manager with General Electric. Albert has lived on both coasts and was raised in the Midwest. Earnestine Murphy has been with the ABA for over 40 years. Her time is devoted mainly to the production and execution of live one or two-day in-person CLE efforts for various sections. She also produces distance learning programs for the Health Law and Criminal Justice sections and the ABA’s showcase member-benefit distance-learning CLEs. Emily Roschek produces distance and in person professional development and continuing legal education programs for ABA members and the legal community at large. Her goal is to craft programming that meets the unique needs of each group she works with. Prior to the ABA, Emily was the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Coordinator at The Chicago Bar Association. She also practiced labor and employment law in a small firm, served in the general counsel’s office of the Illinois Education Association-NEA, and has large firm eDiscovery experience. She holds a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law and B.A. from the University of Michigan.
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