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Volunteer Recognition

Scholar-Mentor Awards

Each year, MCLE recognizes with its Scholar-Mentor Awards four outstanding individuals who have “raised the bar” through their career-long contributions to continuing legal education and exceptional service to the legal profession by volunteering their time and expertise to MCLE programs and publications. These awards are presented throughout the year at annual conferences or other programs in the practice areas relevant and meaningful to the recipients. As the awards are presented, MCLE will update this page.

The recipients of the 2018-19 Scholar-Mentor Awards are:

Jaclyn L. Kugell
Morgan, Brown & Joy LLP
A prominent and highly respected practitioner, committed to the continuing education of lawyers in the areas of employment and labor law; a conscientious and thoughtful educator who has participated on nearly 50 MCLE programs over the past 20 years, including as co-chair of the popular annual Employment Law Conference; contributor to MCLE’s flagship practice-area publication, Massachusetts Employment Law, and Employment Discrimination in Massachusetts. To view press release, click here.

J. W. Carney, Jr.
J. W. Carney, Jr. & Associates
A highly experienced and skilled practitioner, dedicated to the education and training of lawyers in the areas of criminal law, juvenile law, evidence and trial practice; a career-long volunteer who has participated on more than 70 MCLE programs over the past 30 years, including as chair and moderator of the annual Superior Court, District Court and Juvenile Court Judicial Forums; long-time editor of MCLE’s foundational publication, Massachusetts Evidence: A Courtroom Reference, which has been relied upon by countless lawyers and judges since 1988. To view press release, click here.

Stay tuned throughout the year for more Scholar-Mentor Award announcements.

Previous Scholar-Mentor Award Recipients

ACLEA's Best Awards

MCLE is a member of the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA), an international organization of CLE professionals, and competes regularly in the "ACLEA's Best" competition, which recognizes excellence in CLE products and services. With help of its talented and dedicated volunteers, MCLE has received forty-six awards from ACLEA over the course of the last two decades.

Awards from the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA)
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.

1993 Award of Outstanding Achievement in Publications
Trying Drug Cases in Massachusetts
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Marketing
New Lawyer's Kit
1994 Award of Professional Excellence in Programming
On Trial with Judge Young
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Publications
Massachusetts Legal Directory
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Marketing
Massachusetts Legal Directory
1995 Award of Professional Excellence in Programming
Why She Doesn't Leave – G.L. c. 209A
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Publications
Obtaining and Using Medical Records in Massachusetts
1996 Award of Professional Excellence in Programming
Massachusetts Environmental Justice Network Training
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Publications
MLRI Advocate's Guide to Surviving the SSI System
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Marketing
Special Edition Seminar Catalogs
1997 Award of Outstanding Achievement in Programming
Hanging Your Shingle – Establishing, Developing and Running a Law Practice
1998 Award of Outstanding Achievement in Publications
Massachusetts Superior Court Civil Practice Series – Practice Manual, Forms, and Jury Instructions
1999 Award of Professional Excellence in Public Interest Projects
Civil Legal Services Advocacy Series
Award of Professional Excellence in Marketing
"Grow Your Associates" – Professional Development Planning
2000 Award of Outstanding Achievement in Publications
Election Administration, Campaign Finance and Lobbying Law
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Technology
PLI Interactive Groupcasts
Award of Professional Excellence in Marketing
A Taste of MCLE – Introduction of MCLE to New Lawyers
2001 Award of Outstanding Achievement in Programming
MCAD Certified Discrimination Prevention Training Program
Award for Professional Excellence in Public Interest Projects
MLRI Lobbying on a Shoestring
2002 Award of Outstanding Achievement in Marketing
Cover Designs That Sell Books
2003 Award of Professional Excellence in Programming
CPCS Sex Offender Notification and Registration/SDP Commitment Training
Award of Professional Excellence in Publications
Legal Rights of Individuals with Disabilities
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Public Interest Projects
VLP Senior Partners for Justice Initiative
2004 Award of Outstanding Achievement in Programming
Spanish 101 for Lawyers
Award of Professional Excellence in Marketing
New Lawyer Promotion at Swearing-In Ceremony
2005 Award of Outstanding Achievement in Public Interest Projects
MLRI Accessing Affordable Housing for Low-Income People
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Marketing
Book Collection Flow Charts
2007 Award of Outstanding Achievement in Marketing
E-Mail Newsletter—Weekly Practice Tip and Calendar
2008 Award of Outstanding Achievement in Programming
Wealth Management BootCamp for Lawyers
2009 Award of Professional Excellence in Programming
Guns, Drugs and Money
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Publications
College and University Law
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Marketing
MCLE New Lawyer Advantage Campaign
2010 Award of Outstanding Achievement in Marketing
MCLE WebBriefs
2011 Award of Outstanding Achievement in Publications
A Practical Guide to Discovery and Depositions in Rhode Island
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Technology
MCLE eBooks
2012 Award of Outstanding Achievement in Technology
Automated Online Program Materials & Evaluations
2013 Award of Outstanding Achievement in Publications
International Judicial Assistance: Serving Process, Obtaining Evidence, Enforcing Judgments and Awards
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Technology
MCLE OnlinePassTM All-Access Streaming CLE & Online Library
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Marketing
Accelerated Subscriber List-Building for Publications
2014 Award of Professional Excellence in Public Interest
Legal Services Conference 2013
Award of Professional Excellence in Marketing
MCLE OnlinePass™ Telemarketing Campaign
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Publications
Collaborative Law: Practice and Procedures
2015 Award of Professional Excellence in Public Interest
Probate & Family Court Lawyer for the Day Training
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Marketing
MCLE ThisWeek™ Free Webcasts
2016 Award of Outstanding Achievement in Publications
Data Security and Privacy in Massachusetts
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Marketing
Enhanced Day-of-Program Sales Efforts
2017 Award of Outstanding Achievement in Public Interest
Title VI Language Access Conference
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Marketing
MCLE OnlinePass® Subscriber Alerts