Clinical Legal Education Association
CLEA Strategic Plan
CLEA's Strategic Plan is based on a year-long endeavor to gather information and ideas from both our membership and CLEA’s board. We first started this process in fall 2015 by surveying our membership to decipher what you saw as CLEA’s strengths as well as areas requiring further development. We discussed strategic planning during the January 2016 Board and Membership meetings. We then held a strategic planning retreat where we generated many thoughtful, comprehensive, and exciting ideas about how to shape the organization over the next several years. At each step along the way we were guided by our pro bono consultant, Peter Toran.
At the beginning of the summer CLEA's Co-Presidents, Margaret Johnson and Maritza Karmely convened a strategic planning ad hoc committee, which included Beth Schwartz, Martina Cartwright, and Lisa Martin. Based on all the feedback we received from the retreat, the meetings, and the survey, the ad hoc committee (in consultation with Peter) drafted the plan. Finally, we received feedback from our CLEA committee co-chairs and incorporated their suggestions into the final version after presenting the co-chairs’ feedback to the Board. We are very thankful for the feedback we received throughout this process and look forward to working with next year’s co-presidents, Benjie Louis and Beth Schwartz, on implementing the plan.
Please read the Strategic Plan document by clicking this link.