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Ten Zoom Lessons Learned From “I Am Not A Cat”

Ten Zoom Lessons Learned From “I Am Not A Cat”


Many of us are a few clicks away from appearing in court as a cat. Virtual meetings and court conferences are here to stay. Join your colleagues for a free, fast-paced program to learn how to zoom like a pro and improve your webcam set-up. Apply lessons from cinematographers, YouTubers, online gamers, news anchors, and professional make-up artists of color to level up your Zoom game.

"I'm not a cat" is an eminently teachable moment. Elisabeth Steele Hutchison will give us ten practical tips for improving the audio and video quality of our on-camera presentations, and help us build a working knowledge of lighting, camera settings, filters (meow), and backgrounds.

Elisabeth is a faculty member and the director of admissions at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Elisabeth chaired the Law School’s COVID Task-Force Subcommittee on Online Instruction Readiness in 2020. She developed a passion for helping her colleagues teach and present on (web)camera.

A  graduate of Carleton College and the Yale Law School, she has provided training to legal professionals and those involved in higher education since the pandemic began through her company, Work from Home University, LLC. Elisabeth previously worked in the White House and at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Recent Presentations

Association for Continuing Legal Education Mid-Year Conference
University of San Francisco School of Law
Stetson University College of Law Campus to Career Conference (FL State Bar Tech CLE)
Texas (State Bar Association) Opportunity & Justice Incubator
National Network of Law School Officers

Representative Feedback

“Quite honestly, every trick was mind-blowing! This should be mandatory for all instructors using Zoom. Elisabeth’s delivery was engaging and it was the most valuable presentation I have ever attended in Zoom.”

“She has some amazing tips (re: appearing, lighting, backgrounds, staging) and all kinds of things that seem superficial but make an INCREDIBLE difference in the impression one makes in these new settings.”

“The presenter’s energy and commitment to the material she was presenting was extraordinary, and during times when we seem to be on zoom perpetually, the 75 minutes passed incredibly quickly and enjoyably. I really appreciated how she “took one for the team” by testing out so many options she presented. Can’t wait for the next in her series!” 

“Wow. Great presentation. And thank you so much for promoting content creators and using lots of examples of people of color! We need more of this.”

Don’t miss this special presentation for NYSBA members.

Start Date:
  • February 17, 2021
Start Time:
  • 2:00 PM
End Time:
  • 3:00 PM
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0KF61
Non-Member Price: $25.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education