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2018 PLTG Leadership

Carol Gerber Cooley LLP

Carol Gerber has a long and storied career in legal technology.  Carol holds a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Masters in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Carol has been a Trainer, a Project Manager and a Business Analyst in large and small law firms in New York City.  In each of these positions, she has used her experience as a practicing attorney to help firms deliver better products for their users. When not commuting, Carol enjoys cryptic crosswords and is learning Japanese.

Candy Benge -  Richards, Kibbe and Orbe LLP

Candy began her career as a consultant, specializing in software training, floor support, and courseware development for 15 years in approximately 60+ law firms worldwide.  During this time, she was also a professional Singer/Actress, performing in national tours, regional acting companies, commercials, concerts, and cabarets in the NYC area.

Currently, Candy is the Training and Application Specialist at Richards Kibbe and Orbe LLP, where she has provided classroom training, 1:1 training, and technical documentation for the firm for the past 3 ½ years.  She also manages the Firm’s Intranet and Extranet; designs, configures, and leads all upgrades and/or “fixes” for applications; writes and deploys scripts; liaises with vendors; and manages the firm’s Group Policies, Active Directory and other projects.  This year, she is looking forward to the challenge of designing a brand new Windows 10 desktop for the firm, which will be deployed in 2018.

Jason Chan -  Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Co-Vice President/Secretary

Jason is currently an Application Trainer at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips where he trains and supports staff and professionals while developing interactive e-learning projects for new applications. He is a graduate of University of Michigan with a BS in Biology.

Jason has been a trainer for the last 12 years across various fields and also has sales/IT experience in sales from a range of companies such as such as mobile providers, telecommunications, publishing, and healthcare. Prior to training, Jason had also worked as a web designer/programmer and technology consultant.

Outside of work, he loves photography, hiking, volleyball and spending time with his two young children.

Karen Kolb -  Davis, Polk and Wardwell LLP
Co-Vice President/Secretary

Karen Kolb is a Training Manager at Davis Polk and Wardwell LLP. Karen’s career experience includes 20 years in technology sales, training and consulting, coordinator, and manager. She’s enjoys interacting with others, solving problems and keeping people motivated to learn in this age of mobile distraction.

Karen has a BBA in Marketing Management and an MS in Education Technology.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, travel, theater, history and all areas of fitness including running and barre/yoga.

Consuelo Rockliff-Stein - Cole Schotz P.C.
Co-Vice President/Membership

Consuelo Rockliff-Stein has worked in law firms for 33 years and has been a technology trainer for 19. She is currently the Legal Technology Trainer at Cole Schotz P.C., where she designs and delivers live, distance, and recorded technology training. Consuelo is a passionate SME in Excel and enjoys all aspects of technology training delivery and documentation.

In her spare time Consuelo enjoys very non-technical pursuits, such as sewing and knitting, reading 19th Century sensationalist literature, and learning new skills. She is currently teaching herself how to play piano.

Carol McCluer - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Co-Vice President/Membership

Carol McCluer is currently a Technology Trainer at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. She has enjoyed working in the legal training field for over 15 years, always trying to make new (and old) technology seem easy. Her approach is: “I may not have all the answers all the time, but I will do everything in my power to help you find them!” She is dedicated to keeping training relevant to a person’s workflow, interesting, and fun.

Carol served as PLTG President in 2006, and chaired the Programs & Events committee in 2016-17. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Theatre from the City University of New York.

Linda Harte

Linda Harte is our “Treasurer Emeritus” for the past 16 years of the 19 years that she is a member of PLTG.  Although she has been retired from the workforce for the past few years, Linda continues to fulfill the Treasurer position, carefully watching over PLTG funds.  Over Linda’s career, she has held positions of Supervisor Word Processing, Operations Analyst, Systems Manager in several New York Law Firms, and lastly, for 10 years with Unilever United States, Inc. Law Department as Office Manager and Systems Administrator.  All this from a girl who graduated college with an art degree and prepared to teach art in public schools!

Jean Scott - Legal Aid Society

Jean Scott, Technology Trainer at The Legal Aid Society, has been providing training services at law firms for over 15 years. Jean's wide range of skills include formal classroom training, floor and desk side support, course documentation, eLearning course development, and LMS management and administration. Jean earned a master's degree at New York Institute of Technology in Instructional Technology (with Distinction), and a bachelor's degree at Dowling College.

Jean is passionate about learning, and is a lifelong learner. In her personal time, she enjoys reading and baking.

Abhijat Saraswat - Litera Microsystems
Vendor Representative

Abhijat (Ab) Saraswat is a keen technology enthusiast, with particular interest in LegalTech. He works for Litera Microsystems, where he looks after some of the most prestigious and biggest international firms. His work has helped lawyers gain access to legal solutions that help to create higher quality work, faster.

He is a Barrister (non-practicing), and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2015. Ab has worked for a number of large multi-national corporations across a range of sectors, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science and Neuroscience from the University of Keele, UK.

Fun fact: Ab has lived in three continents.


Carol Gerber - Chair

Candy Benge

Jeanne Marie Boswell

Chris Brady

Douglas Capozzalo

Jason Chan

Roberta Gelb

Karen Kucinski

Michele Matteo

Jean Scott

Moji Shabi

Chris Swanson



Carol Gerber - Chair

Carol McCluer


John M. Attinger  

Candy Benge  

Jason Chan  

Consuelo Rockliff-Stein


2017 Candy Benge
2016 Dawn Bolston
2015 Ellen Kearns
2014 Nancy Vazquez
2013 Aldemar Diaz
2012 John Kennedy
2011 Chris Brady
2010 Alan Fricke
2009 Carol J. Gerber
2008 Lisa Reminick
2007 Helen Blumenthal
2006 Carol McCluer
2005 Tom Giordano
2004 Dawn Bolston
2003 Jeanne Marie Boswell
2002 Lori Best-André
2001 Karen Farber
2000 Marsha Flowers
1999 Alison Baker
1998 Dennis Holly
1997 Maria Negron
1996 Dennis Holly
1995 Dorothy Rivera
1994 Erika Muller
1991-93 Dennis Holly

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