Elisabeth is a warm, energetic communicator who understands lawyers. She has been an educator and instructor for more than 15 years. Since 2009, she has specialized in legal audiences: presenting, coaching and providing feedback to law professors, attorneys, pre-law advisors, and law school applicants. She has led committees of attorneys and law school faculty on topics ranging from bias and racism to online instruction to curricular and character and fitness matters. Prior work experiences at the White House and the Federal Emergency Management Agency mean Elisabeth brings a sense of urgency and a focus on results to her work with high performing professionals. Elisabeth attended Yale Law School and Carleton College.


Audiences and clients appreciate that Elisabeth’s sessions are well-researched, relevant, engaging and packed with actionable takeaways. She sparkles with intelligence and humor.


Affiliations and Membership
Affiliate Faculty Member, UHM Center for Teaching Excellence
Member, UHM Commission on Racism and Bias
Immediate Past Chair, UHM William S. Richardson School of Law Task Force on Online Instruction Readiness
Co-Chair, American Association of Law Schools Section on Law School Admissions
Board Member, Law School Transparency
Executive Board Member, Law School Admissions Minority Network 
Board Member, Pacific Coast Association of Pre-Law Advisors



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Elisabeth teaches presentation skills that are applicable across videoconferencing platforms – ZOOM, Teams, Skype, Google Meet, etc.  She offers:

  • engaging workshops on how to communicate effectively on camera 
  • just-in-time training for online presenters and participants
  • impactful, online interview prep for applicants and interviewers


In addition to her popular "Webcam Like You Mean It" introductory webinar, Elisabeth offers programs on lighting; sound; camera placement and eye lines; wardrobe; make-up; and set design (virtual and otherwise).  She has developed programming on the following topics.

  • conduct effective online meetings
  • develop inclusive norms for leading remote teams
  • manage difficult conversations about racism and bias




Elisabeth is available to comment on these trends and hot topics.

  • why lawyer-types should care what they look and sound like on Zoom
  • free and DIY tips to feel more confident on camera
  • teaching strategies to engage online learners
  • considerations for first-time online presenters 
  • steps People of Color can take to look more like themselves on camera
  • #ZoomingWhileBlack




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Virtual Backgrounds 

Stripes: Photo by Ashkan Forouzani on Unsplash 

Colored Pencils: Photo by Neven Krcmarek on Unsplash 

Planets:  Artist Unknown on www.wallpaperforu.com https://bit.ly/2LYPcUY


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A blitzkrieg of ideas and information! WRT (With Respect To) to the speaker, supply a virtual five-point safety harness so participants can buckle themselves for the wild, but informative, ride!

90% was new to me. It was ALL of value.

Elisabeth Steele Hutchison was a truly gifted speaker. She got right to the point, had dynamite slides, answered all of the Q&A's, and shared really thoughtful insights about high-quality Zooming. She had practical suggestions about Zooming better and shared specifics about the purchases and set-ups needed to put her larger concepts into practice. No doubt one of the best CLE's I've ever attended.

Considering the fact that we started at 8:15 PM EST , finished at 10:00 something PM EST and 80 attendees were still completely energized and eager to hear more or start practicing what they just learned is any professor's dream. You were magnificent! "Zoom Like a Professional"  with Elisabeth Steele Hutchison is the BOMB!!

Elisabeth was entertaining, engaging, well informed, welcoming/warm….The PowerPoint was well organized and interesting content. It moved at the perfect speed, to get information and used time wisely. The tips and tricks, she spoke from experience. This was the best training I have attended since CV-19/Zoom’ing started. I’ve attempted 2 other workshops regarding Zoom, and by far this was the BEST!