The Center for American and International Law (CAIL), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing justice and promoting the rule of law through the professional development of legal and law enforcement practitioners worldwide, today announced the promotion of Vickie Adams to Director of the Institute for Law and Technology (ILT) and Co-Director of the Institute for Energy Law (IEL), effective March 1, 2023. Adams' promotion to director of ILT follows the retirement of Wendy Castellana, former CAIL vice president and director of ILT.
"Vickie has made an outstanding impact on CAIL and IEL through her eagerness to innovate and develop our programs and organization," said T.L. Cubbage, President of CAIL. "We are excited for her and are certain that she will be able to bring her ambitions for ILT into effect successfully."
Adams expressed enthusiasm regarding her leadership prospects with ILT and IEL. She stated, "There is no limit to what can be achieved in this dynamic legal field. I am eager to provide ILT members a space to continue developing as professionals and build a strong network with their peers nationwide. Moreover, I am delighted to become a co-director of IEL so I can continue to work with the incredible people I've had the privilege of connecting with over the past eight years."
Adams joined CAIL as a part-time staff assistant working with Criminal Justice and Grant programs in April 2014. In 2015, Adams began supporting the Institute for Energy Law, receiving promotions to associate director and deputy director. As deputy director, Adams helped lead the charge for an increase in IEL's membership, helping to produce two new publications and revamp another existing one. She adeptly increased diversity among IEL's leadership and faculty. This promotion also makes Adams the first female IEL director in the institute's history.
"Vickie has been a long-time associate of mine, and the impact she has had in IEL is undeniable," said Jay Ray, director of IEL. "Having worked alongside Vickie for many years now, I consider her an invaluable part of our team, and it's fantastic that she is now being publicly recognized as co-director."
Before joining CAIL, Adams worked as legal counsel at Bank2, a Chickasaw Nation-owned bank in Oklahoma. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Photojournalism from the University of Central Oklahoma and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
About The Center for American and International Law - Founded in 1947, The Center for American and International Law (CAIL) is a nonprofit institution based in Plano, Texas, dedicated to advancing justice and promoting the rule of law through the professional development of legal and law enforcement practitioners worldwide. Today, CAIL's educational institutes have established internationally recognized forums and programs addressing law enforcement administration, energy law, international and comparative law, transnational arbitration, law and technology, criminal justice, and other relevant topics. Tens of thousands of lawyers and law enforcement officers from all 50 states and 130 countries have participated in CAIL programs.
About CAIL’s Institute for Law and Technology (ILT) – Established in 2003, ILT was established to address intellectual property and technology-related legal issues of policy and practice affecting counsel and companies in the digital age. ILT provides members comprised of leading national and international corporations, law firms, attorneys, and professors with annual conferences, seminars, and other membership activities. Visit ILT to learn more.
About CAIL’s Institute for Energy Law (IEL) - IEL was established by CAIL in Dallas in 1959 to provide lawyers and other professionals in the energy industry with exceptional academic and professional opportunities, including annual conferences, courses, seminars, scholarly publications, and membership activities. As one of the energy industry's premier membership organizations, IEL counts many leading global energy companies and attorneys among its international members. Visit IEL to learn more.