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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Continuing Legal Education

Court Supervision - Not Just for Speeding Tickets By Mark S. Mathewson September 2014 Column, Page 448 Supervision is an alternative to conviction that every criminal defense attorney should know when to use.
Want More Clients? Start Blogging By Mark S. Mathewson May 2014 Column, Page 250 Blogging drives prospective clients through social media to your website.
New Lawyer: Know What a Will Won’t Do By Mark S. Mathewson February 2014 Column, Page 102 Important assets pass outside probate, and lawyers should plan accordingly.
ISBA dramatically expands free CLE program choices for members By Adam W. Lasker January 2014 Lawpulse, Page 10 Beginning in 2014, ISBA's entire online CLE catalog will be available to members at no charge, expanding the freely available programming from 35 to 550 hours.
FREE CLE from ISBA By Janan Hanna July 2013 Article, Page 340 ISBA members can earn up to 15 MCLE credit hours per year at their computers and mobile devices. Here's how it works.
MCLE goes to the movies By Adam W. Lasker June 2012 Lawpulse, Page 286 A pair of Illinois attorneys uses lawyer-themed Hollywood films to teach lessons about legal ethics.
Meeting MCLE requirements just got a little easier By Helen W. Gunnarsson November 2011 Lawpulse, Page 550 Among other welcome changes, rule revisions allow new admittees to meet their initial requirement by participating in mentoring and remove the fee for claiming credit for writing and teaching.
Midterm Report By Joseph G. Bisceglia February 2008 Column, Page 64 Where we are with CLE, UPL and more.
MCLE for judges By Helen W. Gunnarsson May 2006 Lawpulse, Page 222 Judges, too, are on the hook for mandatory CLE, the Illinois Supreme Court announced last month. 
If Not Now, When? By Robert K. Downs January 2006 Column, Page 8 ISBA faces the challenge of implementing a bold new image advertising campaign and CLE on a grand scale. 
MCLE: Ready or Not, Here it Comes By Helen W. Gunnarsson December 2005 Article, Page 626 A lawyer's-eye view of the new MCLE rules.
Get ready for MCLE By Helen W. Gunnarsson November 2005 Lawpulse, Page 558 Did you know that programs offered as early as January 2006 can be counted toward the MCLE requirement? Here are highlights of the new rules.
A Chat with the Chief By Helen W. Gunnarsson September 2005 Article, Page 450 New Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas shares his views on civility, mandatory CLE, and more.
Joint ISBA-CBA mandatory CLE proposal likely By Helen W. Gunnarsson November 2001 Lawpulse, Page 564 The ISBA and CBA gear up to submit a joint mandatory CLE proposal to the supreme court.