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CLE: Digging for Details—Free Techniques to Gather Online Intelligence for Your Legal Cases

Posted on April 19, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Michele Stuart is back again with even more tips and advice for unearthing the details and facts you need for your case! Get the insider knowledge you need to successfully conduct investigations in your cases with this full-day seminar on May 22 in Chicago. Learn how to use Facebook to ascertain information, Instagram to geo-locate individuals, and Twitter to follow hashtag conversations. Discover which open source options can give you the results you need when gathering information and how to use them.

CLE: Executive Employment Agreements—What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Enhance your familiarity with executive employment agreements with this in-depth online seminar on May 7. Corporate transactional attorneys, business advice lawyers, commercial litigation counsel, employment practitioners, and employee benefit lawyers with intermediate practice experience who attend this seminar will better understand: the elements of executive employment agreements; how to troubleshoot an executive employment agreement; the areas of conflict and litigation risks to be aware of; the compensation schemes for salary, benefits, bonus, and stock option plans for executive employees and manager-founders in startup situations; and areas of potential dispute.

CLE: Trade Wars—Trump Era Tariffs and How They Affect Businesses

Posted on April 10, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Join us online April 30 for a comprehensive overview of President Trump’s policy regarding trade and tariffs. Small business attorneys, general practitioners, young lawyers, corporate law counsel, and transaction attorneys with basic to intermediate practice experience who attend this seminar will better understand: how to navigate the trade wars and protect your client’s interests; how the new tariffs affect businesses and what business attorneys should be advising their clients; the tariff schedule—what it is and how the classification of goods works; the updates to the “country of origin” rules; and what you should know about reducing your client’s tariff liability when importing and exporting goods.

CLE: Students in Transition—Guardianships and Discipline

Posted on April 5, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Join us for this in-depth seminar April 24 in Chicago or via live webcast that examines a number of guardianship issues that apply to the education setting, as well as issues involving adult and minor guardianships. Education law attorneys, special needs practitioners, family law attorneys, and educators with all levels of practice experience who attend this seminar will better understand: how discipline issues should be handled, including the procedural issues for special education students; alternatives to expulsion; the creation and specific issues surrounding guardianships; and understanding the client relationship in education law cases.

CLE: Competence, Excellence, and Diversity in the Illinois Real Estate Practice 2019

Posted on April 3, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Competence, excellence, and diversity are not pejorative terms or concepts. Illinois lawyers practicing in the 21st century need to know how to communicate with a new generation of clients, lawyers, colleagues, and associates, while maintaining relevancy in the practice. Real estate attorneys and general practitioners with basic to intermediate practice experience who attend this full-day seminar on April 24 in Naperville will better understand: how to start or expand your practice to include residential or commercial real estate; how to work effectively with a broad scope of clients and staff; how to create a diverse and inclusive law firm; how to protect your client from future litigation; how to recognize and refer a colleague in need; and the essentials of both commercial and residential real estate practices.

CLE: Make Every Day Law Day—Family Law Basics

Posted on March 28, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

You’ve been there: You mention you’re an attorney to a new acquaintance and suddenly you’re peppered with child custody and visitation questions. Don’t miss this live webinar on April 18 that’s designed to give attorneys who don’t practice in the family law arena a primer on parental responsibilities, parenting time, and child support. Learn the basics of family law and get a toolbox of go-to resources for help. Discover how you can put your newfound knowledge to immediate use—and for the greater good of the public—with pro bono opportunities.

CLE: Traffic Law Nuts and Bolts—Spring 2019

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Join us on April 12 for a full-day seminar in Naperville that gives you the nuts and bolts you need to assist your clients with their traffic law needs. Attorneys with basic practice experience who attend this seminar will better understand: what to expect during the initial client meeting; how standardized field sobriety testing can affect a DUI trial; how breath testing devices work; the admissibility of blood tests in DUI cases; the qualification and training requirements for drug recognition experts; how to rescind statutory suspensions; how to obtain documents from the Secretary of State; how dispositions may affect a client’s driving privileges; and the crossroads of immigration law and traffic-related offenses.

CLE: The Rules of Professional Conduct—How They Apply to Estate Planning and Estate/Trust Administration

Posted on March 19, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct apply to all attorneys, but how do they apply to estate planners and trust and estate practitioners specifically? Find out how easy it is to overlook ethical traps when designing estate plans, how select Illinois Supreme Court rules can affect estate planners and probate attorneys, and how the Rules, in general, govern this practice area with this live webcast on April 9. A discussion on the applicable case law and ethics opinions is also included.

CLE: Winding Down—A Primer for the Retiring Attorney

Posted on March 14, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Whether you’re a solo practitioner or a lawyer in a large firm, deciding to wind down your practice is both exciting and intimidating. Don’t miss this half-day seminar April 11 in Chicago or via live webcast that tells you how to prepare a succession plan, how to protect your clients if you die or become disabled, and why adding “tail coverage” to your professional liability policy is so important. Attorneys looking to wind down their law career—as well as those trying to plan for a future retirement—will benefit from this program. Those who attend this seminar will better understand: how leaving the practice of law affects trust accounts; what it means to be “Of Counsel”; how to plan your final exit; and the things to consider before selling your law practice.

CLE: General Practice Update 2019—Quincy Regional Event

Posted on March 11, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Don’t miss this annual event on March 29 in Quincy that enhances your professional excellence and expertise by updating your knowledge in a number of general practice areas. Attorneys with basic to intermediate experience who attend this full-day seminar will better understand: the basics of a commercial real estate transaction; how alternative probation can break the cycle in a substance abuser’s journey; recent estate planning updates that may affect your next case; national and local trends in lawyer discipline, recent rule changes, and Illinois disciplinary statistics of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission; the current state of diversity in the legal profession; and why attorneys cannot afford to ignore social media evidence.