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CLE: A Primer on Rulemaking

Posted on April 29, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Don’t miss this program on May 17 in Springfield that walks you through every step and procedure necessary to take a proposed rule from A to Z in the Illinois rulemaking process. Attorneys with intermediate practice experience who participate in the rulemaking process and who attend this seminar will better understand: general, emergency, and peremptory rulemaking procedures; the small business impact statement process in rulemaking; legislative review of administrative rules; the role played by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules; and attorney’s fee provisions for successful rule challenges. Attendees will receive a voucher for 50 percent off the purchase of the ISBA Administrative Law Handbook, which will be available summer 2019.

CLE: Law Firm Business Growth Collaborative Clinic

Posted on April 25, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Join us May 14 in Chicago for “Law Firm Business Growth Collaborative Clinic,” a workshop designed to help attorneys develop and grow their businesses. This unique, collaborative program is led by Stuart Teicher to help attorneys: find solutions to common and not-so-common dilemmas in law firm marketing, advertising, and business development; learn concrete ideas for improving business, including how to use social media and YouTube to grow a practice and develop a business plan that actually makes a difference; and gain powerful insights on the kinds of communications skills that lawyers need to connect with clients.

CLE: Girls in Crisis—Foster Care and Unaccompanied Immigrants

Posted on April 24, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Only $25! This program is underwritten by Tomasik, Kotin Kasserman, LLC, allowing registrants to attend for $25.

Learn how you, as an Illinois attorney, can help this growing and highly vulnerable population! Don’t miss this half-day seminar on May 17 in Chicago that examines the unique set of challenges facing girls in the Illinois foster care system and as unaccompanied immigrants. Girls in the Illinois foster care system and those who cross U.S. borders as unaccompanied immigrants are a particularly vulnerable population with heightened risks for abuse and exploitation, including sexual and domestic violence and human trafficking. Attorneys with a basic level of practice experience in child law, immigration law, or with an interest in assuming pro bono activities to assist girls in crisis and who attend this seminar will better understand: the Illinois foster care system and its basic functions; the unique risks facing girls in the Illinois foster care system; the increasing numbers of minor girls crossing U.S. borders unaccompanied by adults, their fate upon arrival, and the dangers they face; state and national policies and practices that operate to increase risks against girls; and what Illinois attorneys can do to help this vulnerable population.

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.