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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.

CLE: Seven Hot Litigation Practice Areas—Information to Successfully Represent Clients

Posted on March 6, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your legal knowledge and improve your legal expertise to successfully represent clients in these select practice areas. Attorneys in the areas of general practice, personal injury, and civil litigation at intermediate levels of practice experience who attend this seminar on March 29 in Chicago will better understand the issues that arise in these respective areas of practice:

CLE: 40 Hour Mediation/Arbitration Training

Posted on March 1, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Mediation is designed to resolve differences both in and out of the courts. It requires a very different mindset than courtroom litigation. Don’t miss this Master Series program March 25-29 in Chicago that trains practitioners to resolve conflicts in a non-adversarial, non-confrontational manner, allowing peaceful resolutions between parties.

CLE: Insurance 101—The Basics

Posted on February 26, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Are you new to insurance law and need an introduction to basic insurance law concepts? Are you a more experienced practitioner who wants a refresher? Then don’t miss this program on March 21 in Chicago or via live webcast that gives you the basic to intermediate introduction you need to advise your clients in all insurance areas, including: the types of policies and coverage available to policyholders; first party property insurance; general liability insurance; home and auto insurance; life and health insurance; disability and long-term care insurance; and the rights of both the policyholder and insured regarding how claims are handled.

CLE: ISBA Solo & Small Firm Practice Institute Series—Reaching the Summit (Taking Your Technology to the Top)

Posted on February 21, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Don’t miss this full-day seminar on March 15 in Springfield that gives you all the information you need to take your technology to the top. Topics include: how to build your social media presence to bring in more clients and enhance your reputation; how to better manage your staff; the correct way to use encryption, email, passwords, and more; how to make the most of your technology budget; how to avoid being overloaded by technology and create a better system for communicating with staff and clients; the need for civility in the legal profession; how to move beyond your limits of liability; which iPad apps you need in your practice; and the necessary fundamentals for your website.

CLE: Bankruptcy from A to Z

Posted on February 15, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Do you know how to determine which chapter of bankruptcy your client needs? Are you familiar with the rights of both a landlord and a tenant in a bankruptcy case? Do you understand the interplay between a divorce and a simultaneous bankruptcy?

Join us March 8 in Chicago or via live webcast for a look at the current developments and cutting-edge issues that you need to be aware of to effectively advise your client on all aspects of their bankruptcy case.

CLE: 10th Annual Animal Law Conference

Posted on February 12, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Don’t miss ISBA’s 10th Annual Animal Law Conference, which highlights important animal law updates and examines the advances made in this rapidly-evolving area of practice, on March 1 in Chicago or via live webcast.

Registration is $25. The ISBA would like to offer a special thanks to this program's financial supporter, Brooks McCormick Jr. Trust for Animal Rights Law and Policy, for helping to make this opportunity possible.

CLE: Technology at Trial

Posted on February 7, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Learn how to use technology to present evidence or dispute a claim during your next trial. Technology is permeating every aspect of the legal practice – from digital evidence replacing paper to how key components of a case are presented to the jury. Flat screen displays, videotaped testimony, dual screens that present several documents at once, and even personal screens for each juror in the jury box are all ways that technology can simplify and organize the trial presentation process and provide information in a way that is easy to understand. And it’s well established that for a lawyer, competency requires more than just a passing familiarity with technology.