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CLE: Don’t Miss These Two Upcoming Live Webcasts on Jan. 23, 2019

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The ISBA will host two CLE webcasts on Jan. 23, 2019.

Environmental Law for the General Practitioner: Environmental Issues in Real Estate Transactions

Join us for part seven of the Environmental Law for the General Practitioner Series, which will be of particular interest to attorneys needing information on the environmental concerns to be aware of during a real estate transaction.

11 a.m. – noon | 1.0 hour MCLE credit

CLE: Technology and Business Planning for a Law Firm (Live Webinar)

Posted on November 29, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Simply fixing or replacing technology that breaks will never improve your practice. Most lawyers often feel technologically adrift although they have a general idea of problems they need to fix and new initiatives they want to launch. This lack of direction can be remedied with a technology plan. Don’t miss this online program on Dec. 18 that shows how to build a technology plan that identifies problems, addresses inefficiencies, and proactively improves your practice. A business plan also provides direction and continuity for your overall business objectives. Find out why every law firm needs a business plan and how to build one yourself.

CLE: Family Law Update 2019—A French Quarter Festival

Posted on November 26, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The ISBA’s Family Law Update in the French Quarter is back. The conference is open to ISBA members and limited to the first 150 registrants.

Join us in New Orleans April 4-5, 2019, for this highly popular biennial event featuring two days of premium family law presentations, a complimentary reception to network with friends and colleagues, 12.25 hours of MCLE credit, and many opportunity to enjoy the area’s food and fun. Family law attorneys, general practitioners, and lawyers working in the child law area who attend this conference will better understand: the rights of unmarried people living together in Illinois; how to secure your fees as a family law practitioner; the caselaw updates and changes you need to be aware of; how to analyze a forensic mental health report; how judgment and bias are used throughout the decision-making process; the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act; how family law issues are impacted when individuals file for bankruptcy; how the newly revised IRC affects the practice of family law; how maintenance is calculated and what impacts the bottom line; the necessary evidence in presenting a child support hearing; and the science behind relocation. The conference closes with an interactive segment that lets you show off how well you know the Illinois Rules of Evidence and the Code of Civil Procedure.

CLE: Immigration Law Update Fall 2018—Reviewing the Second Half of 2018 under the Trump Administration (Live Webcast)

Posted on November 16, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Immigration continues to be at the forefront of the Trump Administration’s agenda, with many updates on executive actions, legislation, and caselaw. Join us on Dec. 6 for this online seminar that examines the ongoing issues and changes, as well as their impact on the immigration environment.

CLE: Open Source Investigations—Free Techniques to Discover More than You Ever Thought Possible About Anyone

Posted on November 14, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Back by popular demand, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to listen as Michele Stuart, a nationally renowned speaker, show you how to gather intelligence for free during your next online investigation during this Dec. 6 seminar in Chicago.

Learn how to use open sources and social media to identify actionable intelligence, personal identifiers, and the physical location of individuals, as well as how to pull information from social media in ways that far exceed normal search methods.

CLE: Illinois Uniform Powers of Appointment Act

Posted on November 9, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Gain a better understanding of the Illinois Uniform Powers of Appointment Act with this half-day seminar in Chicago or via live webcast on Dec 13. Attorneys in the practice areas of estate planning, probate, tax planning, trust construction, tax preparation, trust and estate administration, beneficiary and fiduciary representation, and chancery who attend this program will gain a better understanding of: the Illinois Uniform Powers of Appointment Act; powers of appointment; the background of the Uniform Act and the Illinois Act; the provisions under the Illinois Act; changes to the Uniform Act; and drafting powers of appointment, including modifications.

ISBA Hosts CLE Event Focused on Branding for Female Attorneys

Posted on November 6, 2018 by Rhys Saunders
(L-R) Shira Truitt, The Truitt Law Firm, LLC; Carol Jones, Jill M. Metz & Associates; ISBA Board of Governors Member Ava George Stewart; ISBA Third Vice President Anna Krolikowska; Masah SamForay, The Foray Firm; and Annemarie Kill, Avery | Kill, LLC.

Several ISBA leaders recently attended a CLE event focused on personal branding for female attorneys.

"Advancing Your Firm: Personal Branding for the Female Lawyer" was held Nov. 1 at the ISBA Regional Office in Chicago. The half-day seminar detailed traditional and modern business branding and ethical marketing strategies for reaching diverse populations. 

CLE: Expert Witnesses – Find Them, Prep Them, Challenge Them

Posted on November 6, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Discover how to find, utilize, and confront expert witnesses during your next case. Expert witnesses play a valuable role by offering unbiased evidence that helps prove something important to the case. Regardless of their expert knowledge and independent opinions, though, they are oftentimes discredited as an expert or shown that their opinion is not without bias by opposing counsel. Civil litigators, workers’ compensation lawyers, and administrative law attorneys – and any other practice areas where retained experts are required or encountered – with all levels of practice experience who attend this seminar on Dec. 12 will better understand: how to find an expert for your next case; how to prepare your expert for trial; how to present your expert for the deposition or direct examination; and how to confront the opposing counsel’s witness during the cross-examination.

CLE: Taxing the Internet - When “Settled Law” Becomes Unsettled (Live Webcast)

Posted on November 1, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Don’t miss this online seminar on Dec. 4 that discusses the Wayfair case, the basis for being overturned, and its impact on online purchases. Tax attorneys and general practitioners with intermediate practice experience who attend this program will better understand: the prior basis of the law; reasons for the decision; the current status of the law; what to expect in the future; the rules governing Internet taxing in Illinois; and how the Wayfair decision affects every Internet purchase. 

CLE: ISBA Basic Skills Live - For Newly Admitted Attorneys

Posted on October 29, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Newly admitted attorneys: Satisfy your Illinois Basic Skills MCLE requirement with this complimentary full-day seminar Nov. 15 in Chicago. Jump-start your new Illinois legal career by attending this outstanding basic skills professional responsibility course that’s designed to equip you with the information you need as a new Illinois attorney, as well as help you begin to fulfill your Illinois Supreme Court Newly Admitted Attorney requirement (S. Ct. Rule 793). Our faculty of high-profile attorneys and judges offer insights, tips, and advice on the issues you face in your practice. The program closes with an in-depth look at the questions you need answered and issues you need help with as a new attorney.