Continuing Legal Education

General Practice Update 2013: Quincy Regional Event

March 8, 2013
8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
7.00 MCLE hours, including 1.00 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)
Co-sponsored by Adams County Bar Association

Quincy Country Club
2410 State Street
(map and directions)

Don’t miss ISBA’s annual Quincy Regional Event!

Enhance your professional excellence by attending this full-day seminar that gives you the opportunity to update your knowledge in a number of general practice areas with an emphasis on office practice updates. Topics include: mediation and alternative dispute resolution (non-mandated mediation); developments in real estate law; professional responsibility; Supreme Court rules; and risk management issues. Additionally, the program is comprised of two breakout sessions dealing with estate planning, family and domestic relations update, criminal law, elder law, evidence-based sentencing, employment law, and current trends in crime. General practice attorneys with all levels of practice experience will benefit from attending this informative seminar.

Program Coordinators/Moderators:
James A. Hansen
, Schmiedeskamp, Robertson, Neu & Mitchell, LLP, Quincy
James L. Palmer, Scholz, Loos, Palmer, Siebers & Duesterhaus, LLP, Quincy
Hon. Mark A. Schuering, 8th Judicial Circuit (Ret.), Quincy



Please Note: Prior to the program, you will receive a weblink via email allowing you to access the course materials prior to the program. You will also receive a copy of the course materials (for no additional charge) when you arrive at the program, but will need to check the appropriate box on the registration page letting us know if you prefer a flash drive or printed course book.


8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Michael A. Bickhaus
, Schmiedeskamp Robertson Neu & Mitchell, Quincy
James L. Palmer, Scholz, Loos, Palmer, Siebers & Duesterhaus, LLP, Quincy

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution: Basic Nuts and Bolts
Hon. Stephen G. Evans
, 9th Judicial Circuit (Ret.), Blandinsville
Hon. Mark A. Schuering, 8th Judicial Circuit (Ret.), Quincy
Hon. David K. Slocum, 8th Judicial Circuit (Ret.), Quincy

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Real Estate Law Update
Amy C. Lannerd
, Lewis, Longlett & Lannerd, LLC, Quincy
John R. Longlett, Lewis, Longlett & Lannerd, LLC, Quincy

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.  Break (beverages provided)

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.  Breakout Session I

  1. Estate Planning Update
    Hubert G. Staff, Staff & Staff, Quincy
  1. Family and Domestic Relations Update
    Scott D. Larson, Blickhan, Timmerwilke, Woodworth & Larson, Quincy
  1. DUI Points of Interest
    Betsy Bier
    , Bier & Bier, Quincy
    Jennifer Cifaldi, Adam County Assistant State’s Attorney, Quincy
    Hon. Chet W. Vahle, 8th Judicial Circuit, Quincy

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  Lunch (provided)

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.  Breakout Session II

  1. Employment Law, ADAAA/Affordable Care Act Interface
    James L. Palmer, Scholz, Loos, Palmer, Siebers & Duesterhaus, LLP, Quincy
    Jennifer A. Winking, Scholz, Loos, Palmer, Siebers & Duesterhaus, LLP, Quincy
  1. Elder Law Update
    William L. Siebers, Scholz Loos Palmer Siebers & Duesterhaus LLP, Quincy
  1. Crime in the Community: Current Trends
    Hon. Jonathan H. Barnard, Adam County State’s Attorney, Quincy
    Robert Copley, Chief of Police, Quincy
    Brent Fischer, Sheriff, Adams County, Quincy

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.  Professional Responsibility and Professionalism Update*
Carl R. Draper
, Feldman Wasser Draper & Cox, Springfield
Peter L. Rotskoff, Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, Springfield

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.  Break (refreshments provided)

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Supreme Court Rules Update
Brett K. Gorman
, Schmiedeskamp, Robertson, Neu & Mitchell, LLP, Quincy (moderator)
Michele M. Jochner, Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck, LLP, Chicago

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Risk Management
Kurt B. Bounds
, ISBA Mutual Insurance Company, Chicago


*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval