Continuing Legal Education

Bullying: Latest Trends, Developments and Legal Remedies (CHICAGO)

February 21, 2014
8:30 – 11:45 a.m.
3.00 MCLE hours
Co-sponsored by ABA Young Lawyers Division

ISBA Chicago Regional Office
20 S. Clark St, Suite 900
(map and directions)

Members of the ABA Young Lawyers Division may attend this seminar at the ISBA Member rate!

Get the information you need to speak authoritatively on the legal remedies associated with bullying!

Don’t miss this half-day seminar that offers a basic look at bullying, while clarifying the latest trends and developments in school-related, workplace, and criminal bullying acts! General practitioners and attorneys practicing in the child law, tort law, education law, employment law or civil litigation areas – with basic to intermediate practice experience – who attend this seminar will better understand:

  • The Federal and Illinois laws that protect against bullying;
  • The responsibilities of school administrators to stop bullying;
  • What can be done to prevent bullying in the workplace;
  • Cyberbullying; and
  • The criminal remedies available to victims of bullying.


Program Coordinator/Moderator:
Angela B. Evans
, Attorney at Law, Peoria



8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  Laws Protecting the Bullied and the Bully
This segment offers a general introduction to the Federal and Illinois laws that protect against bullying and serves as the basis for the remainder of the program. Topics include: Title IX of the Education Amendment Act, Title IV of the Civil Rights Act, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Section 1983 and Immunity, the First Amendment, and Illinois criminal and civil laws. Remedies against bullying are also explored.
Amy K. Dickerson, Franczek Radelet, P.C., Chicago

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.  Bullying in Schools
Don’t miss this interactive discussion that presents a hypothetical scenario involving schoolyard bullying in which audience members must decide if/when the school administration has done enough to respond to the bullying according to applicable case law precedent. The newest trends and leading cases in policies related to bullying in schools are examined.
Amy K. Dickerson, Franczek Radelet, P.C., Chicago

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.  Break (refreshments provided)

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.  Bullying in the Workplace
This comprehensive overview explores issues of bullying in the workplace, including leading cases and newest policy trends. Cyberbullying is also discussed.
Amy K. Dickerson, Franczek Radelet, P.C., Chicago

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.  Criminal Remedies
Whether your client has been a victim of bullying or is accused of bullying others, you need to be well-informed on the criminal aspect of bullying in Illinois. Cyberbullying and juvenile issues are also discussed.
Anthony W. Vaupel, Barash & Everett, LLC, Galesburg