Continuing Legal Education

The Uniform Commercial Code Made Easy: A Groundbreaking Approach to Incorporating the UCC into Your Practice (CHICAGO)

March 28, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 5:10 p.m.
6.50 MCLE hours

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

Masters Series

Don’t miss this fast-paced educational experience that explains
the Uniform Commercial Code!

Designed to govern billions of commercial transactions throughout the U.S., the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) is the longest and most complicated of the uniform acts. Because many attorneys struggle to interpret the UCC, they fail to attract new business and better serve their existing clients. Join us for this full-day seminar that not only covers the substantive meaning within the Code’s text, but also shows you how to line up statutory provisions through fundamental UCC policies. Learn how to approach UCC problems, create effective strategies for drafting and litigating, utilize provisions to maximize your clients’ interests, identify the benchmarks for notice and compliance, and expand your knowledge to help strengthen vulnerable clients. Seminar materials include a copy of Robert LeVine’s book, The Uniform Commercial Code Made Easy.

Robert M. LeVine, J.D., is the author of The Uniform Commercial Code Made Easy, a revolutionary, groundbreaking approach to the teaching of law. Upon graduation from the University of Chicago School of Law, Mr. LeVine began his legal career with the Miami, Florida law firm of Shutts & Bowen, where he was responsible for all Uniform Commercial Code related matters for the firm. Shortly, thereafter, Mr. LeVine became an adjunct and then full-time professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law where he taught courses on the Uniform Commercial Code and the Federal Regulation of Banking. He has delivered Continuing Legal Education seminars to county bar associations throughout the state of California, the Florida Bar Association Annual Convention, Cincinnati Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, and the Manatee County Florida Bar Association. Mr. LeVine also delivered a seminar, through an interpreter, to the first delegation of attorneys from mainland China to visit the United States. Since 2002, Mr. LeVine has been an adjunct professor of law at Stetson University College of Law teaching classes on the Uniform Commercial Code. Mr. LeVine is scheduled to speak to the Oklahoma Bar Association and Oregon Bar Association in the spring of 2014.



9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Article 1: General Provision

10:00 – 10:10 a.m.  Break

10:10 – 10:55 a.m.  Article 2: Sales

10:55 – 11:25 a.m.  Article 2A: Leases

11:25 – 11:35 a.m.  Break

11:35 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.  Article 7: Documents of Title

12:20 – 1:20 p.m.  Lunch (on your own)

1:20 – 2:20 p.m.  Article 9: Secured Transactions

2:20  - 3:05 p.m.  Article 3: Negotiable Instruments

3:05 – 3:15 a.m.  Break

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.  Article 4: Bank Deposits and Collections

3:45 – 4:15 p.m.  Article 5: Letters of Credit

4:15 – 4:25 p.m.  Break

4:25 – 5:10 p.m. 4A: Funds Transfers