Continuing Legal Education

General Practice Update 2014: Quincy Regional Event

March 28, 2014
8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
7.00 MCLE hours, including 3.00 approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours
Co-sponsored by Adams County Bar Association

Quincy Country Club
2410 State Street
(map and directions)

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! Topics include: courtroom probate practice; technology to help your practice; bankruptcy advice for disability clients; using social media as evidence; current criminal law trends; conceal and carry laws; insurance issues; limited scope representation; and office risk management. General practice attorneys with all levels of practice and experience will benefit from attending this informative seminar.

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.


Program Coordinators/Moderators:
James A. Hansen, Schmiedeskamp, Robertson, Neu & Mitchell LLP, Quincy
Christopher W. Pratt, Schmiedeskamp, Robertson, Neu & Mitchell LLP, Quincy
Hon. Mark A. Schuering (Ret.), 8th Judicial Circuit, Quincy
Julie A. Schuetz, Dempsey, Dempsey & Moellring, Quincy



8:15 – 8:30 a.m.  Introductions and Welcome
Drew T. Erwin, President, Adams County Bar Association, Quincy
Hon. Mark A. Schuering (Ret.), 8th Judicial Circuit, Quincy

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  Probate – Basic Nuts and Bolts of Courtroom Probate Practice*
Amy Lannerd, Lewis, Longlett & Lannerd, LLC, Quincy
Hon. Thomas J. Ortbal, 8th Judicial Circuit, Quincy
Hubert G. Staff, Staff & Staff, Quincy

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  From SOL to CYA: Technology that Works for You*
Anthony B. Cameron, Law Offices of Anthony B. Cameron, Quincy
Andrew O. Mays, Mays, Walden & Anastas, P.C., Quincy

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

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

  • Sick and Broke: Bankruptcy Advice for Disability Clients
    Vicki Dempsey, Dempsey, Dempsey & Moellring, Quincy
  • Conceal and Carry
    Christopher W. Pratt, Schmiedeskamp, Robertson, Neu & Mitchell LLP, Quincy
  • Upcoming Changes to the Illinois Supreme Court Rules
    Brett K. Gorman, Schmiedeskamp, Robertson, Neu & Mitchell LLP, Quincy

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

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

  • Facebook and Social Media Evidence: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    Detective Anjanette Biswell, Quincy Police Department, Quincy
    Ryan C. Schnack, Law Offices of Ryan C. Schnack, P.C., Quincy
  • Crime in the Community – Trends
    Jonathan H. Barnard, Adam’s County State's Attorney’ s Office, Quincy
  • Civil Settlement Payments: The Lawyer is Last in Line
    Scott D. Larson, Blickhan, Timmerwilke, Woodworth & Larson, Quincy

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Trial and Persuasion Trends
Hon. Mark A. Drummond, 8th Judicial Circuit, Quincy

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

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Insurance Benefits Issues
Brian Dreier, Winters Insurance, Quincy

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Office Risk Management*
Douglas A. Oliver, Freedman, Anselmo & Lindberg, LLC, Naperville