Continuing Legal Education

General Practice Update 2017: Quincy Regional Event

March 24, 2017
8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
7.00 MCLE hours, including 4.00 approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours

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! Attorneys with basic to intermediate levels of practice experience who attend this seminar will better understand:

  • How mobile and desktop software applications can help your practice more efficiently;
  • The recent changes to the trust account regulations by the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission;
  • Common mistakes and errors (and how to avoid them) when dealing with recent changes in how divorces are handled in Illinois;
  • How e-filing and cameras in the courtroom will affect the Eighth Judicial Circuit;
  • The recent cases involving search and seizure and other criminal law issues;
  • The Illinois Parentage Act;
  • How to use mediation and alternative dispute resolution in your practice;
  • How to increase civility in your practice, both in person and on social media; and
  • The best methods for having personal collections and items appraised for trusts and estates.


Program Coordinators/Moderators:
Babette L. Brennan
, Adams County Public Defender’s Office, Quincy
Christopher W. Pratt, Adams County Public Defender’s Office, Quincy
Andrew O. Mays, Hauk & Owens, LLC, Quincy
Anthony B. Cameron, Cameron Law Offices, Quincy


NOTE: Beginning in 2017, your registration includes access to electronic course materials that will be sent to you via email prior to the seminar. Printed course materials may be purchased for a nomial fee via the registration page.



8:15 – 9:15 a.m.  Mobile and Desktop Applications to Increase Efficiency*
Are you interested in running your practice with greater efficiency and effectiveness? Then don’t miss this in-depth overview that examines the new software application developments that can help you and your practice.
Anthony B. Cameron, Cameron Law Offices, Quincy
Andrew O. Mays, Hauk & Owens LLC, Quincy

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.  Technology in the Courtroom*
This presentation addresses the upcoming changes regarding e-filing, cameras in the courtroom in the 8th Circuit, and the “why and how” of effectively using technology in the courtroom.
Joshua L. Jones, Adam’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, Quincy
Hon. Diane M. Lagoski, 8th Judicial Circuit, Quincy
Hon. Mark A. Drummond, 8th Judicial Circuit, Quincy

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

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Common Mistakes in Divorce Practice
Join us as Eighth Circuit Judge Scott Larson speaks about the commonly-encountered mistakes that occur when dealing with recent changes in divorce law – and how to prevent them.
Hon. Scott D. Larson, 8th Circuit Court, Quincy

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Lunch (provided)

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  Practical Civility in Person and Online*
The practice of law is about more than just winning. All practitioners should strive to act with proper respect and courtesy – both in person and online. This segment explores civility expectations for Illinois attorneys.
Jayne R. Reardon, IL Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, Chicago

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Breakout Session 1

  • Search and Seizure and Recent Criminal Case Law of Note
    This segment covers search and seizure, as well as other notable criminal case law developments in Illinois.
    Sam Partida,, Aurora
  • Recent Labor and Employment Law Developments
    Discover the developments in employment and labor law practices with this informative presentation.
    Anthony B. Cameron, Cameron Law Offices, Quincy

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.  Break (refreshments provided)
Sponsored by Illinois Bar Foundation

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.  Breakout Session 2

  • Trust Account and Record-Keeping Requirements
    Get the information you need regarding recent changes to the Trust Account regulations, including tips on how to avoid common mistakes.
    Jerome E. Larkin, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago
  • Appraising Unique Items for Trust and Estate Purposes
    This comprehensive overview discusses the best methods for determining the value of specific personal property items in order to include them in estate planning and administration.
    Simon Wills, Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers, St. Louis

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.  Mediating Disputes: Advice for the Practitioner*
Learn how to utilize alternative dispute resolution techniques (including mediation) in your practice.
Hon. Mark Schuering (Ret.), 8th Judicial Circuit, Quincy