Continuing Legal Education

General Practice Update 2018: Quincy Regional Event

March 23, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (breakfast served prior; reception to follow)
6.00 MCLE hours, including 3.00 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)
Presented by General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm

Quincy Country Club
2410 State Street
(map and directions)

Don’t miss this annual event that gives you the opportunity to update your knowledge in a number of general practice areas! Attorneys with basic to intermediate experience who attend this full-day seminar will better understand:

  • How new technology can help you run your practice more efficiently;
  • The recent employment law updates and changes that may affect your next case;
  • How to successfully work with the Guardian Ad Litem;
  • The changes in state and federal criminal laws;
  • The cases and rulings of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission; and
  • The issues that could arise during your next pro bono case.


Program Coordinator:
William S. Meckes, Scholz, Loos, Palmer, Siebers & Duesterhaus, LLP, Quincy

Program Moderator:
Christopher W. Pratt, Adams County Public Defender’s Office, Quincy


NOTE: 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.



8:00 – 8:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  Technology and the Law*
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 and technology developments that can help you and your practice.
Anthony B. Cameron, Cameron Law Offices, Quincy

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Employment Law Update
Whether you represent employers or employees, you won’t want to miss this informative segment that discusses the recent employment law updates in Illinois.
Jennifer A. Winking, Scholz, Loos, Palmer, Siebers & Duesterhaus, LLP, Quincy

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

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.  Working with Guardians Ad Litem
Get the tips and advice you need to successfully work with the guardian ad litem during your next family law case.
Anthony B. Cameron, Cameron Law Offices, Quincy
Hon. Holly J. Henze, Eighth Judicial Circuit, Quincy

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

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.  Criminal Law Update
Join us for a discussion on the recent updates in state and federal criminal laws that may affect your practice and your clients how criminal cases begin, bond and risks are established, and the counsel’s role in these critical stages.
Sara Mayo Vig, Vig Law, P.C., Springfield

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.  Lawyer Regulation Update*
This segment explores pending changes to Illinois’ ethics rules, the national trends in lawyer discipline, statistics from the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, and recent decisions of interest from Illinois and around the country.
James J. Grogan, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.  Break (refreshments provided)

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Issues in Pro Bono Representation*
Discover which issues you need to be aware of when representing a pro bono case.
Michael Bergman, Public Interest Law Initiative, Chicago
Clarissa P. Gaff, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Alton

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Complimentary Reception
Sponsored by Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)


*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval