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CLE: Restorative Justice Fundamentals—The Circle Process for Practitioners

Posted on December 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Join us Jan. 14-16, 2019 in Chicago for this interactive three-day workshop on the fundamentals of restorative justice and to experience circle practice, an approach to more effectively work with clients and colleagues on improving communication, supporting accountability, and addressing issues and concerns in a more humanized and enduring way. Help clients and others who may contribute to or are impacted by a problem to explore and create workable courses of action, to the benefit of all, including colleagues and collaborators.

ISBA Launches New Search Engine on Website

Posted on December 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The ISBA today launched a new search engine that includes filters to help users more easily find resources and information online.

The main search now includes CLE programs, Illinois Lawyer Now posts, and YouTube videos. Users can filter search results by content type, practice area, year, and more.

ISBA Assembly Appoints Four “At Large” Delegates to the ABA House of Delegates

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The ISBA Assembly appointed four “At Large” delegates to the ABA House of Delegates during their meeting held Dec. 8 during the ISBA Joint Midyear Meeting in Chicago.

The two delegates from Cook County are Emily Masalski of Chicago and Hon. Russell W. Hartigan (ret.) of Western Springs. The two delegates from outside Cook County are John Thies of Urbana and David Schaffer of Naperville.

Mending the Hold

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The mend-the-hold doctrine derives its name from “a nineteenth-century wrestling term, meaning to get a better grip (hold) on your opponent.” In a series of early decisions, the Illinois Supreme Court established the mend-the-hold doctrine, which provides that a party’s stated grounds for refusing to perform a contract bars grounds left unstated. The Illinois Appellate Court later narrowed the doctrine by limiting parties to grounds identified at the start of litigation and only when switching positions prejudices an opponent. In December’s Illinois Bar Journal, Stanley C. Nardoni, who practices in the Insurance Recovery Group of Reed Smith LLP’s Chicago office, assesses whether the appellate court’s narrowing of the doctrine contradicts precedent established by the supreme court.

CLE: Don’t Miss These Two Upcoming Live Webcasts on Jan. 23, 2019

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The ISBA will host two CLE webcasts on Jan. 23, 2019.

Environmental Law for the General Practitioner: Environmental Issues in Real Estate Transactions

Join us for part seven of the Environmental Law for the General Practitioner Series, which will be of particular interest to attorneys needing information on the environmental concerns to be aware of during a real estate transaction.

11 a.m. – noon | 1.0 hour MCLE credit

Edelson PC Hosts Educational Seminar on ISBA’s High School Mock Trial Invitational

Posted on December 7, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Edelson PC hosted an educational seminar for south suburban Cook County high school students Dec. 7 in preparation of the Illinois State Bar Association’s High School Mock Trial Invitational.

The mock trial invitational program, which is co-administered by the ISBA and the Illinois Trial Team of the University of Illinois, provides an opportunity for students to learn what it is like to prepare and present a legal case before the Illinois courts. Participating students gain a better understanding of the justice system and improve their knowledge, skills, and ability to articulate in a reasoned, thoughtful manner.

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