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CLE: Tips of the Trade: A Federal Civil Practice Seminar

Posted on May 18, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Back by popular demand! Join us June 29 in O’Fallon for this unique opportunity to learn about all aspects of federal civil practice from seven federal judges and several experienced attorneys on topics ranging from important pleading requirements to trial preparation and settlement negotiations. Attorneys with all levels of experience practicing in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois who attend this seminar will gain a better understanding of: recent developments in federal jurisdiction; pitfalls to avoid and procedures to follow; how to manage the costs and burdens of discovery while uncovering key evidence; the bench’s perspective on federal civil practice; jury instructions and pre-trial orders; settlement conferences and the procedures for a successful mediation; and much more.

CLE: 6th Annual Minority Bar CLE Conference

Posted on May 15, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Back by popular demand! Don’t miss the 6th Annual Minority Bar CLE Conference, held June 20-21 in Chicago. Enhance your knowledge about an array of key issues, including how unrepresented litigants are hindered in their access to justice and what is being done to rectify this issue; how in-house and outside counsel can partner to promote diversity; the immigration law issues every employment lawyer should be aware of; the current immigration climate and the efforts being made to recruit minority attorneys and foreign talent; how to handle the loss of capacity in a client, as well as the pitfalls you can avoid or mitigate; the intersection of real estate issues with other practice areas; the role of the bench and bar in serving diverse litigants and what can be done to ensure that justice is blind; and how to prepare for law firm partnership.

CLE: What's Cooking in the Restaurant Industry? A Survey of Trending Legal Issues

Posted on May 10, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The restaurant industry is the nation’s second-largest private sector employer with a workforce that exceeds 14 million people. An industry of this magnitude inevitably faces a wide range of legal issues, making it important for you to stay abreast of the concerns that are unique to this type of business.

CLE: What Comes Next? Emerging Issues for LGBT Clients

Posted on May 4, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Some federal protections are changing….are you ready to advise your LGBT clients? LGBT issues cross many legal practice areas, including family law, anti-discrimination, real estate, and estate planning – to name a few. Don’t miss this full-day seminar in Chicago or via live webcast on June 7, 2018 that explores the emerging issues in each of these areas and how you can best advise your LGBT client.

Solo & Small Firm Practice Institute Series - Momentum: Driving Your Practice Down a Path of Success

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Get the tips you need to drive your practice down a path of success with this full-day seminar in Naperville on June 1, 2018. Topics include: risk management; using software you already have; automated document assembly; succession planning; Moneyball for lawyers; open source investigations; and much more!

NEW! ONE ON ONE CONSULTATIONS! Reserve your space for a consultation with an Affinity Consulting Representative. (Pre-registration is required and space is limited.) Appointments are available before the seminar (7:30 – 8:30 a.m.) and after the program (5:15 – 6:15 p.m.). You will get some dedicated time with an expert to get their advice on what you could be doing to improve the management of your practice in the areas you most need help! Only open to ISBA Members who are registered for this seminar. Please contact the CLE Department at 800-525-8908 to reserve your space.

CLE: Open Meetings Act - Ensuring Public Access to Information

Posted on April 26, 2018 by Sara Anderson

This lively program in Chicago on May 24, 2018 is comprised of scenarios, skits, and group discussions, allowing participants to gather information on how to recognize and resolve violations of the Open Meetings Act. The program demonstrates and discusses the requirements of the Open Meetings Act, as well as how to apply the Act to real world situations. Government attorneys, public officials, and private counsel who attend this seminar will better understand: how to prepare for a meeting; the importance of meeting locations; how to handle the virtual attendance of board members; the issues with meeting minutes and board member voting; public access issues, including virtual access; board member communication concerns, including texting between members; how to handle closed meetings; the limitations on public comments; and much more!

CLE: Cross Border Litigation: Essential Considerations for U.S. Lawyers

Posted on April 23, 2018 by Sara Anderson

This program offers both the Canadian and American perspectives regarding some of the most pervasive issues that arise during legal disputes that cross the borders between the U.S. and Canada. Every U.S. attorney who deals with cross-border issues with Canada who attend this seminar in Chicago or via live webcast on May 23, 2018 will better understand: the practical issues such as where to commence litigation and why; how to oust Canadian jurisdiction where appropriate; how to obtain evidence in Canada for use in U.S. proceedings; the impact of key Supreme Court of Canada decisions over the past 20 years on the enforcement of U.S. judgments in Canada; substantive and procedural advantages and disadvantages of the use of Canadian proceedings; the key issues that arise in U.S./Canada cross-border litigation and arbitration; what is involved in enforcing judgments cross-border and what impact the SCC judgments have had on the trade relationship between U.S. and Canada; and the importance of timely and continuous communication between U.S. and Canadian lawyers wherever disputes cross borders.

CLE: Representing the Elderly Real Estate Client

Posted on April 18, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Learn how to better represent and protect your elderly clients! Over 40 million Americans are currently over the age of 65 – and that number is rapidly growing. The legal issues surrounding the elderly are wide-ranging and complicated, and can involve overlapping areas of practice.

CLE: What’s New in Mental Health Law: Mental Health Issues and Legal Professionalism

Posted on April 13, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Get the updates you need regarding a number of important mental health topics with this half-day seminar in Chicago or via live webcast on May 16, 2018. Practitioners with all levels of legal experience who are interested in the current regulations surrounding attorneys facing substance abuse or mental health issues (and how to assist them) will benefit from attending and learn: how to help attorneys and law students facing mental illness and/or substance abuse issues; the recent legislative changes and appellate opinions in mental health; the mission of the Lawyer’s Assistance Program to help attorneys facing substance abuse and/or mental health issues through mentoring and other tools; and how disciplinary authorities handle attorney mental health and substance abuse cases.

CLE: The Anatomy of Mechanics Lien Claim

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Join your fellow colleagues and local judges in Chicago on May 9, 2018 for an in-depth look at the nuts and bolts of a mechanics lien claim! Learn what it takes to prosecute liens on private and public projects and avoid common pitfalls encountered with claims under the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act.

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