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CLE: Protect Your Credit, Identity, and Financial Accounts

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Learn how to protect your credit and financial assets, avoid becoming a victim of identity theft, and advise your clients on these issues with this online seminar Oct. 10. Attorneys with basic to intermediate practice experience who attend this program will better understand: the importance of monitoring credit; how to use a credit lock/freeze to keep your credit safe; who to contact if you suspect identity theft; the services that are available to safeguard your identity; knowing if your investment accounts are secure; the benefits of private excess insurance; and the importance to passwords.

CLE: Workers’ Compensation Update – Fall 2018

Posted on September 18, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Update your knowledge on a number of important workers’ compensation issues with this full-day seminar in Chicago or O’Fallon on Monday, Oct. 8. Labor and employment attorneys and workers’ compensation practitioners attending this seminar will better understand: How joint injuries are diagnosed and treated in workers’ compensation claims; how uninsured employers are handled; how to avoid ethical dilemmas in your practice; how Temporary Total Disability (TTD) payments compare to Maintenance payments; the current case law updates and changes that may affect your client; and how vocational rehabilitation can help you next workers' compensation client.

CLE: Solo & Small Firm Practice Institute Series - Reaching the Summit: Practice Management Tips to Elevate Your Firm

Posted on September 10, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Get the best practice tips and practical tools you need to elevate your firm above the rest with this half-day seminar in Chicago or via live webcast on September 28. Attendees will gain a better understanding of: Why diversity is important to your law practice and how to include it in your practice; how to overcome the obstacles that are preventing you from creating a paperless work environment; the tools you need to maintain a paper-free practice; the importance of maintaining a positive online presence and how to protect your online reputation; and how to avoid cybersecurity risks and create a secure practice.

CLE: GDPR and BIPA – What General Counsel and Privacy Attorneys Need to Know

Posted on August 31, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Join us Oct. 3 for an online seminar that teaches you the basic principles of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), including what you should ask your client’s IT departments to ensure compliance from a technology perspective.

CLE: Navigating Your Child Client Through the Juvenile Delinquency Process

Posted on August 28, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Learn how to guide your child client through the juvenile delinquency process with this full-day seminar Sept. 27 in Chicago. Any attorney who is retained to represent a juvenile in a delinquency case needs to be aware of the process and be up-to-date on the legislative changes that may affect your client. Whether you’ve never represented a juvenile or are seasoned practitioner who needs an update on the recent changes to the law and process, you won’t want to miss this seminar that gives you all the information you need to successfully navigate the juvenile delinquency process. 

CLE: Bail Reform in Illinois - Why It Is Time

Posted on August 21, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Discover how the Cook County Circuit Court Order (and other changes on the horizon) may affect your next client. 

Although the Bail Reform Act was signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner, the question remains whether the Act is adequate enough to address the multiple problems facing the criminal court’s bail-setting process. A bail hearing is one of the first contacts with the criminal court for a defendant charged with a crime – and it is imperative that attorneys working in this arena be familiar with the new rules, orders, and procedures, as well as how to incorporate these procedures into their practice in order to protect their clients’ rights. Criminal law attorneys, government lawyers, civil rights practitioners, and disability lawyers with all levels of practice experience who attend this seminar in Chicago or via live webcast on Sept. 26 will better understand: the history behind the Bail Reform Act of 2017 and why there was a need; the challenges facing Cook County Circuit Court Order No. 18.8A; the current framework for the bond system in Illinois; the impact of bail setting and pre-trial detention on communities in Illinois; the impact these changes have on appeals; how to remain in compliance with the law and the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct; and the future of reform in Illinois.

CLE: Cannabis Law - What You Need to Know to Represent Cannabis Businesses and Investors

Posted on August 15, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S., but is fraught with numerous legal and regulatory issues that are constantly evolving. This half-day program in Chicago or via live webcast on Sept. 20 offers a multidisciplinary introduction to a number of issues that can arise when representing cannabis business clients and investors, including tax, regulatory/compliance, securities, banking, real estate, and land use. 

CLE: All the Queen's Horses - The $53 Million Question: Who's Responsible for Finding Fraud?

Posted on August 10, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

On Feb. 14, 2013, Rita Crundwell, former comptroller for the city of Dixon, Ill., was sentenced to 19 and a half years in prison for stealing more than $53 million from the city. Crundwell’s crime went on record as the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history. Just as shocking as the amount stolen from this small Illinois town was the fact that Crundwell engaged in her scheme to pillage Dixon for 20 years before being discovered. Crundwell's fraud once again focused an unflattering spotlight on the accounting profession and the role of the audit. The relevance of the audit has been in question since the uncovering of massive corporate frauds dating back to Worldcom and Enron. Subsequent to Crundwell's conviction, the city of Dixon sued its auditors, accountants and bank, settling their claim against them for $40 million.

CLE: Family Law Update 2018

Posted on August 7, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Join us Sept. 14 in Chicago for an in-depth look at a number of key changes to the family law arena, including the litigation updates that may impact your next client.

Family law practitioners, child law attorneys, and civil practice lawyers with all levels of practice experience who attend this seminar will better understand: how to apply the Illinois Rules of Evidence and the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure to your family law litigation case; the judicial perspective on proper pleadings; how to apply equitable remedies to a family law case; the impact of normalizing income as part of the valuation process when determining fair market value; how to calculate appropriate maintenance (and how the new maintenance statute may impact that calculation); and the importance of providing the necessary evidence in a child support hearing.

CLE: Second Annual Abraham Lincoln's Legacy - Lessons for Today's Lawyers

Posted on July 30, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

In 1858, Lincoln defended William Duff Armstrong on murder charges for the death of James Preston Metzker. During the trial, a key prosecution eyewitness named Charles Allen testified that he witnessed the fight after sunset by the light of the moon high overhead. Lincoln undermined Allen’s testimony by using an almanac to prove that the moon was on the horizon and did not provide sufficient light to see anything clearly at the time of the fight. William Duff Armstrong was acquitted and Lincoln’s use of the almanac became legendary in the legal community. Don’t miss this full-day seminar in Beardstown on Sept. 7, 2018 that examines the Lincoln Almanac Trial in the very courthouse where Armstrong was acquitted. Topics include: an examination of the case from the trial advocacy perspective, and what modern lawyers can learn from it; a look at Lincoln’s other murder trials, and how attorneys must fulfill their duty to represent clients zealously in such cases; the problem with eyewitness identification and how to deal with it effectively at trial; the ethical issues that can arise during a trial; and a look at Lincoln’s practice before the Illinois Supreme Court.