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CLE: Criminal Dispositions without a Conviction! – LIVE Webcast

Posted on February 28, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Learn how to obtain a disposition for your client that won’t result in a criminal conviction! Join us via from the comfort of your home or office on Tuesday, March 4th for this one-hour live webcast that discusses many of the statewide laws that allow for dispositions without convictions, including court supervision, first-offender probation in drug cases, TASC drug probation, and more! Criminal law attorneys and general practitioners who occasionally handle criminal law cases – with basic to intermediate practice experience – who attend this live webcast will better understand: the local county programs that provide for no convictions, including theft school, traffic school, and drug court; how court supervision, first offender drug probations and the Second Change Program allow defendants to receive a disposition that does not consist of a conviction; and how specialty courts (such as mental health court) can assist in the defendant receiving a disposition without a conviction.

The program is presented by the ISBA Standing Committee on Corrections & Sentencing and qualifies for 1.0 hour MCLE credit.

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CLE: 13th Annual Environmental Law Conference

Posted on February 18, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Don’t miss ISBA’s 13th Annual Illinois Environmental Law Conference in Chicago on March 6-7, 2014! Once again, this premier conference features annual updates on agency activities and priorities in Illinois and the Region presented by top representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, and other state agencies.

CLE: Practical, Technological, Financial, and Ethical Tips for Running Your Own Practice

Posted on February 11, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Get the practical information you need to run your own law firm! Are you running your own law firm? Have you considered hanging out your shingle? Then don’t miss this comprehensive overview in Chicago on February 27th that covers the golden rules of running your own practice! Topics include: how to network and marketing yourself and your practice; understanding the financial aspects of running your law firm; recognizing the often overlooked issues when hanging out your shingle, including start-up costs, day-to-day expenses, and real estate concerns; how to properly collect money from clients and what to do with it after you have it; understanding the complexity of the client relationship, as well as the financial record-keeping process; how to use social media ethically to build your practice; and much more! For those unable to attend in Chicago, the program will also broadcast as a live webcast.

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Young Lawyers Division and qualifies for 2.0 hours MCLE credit, including 2.0 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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CLE: Experts Exposed: Expert Practice in Federal Court from A to Z – LIVE Webcast!

Posted on February 3, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Join us from the comfort of your home or office on Friday, Feb. 21 for this live webcast that offers you the insights you need to select/present your own expert and successfully attack the expert of opposing counsel. Get the bench's perspective on expert practice, including the most common mistakes litigators make in expert practice. Attorneys practicing law in the federal court – with all levels of practice experience – who attend this live webcast will better understand: what's required to qualify your expert to testify; the scope of expert discovery; attacking opposing counsel's expert testimony during the deposition, in a Daubert motion, and at trial; and ways to improve the comprehension of your expert's testimony.

The program is presented by the ISBA Federal Civil Practice Section and qualifies for 1.5 hours MCLE credit.

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CLE: Crowd Funding 101 – Live Webcast!

Posted on January 27, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Crowd funding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. Join us from the comfort of your home or office for this one-hour live webcast on Thursday, February 13th that examines the various aspects of crowd funding, including the practical and strategic considerations for raising money through crowd funding while maintaining valuable intellectual property rights. Business lawyers, technology attorneys, securities practitioners, and intellectual property counsel – with basic to intermediate practice experience – who attend this online seminar will: learn about the SEC’s recently proposed rules for crowd funding; understand how to identify when SEC and state security laws apply; know who can invest and the limitations on investments; know how to comply with the proposed rules; be able to identify potential pitfalls, including risks to intellectual property rights; and much more!

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Intellectual Property Section and qualifies for 1.0 hour MCLE credit.

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CLE: Advanced Workers’ Compensation – 2014

Posted on January 21, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Get the updates you need to practice with confidence with this full-day seminar that examines a broad spectrum of advanced workers’ compensation issues! Join us in Chicago OR Fairview Heights on Monday, Feb. 17for a discussion on the pitfalls to avoid throughout the Appellate process, how the Commission uses impairment ratings, and the ins-and-outs of a Section 12 examination, as well as a look at the updates to current case law. Labor/employment attorneys and workers’ compensation practitioners with advanced levels of practice experience who attend this seminar will better understand: the deadlines for a proceeding before the Arbitrator and Commission; how to apply the new AMA guidelines; how to avoid dismissal by the Appellate Court for failing to perfect your appeal; interlocutory orders from the Commission and Circuit Court; how a physician performs an impairment rating examination and how the impairment rating affects the permanency awards at the Commission; the various ethical issues workers’ compensation attorneys may face; and much more!

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Workers’ Compensation Section and qualifies for 5.75 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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CLE: Tort Law: Back to Basics

Posted on January 17, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Don’t miss this nuts-and-bolts examination of the personal injury litigation process! This back-to-basics seminar covers all aspects of the personal injury litigation case – from pretrial to post-trial – and pays particular attention to updated and emerging issues.

CLE: 2014 Federal Tax Conference

Posted on January 10, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Attorneys practicing in the areas of employee benefits, federal taxation, and trusts/estate planning, as well as general practitioners and certified public accountants won’t want to miss ISBA’s 2014 Federal Tax Conference in Chicago on February 7th! As an attendee, you will gain a better understanding of: the recent legislation affecting the transfer of assets during life and at death; the latest changes in retirement and welfare benefit plans; how developments in individual income tax law has affected the determination of income, deductions, exemptions, and more; how recent rulings have affected the taxation of C and S corporations and Partnerships; current issues regarding tax-exempt not-for-profit organizations; overview of Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission process and procedures; practicum on estate administration matters; and recent Supreme Court decisions regarding same-sex marriages' affect on tax planning.

The program is presented by the ISBA Federal Taxation Section and qualifies for 6.75 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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CLE: Hot Topics in Agricultural Law – 2014

Posted on January 3, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Are you familiar with the updated Illinois and federal estate and income tax laws? Do you know how to best represent your client before the ICC when a utility files a petition to construct a new transmission line? Do you understand the importance eminent domain has on negotiating compensation during a pipeline easement acquisition? Join us in Bloomington-Normal on February 7th for a fuller understanding of the law and practice affecting these issues, including: whether a credit trust is still viable under the new tax bill; income tax issues, including IRS regulations and court cases as they relate to agricultural pursuits; rapidly deploying high-voltage overhead transmission line easement projects, pipeline easements, and the best ways to negotiate for farm owners’ interests; fracking issues that can arise with long-reach horizontal drilling and modern hydraulic fracturing; changes to the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act; food safety law and food labeling; and new law office technology, social media, and ethical issues to avoid when using social media as an advertising and communication tool.

The program is presented by the ISBA Agricultural Law Section and qualifies for 6.5 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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CLE: 2014 Traffic Case Law and Legislative Update: Changes That Affect Your Practice and Clients – Live Webcast!

Posted on December 17, 2013 by Chris Bonjean

Traffic offenses can result in varied consequences for your client – from fines to jail time…and everything in between. As such, it is imperative that traffic law attorneys, criminal defense lawyers, prosecutors, judges, and general practitioners keep up with the changing laws in this important legal arena. Don’t miss this one-hour live webcast on January 9th that’s designed to bring you up-to-date on a number of important topics, including: the new Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act and its affect on Illinois DUI law; a review of the traffic and driver’s license legislation from the 98th General Assembly; the latest DUI and summary suspension case law; new legislation affecting traffic law; and how recent case law and legislative changes may affect your clients and your practice.

The program, which qualifies for 1.0 hour MCLE credit, is presented by the ISBA Traffic Laws & Courts Section.

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