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CLE: Reel MCLE Series: How Many Ethical Dilemmas Can You Spot?

Posted on June 3, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Join us in Lake Geneva on June 20th (during ISBA’s Annual Meeting) for this unique program in which the hit TV show “Boston Legal” (Season 1, Episode 4)** and two additional videos containing ethical legal scenarios are used as a sounding board for identifying, understanding, and analyzing the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct – making this the perfect educational tool for learning about professional responsibility.

CLE: Lessons in Professional Responsibility: From the Illinois Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln

Posted on May 29, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Join us in Springfieldon June 12th to celebrate Lincoln the Lawyer and earn three hours of Professional responsibility MCLE credit, including 3.0 hours Professional Responsibility credit (subject to approval)! Learn about professional responsibility from one of Illinois’ greatest lawyers, Abraham Lincoln, as you listen to the words of Lincoln and his law partner, William Herndon, through recorded reenactments of their recollections of cases, letters, speeches, and stories. The presentations are based upon historic research provided by John Lupton, Administrative Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission. The historic settings of the re-enactments, the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office and the Old State Capitol in Springfield, were provided courtesy of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. After each recollection, John Lupton discusses the historical context, while our distinguished panel of attorneys and judges examine how the professional responsibility issues are addressed in the 21st century practice of law. The program provides opportunities for you to engage in discussions on the issues in your practice setting.Parking is available under the Old State Capitol and in the parking garage at the corner of 6th and Madison Streets.

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CLE: The Do's and Don'ts of the BAIID Machine - Live Webcast!

Posted on May 20, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Join us from the comfort of your home or office on Friday, June 6th, for this one-hour live webcast that discusses the "science" and practical use of the Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) machine. Attorneys and judges who practice in the DUI and traffic court arena (including license reinstatement hearings) who attend this webcast will better understand: what the BAIID machine is and who is eligible to use the BAIID under Illinois law; who monitors and manages the BAIID program; the driver’s rights and responsibilities regarding the installation and use of the BAIID machine; and the criminal consequences for tampering with the BAIID machine or violating the BAIID permit.

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

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CLE: Identifying Intellectual Property Issues in Start-ups – Live Webcast!

Posted on May 12, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Do you work with start-up companies and need a basic understanding of the various intellectual property issues that can arise? Then don’t miss this online seminar on May 27th that will help you: understand the trademark and copyright problems your client may encounter with branding; learn how to protect your client’s branding once established; familiarize your practice with patents, including what they protect, timing, and strategies to prevent inadvertent loss of patent rights before filing the application; understand trade secrets and the importance of non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements; recognize intellectual property issues relating to technology, including open source code and the cloud; establish a proactive approach toward intellectual property ownership between cofounders, employees, and vendors; understand business names, domain names, promotional issues, and website content concerns.

The program qualifies for 1.5 hours MCLE credit and is presented by the ISBA Business Advice and Financial Planning Section and co-sponsored by the ISBA Intellectual Property Section.

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CLE: Recent Developments in State and Local Tax – 2014

Posted on May 6, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Stay in touch with the recent statutory, regulatory, and case law changes concerning Illinois state and local taxes! State and local tax issues are regularly updated, and it is important that Illinois attorneys are aware of these changes. Join us in Chicago or via live webcaston May 22ndto get the information you need regarding advancements in statutory, regulatory and case law concerning Illinois state and local taxes with this informative half-day seminar. State and local tax attorneys – or any attorney with an interest in state tax practicing in law firms, industry or governmental agencies – with intermediate to advanced practice levels who attend this program will better understand: the Illinois Department of Revenue’s recent updates concerning policy, statutory and regulatory policy; the recent developments and changes in local and county taxing bodies, including rules/regulations and operations; how recent modifications and changes may affect property tax law; legislative developments in income, sales and other Illinois taxes; and a brief overview of recent Illinois tax court cases.

The seminar is presented by the ISBA State and Local Tax Section and qualifies for 3.50 hours MCLE credit.

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CLE: Civil Practice and Procedure Update – 2014

Posted on April 25, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Update your civil practice knowledge with this top-rated, full-day seminar in Springfield on May 2nd that addresses all phases of the trial—from setting the proper foundation and successfully prosecuting/defending a case, to developing a powerful and effective closing argument! Topics include: filing the lawsuit; pleadings; good faith settlement of claims; motions to dismiss; discovery; requests to admit; Supreme Court Rule 213; motions in limine; closing arguments; post-trial motions; and obtaining circuit court and appellate review of administrative decisions. A discussion on temporary restraining orders and injunctive relief is also included.

The program is presented by the ISBA Civil Practice & Procedure Section and qualifies for 5.5 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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CLE: Tips of the Trade: A Federal Civil Practice Seminar – 2014

Posted on April 23, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Back by popular demand! Join us in Chicago on May 7 for this unique opportunity to hear tips on all aspects of federal civil practice directly from more than 20 federal judges on topics ranging from the initial pleading through post-trial motions. Attorneys with all levels of experience practicing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois who attend this seminar will gain a better understanding of: Federal court pleadings and the issues that confront a lawyer practicing in federal court; discovery practice, including the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules of the Northern District; post-discovery issues, such as summary judgment and final pre-trial orders; settlement conferences and the procedures for a successful mediation; trial practice and advocacy, including use of technology; and an attorney’s ethical and civility obligations.

The program is presented by the ISBA Federal Civil Practice Section and co-sponsored by the Seventh Circuit Bar Association. It qualifies for 6.0 hours MCLE credit, including 2.0 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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CLE: New Considerations in Corporate Legal Ethics

Posted on April 14, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Enhance your understanding of the issues surrounding corporate ethics! Understanding the issues surrounding corporate ethics is vital in today’s climate. This half-day seminar in Normal, Illinois on April 25th offers you the updates you need regarding recent developments in corporate law ethics. The program is designed for a diverse audience with intermediate levels of practice experience, including in-house lawyers, corporate attorneys, and private practitioners. Attorneys attending this seminar will better understand: the ethical considerations for practitioners representing corporate clients; understanding the scope of permissible advice and licensure/practice restrictions in a multijurisdictional practice; the recent developments and future trends in professional responsibility; incorporating the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct into the in-house counsel’s practice; and the ethical considerations for employers regarding the Affordable Care Act requirements and penalties.

The program is presented by the ISBA Corporate Law Departments Section and qualifies for 4.0 hours MCLE credit, including 4.0 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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CLE: 1st Annual Elder Law Bootcamp: Basics and Beyond

Posted on April 7, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Within the next decade, the aging population will explode due to the wave of baby boomers reaching retirement age, making it imperative that attorneys be prepared to assist and counsel both the elderly client and their children. Don’t miss this first annual elder law bootcamp in Chicago on April 24-25th that offers you the guidance and information you need to effectively represent an aging client! Attorneys with all levels of practice experience who attend this two-day seminar will gain a better understanding of: how to communicate with clients of diminished capacity; how to handle the cognitively impaired attorney; the new Elder Justice Center in Cook County; the alternatives to guardianship; wills vs. trusts; estate planning for families with a special needs member; guardianship litigation; grandparents raising grandchildren; important case law and statutory developments; preventing and prosecuting financial exploitation against elders; Long Term Care and the costs associated with it; and much more!

The program qualifies for 13.25 hours MCLE credit, including 2.5 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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CLE: Bankruptcy Basics from the Experts

Posted on April 1, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Don’t miss this opportunity to update your knowledge on the ins-and-outs of a bankruptcy case!

Join us in Chicago on April 11th for this comprehensive look at bankruptcy procedure – from the different types of bankruptcy and the necessary steps to take when your debtor files for bankruptcy, to modifying an automatic stay and filing a proof of claim. Attorneys working in the commercial litigation, banking, collections and/or bankruptcy areas with basic practice experience who attend this full-day seminar will better understand: how to conduct the initial client interview, including the appropriate consultation questions and the required client disclosures; the statutory deadlines and requirements when representing a client during an adversary proceeding; the purpose and goal of a 341 meeting; the role of the Chapter 7 trustee in asset and no-asset cases; how to maximize your client’s recovery when representing a creditor in a bankruptcy; the common problems that can arise during a bankruptcy case and how to avoid them; and much more!

The program is presented by the ISBA Commercial Banking, Collections and Bankruptcy Section and qualifies for 6.0 hours MCLE credit.

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