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CLE: Social Media and Litigation

Posted on March 24, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Learn how to admit social media into evidence with this half-day seminar! The social media landscape is dynamic and complex – and is often accompanied by privacy concerns and ethical issues. Join us in Chicago or via live webcast on Friday, April 4th for the opportunity to update your knowledge on social media and the law! Attorneys with all levels of practice experience attending this seminar will gain a better understanding of: What social media is and how to use it; how social media differs from other forms of communication; privacy and security settings; how to use social media as a news outlet; how to preserve social media evidence; the ethical issues that emerge with the use of social media; and how to argue for (or against!) allowing social media into evidence during litigation.

The program is presented by the ISBA Standing Committee on Legal Technology and qualifies for 4.0 hours MCLE credit, including 3.0 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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CLE: Exempt Offerings: Regulation D to Crowd Funding

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Attorneys representing small to mid-size business that need access to investor capital need to be aware of the various multifaceted legal issues that can arise when funding a business, including the securities laws, rules and regulations that may affect the transaction, Don’t miss this opportunity on April 3rd to update your knowledge on a number of key areas, including: an overview of Regulation D; the changes to Regulation D brought about by the JOBS Act; crowd funding as an alternative option when Regulation D doesn’t work for the offering being contemplated; the steps to a crowd funding offering, including issuer requirements, funding portal requirements, and when an offering can commence; how monetary limits change based on the investor profile; the risks associated with crowd funding; the type of malpractice insurance necessary before engaging in securities work, as well as how insurance will be affected in the future; the necessary due diligence when considering potential securities clients; the Illinois state law considerations that should be taken into account when considering an exempt offering; and much more! For those unable to attend the on-site program in Chicago, the seminar will also broadcast via the Internet as a live webcast.

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Business and Securities Law Section and qualifies for 2.25 hours MCLE credit, including 0.50 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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CLE: General Practice Update 2014: Quincy Regional Event

Posted on March 13, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Join us in Quincy on Friday, March 28th to get the updates you need on a number of general practice areas! Topics include: courtroom probate practice; technology to help your practice; bankruptcy advice for disability clients; using social media as evidence; current criminal law trends; conceal and carry laws; insurance issues; limited scope representation; and office risk management. General practice attorneys with all levels of practice and experience will benefit from attending this informative seminar.

The program is presented by the ISBA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section and co-sponsored by the Adams County Bar Association. It qualifies for 7.0 hours MCLE credit, including 3.0 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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CLE: Myra Bradwell: The Practice of Law in the Wake of Her Legacy

Posted on March 10, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Myra Bradwell had a dream of becoming a lawyer, but was repeatedly rejected based on gender. Her determination, courage, and perseverance – both her attempt at gaining entrance to the Illinois bar and her dedication to women’s rights – has made her one of the most influential figures of the American legal profession. Join us in DeKalb on Friday, March 21st as Jenner & Block attorney, Rachel Morse, offers a dramatic rendition of Myra Bradwell’s struggle to gain admittance to the bar. Using excerpts of actual court records and other historical documents, Ms. Morse brings Bradwell’s trailblazing story to life. The presentation closes with a distinguished panel of speakers discussing the obstacles women have faced pursuing careers in the law, how those obstacles were overcome, and what the future holds for diversity in the law. You are invited to attend a reception celebrating ourselves and honoring those who went before us immediately following the panel discussion. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Myra Bradwell: In the Light of Experience (prepared by John Lupton, Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission Historian), which contains copies of contemporaneous documents and an account of Myra Bradwell’s life.

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CLE: DUI and Traffic Law Updates 2014

Posted on March 5, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Don’t miss this discussion in Fairview Heights on Friday, March 14th regarding the increasingly complex issues occurring in traffic law and DUI court, as well as the new case law and legislation mandated by the Illinois General Assembly! State’s attorneys, public defenders, judges, and attorneys practicing in the DUI and traffic courts – with all levels of experience – who attend this full-day seminar will better understand: the jury selection process in DUI and misdemeanor cases; how the traffic law arena is affected by the legalization of medical marijuana; the ethical obligations you have as a traffic law attorney; how new legislation has impacted the defense of Operating Under the Influence; and much more!

The program is presented by the ISBA Traffic Laws and Courts Section and qualifies for 5.50 hours MCLE credit, including 0.75 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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CLE: Litigating, Defending, and Preventing Employment, Housing, and Public Accommodation Discrimination Cases: Practice Updates and Tips Concerning the Illinois Human Rights Act – 2014

Posted on March 3, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Review the latest information in employment, housing, and public accommodation discrimination cases under the Illinois Human Rights Act with this informative presentation in Chicago on March 13th! [The seminar will also broadcast via the Internet as a live webcastfor those unable to attend live in Chicago.]

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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