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CLE: Illinois Animal Law Conference

Posted on January 31, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Don’t miss ISBA’s Illinois Animal Law Conference in Carbondale on February 9, 2018! Get the updates you need to affectively advise your clients on a number of important animal law topics. Family law attorneys, animal law practitioners, environmental law lawyers, agricultural law attorneys, and counsel for municipalities with all levels of practice experience who attend this seminar will better understand: what Hurricane Harvey and Irma have taught us about animals and natural disaster planning and recovery; the regulation of feral and community cats; what you need to know about assistance animals; how the Bad Newz Kennels case has affected animal laws; how to handle the family pet in marriage dissolution cases; the regulations affecting humane care, animal control, and dangerous/vicious dog proceedings; the developments in farm animal protection; the ethical issues to be aware of when handling an animal law case; and much more.

ATTEND FOR ONLY $25! The ISBA would like to offer a special thanks to this program’s financial supporter – Brooks McCormick Jr. Trust for Animal Rights Law and Policy and Best Friends Animal Society – for helping to make this opportunity possible.

CLE: Illinois Animal Law Conference

Posted on January 25, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Attend for only $25! A special thanks goes out to the program’s financial supporters — Brooks McCormick Jr. Trust for Animal Rights Law and Policy and Best Friends Animal Society — for helping to make this opportunity possible.

Don’t miss ISBA’s Illinois Animal Law Conference in Carbondale on Feb. 9! Get the updates you need to affectively advise your clients on a number of important animal law topics. Family law attorneys, animal law practitioners, environmental law lawyers, agricultural law attorneys, and counsel for municipalities with all levels of practice experience who attend this seminar will better understand: what Hurricane Harvey and Irma have taught us about animals and natural disaster planning and recovery; the regulation of feral and community cats; what you need to know about assistance animals; how the Bad Newz Kennels case has affected animal laws; how to handle the family pet in marriage dissolution cases; the regulations affecting humane care, animal control, and dangerous/vicious dog proceedings; the developments in farm animal protection; the ethical issues to be aware of when handling an animal law case; and much more.

CLE: 2018 Federal Tax Conference

Posted on January 23, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Don’t miss ISBA’s annual Federal Tax Conference in Chicago or via live webcast on February 2, 2018, which features a wealth of information and updates for tax lawyers, business law attorneys, and trusts and estates practitioners. Attorneys with basic practice experience who attend this conference will obtain a better understanding of: the tax issues to be aware of for non-profit organizations and tax exempt entities; the statutory and regulatory changes to individual tax laws; the ethical issues to consider when representing clients during an IRS inquiry; how a plan structure within an estate can impact income and estate taxation; how to spot potential tax protesters prior to accepting them as clients (and the hazards you may face if you are retained by this type of client); changes to the partnership audit regulations; corporate and partnership tax issues; and much more!

CLE: Environmental Law for the General Practitioner

Posted on January 17, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Join us from the comfort of your home or office on Feb. 1 for two live webcasts that were developed for general practitioners who do not ordinarily advise clients on issues involving environmental law, but who need an introductory look at these topics.

Concerted Activity in the Age of Social Media and Online Systems: Employee Rights, Employer Pitfalls, Remedies, and Penalties [LIVE WEBCAST]

Posted on January 11, 2018 by Sara Anderson

The term working conditions is very broad, and the language with or without a union means that it applies to any workplace. As a result, employees have the right to work in concert with other employees regarding employment issues — and any employer who interferes with this right is violating the National Labor Relations Act. In the age of social media and online application, issues relating to concerted activity are multiplied. Don’t miss this intermediate to advanced level online program on January 30, 2018 that discusses the various ways employees can act in concert in the social media age, how this benefits the employees, and the pitfalls it creates for employers.

CLE: Business Divorce - Marital and Non-Marital Business Owner Separations

Posted on January 8, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Any lawyer or company advisor (with intermediate practice experience) who is involved in organizing entities, managing marital disputes where business interests are at issue, or negotiating/litigating non-marital separations and planned/unplanned changes of entity control won’t want to miss this half-day seminar in Chicago or via live webcast on January 18, 2018 that gives you the tools you need to handle business owner separation cases. Topics include: the standard clauses of mutual protection and planned or compelled owner exit; alternative dispute resolution options; recapitalization or internal case availability and valuation issues associated with same; the fragility of business enterprises; the difference between going concern valuation and distress sale asset disposition; asset concealment, cash demands, interpersonal disputes, and other issues likely to occur in marital and non-marital arguments among business owners; and the Illinois Rules of Professional Responsibility regarding client identification issues.

CLE: Starting Your Law Practice

Posted on January 2, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Many attorneys dream of opening their own practice, but don’t necessarily know where to begin. This full-day seminar gives you the guidance you need on where to start – from choosing a professional entity to practice under and finding the right type of location, to hiring good office staff and making sure your technology is secure. Any attorney attending this seminar in Chicago on January 25, 2018 who has been thinking about starting their own law practice will gain a better understanding of: the pros and cons of each professional entity option, including P.C., LLC, and partnerships; the unexpected charges to be aware of when signing a rental or lease agreement for your new office; terminating or firing an employee (and the problems that can arise); your ethical obligation to maintain competence with technology; what should be included in your engagement letters and fee agreements; the issues to be aware of when advising or soliciting clients; the basics of traffic law and criminal law; how to handle basic estate planning cases; what to expect in employment law litigation; and much more!

The program is presented by the ISBA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section. It qualifies for 6.25 hours MCLE credit, including 3.75 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

For more information and to register, visit the ISBA CLE page.

CLE: Clearing the Skies - How to Fly with the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program

Posted on December 18, 2017 by Sara Anderson

Get the information you need on Illinois’ new Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program with this online seminar on January 17, 2018. Attorneys practicing in federal court –  particularly those in the Northern District of Illinois – need to know about the new program, including the common pitfalls and traps to avoid. Our panel of presenters offer their unique perspectives as they discuss the pilot program and show you how it can be used to enhance your practice and promote settlement. Online attendees are encouraged to offer input and ask questions via the chat box feature.

CLE: On My Own – Starting Your Solo Practice as a Female Attorney

Posted on December 11, 2017 by Sara Anderson

Every solo journey starts with a single step. Don’t miss this online seminar on January 10, 2018 that explores the practical business concerns of starting your own law firm and the special issues you may face as a woman branching out on her own. Discover how starting a solo practice can help advance women in the legal profession and what we can do as women to support each other in getting our practices off the ground. Learn how to fight the gender biases you will inevitably face and how these biases and stereotypes can affect your confidence. Listen as our panelists use their real-life experiences to advise you on a number key issues, including trust accounts, new clients, former clients, creating a business plan, and much more.

The program is presented by the ISBA Standing Committee on Women & the Law. It qualifies for 2.0 hours MCLE credit, including 2.0 hours Professionalism, Civility, or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

Learn more and register on the CLE page.

CLE: How To Handle A Construction Case Mediation

Posted on December 6, 2017 by Sara Anderson

Don’t miss this full-day mock demonstration based on an actual multi-party construction case mediation! Watch and listen as seasoned lawyers demonstrate a construction case from the pre-mediation stage to the settlement agreement and learn which methods and techniques are most useful in a construction mediation case. Attorneys with basic or intermediate practice experience who attend this seminar on January 12, 2018 – either in Chicago or via Live Webcast – will better understand: the procedures, methods, and techniques common to all mediations; the unique problems and issues in a construction case mediation; the issues that you need to be prepared to deal with during the pre-mediation conference; how to handle the pre-mediation position paper; the issues that you should expect to arise in a group opening session; how the parties should interact during the breakout session for an effective mediation; how to deal with the Settlement Agreement in concluding the mediation; how to manage the ethical issues that can arise during the confidential process of mediation; and much more!

The program is presented by the ISBA Construction Law Section and co-sponsored by the ISBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. It qualifies for 7.25 hours MCLE credit, including 7.25 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

Get more information and register on our CLE page.

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