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CLE: Cross Border Litigation: Essential Considerations for U.S. Lawyers

Posted on April 23, 2018 by Sara Anderson

This program offers both the Canadian and American perspectives regarding some of the most pervasive issues that arise during legal disputes that cross the borders between the U.S. and Canada. Every U.S. attorney who deals with cross-border issues with Canada who attend this seminar in Chicago or via live webcast on May 23, 2018 will better understand: the practical issues such as where to commence litigation and why; how to oust Canadian jurisdiction where appropriate; how to obtain evidence in Canada for use in U.S. proceedings; the impact of key Supreme Court of Canada decisions over the past 20 years on the enforcement of U.S. judgments in Canada; substantive and procedural advantages and disadvantages of the use of Canadian proceedings; the key issues that arise in U.S./Canada cross-border litigation and arbitration; what is involved in enforcing judgments cross-border and what impact the SCC judgments have had on the trade relationship between U.S. and Canada; and the importance of timely and continuous communication between U.S. and Canadian lawyers wherever disputes cross borders.

CLE: Representing the Elderly Real Estate Client

Posted on April 18, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Learn how to better represent and protect your elderly clients! Over 40 million Americans are currently over the age of 65 – and that number is rapidly growing. The legal issues surrounding the elderly are wide-ranging and complicated, and can involve overlapping areas of practice.

CLE: What’s New in Mental Health Law: Mental Health Issues and Legal Professionalism

Posted on April 13, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Get the updates you need regarding a number of important mental health topics with this half-day seminar in Chicago or via live webcast on May 16, 2018. Practitioners with all levels of legal experience who are interested in the current regulations surrounding attorneys facing substance abuse or mental health issues (and how to assist them) will benefit from attending and learn: how to help attorneys and law students facing mental illness and/or substance abuse issues; the recent legislative changes and appellate opinions in mental health; the mission of the Lawyer’s Assistance Program to help attorneys facing substance abuse and/or mental health issues through mentoring and other tools; and how disciplinary authorities handle attorney mental health and substance abuse cases.

CLE: The Anatomy of Mechanics Lien Claim

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Join your fellow colleagues and local judges in Chicago on May 9, 2018 for an in-depth look at the nuts and bolts of a mechanics lien claim! Learn what it takes to prosecute liens on private and public projects and avoid common pitfalls encountered with claims under the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act.

CLE: The Cyborgs are Coming! Ethical Concerns from Technology Disruptions

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Many speakers warn about run-of-the-mill ethical concerns with technology, but only a select few understand the cutting-edge concerns that are shifting the practice of law and causing ethical headaches for sophisticated lawyers. Join Stuart Teicher in Chicago or via live webcast on April 20, 2018 as he explains both the expanding ethical pitfalls and the evolving ethical duties that lawyers face when using new technology. Attendees will learn about:

  • The Dangers that Don’t Get Discussed. Learn about the paradigm shift that’s being caused by Wikileaks and Snowden, as well as the pitfalls from the LinkedIn/Microsoft merger;
  •  Using Artificial Intelligence Safely…in Plain English. Every tech guru tells you that you need to understand artificial intelligence, but not a single one of them knows how it fits into the attorney ethics rules. Gain a better understanding of the ethical issues you may face with data mining, machine learning, automated tasks, and more (Rules 8.4, 5.3, 1.1)
  • Phish-Hooked: The Ethical Implications of Getting Scammed Online. Whether it’s ransomware, bogus escrow agent arrangements, or fake disciplinary notices, lawyers need to be aware of the hustles being used to scam lawyers. This section helps clarify an attorney’s obligation when becoming a target of online trickery. (Bar Opinions from Alaska #2016-1, Ohio #2016-8, D.C. Bar #371).
  • Twitter Traps You Didn’t Consider. The pressure to tweet is immense, even if you want to resist…and the ethical concerns with using the medium are growing. Don’t miss this discussion on the ethical implications of retweeting (Rule 4.1), the pending terrorism criminal case that could have ethics implications for lawyers, the triggering concerns of Rule 3.6; and more.

CLE: 5th Annual Elder Law Bootcamp: Basics and Beyond

Posted on March 30, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Back by Popular Demand! Don’t miss ISBA’s two-day elder law bootcamp in Chicago on April 26-27, 2018 that gives you the guidance and information you need to effectively represent your aging clients.

CLE: Interns, Externs, and Clerks - Training, Supervision, and Professionalism Issues

Posted on March 27, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Get a better understanding of how to achieve the maximum benefit from employing interns, externs, and clerks! Supervising law students is challenging in today’s diverse and fast-paced legal market. Different learning styles, level of competencies, and workplace expectations require supervising attorneys and law firms to develop effective supervision techniques to ensure a productive experience for all involved.

CLE: Tips and Traps in UCC Compliance [LIVE WEBCAST]

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Uniform Commercial Code compliance may seem simple, but it can be tricky if you don’t know what to watch out for. This online program on April 11, 2018 illustrates just how easy it is to fall into one of the many traps of the UCC, while providing best practice tips for maintaining compliance.

CLE: Professionalism 2018 - Understanding How Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Diversity/Inclusion Are Impacting the Legal Profession

Posted on March 13, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Join us on March 21, 2018 for this online program that examines a range of mental health issues affecting attorneys, the resources available to help lawyers cope with the demands of the legal profession, and the state of diversity and inclusion policies in the legal industry.

CLE: 2018 Traffic Case Law and Legislative Update: Changes Which Impact Your Practice & Clients

Posted on March 7, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Join us via the Internet on March 19, 2018 for this informative program that presents an update on legislation and case law in the area of traffic law. Traffic law practitioners, criminal defense lawyers, prosecutors, judges, general practitioners, and young attorneys with basic and intermediate experience who attend this seminar will better understand: the new traffic and driver’s license legislation from the recent session of the Illinois General Assembly; how these legislative changes will impact your clients and your law practice; the latest DUI and summary suspension case law including People v. Ida Way[1] and cases regarding the admissibility of the preliminary breath test; and much more!

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