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Did you miss the June 30th reporting deadline?

Posted on August 3, 2012 by Chris Bonjean

The Illinois MCLE Reporting Period for Illinois Attorneys whose last name begins with A through M ended June 30, 2012. Did you miss the deadline? If so, ISBA has a number of programming options available to help you complete your requirement during the grace period! For a complete listing of over 100 electronic CLE options to choose from, please visit: isba.fastcle.com One-hour teleseminars and complimentary Fastcase webinars for ISBA members can be accessed here: www.isba.org/cle/upcoming

Be Sure to Check Out These Popular Seminars:

The New World of Educator Evaluations - LIVE Webcast

2.0 hours MCLE credit

Live Webcast – August 9, 2012 / 12:00 – 2:00 p.m

CLE: The New World of Educator Evaluations – LIVE WEBCAST

Posted on July 31, 2012 by Chris Bonjean

Join us from the comfort of your home or office at 12:00 p.m. on August 9th and get the information you need to effectively advise school district administrators and certificated staff with this comprehensive overview that explores the background and political reasoning behind the changes to the Educator Evaluation procedures as mandated by Senate Bill 7. Labor and employment attorneys, local government lawyers, education law practitioners, and school administrators – with intermediate to advanced practice experience – who attend this live webcast will better understand:

  • The historical background leading to the changes found in Senate Bill 7;
  • The educator evaluation process and applicable timelines;
  • The duties and responsibilities of the required joint committees;
  • The legal process as required under the new Public Act; and
  • How to best advise school administrators and staff regarding personnel decisions resulting from educator evaluations.

The program is presented by the ISBA Education Law Section and qualifies for 2.0 hours MCLE credit.

Click here for more information and to register.

CLE: Admitting Facebook Information into Evidence – live webcast

Posted on June 26, 2012 by Chris Bonjean

Learn to overcome the challenges of admitting Facebook profile information into evidence with this informative webcast!

Join us from the comfort of your home or office at noon on July 17th for this fun and engaging mock evidentiary hearing set around an employment lawsuit in which the defendant is moving for the admission of the plaintiff's Facebook account information to defend against the plaintiff’s breach of employment contract claim. The program opens with a brief overview of the factual and procedural context for the hearing, followed by the speakers serving as plaintiff counsel, witness, expert witness, defense counsel, forensic expert, and judge. The program closes with an analysis of the various challenges in admitting Facebook profiles into evidence. Litigators, employment lawyers, and civil practitioners with advanced practice experience will benefit from this information presented throughout this live webcast.

The program ispresented by the ISBA Standing Committee on Legal Technology and qualifies for 1.0 hour MCLE credit.

Click here for more information and to register.

CLE: Hot Topics in Labor Law: 2012 and Beyond

Posted on June 21, 2012 by Chris Bonjean

Join us in Chicago on June 29th to learn how the National Labor Relations Act can affect non-union businesses! This comprehensive overview offers a look at Illinois labor laws from the differing perspectives of seasoned labor law attorneys – including union, management and the public employer perspective – on the long-range anticipated consequences of recent case law and proposed regulations. Labor law attorneys, general practitioners, and business lawyers – with all levels of experience – will come to better understand common labor law issues through the following topics: the impact of social media on union organizing activities; the impact of NLRB v. Boeing and the judicial response to AT&T v. Concepcion; National Labor Relations Act workplace poster controversy; right to work issues; collective bargaining trends; current issues with the Fire and Police Commission; and counsel’s role and ethical conduct in advising clients concerning labor issues.

Can’t attend the live, on-site program in Chicago? Then join us on the web! This program will be broadcast live via the Internet so that attorneys can attend remotely.

The program is presented by the ISBA Labor & Employment Section and qualifies for 3.0 hours MCLE credit, including 0.75 hour PMCLE credit (subject to approval).

Click here for more information and to register for the program in CHICAGO.

CLE: Gain The Edge!® Negotiation Strategies for Lawyers

Posted on June 11, 2012 by Chris Bonjean

Join us in Chicago on June 28, 2012 for this one-day only opportunity to learn advanced negotiation skills from a national expert and renowned instructor!

Learn to approach negotiations with a strategic mindset and become a more effective lawyer. Topics include: the five golden rules of negotiation; strategies to get past “no”; gaining leverage; emotionally-charged techniques; generating creative solutions; sharing information; dealing with untrustworthy adversaries; building future relationships; deadlines and time tips; and much more. Can’t attend the live, on-site program in Chicago? Then join us on the web! This program will be broadcast live via the Internet so that attorneys can attend remotely.

The seminar is taught by Martin Latz, one of the nation’s leading experts and instructors on negotiating techniques. As the founder of the Latz Negotiation Institute, he has trained over 70,000 lawyers and business professionals around the world. Each registrant will receive a copy of Martin Latz’s book, Gain the Edge! Negotiating to Get What You Want.

Click here for more information and to register for the program in CHICAGO.

Click here for more information and to register for the live WEBCAST.

CLE: 2012 Cyberlaw Symposium

Posted on June 8, 2012 by Chris Bonjean

Intellectual Property law changes dynamically from month-to-month, particularly in those areas related to the Internet and cyberspace matters. Join us in Chicago on June 21st for the 2012 Cyberlaw Symposium where you will learn to more effectively advise your clients on a number of intellectual property topics, including employee avatars in virtual worlds; open source software; Creative Commons licensing; cyberbullying; litigation trends involving patent, trademarks, and copyright “trolls”; politics and intellectual property; hosting information on the Internet; cloud computing; and much more! Can’t attend the live, on-site program in Chicago? Then join us on the web! This program will be broadcast live via the Internet so that attorneys can attend remotely.

The program is presented by the ISBA Intellectual Property Law Section and qualifies for 6.5 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour PMCLE credit.

Click here for more information and to register for the program in CHICAGO.

Click here for more information and to register for the live WEBCAST.

CLE: 4th Annual Animal Law Conference

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Chris Bonjean

No matter what area of law you practice, animals are increasingly the subject of legislation and litigation. Join us in Chicago on June 8th for an opportunity to discuss the existing regulation of exotic animals in Illinois and neighboring states (especially in light of recent events in Zanesville, Ohio); recent developments in farm animal welfare; enforcing Illinois’ neglect/cruelty provisions in equine cases; estate planning for companion animals; procedural and substantive due process in animal regulation matters; and much more! Ethical considerations for animal law practitioners are also included. Attorneys working in the animal law, environmental law, agricultural law, and commercial transaction areas (with all levels of practice experience) will benefit from attending this full-day seminar. Can’t attend the live, on-site program in Chicago? Then join us on the web! This program will be broadcast live via the Internet so that attorneys can attend remotely.

The program is presented by the ISBA Animal Law Section and qualifies for 7.5 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit.

Click here for more information and to register for the program in CHICAGO.

CLE: Recent Developments in Commercial General Liability Insurance Law

Posted on May 30, 2012 by Chris Bonjean

Increase your knowledge on Commercial General Liability insurance law with this half-day seminar in Chicago on June 7th! Learn how to protect your business clients against claims not covered under general insurance policies while gaining a better understanding of the issues that can arise when drafting Commercial General Liability (CGL) forms; the new forms of insurance coverage being developed in an effort to resolve exposures; intellectual property exposures; developments in additional insured coverage; the issues in CGL allocation modeling; potential environmental exposures (including the U.S. Supreme Court decision in AEP v. Connecticut); and insurance coverage for construction defect litigation. Can’t attend the live, on-site program in Chicago? Then join us on the web! This program will be broadcast live via the Internet so that attorneys can attend remotely.

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Insurance Law Section and qualifies for 4.50 hours MCLE credit.

Click here for more information and to register for the live program in CHICAGO.

Click here for more information and to register for the live WEBCAST.

CLE: The Ins and Outs of an Administrative Hearing

Posted on May 22, 2012 by Chris Bonjean

Practitioners are not always well-versed with administrative hearing procedures and the rights their clients may have in cases before administrative agencies. Likewise, administrative law judges are not as conversant as they should be with the administrative framework they operate under. Get the best practice tips you need for the successful prosecution, defense, and decision-making processes in administrative law cases with this informative seminar in Chicago on June 6th. Administrative law judges and attorneys who practice before administrative law agencies will benefit from the relevant topics covered, including subpoena issues, the right to cross-examine witnesses, and procedural requirements. The program includes a mock hearing in which our administrative law judges play the roles of attorneys prosecuting and defending a case, while an administrative law judge presides at the hearing. Can’t attend the live, on-site program in Chicago? Then join us on the web! This program will be broadcast live via the Internet so that attorneys can attend remotely.

The program qualifies for 2.0 hours MCLE credit and is presented by the ISBA Administrative Law Section and co-sponsored by the ISBA Government Lawyers Section, Young Lawyers Division, and the ISBA General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm Section.

Click here for more information and to register for the live program in CHICAGO.

CLE: Local Government: Issues in Challenging Times

Posted on May 15, 2012 by Chris Bonjean

The practice of law involving local government is diverse and, although one’s practice may be focused, a good local government lawyer needs to be well-versed in all aspects of local government representation. Get the information you need on economic development issues, mid-contract actions, and the role of social media with this informative half-day seminar in Chicago on May 24th! A discussion on the ethical issues concerning the secrets within the attorney-client relationship and a transparent government is also included. Attorneys engaged in representing or dealing with any form of municipal government will benefit from the information presented throughout this seminar.

The program is presented by the ISBA Local Government Law Section and qualifies for 4.0 hours MCLE credit, including 2.0 hours approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit.

Click here for more information and to register.

Can’t attend on May 24th?Visit http://isba.fastcle.com for access to the online recorded version of this program approximately 6 weeks after the program.

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