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Are you a senior attorney contemplating retirement….or a young lawyer looking to acquire a practice? Then don’t miss this one-hour online seminar on January 26, 2016 that shows you how to get started on the succession and transition process! Topics include: the approaches that other attorneys have taken to transition out of their practices, as well as what other firms are doing; the various opportunities available for young lawyers; where and when to get started, including goals, timeline, and basic valuation; how to find candidates and opportunities; the pros and cons of an internal succession or partnerships; Of-Counsel arrangements; the ethical considerations (Rule 1.17) that can arise; and much more!

The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday announced changes to a rule that will require attorneys to go online to report their compliance with Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirements.

Under Amended Supreme Court Rule 796, the agency that oversees the Court's MCLE program will also be able to send notices electronically. The amended rule takes effect February 1, 2016.

The changes mark the latest example of the Court's ongoing efforts to utilize technology to make the judicial process and legal profession more efficient.

Join us from the comfort of your home or office on December 10, 2015 for this one-hour live webcast that gives you the information you need on the important changes coming to the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the right to consular notification and access that will impact law enforcement, court procedure, and your client! Criminal law attorneys, prosecutors, public defenders, judges, and general practitioners who attend this seminar will better understand: how and why the law was passed; the requirements of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (VCCR) and other bilateral consular treaties implicated; how Illinois has led the way regarding the enforcement of consular treaty rights; the ramifications for violating someone’s rights under the VCCR; the implications in a criminal proceeding; a survey of Illinois and Federal case law regarding violations on the VCCR; considerations for criminal defense lawyers, including effective assistance of the Foreign National under the VCCR and P.A. 099-0190; the changes to the Code of Criminal Procedure, including what the new law requires and notification requirement by law enforcement and admonitions/notifications by the Court in any criminal proceeding; the requirement of a written record and mandatory continuances; and much more!

The program, which qualifies for 1.0 hour MCLE credit, is presented by the ISBA International & Immigration Law Section and co-sponsored by the ISBA Traffic Laws & Courts Section and the ISBA Criminal Justice Section.

Stay up to date on current developments and trends in the real estate law arena with this full day seminar in Lombard on November 20, 2015! Real estate attorneys, construction lawyers, and general practitioners with basic practice experience who attend this program will better understand: the recent case law developments and real estate legislation that can impact your client; the ethical concerns that can arise in conflict of laws issues; the Illinois fracking laws that practitioners need to be aware of; the various changes that have occurred in construction laws; changes in the Illinois power of attorney laws; changes in the Illinois Condominium Act; how the new CFPB Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure Forms have affected the closing of residential real estate transactions; and more!

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Real Estate Law Section and qualifies for 6.25 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit.

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Don’t miss this opportunity in Chicago on November 5, 2015 to update your knowledge on a number of key criminal law areas. Criminal defense attorneys, general practitioners, assistant state’s attorneys, and assistant public defenders with all levels of practice who attend this seminar will better understand: how the marijuana laws intersect with DUI laws in Illinois; the application and approval requirements for a concealed carry permit; the alternative courts available to defendants in Cook County and the requirements to qualify for the courts; how to effectively use – or bar – smartphone evidence in your next your case; the recent cases that have been overturned due to wrongful conviction; the ethical dilemmas facing criminal practitioners on a daily basis and how they are best handled from both the prosecution and defense perspective; and much more!

The program is presented by the ISBA Criminal Justice Section and qualifies for 6.5 hour MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Learn the ins and outs of navigating an enforcement case under Section 31 of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act (415 ILCS 5/31), including the requirements and process from start to finish with this live webcast on October 22, 2015. Hear from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office regarding what each agency looks for when making decisions and how they handle a Section 31 case.

The program is presented by the ISBA Environmental Law Section and qualifies for 1.25 hours MCLE credit.

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Join us for a mock trial program in Chicago on October 23, 2015 that offers you a greater understanding of the complexities surrounding a construction trial involving a design-build project where the plaintiff is claiming breach of contract, negligent and defective design, while the defense claims that the fault lies with the work performed by the plaintiff’s other contractors. Construction law attorneys and real estate practitioners with all levels of practice experience who attend this full-day seminar will learn how to construct a strong opening statement, examine witnesses, and present a strong closing argument.

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Construction Law Section and co-sponsored by the ISBA Real Estate Law Section. It qualifies for 6.0 hours MCLE credit, including 6.0 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Get the information you need regarding the various issues surrounding guardianship estates for disabled persons with this full day seminar in Chicago or via live webcast on October 16, 2015! Master the essentials of guardianship, including who qualifies as a disabled person, why a guardian may be necessary, the types of guardianship estates, and more. Attorneys with basic to intermediate practice experience who attend this seminar will gain a better understanding of: the roles of Guardian ad Litem, Public Guardian, and the State Guardianship in the guardianship process; the powers, duties, and limitations of the guardian; how a power of attorney compares to a guardianship; the guardianship procedure; the investment requirements and allocation of expenses under the Principal and Income Act; contested estates and how to avoid and/or settle them; and the ethical issues that may arise in guardianship matters.

The program is presented by the ISBA Trusts & Estates Section and qualifies for 6.5 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Competent representation not only requires legal knowledge, skill, and preparation, but also requires you to keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with technology. Don’t miss this program in Springfield on October 9, 2015 that’s designed to give you the individualized, personal, hands-on computer training you need that’s directly applicable to the practice of law! Attorneys lacking basic computer skills who attend this seminar will better understand: how to use computer hardware, including the keyboard and mouse; how to create documents in Microsoft Word; how to create an email account and what to do with it once it’s created; the dangers of opening attachments and spam; using the Internet for your online legal research; the importance of converting documents to PDF; how to safeguard yourself and your practice against the dangers of advanced technology; and much more!

The program is presented by the ISBA Senior Lawyers Division and co-sponsored Young Lawyers Division. It qualifies for 3.50 hours MCLE credit, including 3.50 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Competent representation not only requires legal knowledge, skill, and preparation, but also requires you to keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with technology. Don’t miss this program in Springfield on October 9, 2015 that’s designed to give you the individualized, personal, hands-on computer training you need that’s directly applicable to the practice of law! Attorneys lacking basic computer skills who attend this seminar will better understand: how to use computer hardware, including the keyboard and mouse; how to create documents in Microsoft Word; how to create an email account and what to do with it once it’s created; the dangers of opening attachments and spam; using the Internet for your online legal research; the importance of converting documents to PDF; how to safeguard yourself and your practice against the dangers of advanced technology; and much more!

The program is presented by the ISBA Senior Lawyers Division and co-sponsored Young Lawyers Division. It qualifies for 3.50 hours MCLE credit, including 3.50 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

Click here for more information and to register.