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Mediation is designed to resolve differences both in and out of the court, and requires a very different mindset than courtroom litigation. Join us in Chicago on September 16th for this week-long mediation training and learn how to resolve conflicts in a non-adversarial, non-confrontational manner, allowing peaceful resolutions between parties.

The program is taught by Richard Calkins and Fred Lane—two nationally recognized mediators, authors and educators. Until 20 years ago, both Mr. Calkins and Mr. Lane were well-known and highly regarded litigators. Since then, however, they have successfully mediated over 5,000 cases.

The program qualifies for 40.0 hours MCLE credit, including 40.0 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (PMCLE subject to approval).

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Jump start your new Illinois legal career by attending this outstanding Basic Skills course that’s designed to equip you with the information you need as a new Illinois attorney, as well as help you begin to fulfill your Illinois Supreme Court Newly Admitted Attorney requirement (S. Ct. Rule 793). Our faculty – consisting of high-profile attorneys and judges – offers insights, tips, and advice on the issues you face in your practice. Topics include: common mistakes to avoid; brief-writing; setting up an IOLTA account; risk management and malpractice issues; effective legal research; negotiations; using technology in your practice; ethical risks created by modern technology; satisfying your clients; maintaining accurate records; dealing with conflicts; handling the stress of a legal career; and much more! The program closes with a discussion of topic generated by your suggestions when you register for the program.

The program takes place in Chicago on Monday, September 9th and qualifies for 6.50 hours MCLE credit, including 6.50 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval). The program is FREE for Newly Admitted Attorney ISBA members within the first year of practice.

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Join us from the comfort of your home or office for this live webcast on June 28th that examines the recent developments and hot topics in Illinois’ insurance coverage law. Topics include: uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage; professional liability insurance coverage; insurance coverage issues relating to legal malpractice; and comprehensive general liability insurance.

The program is presented by the ISBA Insurance Law Section and qualifies for 2.25 hours MCLE credit.

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Join us from the comfort of your home or office for this live webcast on June 28th that examines the recent developments and hot topics in Illinois’ insurance coverage law. Topics include: uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage; professional liability insurance coverage; insurance coverage issues relating to legal malpractice; and comprehensive general liability insurance.

The program is presented by the ISBA Insurance Law Section and qualifies for 2.25 hours MCLE credit.

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Join us from the comfort of your home or office on June 13th for this two-hour live webcast that examines how Medicare impacts tort practitioners and those working toward the resolution of injury claims! Attorneys attending this seminar will better understand: the ins/outs and pitfalls involving the resolution of claims of Medicare eligible claimants; conditional payments, future medical allocations, and the need for a Medicare set-aside; the latest mandatory reporting requirements for lien resolution under the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act (MMSEA); how to effectively and efficiently communicate with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; how to protect your client and your client’s interests resolving cases for Medicare eligible – or soon to be Medicare eligible – individuals either for third party claims or worker’s compensation actions; and the important and necessary information to be included in any settlement/release documents.

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

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Don’t miss this opportunity on June 7th to discuss the hottest topics currently under debate in the animal law arena – from the use of therapy dogs in the courts and methods for alternative dispute resolution, to animal shelter laws and some of the most high profile issues in animal advocacy, including puppy mills, farm animal welfare, and captive wildlife regulations. Attorneys with a strong interest in the growing area of animal advocacy and the practice of animal law – as well as practitioners who may find themselves with just one or two matters concerning a conflict involving animals – who attend this full-day seminar gain a better understanding of: how courts across the country have implemented the use of therapy dogs; which efforts should be implemented in an effort to stop the damaging practices of some animal breeding establishments; how alternative dispute resolution can help resolve animal conflicts with greater emotional comfort and stability; how the Humane Society of the U.S. has helped protect laboratory chimps; how the Zanesville incident influenced the enactment of Ohio’s new Dangerous Wild Animal Act; which laws and regulations apply to the various functions of local animal shelters, all-breed shelters, and breed rescues; the new developments in the farm animal arena, including egg production and swine gestation crates; and the unique ethical issues and concerns an attorney may face when representing an animal law case.

Join us in Chicago on June 6th to learn about the opportunities, benefits and risks involved in the use of public private partnerships with this informative seminar! As an attorney working in the construction law arena, it is important that you understand how public private partnerships are used to finance public improvements, as well as the public regulations and laws impacting the use of P3s. Construction law practitioners, local government attorneys, and other professionals working in the public construction field, including public procurement and public contract administrators, officials, and directors who attend this half-day seminar will better understand: how public private partnerships have become a necessary funding option in a struggling economy; how a conventional public private partnership is defined; the historical challenges faced by government entities using public private partnerships to fund infrastructure improvements; the audit and payment requirements for public private partnerships; the alternative delivery methods of public private partnerships; and the various statutes and regulations applicable to public private partnerships.

The program is presented by the ISBA Construction Law Section and co-sponsored by the ISBA Local Government Law Section. It qualifies for 3.75 hours MCLE credit.

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Join us in Springfield on June 6th and learn how to effectively and ethically address social media issues in your practice – from the various types of social media available and the challenging issues that can arise when incorporating it into your practice, to using social media as evidence in the courtroom and the issues that can arise when jurors use social media and the Internet during a trial.

The program, which qualifies for 3.0 hours MCLE credit, including 3.0 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval), is presented by the Illinois State Bar Association and the Sangamon County Bar Association.

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Join us in Chicago on May 31st for the opportunity to update your knowledge on a number of key criminal law areas, including pre-trial motions, pleas of guilty, jury selection, and more. 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: which recent U.S. Supreme Court cases have affected the criminal courts; the new amendments that are heading through Illinois legislature; the pre-trial issues that can arise in criminal court; how to properly present plea agreements; hearsay and how 6th Amendment law has continued to be impacted by specific U.S. Supreme Court cases; how to develop a good relationship with your client; the importance of successful jury selection; how to properly preserve your trial or hearing for appeal; and much more!

The program is presented by the ISBA Criminal Justice Section and qualifies for 5.75 hours MCLE credit.

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As an attorney working in the mental health law arena, you need to stay up to date on the legislative and procedural changes taking place throughout Illinois. Don’t miss this opportunity on May 17th to examine basic mental health issues and explore the new developments in this field. Mental health lawyers, disability law practitioners, family law attorneys, and those working in the health care industry attending this seminar will better understand: the clinical and legal definitions of “mental illness”; how the proposed changes to the MHDD Confidentiality Act work with the Health Information Exchange and HIPPA; how specific litigation has impacted mental health law in Illinois; the nuances of access to care and access to medication under a modified Medicaid plan and “Obama Care”; the ethical issues that can arise during a mental health law case, including the protection of  mental health records; and much more! For those unable to attend the live program in Chicago, this seminar is also available as a live webcast!

The program is presented by ISBA’s Standing Committee on Mental Health Law and qualifies for 5.75 hours MCLE credit.

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