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Don’t miss this opportunity on May 15th to update your knowledge on a number of key professional conduct areas, including: trust account requirements and complying with Rule 1.5 of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct; what to include on retainer agreements; avoiding sexual misconduct and knowing which conduct has been disciplined by the ARDC; how other states define sexual misconduct; and sexual harassment in the workplace. The program will be held in Chicago and via live webcast (for those unable to attend onsite).

The program is presented by ISBA’s Standing Committee on the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commissionand qualifies for 2.75 hours MCLE credit, including 2.75 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Studies have shown that achieving certain diversity benchmarks can generate greater volumes of business and enhanced professionalism. Join us in Chicago on May 13th to get the tips and best practice advice you need to establish diversity within your law firm. Managing members, partners, and principles in medium to large law firms who attend this seminar will better understand: current diversity numbers and trends; client expectations; handling client demands; how to create diversity-driven initiatives within your firm; what works and what doesn’t when trying to create a diversity program; and much more!

The program qualifies for 4.25 hours MCLE credit, including 4.25 hours approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit. It is presented by ISBA’s Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, and co-sponsored by the ISBA Business & Securities Law Section, the ISBA Standing Committee on Women & the Law, the ISBA Standing Committee on Disability Law, the ISBA Standing Committee on Sexual Orientation & General Identity, the ISBA Diversity Leadership Council, the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms, and the Chinese American Bar Association.

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Join us in Chicago on May 8th for this unique opportunity to learn directly from federal judges and mediators on all aspects of settlement! Learn the tips of the trade as several panels of federal judges, retired federal judges, and mediators share everything you need to know about settlement in the federal courts. Attorneys with all level of experience practicing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals who attend this seminar will gain a better understanding of: meeting the judges’ expectations for pre-settlement preparations; preparing your client for settlement; how to conduct the settlement conference, including conference procedures and techniques to help both parties come to a settlement agreement; how to handle settlement compliance issues and the court’s ability to enforce the settlement agreements; and the Seventh Circuit’s settlement program procedures.

The program is presented by the ISBA Federal Civil Practice Section and qualifies for 4.0 hours MCLE credit, including 4.0 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Join us in Chicago on May 16 for this unique four-hour program in which the Hollywood hit movie Flight is used as a sounding board for identifying, understanding, and analyzing the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct. The legal issues woven throughout the story’s plot make this the perfect educational tool for learning about professional responsibility!

The program opens with a short presentation and review of the Illinois Rules of Professional Responsibility, as well as a review of recent Supreme Court decisions on Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission findings. The movie is then presented to attendees as an alternative approach to traditional CLE programs with the speakers stopping the movie when the on-screen attorney is faced with an ethical dilemma. The dilemmas will then be analyzed by the presenters and discussed by the group before moving on to more of the video. A discussion on the differences between real practice and the movie is also included.

This Master Series seminar qualifies for 3.0 hours MCLE credit, including 3.0 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Update your civil practice knowledge with this top-rated, full-day seminar in Chicago on April 26 that addresses all phases of the trial—from setting the proper foundation and successfully prosecuting/defending a case, to developing a powerful and effective closing argument! Topics include: filing the lawsuit; pleadings; good faith settlement of claims; motions to dismiss; discovery; requests to admit; Supreme Court Rule 213; motions in limine; closing arguments; post-trial motions; and obtaining the circuit court review of administrative decisions. A discussion on temporary restraining orders and injunctive relief is also included. Practitioners with all levels of experience will benefit by attending this seminar.

The program is presented by the ISBA Civil Practice and Procedure Section and qualifies for 5.50 hours MCLE credit.

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Foreclosure does not take place in a vacuum; rather, it can span across many boundaries of the law, making it imperative that attorneys from a wide-variety of practice areas stay up to date on this growing region. Get the direction you need to effectively navigate through the residential foreclosure process with this information full-day seminar in Collinsville on April 26th!

Join us in Chicago on April 25th for an in-depth look at the basic estate planning tools you need to effectively assist your estate planning clients! Learn the essentials of the initial client meeting, the appropriate use of advanced directives and the ethical considerations in the estate planning process. Don’t miss this opportunity to update your basic knowledge of wills, trusts, and formulating your client’s estate plan. Trusts and estate professionals, new attorneys, small and closely-held business counsel, financial planners and accountants with beginning to intermediate experience who attend this seminar will: learn how to obtain relevant information during the initial client meeting; be better prepared to draft dispositive provisions in a will; understand how to personalize a client’s will; learn to recognize potential gift and estate tax issues; understand the importance of funding trusts; learn to recognize potential gift and estate tax issues; be able to avoid the various pitfalls that may arise throughout the estate planning process; and better understand the ethical considerations in estate planning, including engagement letters, identifying conflicts, and complying with the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct.

The program is presented by the ISBA Trusts & Estate Section Council and qualifies for 6.25 hours MCLE credit, including 1.75 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Join us in Monmouth on April 19th for an opportunity to update your knowledge on creating, perfecting and liquidating Uniform Commercial Code security interests! Attorneys with basic practice experience working in the commercial litigation, banking, collections, and/or bankruptcy environment who attend this seminar will better understand: how to create and perfect liens; how to fix defective Uniform Commercial Code liens; how to conduct traditional Uniform Commercial Code sales; how to seize and liquidate personal property under the Uniform Commercial Code; how to handle competing lien claims; and much more.

The program is presented by the ISBA Commercial Banking, Collections and Bankruptcy Section and qualifies for 6.0 hours MCLE credit.

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Join us in Chicago on April 18th to get the wisdom and insight you need to make strong ethical and professional decisions throughout the coming year! Included are comments from an Illinois Supreme Court Justice; insight from a law school dean; judicial expectations; the current state of civility and professionalism; understanding how the legal profession handles mental illness and addiction; professional ethics; and much more! The program concludes with an interactive panel discussion of hot topics with a focus on social media, contempt findings, and best practices.

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Bench & Bar Section and co-sponsored by the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. It qualifies for 6.0 hours MCLE credit, including 6.0 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Litigation occasionally involves parties of very disparate sizes, which can result in a difference between the amount of electronically-stored data in each of their possessions – and an even great difference in their resources to obtain e-discovery. The costs and logistics of e-discovery can present special problems in cases where the parties are operating on a more limited budget. Join us from the comfort of your home or office on April 15th for this live webcast that offers tips and advice for these types of situations, as well as a discussion on how to find, preserve, and produce electronically-stored data.