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Experienced attorneys working in the juvenile court arena can tell you that the terminology is different and the atmosphere unique – and that representing a delinquent minor or parent accused of abuse or neglect requires a learning curve, to say the least. Don’t miss this introductory program in Rockford on April 12th that more experienced practitioners wish had been available to them when they began practicing in juvenile court!

Understanding the issues surrounding corporate ethics is vital in today’s climate. This half-day seminar in Chicago on April 12th offers you the updates you need regarding recent developments in corporate law ethics, including a look at attorney-client privilege, outsourcing, and the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct.

When the America Invents Act was signed into law, it incorporated significant changes to patent law, including new patent office proceedings for challenging the validity of patents. These “post-grant review” proceedings were designed to create easier, less-costly challenges to patents than traditional district court proceedings. Join us in Chicago on March 20th for this informative presentation and learn how these new proceedings are being implemented, while getting the practical tips and advise you need for using them! Can’t attend live in Chicago? This program is also being offered via the Internet as a live webcast so attorneys can attend remotely!

The program is presented by the ISBA Intellectual Property Section and qualifies for 3.0 hours MCLE credit.

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Don’t miss ISBA’s annual Quincy Regional Event in Quincy on March 8th! Enhance your professional excellence by attending this full-day seminar that gives you the opportunity to update your knowledge in a number of general practice areas with an emphasis on office practice updates. Topics include: mediation and alternative dispute resolution (non-mandated mediation); developments in real estate law; professional responsibility; Supreme Court rules; and risk management issues. Additionally, the program is comprised of two breakout sessions dealing with estate planning, family and domestic relations update, criminal law, elder law, evidence-based sentencing, employment law, and current trends in crime. General practice attorneys with all levels of practice experience will benefit from attending this informative seminar.

The program is presented by the ISBA General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm Section and the Adams County Bar Association, and qualifies for 7.0 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Starting your own practice? Then don’t miss this seminar in Chicago on February 28th to get the basic information you need on a wide variety of topics – from representing friends and family in simple traffic law cases, to understanding the financial aspects of starting your own law firm and using technology to market your new practice! As a new attorney attending this half-day seminar, you will better understand: the financial issues and concerns with starting your own practice, including lines of credit and budgeting the bills; how to settle on a business entity preference; client retainer and referral agreements; how to handle basic estate plans, and knowing which cases should be referred to someone else; basic traffic law issues, including moving citations, red light tickets, and cell phone violations; how to set up an IOLTA account; the risk management and malpractice issues new lawyers often face; and how to ethically market your new legal practice.

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Young Lawyers Division and qualifies for 4.25 hours MCLE credit, including 2.5 hours approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit.

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Join us in Chicago on Feb. 22 and get the information you need on various guardianship estates issues, including: who qualifies as a disabled person and why a guardian may be necessary; types of guardianship estates and who may serve as a guardian; the guardianship appointment process; requirements for opening and closing the guardianship estate; the powers, duties, and limitations of the guardian; investment requirements and fiduciary accountings; contested guardianships and how to avoid and/or settle them; the roles of the Public Guardian and Office of State Guardian; and the ethical issues to consider when acting as Power of Attorney.

Stay in touch with the recent statutory, regulatory, and case law changes concerning Illinois state and local taxes! State and local tax issues are regularly updated, and it is important that Illinois attorneys are aware of these changes. Join us in Chicago or via live webcast on February 21st to get the information you need regarding advancements in statutory, regulatory and case law concerning Illinois state and local taxes with this informative half-day seminar. State and local tax attorneys – or any attorney with an interest in state tax practicing in law firms, industry or governmental agencies – with intermediate to advanced practice levels who attend this program will better understand: the Illinois Department of Revenue’s regulatory changes in Illinois income and sales tax; how recent modifications may affect property tax law; the recent developments and changes in local taxing bodies, including rules/regulations and operations; legislative developments in income, sales and other Illinois taxes; and the Illinois Department of Revenue’s policy position concerning statutory and regulatory changes.

The program is presented by the ISBA State and Local Tax Section and qualifies for 3.25 hours MCLE credit.

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Instructors Richard Calkins and Fred Lane are nationally recognized mediators, authors and educators.
Instructors Richard Calkins and Fred Lane are nationally recognized mediators, authors and educators.
Mediation is designed to resolve differences both in and out of the courts. It requires a very different mindset than courtroom litigation. Join us in Grafton on February 18th 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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Master the basics of administering a guardianship estate with this informative full-day seminar in Bloomington on February 15th! Discover the various issues surrounding guardianship estates for disabled persons as respected estate planning practitioners guide you through a number of topics, including who qualifies as a disabled person and why a guardian may be necessary; types of guardianship estates and who may serve as a guardian; the guardianship appointment process; requirements for opening and closing the guardianship estate; the powers, duties, and limitations of the guardian; investment requirements and fiduciary accountings; contested guardianships and how to avoid and/or settle them; the roles of the Public Guardian and Office of State Guardian; and the ethical issues to consider when acting as Power of Attorney.

The program is presented by the ISBA Trusts and 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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ISBA President John E. Thies reports that the ISBA's new, free and fast CLE courses are now available for members. Topics range from Discovery, Foreclosure and Family Law to Legal Writing and Ethics Issues.