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Nearly everyone has heard about Apple's victory over Samsung and the billion dollar verdict awarded by the jury. New accounts and headlines make it appear that this could be the patent - if not the intellectual property - case of the year setting significant precedent in technology and the intellectual property sectors. However, among patent attorneys, doubt exists as to the impact the verdict and decision will actually have in intellectual property and technology sectors. The panelists will discuss the case from diverse perspectives and provide insight into the future after Apple v. Samsung.

Every attorney has, at one point or another, dealt with incivility and other obnoxious conduct by fellow attorneys during the course of their careers. Despite decades of calling attention to the issue and hours spent telling us to "play well with others," the problem continues to persist. While elaborate interpersonal and negotiation strategies have been taught and employed as tools to deal with our difficult colleagues, this webcast presentation on November 15th focuses on simple, intuitive ways we can individually and collectively neutralize this kind of conduct by rendering it ineffective and removing the perceived competitive advantages of obnoxiousness.

The presentation was originally presented on May 31st at ISBA’s 5th Annual CLE Fest Classic in Chicago, Illinois. (Please Note: Attorneys cannot claim credit for attending/completing the same course twice within a 12-month period.) The program qualifies for 1.0 hour MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit.

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Join us in Chicago on November 7th for a discussion that explores the scope of the lawyer’s fiduciary and ethical boundaries when representing the fiduciary! Learn to manage fiduciary risk with this comprehensive discussion on the ethical challenges facing the lawyer and financial advisor who acts as fiduciary, as well as those who represent the fiduciary. Attorneys, financial advisors, and certified public accountants who attend this seminar will gain a better understanding of: the required duties of trustees, executors, and personal representatives;  how to appoint or remove a fiduciary from office; the fiduciary duties of the trustee; the red flags and ethical challenges that may arise when representing a fiduciary; and the scope of the lawyer’s fiduciary.

The program is presented by the ISBA Trusts & Estates Section and qualifies for 2.0 hours MCLE credit, including 1.25 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

Can’t attend the live program in Chicago? The join us on the web! This program will broadcast live via the Internet so that attorneys can attend remotely from the comfort of their home or office.

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Join your fellow antitrust practitioners in Chicago on November 2nd to view a real-time/live webcast of the Fourth Annual Great Lakes Antitrust Institute! The program uses remote access technology to stream live via the Internet from the Ohio State Bar Association to the ISBA Regional Office in Chicago!

The program is presented by the ISBA Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section and co-sponsored by the Ohio State Bar Association and the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum. It qualifies for 6.75 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour PMCLE credit (subject to approval).

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This two-day program – which takes place in Champaign on November 1-2, 2012 – is designed as an update to the programs that were presented in 2006, 2008 and 2010 to help attorneys who represent children in Illinois courts fulfill the training requirements. Under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 906(c), attorneys should receive ten hours of education every two years in child development; roles of guardian ad litem and child representatives; ethics in child custody cases; relevant substantive state, federal, and case law in custody and visitation matters; and family dynamics, including substance abuse, domestic abuse, and mental health issues.

Join us in Chicago on October 25th for an update on a number of key environmental and animal law areas, including wind power, lake bed leasing, climate impact modeling, adaptation management tradeoffs, critical legal issues, and much more. Environmental and energy lawyers, animal law practitioners, land use and real estate attorneys, and lawyers advising corporations and local units of government – with all levels of experience – will gain a better understanding of: the good and bad of climate impact modeling; how Lake Michigan offshore wind energy development may impact the future of our wildlife; the ongoing work of the Midwest Habitat Conservation Plan; the potential consequences of policy/regulatory changes made to accommodate accelerated climate change; and the legal issues that may arise when Illinois regulation and strategic planning fully incorporate climate change considerations.

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Animal Law Section and the ISBA Environmental Law Section, and is co-sponsored by Chicago-Kent College of Law, Certificate Program in Energy and Environmental Law. It qualifies for 6.5 hours MCLE credit.

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Gain a better understanding of Illinois Evidence-Based Sentencing principles with this informative full-day seminar!

Whether your case ends with a plea by the defendant or goes to a full-fledged trial, it is likely that some form of sentencing will be involved. For this reason, it is imperative that attorneys stay up-to-date on the principles of evidence-based sentencing in Illinois. Attorneys attending this seminar will gain a better understanding of: the full-implementation of Illinois’ evidence-based sentencing pilot project; how Level of Service Inventory-Revised (LSI-R) can effect sentencing; Hardcore Drunk Driving (HCDD) and Adult Substance Use and Driving Survey-Revised for Illinois (ASUDS-RI); how “The Containment Model” is used in the treatment of sex offenders; Illinois’ Mandatory Minimums and Determinate Sentencing; how to reduce recidivism; and the ethical issues that can arise in criminal justice cases.

The program will be available in Normal on October 25th and again in Chicago on October 26th. It qualifies for 6.5 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval) and is presented by the ISBA Standing Committee on Corrections and Sentencing, and co-sponsored by the ISBA Criminal Justice Section, the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor, the Illinois Public Defender Association, and the Illinois State University Criminal Justice Sciences Department.

Because small business owners turn to you for advice when the family business fails, it is important that you understand the basics of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a small business debtor. Join us for a full-day seminar in Chicago on October 19th

Does your client (or potential client) have a company logo, a jingle, an industrial design, an invention, or a patent? Does their company have a trade secret that needs to be guarded? Do they draft architectural design, write novels, develop music, or create artwork? If so, then you won’t want to miss this opportunity to get the information you need to advise and protect your clients on important intellectual property issues!

Join us in Chicago on October 17th for this basic overview of several intellectual property areas, including copyright, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. Topics include: common intellectual property issues; recent developments and political changes to the intellectual property law arena; the benefits of trademark registration; sending or receiving cease-and-desist letters; patent concerns in business transaction and patent litigation; managing confidential disclosures; eavesdropping and privacy laws; how the Internet has changed intellectual property; and the ethical considerations in intellectual property cases. The program is presented by the ISBA Intellectual Property Section and qualifies for 6.25 MCLE hours, including 0.50 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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