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Join us in Chicago on September 7th for a better understanding of how military service impacts the intact family, as well as the insights you need on child custody considerations in military service cases. Child law attorneys, military lawyers, and family law practitioners who attend this seminar will better understand the role that the military service plays in family law cases; get helpful information regarding the benefits available to service members and their families; discover how service-related disabilities – such as post traumatic stress disorder – can affect parenting and custody issues; learn the methodology of a custody evaluation; and receive best practice tips for representing service members in the family law courts.

The program – which qualifies for 6.5 hours MCLE credit – is sponsored by the ISBA Family Law Section andtheISBA Standing Committee on Military Affairs.

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The Fall Semester of Fred Lane's ISBA Trial Technique Institute begins Sept. 4 at the ISBA's Chicago Regional Office. Listen to Fred discuss the class and find out more below the video.

More information is available at www.isba.org/cle/trial

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Join us on August 15th from the comfort of your home or office for this live webcast that explores the commerce, taxing and spending powers of the U.S., as well as the possibility of expanding Medicaid coverage within all fifty states over the next 18 months!

On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, which upholds Congress' authority to enact provisions within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (HCERA). Stay abreast of this historic Supreme Court decision with the information presented throughout this live webcast, including: the facts underlying the Supreme Court’s decision; the constitutional questions of commerce, taxing and spending; the Medicaid expansion provision; the impact of the Court’s limitation on federal power over the program; and the possible political acts (state and federal) that will now shape final implementation of law.

The program is presented by the ISBA Health Care Section and qualifies for 1.5 hours MCLE credit.

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The Illinois MCLE Reporting Period for Illinois Attorneys whose last name begins with A through M ended June 30, 2012. Did you miss the deadline? If so, ISBA has a number of programming options available to help you complete your requirement during the grace period! For a complete listing of over 100 electronic CLE options to choose from, please visit: isba.fastcle.com One-hour teleseminars and complimentary Fastcase webinars for ISBA members can be accessed here: www.isba.org/cle/upcoming

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The New World of Educator Evaluations - LIVE Webcast

2.0 hours MCLE credit

Live Webcast – August 9, 2012 / 12:00 – 2:00 p.m

Join us from the comfort of your home or office at 12:00 p.m. on August 9th and get the information you need to effectively advise school district administrators and certificated staff with this comprehensive overview that explores the background and political reasoning behind the changes to the Educator Evaluation procedures as mandated by Senate Bill 7. Labor and employment attorneys, local government lawyers, education law practitioners, and school administrators – with intermediate to advanced practice experience – who attend this live webcast will better understand:

  • The historical background leading to the changes found in Senate Bill 7;
  • The educator evaluation process and applicable timelines;
  • The duties and responsibilities of the required joint committees;
  • The legal process as required under the new Public Act; and
  • How to best advise school administrators and staff regarding personnel decisions resulting from educator evaluations.

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

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Learn to overcome the challenges of admitting Facebook profile information into evidence with this informative webcast!

Join us from the comfort of your home or office at noon on July 17th for this fun and engaging mock evidentiary hearing set around an employment lawsuit in which the defendant is moving for the admission of the plaintiff's Facebook account information to defend against the plaintiff’s breach of employment contract claim. The program opens with a brief overview of the factual and procedural context for the hearing, followed by the speakers serving as plaintiff counsel, witness, expert witness, defense counsel, forensic expert, and judge. The program closes with an analysis of the various challenges in admitting Facebook profiles into evidence. Litigators, employment lawyers, and civil practitioners with advanced practice experience will benefit from this information presented throughout this live webcast.

The program ispresented by the ISBA Standing Committee on Legal Technology and qualifies for 1.0 hour MCLE credit.

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Join us in Chicago on June 29th to learn how the National Labor Relations Act can affect non-union businesses! This comprehensive overview offers a look at Illinois labor laws from the differing perspectives of seasoned labor law attorneys – including union, management and the public employer perspective – on the long-range anticipated consequences of recent case law and proposed regulations. Labor law attorneys, general practitioners, and business lawyers – with all levels of experience – will come to better understand common labor law issues through the following topics: the impact of social media on union organizing activities; the impact of NLRB v. Boeing and the judicial response to AT&T v. Concepcion; National Labor Relations Act workplace poster controversy; right to work issues; collective bargaining trends; current issues with the Fire and Police Commission; and counsel’s role and ethical conduct in advising clients concerning labor issues.

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

The program is presented by the ISBA Labor & Employment Section and qualifies for 3.0 hours MCLE credit, including 0.75 hour PMCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Join us in Chicago on June 28, 2012 for this one-day only opportunity to learn advanced negotiation skills from a national expert and renowned instructor!

Learn to approach negotiations with a strategic mindset and become a more effective lawyer. Topics include: the five golden rules of negotiation; strategies to get past “no”; gaining leverage; emotionally-charged techniques; generating creative solutions; sharing information; dealing with untrustworthy adversaries; building future relationships; deadlines and time tips; and much more. Can’t attend the live, on-site program in Chicago? Then join us on the web! This program will be broadcast live via the Internet so that attorneys can attend remotely.

The seminar is taught by Martin Latz, one of the nation’s leading experts and instructors on negotiating techniques. As the founder of the Latz Negotiation Institute, he has trained over 70,000 lawyers and business professionals around the world. Each registrant will receive a copy of Martin Latz’s book, Gain the Edge! Negotiating to Get What You Want.

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Intellectual Property law changes dynamically from month-to-month, particularly in those areas related to the Internet and cyberspace matters. Join us in Chicago on June 21st for the 2012 Cyberlaw Symposium where you will learn to more effectively advise your clients on a number of intellectual property topics, including employee avatars in virtual worlds; open source software; Creative Commons licensing; cyberbullying; litigation trends involving patent, trademarks, and copyright “trolls”; politics and intellectual property; hosting information on the Internet; cloud computing; and much more! Can’t attend the live, on-site program in Chicago? Then join us on the web! This program will be broadcast live via the Internet so that attorneys can attend remotely.

The program is presented by the ISBA Intellectual Property Law Section and qualifies for 6.5 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour PMCLE credit.

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No matter what area of law you practice, animals are increasingly the subject of legislation and litigation. Join us in Chicago on June 8th for an opportunity to discuss the existing regulation of exotic animals in Illinois and neighboring states (especially in light of recent events in Zanesville, Ohio); recent developments in farm animal welfare; enforcing Illinois’ neglect/cruelty provisions in equine cases; estate planning for companion animals; procedural and substantive due process in animal regulation matters; and much more! Ethical considerations for animal law practitioners are also included. Attorneys working in the animal law, environmental law, agricultural law, and commercial transaction areas (with all levels of practice experience) will benefit from attending this full-day seminar. Can’t attend the live, on-site program in Chicago? Then join us on the web! This program will be broadcast live via the Internet so that attorneys can attend remotely.

The program is presented by the ISBA Animal Law Section and qualifies for 7.5 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit.

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