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Competent representation not only requires legal knowledge, skill, and preparation, but also requires you to keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with technology. Don’t miss this program in Springfield on October 9, 2015 that’s designed to give you the individualized, personal, hands-on computer training you need that’s directly applicable to the practice of law! Attorneys lacking basic computer skills who attend this seminar will better understand: how to use computer hardware, including the keyboard and mouse; how to create documents in Microsoft Word; how to create an email account and what to do with it once it’s created; the dangers of opening attachments and spam; using the Internet for your online legal research; the importance of converting documents to PDF; how to safeguard yourself and your practice against the dangers of advanced technology; and much more!

The program is presented by the ISBA Senior Lawyers Division and co-sponsored Young Lawyers Division. It qualifies for 3.50 hours MCLE credit, including 3.50 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Update your knowledge on recent Appellate Court decisions, AMA examinations, and the compensability of psychological injuries with this advanced-level workers’ compensation seminar! Labor and employment attorneys and workers’ compensation practitioners attending this seminar will better understand: how Social Security, Medicare, and Medicare Set Asides interact with workers’ compensation claims; recent Appellate Court decisions that have affected the workers’ compensation practice; the ethical pitfalls you need to be aware of during your next workers’ compensation case; the physician’s perspective on AMA examination guidelines; the economics of running a law practice, including 401k’s; and much more! The program takes place on Monday, October 12, 2015 in both Chicago and Fairview Heights.

The program is presented by the ISBA Workers Compensation Section and qualifies for 5.50 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Update your knowledge on recent Appellate Court decisions, AMA examinations, and the compensability of psychological injuries with this advanced-level workers’ compensation seminar! Labor and employment attorneys and workers’ compensation practitioners attending this seminar will better understand: how Social Security, Medicare, and Medicare Set Asides interact with workers’ compensation claims; recent Appellate Court decisions that have affected the workers’ compensation practice; the ethical pitfalls you need to be aware of during your next workers’ compensation case; the physician’s perspective on AMA examination guidelines; the economics of running a law practice, including 401k’s; and much more! The program takes place on Monday, October 12, 2015 in both Chicago and Fairview Heights.

The program is presented by the ISBA Workers Compensation Section and qualifies for 5.50 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

Click here to register for the CHICAGO program.

Click here to register for the FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS program.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a family financial trial from start to finish! Join us in Grafton on October 8-9, 2015 as judges, experts, and experienced practitioners come together for this two-day nonstop action mock financial trial regarding maintenance, child support, college support, and asset division. An entire formal trial is conducted, including opening statements, witness examinations, and closing arguments. The witnesses include a business valuation expert and vocational expert whose complete reports are included in the materials. Each witness examination is followed by an interactive discussion in which the Assistant Judges review and comment on the rulings and testimony, along with audience discussion of the witness’s impact and case theory. Breaks and lunches will be set and witness testimony will be held over until court reconvenes as in an actual trial. The Court will rule at the close of the case. Family law attorneys with all levels of practice experience will benefit from the breadth and scope of the lessons demonstrated through this mock trial, including how to analyze trial strategy and the effectiveness of witness testimony.

The program is presented by the ISBA Family Law Section and qualifies for 15.0 hours MCLE credit, including 15.0 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Join us on Sept. 25 in Chicago or online for "Practical Information about New Models for Health Insurance: Types of Provider/Payor Arrangements including Provider Ownership of the Plan, Employer-Sponsored Coverage, and Private Exchanges."

Don’t miss this discussion regarding how health care providers and employers are changing the way they provide and arrange for health care. Health care providers and employers are reforming the way they provide health care for their prospective patients and employees, all in an effort to improve both quality of care and their bottom lines. Integrated health care delivery systems have been getting into the insurance business – a trend that could affect the health care delivery and reimbursement system for the foreseeable future – while employers are simultaneously pushing for innovative solutions to the skyrocketing costs of providing quality health care benefits to their employees. Attorneys representing health care providers, health insurers, and employers who offer health insurance plans to employees will benefit from attending this half-day seminar that discusses: the legal and operational issues of provider/health plan arrangements; fee-splitting prohibitions; Anti-Kickback and Self-Referral laws; the advantages and disadvantages of provider owned plans; how physicians and employers have responded to provider owned plans; the innovative approaches to employer-provided health plans; and ERISA, HIPAA, and COBRA compliance issues with employer-provided plans.

The program is presented by the ISBA Health Care Law Section and qualifies for 4.0 hours MCLE credit.

Join us for this half-day seminar in Chicago or via live webcast on September 17, 2015 that offers you a look at some of the not-so-common ways to recover assets from a debtor and the complex methods in which assets can be reclaimed. Attorneys with intermediate practice experience who work in the commercial litigation, banking and/or bankruptcy area who attend this seminar will better understand: how to spot fraudulent transfers; what successor liability is and how to use it against a debtor; how to obtain a charging order against a member in an LLC; the correct documents to obtain and questions to ask during a citation examination; how to recover cross-border assets; and much more!

The program is presented by the ISBA Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy Section and qualifies for 3.0 hours MCLE credit.

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Program coordinator Yolaine Dauphin, Presenter Victor Boutros, Presenter Judge Virginia Kendall, and Program coordinator Annemarie Kill
Program coordinator Yolaine Dauphin, Presenter Victor Boutros, Presenter Judge Virginia Kendall, and Program coordinator Annemarie Kill
The International Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) has awarded the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) one of only 20 annual awards granted to competitors representing over 300 organizations.

An Award for Outstanding Achievement was granted to the ISBA for its CLE course Human Trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Public Interest Category. The program, sponsored by ISBA, Baker & McKenzie LLP and multiple ISBA Sections and Committees, co-sponsored by numerous area legal associations and private law firms, and coordinated by ISBA CLE Coordinators Yolaine M. Dauphin and Annemarie E. Kill of Chicago, grew out of a need to raise the awareness of the legal profession that human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children is not a problem exclusive to foreign countries. Indeed, a recent government report indicates that the United States is a leading source, transit and destination country for victims and, moreover, Chicago, due to its strategic location and importance, appears to be helping lead this global epidemic. View photos from this program at iln.isba.org/gallery/803/human-trafficking-seminar

Litigating a smaller value case creates many unique problems, including variations in practices and procedural rules – differences that even experienced lawyers can find daunting. Don’t miss this live webcast on September 16,2015 that highlights the pitfalls associated with these cases and presents techniques designed to effectively represent a client with a smaller value case. Personal injury attorneys and insurance defense practitioners with basic to intermediate practice experience, won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn how to provide the “small case” client with top level advocacy. In addition to the do's and don'ts of practice in the Municipal Division and the contrasting perspectives of a plaintiff and defense attorney on how to best address these problems, you will learn how to: keep expenses in proportion to the value of case; understand the special Municipal Court rules relative to mandatory arbitration; conduct case management and trials; work within the limited scope of discovery; and much more.

The program is presented by the ISBA Tort Law Section and qualifies for 1.50 hours MCLE credit.

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Get the best practice tips and practical tools you need to run your law office efficiently and profitably with this full-day seminar in Fairview Heights on September 11, 2015! Gain a better understanding of: how to maintain your practice during an emergency; how to manage the financial side of your practice – from trust accounts and office expenses, to accounts receivable and payable; the human resources issues you need to be aware of; how document assembly can help you run your practice more efficiently; how to plan for the future given the current legal landscape; and much more!

The program – which is presented by the Illinois State Bar Association and sponsored by the ISBA Mutual Insurance Company – qualifies for 6.75 hours MCLE credit, including 6.75 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Join us for the next ISBA Solo & Small Firm Practice Institute Series, A Closer Look: Managing Your Practice Like a Pro - Fall 2015 on Friday, Sept. 11 in Fairview Heights.

Find out more and register at https://www.isba.org/cle/2015/09/11/managingyourpractice

Get the best practice tips and practical tools you need to run your law office efficiently and profitably with this full-day seminar! Gain a better understanding of:

  • How to maintain your practice during an emergency;
  • How to manage the financial side of your practice – from trust accounts and office expenses, to accounts receivable and payable;
  • The human resources issues you need to be aware of;
  • How document assembly can help you run your practice more efficiently;
  • How to plan for the future given the current legal landscape; and
  • Much more!