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Learn about the unique structure and components of construction contracting with this full-day seminar! Construction law attorneys, general practitioners, and real estate lawyers with basic practice experience who attend this seminar in Chicago on April 7, 2017 will learn: the different delivery methods for construction contract documents; which parties should be listed in a construction project; different compensation models for construction projects; why shop drawings are not considered contract documents; which statutory issues can arise during both a public project and a private project; which obligations belong to the owner, contractor, architect and engineer; which insurance provisions are needed; understanding the rules for communication between all involved parties; protecting the project through the payment process; the different ways a project can come to a close; understanding the process for adjusting the scope, time, and price on a construction contract; and understanding claims processes involved in a construction project.

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Construction Law Section and qualifies for 6.50 hours MCLE credit.

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Get the technology tips you need to maximize your profits with this full-day seminar in Moline on March 31, 2017. Topics include: how to build a successful marketing plan for your practice; how to maintain a paperless office by redefining your everyday workflow; how to protect your data and your client’s information; the potential billing and collections issues that may arise in your practice; how to deal with the stresses of the profession; how to run your practice like a business and build a reliable business plan; how setting up a succession plan can protect your practice; using the cloud in your practice; how to manage social media accounts; and understanding your firm’s finances.

The seminar is presented by the Illinois State Bar Association and co-sponsored by ISBA Mutual Insurance Company. It qualifies for 6.25 hours MCLE credit, including 6.25 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Enhance your professional excellence by attending this full-day seminar in Quincy on March 24, 2017 that gives you the opportunity to update your knowledge in a number of general practice areas! Attorneys with basic to intermediate levels of practice experience who attend this seminar will better understand: how mobile and desktop software applications can help you practice more efficiently; the recent changes to the trust account regulations by the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission; common mistakes and errors (and how to avoid them) when dealing with recent changes in how divorces are handled in Illinois; how e-filing and cameras in the courtroom will affect the Eighth Judicial Circuit; the recent cases involving search and seizure and other criminal law issues; the Illinois Parentage Act; how to use mediation and alternative dispute resolution in your practice; how to increase civility in your practice, both in person and on social media; and the best methods for having personal collections and items appraised for trusts and estates.

The seminar is presented by the ISBA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section. It qualifies for 7.0 hours MCLE credit, including 4.0 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Don’t miss this in-depth look at the various types of economic development incentives that are available to local governments – from TIFs and Business Development Districts, to Special Services Areas and more! Attorneys with all levels of practice experience who attend this online seminar on March 15, 2017 will better understand: the financial elements of economic development incentives and how financing is an area of special concern; the role of bond counsel; how the Prevailing Wage Law can impact the economic development in your community; what not to do when using incentives; and how to structure redevelopment agreements.

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Local Government Law Section and qualifies for 2.0 hours MCLE credit.

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Are you an attorney with advance-level practice experience who would like to better understand The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)? Do you want to give your physician clients practical legal advice about Medicare payments and obligations? Do you represent and advise other health care professionals that might benefit from your understanding of MACRA? Then don’t miss this hot topic live webcast on March 15, 2017 that explains: what MACRA is – including objectives and principal provisions; how MACRA will affect physicians, as well as the requirements MACRA imposes on physicians; how physicians can maximize their Medicare payments on account of MACRA; and the tools available for helping physicians make informed decisions about participating in the Medicare Program.

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

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Running your own practice is rewarding, but it can be hard to juggle all the tasks that are required for running a successful business. Join us via the Internet on March 8, 2017 as Kevin Stine teaches us the importance of engagement letters (and how to draft them), how to keep track of your time, and how to produce accurate bills for clients. Topics include: understanding how you get paid and your monthly communication with the client; why use engagement letters; terms of representation; the importance of retainers; the cost of collection; proofreading your timesheets for accuracy and offering descriptions of tasks performed on the timesheet; dealing with travel and its expenses; the ethical issues and pitfalls to avoid; and much more!

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Standing Committee on Law Office Management and Economics. It qualifies for 1.0 hour MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Get the information you need on post-secondary transition options and education protections for young adults with disabilities with this online seminar on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Disability law attorneys, mental health lawyers, family law practitioners, and education law attorneys with basic to intermediate practice experience who attends this seminar will better understand: which services are available to assist students for adult living; options under the Individuals with Disabilities Act and the Illinois School Code; how student rights and options change when transitioning out of high school; the post-secondary admissions process and testing requirements; the landscape of reasonable accommodations and modifications in post-secondary education; and how student discipline and dismissals are handled at the post-secondary level.

The program is presented by the ISBA Standing Committee on Disability Law and co-sponsored by the ISBA Education Law Section. It’s qualified for 2.0 hours MCLE credit.

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Don’t miss ISBA’s 8th Annual Animal Law Conference in Chicago or via live webcast on March 3, 2017. It features not only the leading areas of interest in the day-to-day practice of law concerning animals, but also avails the attendee of some of the nation’s top experts in specific animal law areas. Family law attorneys, municipal law practitioners, local government counsel, and animal law lawyers – with all levels of practice experience – who attend this seminar will better understand: how animal law and environmental law areas intersect; what animal law can learn from environmental law; what Chicago Tribune reporters David Jackson and Gary Marx learned during their research on agricultural animal abuse in Illinois; the controversy between community cat advocates and environmentalists concerned with the predatory nature of cats; how mediation can help address the family pet and family farm issues that can arise during a divorce; the current state of affairs on animal crime prosecution in Illinois; how prepared Illinois is to protect our pets during a natural disaster, as well as the legal considerations of disaster response for animals; the ethical issues that can arise in animal law cases; and much more!

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Animal Law Section and qualifies for 7.0 hours MCLE credit, including 2.0 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Don’t miss this four-part series that explores the housing access injustices suffered by individuals and families facing economic challenges across the spectrum and how their communities are being devastated. Part 2 in this series, which takes place as a live webcast on February 22, 2017, examines a number of housing issues, including: housing rights for victims of domestic and sexual violence; “Ban the Box” laws and background checks designed to screen out undesirable tenants; how the abuse of due process rights by landlords can lead to rejection of eligible applicants and eviction of tenants; when landlords can legally exercise their rights to evict tenants; what remedies wrongfully-evicted tenants can pursue; current efforts to educate the public about the legal remedy of expungement; and how the displacement of families from housing affects the quality of life for those families. The series is designed for practitioners in local government, criminal justice, human rights law, education law, family law, real estate, and/or consumer protection law at all levels of practice experience. The seminar is presented by the ISBA Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, and co-sponsored by the ISBA Standing Committee on Disability Law, ISBA Standing Committee on Women and the Law, and the ISBA Diversity Leadership Council. It qualifies for 2.0 hours MCLE credit.

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Update your knowledge on a number of advanced workers’ compensation issues with this full-day seminar on February 20, 2017 in either Chicago and Fairview Heights. Labor and employment attorneys and workers’ compensation practitioners attending this seminar will better understand: how orthopedic injuries are diagnosed and treated in workers’ compensation claims; the 2016 Appellate Court decisions that have impacted workers’ compensation law; how to avoid ethical dilemmas in your practice; how to present effective arguments before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission; American Medical Association evaluations and how they’re used in court; and claims of retaliatory discharge.

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

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