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Due to popular demand – and recommended for attorneys who have previously taken a mediation course or have some mediation experience – this course was created to meet your advanced mediation needs!

Join us in Chicago on September 25th – September 27th for the opportunity to learn how to design creative resolutions, how to handle difficult attorneys and clients, and know which mechanisms to utilize in order to reach a settlement. Gain a better understanding of the benefits of opening statements, the good qualities and successful techniques of a peacemaker, and when (or if) a lawyer should modify his fees. Discover the problems with mediation, how to handle parties with subrogation interests, and how to grow your mediation practice. Each day closes with hands-on training that requires attendees to participate in various classroom mediation exercises, including a full mediation as a mediator.

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. Mr. Calkins and Mr. Lane are co-authors of the “Mediation Practice Guide” and “Lane & Calkins Mediation Practice Guide.” [The “Lane & Calkins Mediation Practice Guide, 2nd Edition” is included with the purchase of this program.] They are co-founders of the International Academy of Dispute Resolution, which was established in 2001.

Do you represent hospitals, physicians, practice groups, or clinics? Are you an insurance attorney or government counsel working in the health law/regulation arena? Do you represent businesses that work within the health care industry? Then you won’t want to miss this informative half-day seminar in Chicago (or via live webcast) on Thursday, September 19th that’s designed to assist you in responding to the government’s health care investigations! Attorneys with intermediate practice skills who attend this seminar will better understand: the regulatory, insurance, and law enforcement agencies that investigate health care providers; the methods for gathering and deploying large volumes of health and business records in response to government investigations; the strategies for counseling clients through a grand jury or administrative subpoena; and the implications of the Illinois Medicaid program on government investigations in health care affecting Illinois practitioners.

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

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Join us in Springfield on September 17th as we separate fact from fiction on the issue of fracking in Illinois with this informative full-day seminar! Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking, is a hot topic issue in Illinois – especially with the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act now in place in Illinois. In order to better represent clients dealing with fracking issues, Illinois attorneys need to learn how and where fracking works, the new state law, and the status of federal and state regulations. Attorneys who attend this full-day seminar will learn: the geology of the Illinois Basin and the New Albany Shale in southern Illinois; how horizontal drilling and fracking technology has enabled increased development of Illinois’ energy resources; the requirements of Illinois’ Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act; the roles of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; the environmental issues associated with fracking, including resource water management, groundwater, disposal, and air emissions; local interests, including real estate and agricultural law issues; risk management and insurance coverage; and much more!

The seminar – which qualifies for 7.0 hours MCLE credit – is presented by the ISBA Environmental Law Section, and co-sponsored by the ISBA Agricultural Law Section, ISBA Real Estate Law Section, and ISBA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section.

ISBA Teleseminars simply and conveniently bring continuing legal education seminars to your office via the telephone…they usually broadcast at noon….and they’re one-hour in length…it’s that simple! Here’s a list of the upcoming ISBA Teleseminars:

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Mediation is designed to resolve differences both in and out of the court, and requires a very different mindset than courtroom litigation. Join us in Chicago on September 16th 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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Jump start your new Illinois legal career by attending this outstanding Basic Skills course that’s designed to equip you with the information you need as a new Illinois attorney, as well as help you begin to fulfill your Illinois Supreme Court Newly Admitted Attorney requirement (S. Ct. Rule 793). Our faculty – consisting of high-profile attorneys and judges – offers insights, tips, and advice on the issues you face in your practice. Topics include: common mistakes to avoid; brief-writing; setting up an IOLTA account; risk management and malpractice issues; effective legal research; negotiations; using technology in your practice; ethical risks created by modern technology; satisfying your clients; maintaining accurate records; dealing with conflicts; handling the stress of a legal career; and much more! The program closes with a discussion of topic generated by your suggestions when you register for the program.

The program takes place in Chicago on Monday, September 9th and qualifies for 6.50 hours MCLE credit, including 6.50 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval). The program is FREE for Newly Admitted Attorney ISBA members within the first year of practice.

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Join us from the comfort of your home or office for this live webcast on June 28th that examines the recent developments and hot topics in Illinois’ insurance coverage law. Topics include: uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage; professional liability insurance coverage; insurance coverage issues relating to legal malpractice; and comprehensive general liability insurance.

The program is presented by the ISBA Insurance Law Section and qualifies for 2.25 hours MCLE credit.

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Join us from the comfort of your home or office for this live webcast on June 28th that examines the recent developments and hot topics in Illinois’ insurance coverage law. Topics include: uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage; professional liability insurance coverage; insurance coverage issues relating to legal malpractice; and comprehensive general liability insurance.

The program is presented by the ISBA Insurance Law Section and qualifies for 2.25 hours MCLE credit.

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Join us from the comfort of your home or office on June 13th for this two-hour live webcast that examines how Medicare impacts tort practitioners and those working toward the resolution of injury claims! Attorneys attending this seminar will better understand: the ins/outs and pitfalls involving the resolution of claims of Medicare eligible claimants; conditional payments, future medical allocations, and the need for a Medicare set-aside; the latest mandatory reporting requirements for lien resolution under the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act (MMSEA); how to effectively and efficiently communicate with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; how to protect your client and your client’s interests resolving cases for Medicare eligible – or soon to be Medicare eligible – individuals either for third party claims or worker’s compensation actions; and the important and necessary information to be included in any settlement/release documents.

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

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Don’t miss this opportunity on June 7th to discuss the hottest topics currently under debate in the animal law arena – from the use of therapy dogs in the courts and methods for alternative dispute resolution, to animal shelter laws and some of the most high profile issues in animal advocacy, including puppy mills, farm animal welfare, and captive wildlife regulations. Attorneys with a strong interest in the growing area of animal advocacy and the practice of animal law – as well as practitioners who may find themselves with just one or two matters concerning a conflict involving animals – who attend this full-day seminar gain a better understanding of: how courts across the country have implemented the use of therapy dogs; which efforts should be implemented in an effort to stop the damaging practices of some animal breeding establishments; how alternative dispute resolution can help resolve animal conflicts with greater emotional comfort and stability; how the Humane Society of the U.S. has helped protect laboratory chimps; how the Zanesville incident influenced the enactment of Ohio’s new Dangerous Wild Animal Act; which laws and regulations apply to the various functions of local animal shelters, all-breed shelters, and breed rescues; the new developments in the farm animal arena, including egg production and swine gestation crates; and the unique ethical issues and concerns an attorney may face when representing an animal law case.