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Join us in Chicago on June 6th to learn about the opportunities, benefits and risks involved in the use of public private partnerships with this informative seminar! As an attorney working in the construction law arena, it is important that you understand how public private partnerships are used to finance public improvements, as well as the public regulations and laws impacting the use of P3s. Construction law practitioners, local government attorneys, and other professionals working in the public construction field, including public procurement and public contract administrators, officials, and directors who attend this half-day seminar will better understand: how public private partnerships have become a necessary funding option in a struggling economy; how a conventional public private partnership is defined; the historical challenges faced by government entities using public private partnerships to fund infrastructure improvements; the audit and payment requirements for public private partnerships; the alternative delivery methods of public private partnerships; and the various statutes and regulations applicable to public private partnerships.

The program is presented by the ISBA Construction Law Section and co-sponsored by the ISBA Local Government Law Section. It qualifies for 3.75 hours MCLE credit.

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Join us in Springfield on June 6th and learn how to effectively and ethically address social media issues in your practice – from the various types of social media available and the challenging issues that can arise when incorporating it into your practice, to using social media as evidence in the courtroom and the issues that can arise when jurors use social media and the Internet during a trial.

The program, which qualifies for 3.0 hours MCLE credit, including 3.0 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval), is presented by the Illinois State Bar Association and the Sangamon County Bar Association.

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Join us in Chicago on May 31st for the opportunity to update your knowledge on a number of key criminal law areas, including pre-trial motions, pleas of guilty, jury selection, and more. Criminal defense attorneys, general practitioners, assistant state’s attorneys, and assistant public defenders with all levels of practice who attend this seminar will better understand: which recent U.S. Supreme Court cases have affected the criminal courts; the new amendments that are heading through Illinois legislature; the pre-trial issues that can arise in criminal court; how to properly present plea agreements; hearsay and how 6th Amendment law has continued to be impacted by specific U.S. Supreme Court cases; how to develop a good relationship with your client; the importance of successful jury selection; how to properly preserve your trial or hearing for appeal; and much more!

The program is presented by the ISBA Criminal Justice Section and qualifies for 5.75 hours MCLE credit.

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As an attorney working in the mental health law arena, you need to stay up to date on the legislative and procedural changes taking place throughout Illinois. Don’t miss this opportunity on May 17th to examine basic mental health issues and explore the new developments in this field. Mental health lawyers, disability law practitioners, family law attorneys, and those working in the health care industry attending this seminar will better understand: the clinical and legal definitions of “mental illness”; how the proposed changes to the MHDD Confidentiality Act work with the Health Information Exchange and HIPPA; how specific litigation has impacted mental health law in Illinois; the nuances of access to care and access to medication under a modified Medicaid plan and “Obama Care”; the ethical issues that can arise during a mental health law case, including the protection of  mental health records; and much more! For those unable to attend the live program in Chicago, this seminar is also available as a live webcast!

The program is presented by ISBA’s Standing Committee on Mental Health Law and qualifies for 5.75 hours MCLE credit.

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Don’t miss this opportunity on May 15th to update your knowledge on a number of key professional conduct areas, including: trust account requirements and complying with Rule 1.5 of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct; what to include on retainer agreements; avoiding sexual misconduct and knowing which conduct has been disciplined by the ARDC; how other states define sexual misconduct; and sexual harassment in the workplace. The program will be held in Chicago and via live webcast (for those unable to attend onsite).

The program is presented by ISBA’s Standing Committee on the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commissionand qualifies for 2.75 hours MCLE credit, including 2.75 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Studies have shown that achieving certain diversity benchmarks can generate greater volumes of business and enhanced professionalism. Join us in Chicago on May 13th to get the tips and best practice advice you need to establish diversity within your law firm. Managing members, partners, and principles in medium to large law firms who attend this seminar will better understand: current diversity numbers and trends; client expectations; handling client demands; how to create diversity-driven initiatives within your firm; what works and what doesn’t when trying to create a diversity program; and much more!

The program qualifies for 4.25 hours MCLE credit, including 4.25 hours approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit. It is presented by ISBA’s Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, and co-sponsored by the ISBA Business & Securities Law Section, the ISBA Standing Committee on Women & the Law, the ISBA Standing Committee on Disability Law, the ISBA Standing Committee on Sexual Orientation & General Identity, the ISBA Diversity Leadership Council, the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms, and the Chinese American Bar Association.

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Join us in Chicago on May 8th for this unique opportunity to learn directly from federal judges and mediators on all aspects of settlement! Learn the tips of the trade as several panels of federal judges, retired federal judges, and mediators share everything you need to know about settlement in the federal courts. Attorneys with all level of experience practicing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals who attend this seminar will gain a better understanding of: meeting the judges’ expectations for pre-settlement preparations; preparing your client for settlement; how to conduct the settlement conference, including conference procedures and techniques to help both parties come to a settlement agreement; how to handle settlement compliance issues and the court’s ability to enforce the settlement agreements; and the Seventh Circuit’s settlement program procedures.

The program is presented by the ISBA Federal Civil Practice Section and qualifies for 4.0 hours MCLE credit, including 4.0 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Join us in Chicago on May 16 for this unique four-hour program in which the Hollywood hit movie Flight is used as a sounding board for identifying, understanding, and analyzing the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct. The legal issues woven throughout the story’s plot make this the perfect educational tool for learning about professional responsibility!

The program opens with a short presentation and review of the Illinois Rules of Professional Responsibility, as well as a review of recent Supreme Court decisions on Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission findings. The movie is then presented to attendees as an alternative approach to traditional CLE programs with the speakers stopping the movie when the on-screen attorney is faced with an ethical dilemma. The dilemmas will then be analyzed by the presenters and discussed by the group before moving on to more of the video. A discussion on the differences between real practice and the movie is also included.

This Master Series seminar qualifies for 3.0 hours MCLE credit, including 3.0 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Update your civil practice knowledge with this top-rated, full-day seminar in Chicago on April 26 that addresses all phases of the trial—from setting the proper foundation and successfully prosecuting/defending a case, to developing a powerful and effective closing argument! Topics include: filing the lawsuit; pleadings; good faith settlement of claims; motions to dismiss; discovery; requests to admit; Supreme Court Rule 213; motions in limine; closing arguments; post-trial motions; and obtaining the circuit court review of administrative decisions. A discussion on temporary restraining orders and injunctive relief is also included. Practitioners with all levels of experience will benefit by attending this seminar.

The program is presented by the ISBA Civil Practice and Procedure Section and qualifies for 5.50 hours MCLE credit.

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Foreclosure does not take place in a vacuum; rather, it can span across many boundaries of the law, making it imperative that attorneys from a wide-variety of practice areas stay up to date on this growing region. Get the direction you need to effectively navigate through the residential foreclosure process with this information full-day seminar in Collinsville on April 26th!