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The Just The Beginning Foundation, ISBA's Law and Leadership partner, is offering free CLE credits at its 20th Anniversary Conference "Reaching Back, Lifting Up." Each panel (list below) awards between .50 and .75 Illinois Professional Responsibility credits. The conference will be held Sept. 21-22 at the Chicago Marriott, 540 N. Michigan Ave. Click here to register.

Perplexed by the Juvenile Court setting? Get the information you need to oversee a juvenile delinquency case with this full-day seminar!

The procedures surrounding the offenses committed by a juvenile living in Illinois differ from that of a traditional adult criminal case – making it imperative that attorneys working with children understand the inner functions of the juvenile court setting. Join us in East Peoria on September 28th for this full-day seminar for an in-depth look at the juvenile delinquency process. Family law attorneys, child law lawyers, and general practitioners who occasionally represent minors will benefit from the information presented by gaining a better understanding of: the issues that affect delinquency; what will likely happen to a minor charged with an offense; detention hearings and alternative sentencing options; the adjudication hearing process; the services available through DCFS and DJJ; juvenile probation; the policies and procedures for expungement; and much more!

The program is presented by the ISBA Child Law Section and qualifies for 7.25 hours MCLE credit.

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Now Approved as a 40 Hour Mediation Training Program of the Cook County Law Division

Mediation is designed to resolve differences both in and out of the courts. It requires a very different mindset than courtroom litigation. Join us in Chicago on September 10th 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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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

Register online at www.isba.org/cle/trial/registration

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

Register online at www.isba.org/cle/trial/registration

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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