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A Child Custody Trial
A Child Custody Trial
Don’t miss this trial practice demonstration in which opening statements and witness examinations are presented and earn 13.75 hours MCLE credit, including 13.75 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit!
Best Practices for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners - Fall 2014
Best Practices for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners - Fall 2014
Best Practices for Solo & Small Firm Practitioners – Fall 2014
Get the best practice tips and practical tools you need to run your office efficiently and profitably – and earn 5.0 hours MCLE credit, including 5.0 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit!
Cannabis is Coming to Town: A Guide to Local Government Regulation Under Illinois
Cannabis is Coming to Town: A Guide to Local Government Regulation Under Illinois' New Medical Marijuana Laws
What does the new medical marijuana legislation mean for your jurisdiction? Find out while earning 0.75 hour MCLE credit!
Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Get an inside look at how to handle medical malpractice cases from some of Illinois’ top attorneys practicing in this field – all while earning 6.25 hours MCLE credit!


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ISBA's Free FastCLE for Members

Eligible ISBA members can now select from over 525 hours of online CLE content to earn up to 15 hours of MCLE credit (including all 6 hours of Professional Responsibility MCLE credit) per bar year at no cost through our complimentary online Free FastCLE subscription. Choose topics and programs from ISBA’s top-notch CLE to meet your specific practice needs and earn enough Free Online CLE to meet your 30-hour MCLE credit requirement over a two-year period! (Live onsite programs, live webcasts, and teleseminars are not included with Free CLE at this time.) This benefit is sponsored by ISBA Mutual Insurance Company.  CLICK HERE to learn more or browse topics here!



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Members and non-members alike may purchase bundles of ISBA Law Ed programming at a discounted rate! Simply preview our complete list of available archived programs – by title or by subject area – and then make your selections. Hours remain in your account for one year from date of purchase. To learn more and register CLICK HERE!





Upcoming Live Online Events
Collapse Effective Estate Planning for Copyright, Publication, and Literary Assets LIVE Webcast

Presented by the ISBA Trusts & Estates Section

 

Get the information you need to help your creative clients safeguard their intellectual property through careful estate planning!

Authors, artists, and musicians all present unique challenges when it comes to estate planning. Because of this, attorneys working in the estate planning or intellectual property arena need to be aware of the various issues that can arise when helping creative clients plan for the future. Don't miss this in-depth look at how an author's valuable assets are defined, how to transfer ownership and care of copyrighted items, how to appraise the value of the author's estate, and much more!

 

Program Coordinator/Moderator:
William R. Kuehn, Williston McGibbons & Kuehn, Barrington


Program Speakers:
William R. Kuehn, Williston, McGibbons & Kuehn, Barrington
William L. Niro, Niro Haller & Niro, Chicago

Formats Available: Live Webcast
Original Program Date: February 11, 2015
Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Effective Estate Planning for Copyright, Publication, and Literary Assets LIVE Webcast
    Collapse Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act Update LIVE Webcast
     Presented by the ISBA Education Law Section

    Stay up to date on the most recent statutory and case law developments found in Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act challenges with this informative seminar. Local government attorneys with basic to intermediate practice experience who attend this seminar will gain a better understanding of the recent decisions made by the Attorney General's Public Access Counselor, as well as the ethical issues facing attorneys as they work with public bodies.

    Program Coordinator/Moderator:
    Roland R. Cross, Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP, Springfield
    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: February 13, 2015
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 2.75 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act Update LIVE Webcast
    Collapse Race & Sports: Racially Charged Sports Controversies and Legal Concerns LIVE Webcast

    Presented by the ISBA Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities

     

    What can the professional sports industry teach us 

    about ethics and racial discrimination?

     

    During the 2013-14 season, the sports industry dealt with a number of controversial issues that impacted members of diverse communities – from the disparaging remarks made by the L.A. Clippers owner, to the locker room harassment experienced by several members of the Miami Dolphins, to the anger over the derogatory name of the Washington Redskins – to name a few. This one-hour live webcast uses the legal issues surrounding these events as a springboard for discussion on First Amendment rights, workplace discrimination, the private ordering of an entity and its power to remove stakeholders or managers, employee harassment, and much more!

     

    Program Coordinator:

    Daniel R. Saeedi, Taft Stettinius and Hollister LLP, Chicago

     

    Program Moderator:

    Kenya A. Jenkins-Wright, Greene and Letts, Chicago

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: February 18, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours, 1 hour Including Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Race & Sports: Racially Charged Sports Controversies and Legal Concerns LIVE Webcast
    Collapse Interpreters: Improving Language Access In Illinois Courts LIVE Webcast
    Presented by the ISBA International & Immigration Law Section
    Co-Sponsored by the ISBA Civil Practice Section and the ISBA Bench & Bar Section


    Learn about the new Supreme Court policy regarding the certification of interpreters with this informative two hour seminar!

    Interpreters play an important role in the judicial process by helping non-native English speakers overcome any language barriers that may exist. Any attorney or judge who uses interpreters should attend 
    this seminar to better understand:
    • The difference between an interpreter and a translator;
    • How the Illinois Supreme Court’s new policy to improve language access in Illinois courts will affect your trial practice and court procedure;
    • How the new policy plans to certify foreign language interpreters and adopt an interpreter code 
    • The difference between consecutive and simultaneous translation...and why this matters;
    • How to use an interpreter more effectively during trials and depositions;
    • How to find a good linguist;
    • How to prepare your client for using an interpreter; and 
    • Much more!

    Program Coordinator/Moderator:
    Juliet E. Boyd, Boyd & Kummer, LLC, Chicago

    Program Speakers:
    Deborah Joyce, French-English Translator/Interpreter, Xlator1, Chicago
    Sophia Akbar, Language Access Services Specialist, Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, Chicago
    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: February 19, 2015
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 2.00 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 2.00 hours Including Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Interpreters: Improving Language Access In Illinois Courts LIVE Webcast
    Collapse Trial Practice Series: How to Survive an Injunction Hearing - Morning Session LIVE Webcast
    This program was originally scheduled for October 24, 2014, but will now be taking place on March 13, 2015. We apologize for an inconvenience this may cause. 
     
    Presented by the ISBA Labor & Employment Law Section
    Co-sponsored by the ISBA Civil Practice Section

    Have you struggled with how to formulate strategy and conduct a hearing on a motion for preliminary injunction? If so, then you won’t want to miss this mock hearing that gives the information you need to help your client! Watch as experienced practitioners seamlessly present witnesses and argue the Motion for Injunctive Relief. Listen to an appellate lawyer discuss the appeal of the ruling. And learn how to respond to a Motion for Damages and Attorneys Fees for wrongful injunction. Civil practice attorneys and employment law practitioners with all levels of practice experience who attend this seminar, will better understand:

    • The distinction between temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions; 
    • What to anticipate when drafting Motions and planning for the hearing; 
    • Which techniques help in accomplishing your goal during the examination/cross-examination of witnesses; 
    • What needs to be accomplished in arguments on Motion for Preliminary Injunction; 
    • Issues that can arise with setting bond; 
    • How to prepare for the record on appeal; 
    • The benefits to taking the Interlocutory Appeal under Rule 307;
    • How the law measures damages for wrongful injunction; and
    • Much more!

    Program Coordinators:
    Aaron B. Maduff, Maduff & Maduff LLC, Chicago
    Cathy A. Pilkington, Law Offices of Cathy A. Pilkington, Chicago

    Program Moderators:
    Hon. William J. Borah, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Chicago

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: March 13, 2015
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 2.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 2.50 hours Including Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Trial Practice Series: How to Survive an Injunction Hearing - Morning Session LIVE Webcast
    Collapse Trial Practice Series: How to Survive an Injunction Hearing - Afternoon Session LIVE Webcast
    This program was originally scheduled for October 24, 2014, but will now be taking place on March 13, 2015. We apologize for an inconvenience this may cause. 

    Presented by the ISBA Labor & Employment Law Section
    Co-sponsored by the ISBA Civil Practice Section

    Have you struggled with how to formulate strategy and conduct a hearing on a motion for preliminary injunction? If so, then you won’t want to miss this mock hearing that gives the information you need to help your client! Watch as experienced practitioners seamlessly present witnesses and argue the Motion for Injunctive Relief. Listen to an appellate lawyer discuss the appeal of the ruling. And learn how to respond to a Motion for Damages and Attorneys Fees for wrongful injunction. Civil practice attorneys and employment law practitioners with all levels of practice experience who attend this seminar, will better understand:

    • The distinction between temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions; 
    • What to anticipate when drafting Motions and planning for the hearing; 
    • Which techniques help in accomplishing your goal during the examination/cross-examination of witnesses; 
    • What needs to be accomplished in arguments on Motion for Preliminary Injunction; 
    • Issues that can arise with setting bond; 
    • How to prepare for the record on appeal; 
    • The benefits to taking the Interlocutory Appeal under Rule 307;
    • How the law measures damages for wrongful injunction; and
    • Much more!

    Program Coordinators:
    Aaron B. Maduff, Maduff & Maduff LLC, Chicago
    Cathy A. Pilkington, Law Offices of Cathy A. Pilkington, Chicago

    Program Moderators:
    Hon. William J. Borah, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Chicago

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: March 13, 2015
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 3.25 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 3.25 hours Including Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Trial Practice Series: How to Survive an Injunction Hearing - Afternoon Session LIVE Webcast
    Collapse Creatively Resolving Disputes for Special Education Hearings under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act LIVE Webcast

    Presented by the ISBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
    Co-Sponsored by the ISBA Education Law Section, ISBA Family Law Section, ISBA Child Law Section, the ISBA Administrative Law Section, and ISBA's Standing Committee on Disability Law

     

    Learn how you can effectively resolve disputes for your clients instead of incurring the expense of a hearing with this informative half-day seminar! Alternative dispute attorneys, education law practitioners, family law lawyers, and child law attorneys with intermediate practice experience who attend this seminar will receive information on the statutorily-required use of dispute mechanisms prior to a due process hearing, as well as a better understanding of:

    • How state and federal laws protect individuals with disabilities by ensuring an education that is tailored to their needs;
    • The pros and cons of each dispute resolution option from the perspective of both the student and the school district;
    • Strategies for resolving antagonistic disputes;
    • The techniques and processes that have worked best according to two Impartial Due Process Hearing Officers; and
    • Real world case examples that have had the most successful resolution outcomes.

     

    Program Coordinator/Moderator:
    Hon. Ann Breen-Greco, Administrative Law Judge, Chicago

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: March 18, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 4.00 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 3.50 hours Including Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Creatively Resolving Disputes for Special Education Hearings under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act LIVE Webcast
    Collapse How To: Summary Judgment and Appeals in Human Rights Cases LIVE Webcast

    Presented by the ISBA Human Rights Section

     

    If you are an attorney representing plaintiffs with discrimination claims or a human rights lawyer with basic to intermediate practice experience, then you won't want to miss this opportunity to learn how to avoid the pitfalls that result in a lost case due to a summary judgment motion, how to appeal various orders from the Illinois Human Rights Commission, and how to preserve the record for appeal!

     

    Program Coordinator:
    Thomas A. Bruno
    , Bruno Law Offices LLC, Urbana

     

    Program Moderator:
    Peter M. LaSorsa
    , The Law Offices of Peter M. LaSorsa, P.C., Mapleton

     

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: March 19, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 2.00 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO How To: Summary Judgment and Appeals in Human Rights Cases LIVE Webcast
    Collapse Avoiding Pitfalls While Navigating through the Custom Penalty Process LIVE Webcast

    Presented by the ISBA International & Immigration Law Section

     

    Join us from the comfort of your home or office for this live webcast that increases your knowledge of seizures and penalties in the import/export process, as well as the changes in the law regarding the new Trek Leather decision, which expands individual liability. International and immigration attorneys, business lawyers, commercial practitioners, and those working in the import/export industry – with basic to intermediate practice – attending this online seminar will better understand:

    • What you should know about the increase in seizures of goods and penalties by U.S. Customs and Border Protection;
    • The Customs’ penalty regimes under 19 U.S.C. Section1526, 1592(a), and 1595(a);
    • How U.S. v. Trek Leather expanded individual liability;
    • How to successfully mitigate Customs penalties;
    • Why you should disclose Customs violations before Customs learns of them; and
    • How recent court decisions may alter your advice to clients.

     

     

    Program Coordinator/Moderator:
    Juliet E. Boyd
    , Boyd & Kummer, LLC, Chicago

     

    Program Speakers:
    Shama K. Patari
    , Barnes, Richardson & Colburn, LLP, Chicago
    Benjamin H. Shanbaum, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago

     

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: March 25, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 1.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Avoiding Pitfalls While Navigating through the Custom Penalty Process LIVE Webcast
    Collapse Using Freelance Attorneys and  Other Outsourcing Choices to Grow Your Practice and Profits LIVE Webcast
     Presented by the ISBA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section

    Learn how freelance attorneys can help you with overflow work
    and other temporary assignments!

    Small firm attorneys and solo practitioners occasionally run into situations where interim work arises and extra help is needed, but hiring a full-time associate to do the work would be counterproductive to the overall financial goals of the practice. Discover how experienced freelance attorneys can help you and your practice during times of a high-volume workflow with this informative half-day seminar. Solo practitioners, small firm attorneys, and transactional lawyers with all levels of practice experience who attend this seminar will better understand:
    • The ideal times and situations to give work to freelance attorneys;
    • How freelance attorneys can be used to grow your practice and your profits;
    • The ethical considerations to be aware of when hiring a freelance attorney;
    • What to expect when working with a freelance attorney;
    • Collaboration tools that make outsourcing to a freelance attorney easier; and
    • How to become a freelance attorney.

    Program Coordinators:
    Ebony R. Huddleston, Farrell Hamilton & Julian PC, Godfrey
    Leila Kanani, Intermix Legal Group, Danville

    Program Moderator:
    Leila Kanani, Intermix Legal Group, Danville
    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: April 09, 2015
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 3.25 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 2.75 hours Including Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Using Freelance Attorneys and  Other Outsourcing Choices to Grow Your Practice and Profits LIVE Webcast
    Collapse When Can One Share Mental Health Records in Illinois? Issues Concerning Confidentiality of Mental Health Records

    Presented by the ISBA Mental Health Law Section

     

    Don't miss this opportunity to update your knowledge on the issues and challenges surrounding the confidentiality of mental health records in Illinois! Attorneys representing mental health clients, litigators needing to subpoena mental health records, and any attorney interested in learning about the issues, problems, privacy concerns, and ethics surrounding mental health records in Illinois who attend this basic to intermediate seminar will better understand:

    • The ethical issues to consider when agreeing to represent a client alleged to have a diagnosed mental illness;
    • Mental health records and confidentiality requirements and issues;
    • How to subpoena mental health records;
    • How mental health records are being handled in the age of the health information exchange; and
    • Much more!

     

    Program Coordinator/Moderator:
    Barbara Goeben
    , Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, Alton 

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: April 10, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 3.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 1 hour Including Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO When Can One Share Mental Health Records in Illinois? Issues Concerning Confidentiality of Mental Health Records
    Collapse Gain the Edge! Negotiation Strategies for Lawyers LIVE Webcast

    Back by popular demand!
    Learn advanced negotiation skills from a national expert and renowned instructor!

     

    You negotiate every day. In fact, your ability to effectively negotiate may be the most critical skill you possess, yet most negotiate instinctively or intuitively. This Master Series seminar trains you to approach negotiations with a strategic mindset, allowing you to become a more effective lawyer. And make no mistake – no matter how much you've negotiated, you can still learn. Adding that one new tactic may be the difference between winning and walking away empty-handed. Topics include: the golden rules of negotiation; gaining leverage with alternatives; using objective criteria and timing to your advantage; techniques for gathering information; generating creative solutions; dealing with "negotiation games"; ethical considerations; and much more.

     

    The seminar is taught by Martin Latz, one of the nation's leading experts and instructors on negotiating techniques. As the founder of the Latz Negotiation Institute, he has trained over 85,000 lawyers and business professionals around the world. As an adjunct professor on Negotiations at Arizona State University College of Law since 1995, Mr. Latz has negotiated for the White House, nationally and internationally, on the White House Advance Teams. Mr. Latz, a Harvard Law cum laude graduate, is the author of Gain the Edge! Negotiating to Get What You Want and has appeared as a negotiation expert on CBS's The Early Show and such national business shows as Your Money and Fox Business. He also writes a monthly negotiation column for The Arizona Republic. For more information on Mr. Latz, please visit: www.NegotiationInstitute.com

     

    Each registrant will receive a copy of Martin Latz's book,
    Gain the Edge! Negotiating to Get What You Want.
    (Books will be mailed to live webcast registrants after the seminar.)

     

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: June 04, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 6.00 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 6.00 hours Including Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Gain the Edge! Negotiation Strategies for Lawyers LIVE Webcast