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(*Please Remember: Attorneys may not receive credit for viewing the same program more than once within a 12 month period.)


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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!
Human Trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Human Trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Educate yourself on human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children with this informative program – all while earning 6.50 hours of MCLE and Professional Responsibility 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!
Solo & Small Firm Practice Institute Series: Best Practices for Solo & Small Firm Practitioners – Fall 2014
Solo & Small Firm Practice Institute Series: 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!


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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 Business Sales and Acquisitions: The Basics of Asset and Stock Transactions LIVE Webcast

Presented by the ISBA Business & Securities Law Section


Equip yourself with the tools you need to successfully help your clients during their next business sale or acquisition! This half-day seminar gives you a basic understanding of several key points, including:

  • The first steps in any merger or acquisition arrangement;
  • Pre-definitive agreements, including letters of intent and terms sheets;
  • How to choose a payment plan during a business acquisition;
  • The key differences in taxation between asset and share sales;
  • Knowing what the buyers and sellers typically want and why;
  • The issues that can arise after the deal is made; and
  • Much more!

 

Program Coordinator/Moderator:
Brian F. Johnson
, Johnson, Bunce & Noble, P.C., Peoria

Formats Available: Live Webcast
Original Program Date: April 22, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 3.00 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Business Sales and Acquisitions: The Basics of Asset and Stock Transactions LIVE Webcast
    Collapse Planning for and Electing §2032A LIVE Webinar

    Presented by the ISBA Agricultural Law Section

     

    Get all the information you need to help your clients safeguard interests in farm ownership through careful estate planning!

     

    Farmland values remain near an all-time high. In an effort to offset estate taxes, practitioners need to plan for and be prepared to elect §2032A. This seminar presents a detailed analysis of the necessary requirements for making the election and how to best utilize §2032A. Attorneys with intermediate experience in the areas of estate planning, trust and estates, agricultural law, and federal tax law who attend this seminar will better understand:

    • §2032A and its history;
    • How increasing farmland values trigger federal and state estate tax;                         
    • Effective planning in order to utilize §2032A;
    • Federal and state tax savings;
    • Qualifications including land ownership, qualified use, material participation, and percentage requirements;
    • Making the election, including choosing specific property, appraisal, IRS Form 706 requirements, and Illinois-only election;      
    • Post-death issues such as requirements and recapture; and
    • Much more!

                            

    Program Coordinator/Moderator:

    Andrew G. White, Bellatti, Barton & Cochran, LLC, Springfield

     

    Program Speaker:

    Michael G. Barton, Bellatti, Barton & Cochran, LLC, Springfield

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: April 22, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 1.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Planning for and Electing §2032A LIVE Webinar
    Collapse Litigating the Municipal Division Case: "Small" Cases Can Create Big Headaches LIVE Webcast

    Presented by the ISBA Tort Law Section

     

    Get all the information you need to best represent your client with that “small” case!

                                      

    Litigating a smaller value case creates many unique problems, including variations in practices and procedural rules – differences that even experienced lawyers can find daunting. This program highlights the pitfalls associated with these cases and presents techniques designed to effectively represent a client with a smaller value case. Personal injury attorneys and insurance defense practitioners with basic to intermediate practice experience, won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn how to provide the “small case” client with top level advocacy. In addition to the do's and don'ts of practice in the Municipal Division and the contrasting perspectives of a plaintiff and defense attorney on how to best address these problems, you will learn how to:

    • Keep expenses in proportion to the value of case;
    • Understand the special Municipal Court rules relative to mandatory arbitration;
    • Conduct case management and trials;                                                
    • Work within the limited scope of discovery; and
    • Much more.

     

     

    Program Coordinator/Moderator:

    Brian Murphy, Hofeld and Schaffner, Chicago

     

    Program Speakers:

    Corey A. Benjamin, Benjamin & Shapiro, Ltd., Chicago

    Amy Jo Hemmingsen, Urgo & Nugent, Ltd., Chicago

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: April 29, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 1.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Litigating the Municipal Division Case: "Small" Cases Can Create Big Headaches LIVE Webcast
    Collapse Divorce Cases: What Every Family Lawyer Needs to Know LIVE Webcast

    Master Series Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association

     

    Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of America’s most entertaining and informative CLE speakers! In his unique and engaging style, Master Series Presenter Larry Rice provides practical tips to improve your family law practice. Topics include: working with clients; acquiring information from clients while convincing them how great their lawyer is; understanding how an ounce of discovery can be worth a pound of gold; the joy of cross-examination; alternative dispute resolutions; running your law practice ethically and efficiently; and much more. The program moves from basic practice tips to advanced practice skills and is designed for all lawyers with a sense of humor!

     

    Each registrant will receive a copy of Larry Rice’s book, Complete Guide to Divorce Practice – a $149.95 value! – which is widely recognized as the standard reference for divorce practice.
    Mr. Rice will be using this book as the program course materials, so you need to be registered at least 5 DAYS PRIOR to the seminar in order to receive the materials via postal mail by the program date!

     

    About the Speaker:
    Larry Rice is a board certified Family Law Specialist and partner at Rice, Amundsen & Caperton, L.L.P.C. in Memphis, Tennessee. For over 25 years, he has entertained and informed lawyers on the practical and strategic ways that attorneys can significantly improve their divorce practice. He has lectured at numerous American Bar Association conventions and to lawyers in 24 states, as well as Canada and the Caribbean, on topics ranging from Law Office Management to Ethics to Trial Practice. He is the author of several articles and books including, The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice, Forms and Procedures for Lawyers, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Editions, the text for the program. Mr. Rice holds a B.A. in communication arts and history, was a British Studies student at University College, Oxford, England, and completed the American Trial Lawyer Association National College of Advocacy. He is listed in Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in the World.

     

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: May 13, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 6.25 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 6.25 hours Including Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Divorce Cases: What Every Family Lawyer Needs to Know LIVE Webcast
    Collapse Solo & Small Firm Practice Institute Series: Protecting Your Practice: Finances and Technology LIVE Webcast

    ISBA SOLO & SMALL FIRM PRACTICE INSTITUTE SERIES

    Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association and the ISBA Young Lawyers Division

    Sponsored by ISBA Mutual Insurance Company

     

    Learn how to protect yourself, your practice, and your clients from financial and technological mishaps with this full day seminar!

     

    As a solo or small firm attorney, you have worked hard to build your practice, manage your time, and prepare for the future.…now it’s time to protect everything you’ve accomplished. Join us for this in-depth look at how you can continue building your practice, promote yourself online, and enjoy your profession – all while avoiding various ethical traps along the way. Attorneys who are new solo or small firm practitioners – and those thinking about becoming one – who attend this seminar, will better understand:

    • The ethical issues you need to be aware of regarding client confidentiality;
    • How to protect your retainers, fees, and income;
    • How to properly use IOLTA accounts;
    • The financial details involved in starting your own firm;
    • How to network during business events;
    • The risks associated with using social media to promote your practice;
    • How to balance stress with a happy personal and professional life;
    • The top causes for grievances against lawyers;
    • And much more!

     

    Program Moderator:

    Annemarie E. Kill, Avery Camerlingo & Kill LLC, Chicago

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: May 14, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 7.25 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 7.25 hours Including Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Solo & Small Firm Practice Institute Series: Protecting Your Practice: Finances and Technology LIVE Webcast
    Collapse Succession Planning for the Family Business LIVE Webcast

    Presented by the ISBA Business Advice & Financial Planning Section

     

    Gain a better understanding of how to identify and address the common goals when transitioning a family business. Trusts and estates attorneys, business law lawyers, and general practitioners who attend this online seminar will learn how to:

    • Protect a surviving spouse and treat children fairly;
    • Protect assets from creditors and in-laws;
    • Overcome obstacles when transferring ownership;
    • Identify the various methods of transfer; and
    • Much more!

     

    Program Coordinator/Moderator:

    Mary Stark Hood, The Hood Group, Inc., Oak Brook

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: May 20, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 1.75 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Succession Planning for the Family Business LIVE Webcast
    Collapse Federal Jury Instructions - A Refresher Course LIVE Webcast

    The right to trial by jury, though secured by our federal constitution, is meaningful only if jurors have a clear understanding of what they are to decide and which legal principles should guide their decision. Attorneys who try civil cases before juries in Federal Court need to understand the “ins and outs” of the various legal rules and issues that present themselves when drafting and using jury instructions. Join us for this online seminar that offers a basic understanding of the federal civil practice and local federal court rules that address jury instructions, including how to draft and when to use jury instructions, protecting against instruction error, and preserving jury issues for appeal.

     

     

    Program Coordinator/Moderator:

    Stanley N. Wasser, Feldman Wasser, Springfield

     

    Program Speakers:

    Michael R. Lied, Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC, Peoria

    Hon. Thomas P. Schanzle-Haskins, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, Springfield

    Sherri L. Thorton-Pierce, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Chicago

    Stanley N. Wasser, Feldman Wasser, Springfield

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: May 20, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 2.00 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Federal Jury Instructions - A Refresher Course LIVE Webcast
    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
    Collapse The Ripple Effects of Health Care Reform: Employers Offering Private Networks and Health Systems Owning Health Plans LIVE Webcast

    Please note this webacst was originally scheduled for April 17th and has been rescheduled to September 25th.

    Presented by the ISBA Health Care Section

    Co-Sponsored by the ISBA Federal Tax Section, ISBA Employee Benefits Section, Grundy County Bar Association, Adams County Bar Association, McHenry County Bar Association, and the Madison County Bar Association.

     

     

    Don’t miss this discussion on how health care providers and employers are changing the way they provide and arrange for health care!

     

    Health care providers and employers are reforming the way they provide for the health care of their prospective patients and employees, all in an effort to improve both quality of care and their bottom lines. Integrated health care delivery systems have been getting into the insurance business – a trend that could affect the health care delivery and reimbursement system for the foreseeable future – while employers are simultaneously pushing for innovative solutions to the skyrocketing costs of providing quality health care benefits to their employees. Attorneys representing health care providers, health insurers, and employers who offer health insurance plans to employees will benefit from attending this half-day seminar that discusses:

    • The legal and practical challenges associated with provider-owned health plans;
    • The new methods of providing employee health care benefits, including private exchanges, onsite clinics, online and telemedicine, reference-based pricing and “skinny plans”;
    • The compliance issues associated with the new approaches and methods;
    • The motivation behind health insurance marketplace innovation;
    • How health care providers are injecting themselves into the health insurance market;
    • How new health insurance companies are formed and how they will affect health care delivery and reimbursement;
    • Contracting issues, Affordable Care Act, and related compliance issues; and
    • The potential financial risks for consumers, physicians, and employers associated with these new financial and health care delivery models.

     

    Program Coordinator:

    E. Zachary Dinardo, Sorling Northrup, Springfield

    Guy C. Hall, Robbins Schwartz, Champaign

     

    Program Moderator:

    Mark A. Mosby, Deputy General Counsel, Priority Health, Grand Rapids, MI

     

     

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: September 25, 2015
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 4.00 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Ripple Effects of Health Care Reform: Employers Offering Private Networks and Health Systems Owning Health Plans LIVE Webcast
    Collapse Health Care Wednesday Workshop: "At Risk" - Advising Health Systems that Own a Health Insurer LIVE Webcast

    Please note this webacst was originally scheduled for April 29th and has been rescheduled to October 7th.


    Presented by the ISBA Health Care Section

     

    Increase your understanding of the issues that result from integrated health systems and insurance functions!

     

    Increasingly, integrated health systems are forming or - acquiring a health insurance company as part of their business. These systems need attorneys who are knowledgeable on the key legal challenges, constraints, opportunities, and practical realities that arise with the integration of certain health care system and health insurance functions. Join us as Mark Mosby, Deputy General Counsel for Priority Health, provides you with practical information on:

    • The skills that this type of organization is looking for in an attorney;
    • Basic antitrust safeguards;
    • HIPAA privacy considerations;
    • Population health management opportunities;
    • Common compliance program issues with these type of integrations; and
    • Much more!


     

    Program Coordinator:

    E. Zachary Dinardo, Sorling Northrup, Springfield

     

    Program Moderator:

    Alice Kush, Attorney at Law, Winfield

     

    Program Speaker:

    Mark A. Mosby, Deputy General Counsel, Priority Health, Grand Rapids, MI

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: October 07, 2015
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 1.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Health Care Wednesday Workshop: "At Risk" - Advising Health Systems that Own a Health Insurer LIVE Webcast