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9th Annual Solo and Small Firm Conference - 2013
9th Annual Solo and Small Firm Conference - 2013
Now Available!
Access the entire recorded conference today and receive 43.75 Hours MCLE credit! Or click here to Create-Your-Own bundle of 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 or 30 hours of MCLE/PMCLE credited programs!
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!
Fracking in Illinois: Facts and Myths Explained
Fracking in Illinois: Facts and Myths Explained
Separate fact from fiction on the issue of fracking in Illinois with this informative seminar – all while earning 6 hours MCLE credit!
The Frugal Firm
The Frugal Firm
Being frugal has never been more popular than in today’s tough economy! Don’t miss this introductory exploration of alternative solutions that can save you big bucks, which qualifies for 1 hour MCLE credit, including 1 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit.


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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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Upcoming Live Online Events
Collapse Foundations, Evidence and Objections:  Before Trial, During Trial, On Appeal, or After a Settlement LIVE Webcast
Presented by the ISBA Tort Law Section

Laying foundations, introducing evidence, and responding to objections are some of the most basic facets of a lawyer's professional role, yet these tasks can often be the most difficult part of the trial process. This seminar is designed to teach young attorneys (and remind more experienced lawyers) how to make objections, admit evidence, and preserve the record for appeal. Topics include:
  • Strategies for drafting, presenting, and arguing motions;
  • Preserving issues by making a record; 
  • Knowing how and when to object during a deposition;
  • Understanding what you can and can’t do during voir dire and opening statements;
  • Using expert witness testimonies and introducing medical literature;
  • Understanding the standard objections that are frequently raised during trial;
  • Objecting to settlement release language; 
  • Handling lien issues;
  • Knowing which ethical issues to consider throughout your next trial; and
  • Much more!

Program Coordinator/Moderator:
John L. Nisivaco, Boudreau & Nisivaco LLC, Chicago

Formats Available: Live Webcast
Original Program Date: September 10, 2014
Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 4.00 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 0.50 hours Including Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Foundations, Evidence and Objections:  Before Trial, During Trial, On Appeal, or After a Settlement LIVE Webcast
    Collapse Guns in the Workplace: Workers, Unions, and Employers LIVE Webcast
    Presented by the ISBA Labor & Employment Section

    Join us via the Internet for this live webcast that examines issues and concerns with guns in the workplace and discusses Illinois' Concealed Carry Law requirements. Labor and employment attorneys with intermediate practice experience who attend this seminar will better understand:
    • How unions and management can balance the OSHA duty to maintain a safe workplace; 
    • The extent management can monitor workers’ Concealed Cary license and FOID card;
    • Whether or not the union can bargain away employees’ rights to concealed carry; 
    • How involved the union should be in formulated company policy on guns in the workplace; 
    • The need for parking lot safety; and
    • Issues that can arise with concealed carry when an employee is traveling on company time.

    PROGRAM COORDINATORS:
    Aaron B. Maduff, Maduff & Maduff LLC, Chicago
    Cathy A. Pilkington, Law Offices of Cathy A. Pilkington, Chicago

    PROGRAM MODERATOR:
    Stephen E. Balogh, WilliamsMcCarthyLLP, Rockford

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: September 10, 2014
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 1.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Guns in the Workplace: Workers, Unions, and Employers LIVE Webcast
    Collapse Veterinary Malpractice LIVE Webcast
    Presented by the ISBA Animal Law Section

    Historically, veterinary malpractice relied on the market value of an animal; however, in modern society – where pets are considered members of our families – it is not surprising that the financial consequences of veterinary malpractice claims are on the rise. Join us from the comfort of your home or office for a look at veterinary malpractice from both the plaintiff and defendant perspectives. Animal law attorneys, tort practitioners, and those interested in veterinary malpractice who attend this online seminar will better understand: 
    • The standards of review for veterinary professionals and associated tort actions; 
    • How Illinois governs licensing (and review) of veterinarians;  
    • When veterinarians might be sued for malpractice or reported to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation; 
    • How to submit a report; 
    • What steps to take in a civil suit; 
    • Issues that may need an expert, including the use of unauthorized drugs, an unlicensed vet, and complicated procedures versus obvious mistakes; 
    • How reprimands, fines, and a loss of license can occur; and
    • Much more!

    PROGRAM COORDINATORS:
    Jane E. McBride, Illinois Attorney General's Office, Springfield
    Anna E. Morrison-Ricordati, AMR Law Group, LLC, Chicago

    PROGRAM MODERATOR:
    Anna E. Morrison-Ricordati, AMR Law Group, LLC, Chicago

    PROGRAM SPEAKERS:
    Christopher R. Minelli, Minelli Law Offices, LLC, Ottawa

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: September 11, 2014
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 2.00 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Veterinary Malpractice LIVE Webcast
    Collapse Understanding the Challenges of Implementing the Affordable Care Act LIVE WEBCAST

    Presented by the ISBA Health Care Section

     

    Join us for this in-depth look at the natural outgrowth and unintended consequences of the Affordable Care Act. Topics include: Medicaid expansion and the future of Medicaid HMOs; the employer’s role in covering contraceptives; the movement of employers from defined benefits to defined contributions; the Illinois insurance market and changes in the insurance market across the country; the impact of narrow networks on insureds and providers; and potential problems for physicians who have contracts with payment based on the risk adjustment. Health care lawyers, employee benefits attorneys, health care professionals/administrators, and those interacting with healthcare payors and providers with intermediate practice experience who attend this seminar will gain a better understanding of:

     

    • Changes to the Affordable Care Act;
    • How the Act is being implemented;
    • The prospect for future changes to the Affordable Care Act through the courts;
    • The changing nature of the current and future Illinois insurance market;
    • Changes in the employer mandate; and
    • Private insurance exchanges as a direct response to the Affordable Care Act.
     

     

    PROGRAM COORDINATOR:
    Carolyn V. Metnick, Akerman, Chicago
     
    PROGRAM MODERATOR:
    Alice R. Kush, Attorney at Law, Winfield
     
    PROGRAM SPEAKERS:
    Mark E. Rust, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Chicago
    Gayland O. Hethcoat, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Chicago
     
     
    Featured Speaker: 
    Mark E. Rust has written about or practiced in healthcare law for nearly 30 years. His writings have appeared in numerous publications, including the Journal of the American Bar Association and USA Today. In 2002, he assisted in successfully arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court (Rush Prudential v. Moran) regarding how the relationship between providers, patients, managed care, and state regulation should work under the federal law known as ERISA. Mr. Rust served as counsel of record on behalf of the American Medical Association and fifty state medical societies on the same topic before the Supreme Court the following year in Kentucky v. Miller. Mr. Rust has represented large radiology and cardiology groups, multi-specialty clinics, hospitals and hospital-physician joint ventures, medical staffs, and managed care organizations, including provider-sponsored insurance companies and HMOs. 
     

     

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: September 12, 2014
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 2.00 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Understanding the Challenges of Implementing the Affordable Care Act LIVE WEBCAST
    Collapse Animal Valuation LIVE Webcast
    Presented by the ISBA Animal Law Section

    An animal's value is a hotly debated topic among companion animal guardians and animal professionals. The worth of an animal has changed in recent years with the recognition of pets as family members, animal sentience, and heightened cruelty laws. Don't miss this live webcast that explores the historical notions of market value verses the more modern actual value standards, as well as the direction of current trends. Attorneys with intermediate practice experience in civil, tort, or animal law who are interested in the damages available to a litigant for the loss of an animal in Illinois who attend this seminar will better understand: 
    • How animal valuation can arise in the context of a civil case; 
    • How the current worth of an animal depends on the animal’s status as companion, commercial, protected, etc;
    • The argument for status quo; 
    • How societal change and criminal aspects have affected the argument for increased valuation;
    • The proposed solutions, including a price increase commensurate with risk; and
    • Much more!

    PROGRAM COORDINATORS:
    Anna E. Morrison-Ricordati, AMR Law Group, LLC, Chicago
    Jane E. McBride, Illinois Attorney General's Office, Springfield

    PROGRAM MODERATOR:
    Jane E. McBride, Illinois Attorney General's Office, Springfield

    PROGRAM SPEAKERS:
    Brett Harrison Davinger, Associate Director, Center for Animal Law, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago
    Prof. Margit Livingston, Founder and Director, Center for Animal Law, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: September 17, 2014
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 1.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Animal Valuation LIVE Webcast
    Collapse After Shelby County v. Holder: The Impact on Voting Access LIVE WEBCAST

    Presenting by the ISBA Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law

     

    In Shelby County v. Holder, the U.S. Supreme Court found that the pre-clearance requirements and the coverage formula of the Voting Rights Act of 1964 are no longer applicable to the States. As a result, numerous state legislatures and Governors passed (or are seeking to pass) voter restrictions that will effectively prevent persons from minority groups, including the poor, elderly, and disabled, from exercising their constitutional right to vote. To counter such actions, the ACLU, the League of Women Voters, and other civil rights organizations have created voting rights projects to monitor these government restrictions, educate voters on how to protect their rights, develop strategies to challenge restrictive laws, and lobby Congress to reauthorize the set of pre-clearance requirements and the coverage formula it has approved in previous years.


    Any lawyer, law firm, or agency with a stake in preserving the constitutional right to vote won't want to miss this informative seminar that offers an in-depth look at how Shelby County v. Holder has impacted citizen's voting rights and what can be done to curb the impact. 


    Program Coordinators:

    Sharon L. Eiseman, Illinois Attorney General's Office, Chicago

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

     

    Program Moderator:

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

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: September 24, 2014
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 1.25 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO After Shelby County v. Holder: The Impact on Voting Access LIVE WEBCAST
    Collapse Persons with Disabilities vs. Local Zoning: Can Both Win? LIVE WEBCAST
    Presented by the ISBA Local Government Law Section
    Co-Sponsored by the ISBA Elder Law Section and the ISBA Standing Committee on Mental Health Law
     
     
    Zoning ordinances are often written with a one-size-fits-all intent. For example, definitions of "one family residential" may not be applicable to group homes designed for disabled persons, and building codes may conflict with the necessary accommodations for disabled persons. Join us via the Internet for this one-hour seminar that explores local zoning issues and how it affects disabled persons, as well as the issues a local government practitioner should be aware of regarding the potential problems that could result in liability for attorney's fees incurred by persons seeking to protect the rights of disabled individuals.
     
     
    PROGRAM COORDINATOR:
    James E. Schrempf, Schrempf Kelly Napp & Darr Ltd., Alton
     
    PROGRAM MODERATOR:
    Lisle A. Stalter, Lake County State's Attorney’s Office, Waukegan
     
    PROGRAM SPEAKER:
    Thomas E. Kennedy III, Law Offices of Thomas E. Kennedy III, St. Louis
     
    About the Speaker:
    Thomas E. Kennedy III has been in private practice for over 20 years. His firm frequently represents persons with disabilities and their families, as well as agencies that serve persons with disabilities. Mr. Kennedy has been involved in Fair Housing matters since 1971 and handled his first group home case in 1978. He regularly assists potential providers with applications for special use permits and requests for reasonable accommodations. Mr. Kennedy has participated in numerous special use hearings, filed many Fair Housing cases on behalf of individuals and providers, and consulted with municipal attorneys during the application stage regarding community needs.
    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: September 24, 2014
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Persons with Disabilities vs. Local Zoning: Can Both Win? LIVE WEBCAST
    Collapse ISBA Solo & Small Firm Practice Institute Series: Tech Tips and Tools to Transition to the Solo and Small Firm Setting LIVE Webcast
    For "New" Solo & Small Firm Practitioners (And Those Thinking about Becoming One)
    Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association and the ISBA Young Lawyers Division
     
     
    Maximize the effective use of technology in your new solo and small firm practice by joining our legal technology expert, Barron Henley, as well as several established ISBA member experts at our upcoming Practice Institute. As an attorney and national speaker, Mr. Henley frequently teaches how to harness the power of technology in the practice of law. Mr. Henley provides answers, strategies and technologies to address your unanswered questions, such as: 
    • What do I do when I have a drafting assignment, but have no helpful templates or forms to start with? 
    • How do I organize my document and file management system?
    • How do I keep track of all of the tasks being loaded on my plate? 
    • Where do I find the standard procedures I’m expected to follow when they aren't written down anywhere? 
    • Can I use Microsoft Word more effectively and control complex formatting more easily? 
    • What are the best ways to track and bill every minute of the day?
    • Is my firm missing the technological tools it needs or does it follow old, inefficient protocols?
     
    The program closes with a video replay on social media and the impact it can have on you and your practice. 
     
    Program Moderator:
    Timothy J. Storm, Storm Law Office, Barrington
     
     
    FEATURED SPEAKER - Sponsored by GEICO
    Barron K. Henley, Esq. Mr. Henley is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a national legal technology consulting firm which handles all aspects of law practice automation including document assembly, case management, document management, legal accounting software, trial presentation/litigation support, paper reduction/scanning, hardware, networks/servers and security. He is an attorney and has been helping other lawyers with technology since 1990. He received his B.S./B.A. (marketing and economics) and J.D. from The Ohio State University and is a member of the American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, and the Worthington Estate Planning Council. He is a member of the ABA Law Practice Management Section and is the former Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Law Office Automation and Technology Committee. Mr. Henley heads Affinity's document assembly/automation and software training departments; he is a renowned expert on Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat and HotDocs document assembly software; and has authored legal-specific manuals on HotDocs, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook. Barron teaches continuing legal education (CLE) classes throughout the U.S. and Canada covering a wide variety of topics related to law practice management, technology and ethics. 
     
    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: October 16, 2014
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 5.75 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 5.75 hours Including Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO ISBA Solo & Small Firm Practice Institute Series: Tech Tips and Tools to Transition to the Solo and Small Firm Setting LIVE Webcast
    Collapse Mediation: How to Make it Work LIVE Webcast
    Presented by the ISBA Tort Law Section

    Mediation can be a great alternative that helps resolve a case, but only if it’s done correctly. Join us from the comfort of your home or office for an in-depth look at the mediation process from the perspective of a plaintiff, defendant and mediator. Personal injury attorneys, insurance defense layers, judges, and specialists in alternative dispute resolution with intermediate practice experience who attend this online seminar will better understand: 
    • How to prepare your case for resolution (either through mediation or trial);
    • How to effectively prepare your meditation submission; 
    • How to educate your client on the mediation process; and
    • How to negotiate during mediation.

    PROGRAM COORDINATORS:
    Jamie L. Bracewell, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard, P.C., St. Louis
    Brian Murphy, Hofeld and Schaffner, Chicago

    PROGRAM MODERATOR:
    Brian Murphy, Hofeld and Schaffner, Chicago

    PROGRAM SPEAKERS:
    Richard H. Donohue, Donohue Brown Matthewson & Smyth, Chicago
    Hon. Jennifer Duncan-Brice (ret.), Resolute Systems, Chicago
    Howard Schaffner, Hofeld and Schaffner, Chicago

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: October 29, 2014
    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 1.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Mediation: How to Make it Work LIVE Webcast