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This monthly speaker series is geared to newer lawyers and will focus on the fundamentals of today’s legal practice. The sessions will be taught by seasoned leaders from Chicago’s legal community. The programs are typically held at 8:00 a.m. at Association Headquarters (or watch the live Webcast). Register online. Miss a program? Visit our Webcast Center to watch it on demand.


Upcoming Dates (subject to change):

Check back in September for new Practice Basics Programs in the 2016-17 year!


Ondemand Video:

March 15, 2016: Practice Basics: Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers

January 13, 2016: Drafting Court Orders

November 20, 2015: Representing a Criminal Defendant

October 23, 2015: Wait! Is that a Class Action Case

September 29, 2015: Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements

May 19, 2015: Personal Wellness & the Practice of Law

February 26, 2015: Contracts Language - Choosing the Right Words

January 22, 2015: Basics of Conflicts Checking

November 19, 2014: Defending a D.U.I.

October 16, 2014: Current Issues in eDiscovery

June 17, 2014: Preserving Issues for Appeal at the Trial Level

May 22, 2014: How to Incorporate Technology into Your Practice

April, 17, 2014: Preparing Your Case and Client for Mediation

March 18, 2014: Basics of Intellectual Property Law

February 20, 2014: How to Create a Trial Notebook for Use at Trial

January 23, 2014: Client Development: How to Become a Rainmaker

December 17, 2013: Navigate Your Way Through a Proceeding Before the Division of Professional Regulation

November 20, 2013: Taking and Defending Depositions

October 15, 2013: Rules for Rookies: What Courtroom Novices Need to Know

September 26, 2013: Clarity in Writing