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Professional Responsibility CLE

Need Professional Responsibility Credit by June 30?
Satisfy your 6 hours of required credit by attending an upcoming CLE seminar in-person at the CBA or via live Webcast. Archived Webcasts of past CLE seminars are also available.

 

Upcoming Options:
Click here to register for in-person and live Webcast options for upcoming seminars.

 

It's Elementary: Sam Seedy Wasn't Thinking (An Ethics Saga) (2 IL PR, subject to approval)
April 29, 2014 / 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
A series of fictional skits will show us how Sam Seedy fell into a number of ethical blunders incurring the displeasure of the courts and disciplinary agency, alienating his clients, and sorely disappointing his friends and colleagues. With the assistance of a distinguished ethics expert, and by tapping into the power of mindful thinking, it’s certain Sam will come to a happy ending.

 

Building Your Practice Through Referrals (2.75 IL PR, subject to approval)
May 1, 2014 / 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Attend this program to learn how to handle the initial call from a potential client for a case in an area in which you do not practice in order to gather useful information during that first contact and properly refer it to another colleague.

 

Value of Mentoring and Networking  (1.5 IL PR, subject to approval)
May 1, 2014 / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how  to establish and grow rewarding relationships through mentoring and networking which can provide unique opportunities for lawyers to learn fundamental skills, get assistance in navigating their careers as well as to develop the core values of professionalism that are essential to the practice of law.

 

Effective Billing To Minimize Lost Time & Revenue: "How Do I Actually Make Money Doing This?" (1 IL PR, subject to approval)
May 7, 2014 / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
You’ll learn practical tips of how to work towards effective billing to minimize lost time and revenue.

 

A Glimpse of Digital Forensics (1 IL PR, subject to approval)
May 7, 2014 / 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
This program will better prepare law firms and in-house counsel to minimize risk and cost while maintaining defensibility and ethical obligations in the maintenance of electronically stored information.

 

Mentor/Reverse Mentor Speed Learning (1 IL PR, subject to approval)
May 8, 2014 / 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Table topic leaders will facilitate discussions on topics from seasoned attorneys such as "staying on top of the docket" and "how to get off on the right foot with a judge" and advice from newer attorney on topics like "going mobile" or "understanding e-discovery."

 

Succession Planning for All Stages of Your Career (1.5 IL PR, subject to approval)
May 8, 2014 / 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Join our expert panel as we discuss ethical responsibilities, how the plan changes over time, and practical realities of creating a plan. We will also discuss a number of options for working with other attorneys through surrogate systems, formal mentor programs, transitioning a practice for sale, and other arrangements. Materials will include checklists and sample forms.

 

The Social You: Positioning Yourself Online for Success (1.0 IL PR, subject to approval)
May 9, 2014 / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Jason Baumann, will re-introduce social platforms to you with tips and tricks on how to position yourself for success to future employers.

 

Hiring for Your Law Firm (1.5 IL PR, subject to approval)
May 15, 2014 / 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Learn how to recruit candidates with X-Factor qualities, train them to succeed from day one, and incentivize them to stay for the long term through behavioral hiring methods.

 

Laughter Really is the Best Medicine: Strategies and Tactics to Manage Stress and Adversity (1.5 IL PR, approved)
May 16, 2014 / 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
This seminar will offer suggestions on how to reframe adversity and what to do if you or a colleague feels trapped, hopeless, anxious, agitated, or feel you have no further purpose in your life. The importance of humor and the impact of laughter on wellbeing will also be explored, with a humorous look at the legal profession.

 

Why Tomorrow’s Top Lawyers Must Embrace Wellness Today (And What You Need to Do to Be One of Them) (2 IL PR, subject to approval)
May 19, 2014 / 12:00 PM - 2:10 PM
Learn how a wellness lifestyle creates sustained health, happiness, and fulfillment - and makes you a more effective lawyer

 

Direct Examinations of Experts (4 IL PR, subject to approval)
May 20, 2014 / 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Learn how to effectively organize your expert witness direct examination, qualify your expert witness, and use visual aid techniques to establish their opinion and win over the jury.

 

Breakfast Basics Series: Preserving Issues for Appeal At the Trial Level (.75 IL PR, subject to approval)
June 17, 2014 / 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

 


Archived Webcasts

 

Recent Ethical Issues: A View From Both Sides (a Regulator and a Private Attorney) (2 IL PR, recorded 4/24/2014)

 

Tomorrow's Law Firm Today: Alternative Business Structures (1.25 IL PR, recorded 4/17/2014)

 

Breakfast Basics: Preparing Your Case and Your Client for Mediation (0.75 IL PR, recorded 4/16/2014)

 

Creating SuperFans Through Client Experience (0.75 IL PR, recorded 4/7/2014)

 

Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession (1.75 IL PR, recorded 3/25/2014)

 

Expand Your Practice With a La Carte Legal Services - Part 2 (1.25 IL PR, recorded 3/20/2014)

 

Ethical Issues in Trust and Estate Planning (2.5 IL PR, recorded 3/13/2014)

 

Reinvigorated Regulatory Enforcement (1.0 IL PR [2.75 Total MCLE], recorded 3/12/2014)

 

Deposing the Party and the Party's Expert in a Medical Malpractice Case (2.5 IL PR, recorded 3/6/2014)

 

Racial Justice (2.5 IL PR, recorded 3/4/2014)

 

Legal Marketing Boot Camp (5.75 IL PR, recorded 3/3/2014)

 

Breakfast Basics: How To Create a Trial Notebook for Use At Trial (.75 IL PR, recorded 2/20/2014)

 

Expand Your Practice With a La Carte Legal Services - Part 1 (1.25 IL PR, recorded 2/20/2014)

 

Trial Techniques for Every Stage of a Case (2.5 IL PR, recorded 2/13/2014)

 

Creating a Game Plan for Client Relationship Building (1.0 IL PR, recorded 2/5/2014)

 

Brush With the Law: 6 Principles of Art & Law (2.0 IL PR, recorded 2/3/2014)

 

Real Estate Taxation (0.50 PR [2.75 Total MCLE], recorded 1/29/2014)

 

Breakfast Basics Series: Client Development: How To Become a Rainmaker (0.75 IL PR, recorded 1/23/2014)

 

Motion Practice in Cook County Circuit Court's Law Division (2.25 IL PR, recorded 1/23/2014)

 

Mediating the Difficult Case: A Peek Inside the Fish Bowl (1.75 IL PR, recorded 1/22/2014)

 

Ring in 2014: Practice Management & Tech Tips (1.5 IL PR, recorded 1/16/2014)

 

Ethics Jeopardy (1.0 IL PR, recorded 1/8/2014)

 

Tips and Tools for Time Management (1.25 IL PR, recorded 12/18/2013)

 

Trial Advocacy & Rules of Evidence (1.75 IL PR, recorded 12/17/2013)

 

How To Think Like a Future Lawyer: Most of What You Really Wanted to Know About Professional Responsibility You Learned in Kindergarten (1.0 IL PR, recorded 12/13/2013)

 

Mentor Program: Dangerous Curves Ahead: The Crossroads of Technology and the Rules of Professional Conduct (0.75 IL PR, recorded 12/05/2013)

 

Goodbye Billable Hour, Hello Alternative/Flat Fees for Litigation Services (1.25 IL PR, recorded 11/21/2013)

 

Ethics for the Business Attorney (2.75 IL PR, recorded 11/20/2013)

 

Arbitration: A Detailed Guide (3.5 IL PR Credit, recorded 11/8/2013)

 

Mastering Section 2-615 Motions to Dismiss (1 IL PR Credit, recorded 11/7/013)

 

Business Development and Client Relationship for the Insurance Attorney (2.25 IL PR Credit, recorded 11/5/2013)

 

Strategies for Success at Trial (2.75 IL PR Credit, recorded 10/18/2013)

 

Tactics for Using Social Media for Client Development (1.25 IL PR Credit, recorded 10/17/2013)

 

Evidence & Objections (2.75 IL PR Credit, recorded 10/16/2013)

 

Courtroom Cross: Statutory Summary Suspension (2.75 IL PR Credit, recorded 10/3/2013)

 

Choosing a Business Entity for Your New Law Firm (1.25 IL PR Credit, recorded 9/19/2013)

 

90 Days Before Trial (1.75 IL PR Credit, recorded 9/17/2013)

 

Metadata, Redaction, and Other (Tech) Bumps in the Night (1.25 IL PR Credit, 8/15/2013)

 

Effective ADR Solutions To the E-Discovery Essential Technology for the Virtual Law Practice (1.25 IL PR Credit, recorded 07/18/2013) 

 

Money Management for Lawyers (2.0 IL PR Credit, recorded 06/21/2013)

 

Introduction To Mediation (2.50 IL PR Credit, recorded 06/20/2013)

 

Crossroads of Ethics & Technology for Government (1.25 IL PR Credit, recorded 06/18/2013)

 

Taking and Defending Depositions in State/Federal Courts (2.50 IL PR Credit, recorded 06/13/2013)

 

Professional Responsibility in Bankruptcy Cases (2.50 IL PR Credit, recorded 06/05/2013)

 

Privacy & Data Security in a Mobile World (0.75 IL PR Credit [2.50 Total MCLE Credit], recorded 06/04/2013)

 

Administrative Law Conference - AM Session  (1.0 IL PR Credit [2.25 Total MCLE Credit], recorded 06/03/2013)

 

Branded Labels: New Marketing Modalities for Lawyers (2.75 IL PR Credit, recorded 05/29/2013)

 

Backup Strategies (1.25 IL PR Credit, recorded 05/23/2013)

 

Professional Growth Through New Tools & Technologies (1.0 IL PR Credit, recorded 05/21/2013)

 

Developing & Building a Virtual Law Practice (1.50 IL PR Credit, recorded 05/16/2013)

 

A Web of Ethics: Applying IL Rules of Professional Responsibility (1.0 IL PR Credit, recorded 05/10/2013)

 

What You Might Not Know About Malpractice Insurance (1.25 IL PR Credit, recorded 05/09/2013)

 

Federal Tax: Offers in Compromise (1.0 IL PR Credit [2.25 Total MCLE Credit], recorded 06/03/2013)

 

Rethinking the Practice of Law: Niche Practice Areas (1.50 IL PR Credit, recorded 04/25/2013)

 

Strategies for Dealing With Problem Parties (2.50 IL PR Credit, recorded 04/04/2013)

 

Representing Public Entities on Sensitive Issues (1.50 IL PR Credit, recorded 03/25/2013)

 

Role of Gender on Mediation & Settlement Strategy (1.75 IL PR Credit, recorded 03/08/2013)

 

Technology To Serve Today's Clients (1.25 IL PR Credit, recorded 02/21/2013)

 

Labor & Employment Law Update (0.50 IL PR Credit [2.25 Total MCLE Credit], recorded 02/20/2013)

 

Prosecutorial Misconduct (1.75 IL PR Credit, recorded 02/08/2013)

 

Ethics Jeopardy (0.75 IL PR Credit, recorded 01/09/2013)

 

Intersection of Ethics and Technology (1.25 IL PR Credit, recorded 12/18/2012)

 

Succession Planning (1.25 IL PR Credit, recorded 12/13/2012)

 

Mechanics Lien & Construction Claims - PM Session (0.75 IL PR Credit [2.50 Total MCLE Credit], recorded 12/12/2012)

 

State of the Profession (2.50 IL PR Credit, recorded 12/07/2012)

 

Ethics for the Corporate Attorney (2.75 IL PR Credit, recorded 11/27/2012)

 

Lighting the Corners: Security Best Practices (1.50 IL PR Credit, recorded 11/20/2012)

 

Unauthorized Practice of Law (2.0 IL PR Credit, recorded 11/15/2012)

 

Harnessing MS Outlook for Practice Management (1.25 IL PR Credit, recorded 10/23/2012)

 

Representing People with Disabilities (1.75 PR Credits, recorded 10/22/2012)

 

Law Practice Start Up Boot Camp - Session 1 (1.0 IL PR Credit [1.50 Total MCLE Credit], recorded 10/04/2012)

 

Law Practice Start Up Boot Camp - Session 2 (0.25 IL PR Credit [3.0 Total MCLE Credit], recorded 10/04/2012)

 

Executive Compensation Institute - PM Session (1.0 IL PR Credit [2.50 Total MCLE Credit], recorded 10/02/2012)

 

How To Form An Illinois Business Entity - Part 2 (0.50 IL PR Credit [2.75 Total MCLE Credit], recorded 09/20/2012)

 

Understanding Diversity and Inclusion Issues in the Legal Profession (0.50 PR Credits, recorded 09/06/2012)

 

How Lawyers Can Use Collaboration Tools (1.25 IL PR Credit, recorded 08/22/2012)
How to ethically engage your clients through tools such as video conferencing, file sharing, and more.

 

Native American Lawyers, Civil Rights and Federal Indian Law (1.25 PR Credits, recorded 08/03/2012)

 

Everything You Need to Know About Trust Accounting (2.0 IL PR Credit, recorded 06/28/2012)
Handling of client funds per the Rules of Professional Conduct.

 

Franchising and Effective ADR (1.5 IL PR Credit, recorded 06/26/2012)

 

Hot Topics in Professional Responsibility (2.75 IL PR Credit, recorded 06/15/2012)
Variety of ethics topics including conflicts of interest, spoilation of evidence, and more.

 

Ethical Issues Arising in Litigation (2.0 IL PR Credit, recorded 06/07/2012)
Topics will include ethical issues with witness preparation and settlement discussions.

 

Using Technology to Communicate with Clients (1.25 IL PR Credit, recorded 05/24/2012)
A look at the technologies that help law firms serve clients by communicating more efficiently and securely.

 

Women and Minorities: Willing Partners or Reluctant Allies? (1.75 PR Credits, recorded 05/16/2012)
Explore how women and minorities can collaborate effectively to advance diversity and inclusion goals.

 

E-Discovery: Pointers & Considerations for Practice (1.0 IL PR Credit [2.75 Total MCLE Credit], recorded 05/09/2012)

 

Maelstrom (2.0 IL PR Credit, recorded 05/09/2012)

 

Member Appreciation: Ethics for Marketing Your Firm Online (0.75 IL PR Credit, recorded 05/08/2012)

 

Member Appreciation: Ethical Issues Using Social Media (1.0 IL PR Credit, recorded 05/07/2012)