Basic Skills Course for Newly Admitted Attorneys - All Day

This course is for New Lawyers only.

The CBA's Basic Skills Course For Newly Admitted Attorneys will satisfy the Supreme Court of Illinois' (MCLE Rule 793 Requirement for Newly Admitted Attorneys) 6 hours of basic skills course requirement, which include professional responsibility credits.  The program agenda is as follows:

8:40 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Opening Remarks  
Octavio Duran
, Chair of the CBA YLS, Duran Law Offices   
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
MCLE Requirements  
Karen Johnson
, Director, Illinois MCLE Board   
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Ethics for New Attorneys  
Mary Andreoni
, Ethics Education Counsel, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois (ARDC)  
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Overview of the Lawyers’ Assistance Program (LAP)  
Diana Uchiyama,
Executive Director, Lawyers’ Assistance Program   
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  BREAK  
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The Top 25 Things I Wish I was Told as a New Lawyer  
Alex Passo
, Associate Attorney, Latimer LeVay Fyock LLC  
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Personal Branding for Career Survival  
Helena Gonzalez, Director of Professional Development, Johnson & Bell  
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch Sponsored by the CBA Insurance Agency  
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Basic Research Techniques   
Catherine Sanders Reach
, Director of the Center for Practice Management, North Carolina Bar Association   
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. BREAK OUTS:  
Choice A: The Basics of Document Collaboration for Transactional Attorneys  
Anne Haag
, Practice Management Advisor, The Chicago Bar Association
Choice B: Taking and Defending Depositions  
Matthew Passen
, Partner, Passen Law Group  
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  BREAK  
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Pro Bono:  Supreme Court Rules and Opportunities  
Samira Nazem
, Director of Pro Bono and Court Advocacy, The Chicago Bar Foundation
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession  
Lea Gutierrez
, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois (ARDC)  
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Civility in the Profession . . . How to Play Nice
Alexis Crawford Douglas
, Associate Attorney, K&L Gates Octavio Duran, Chair of the CBA YLS
Jason Julien, Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorneys’ Office, Northern District of Illinois
Diana Martinez, Corporate Counsel, Credit Ninja 

John Sciaccotta
, Member, Aronberg Goldgehn

Specials thanks to:

To register click on “Register Myself” and then “Proceed to Checkout.”  You will receive a confirmation notice when your registration is complete. 

12/4/2019 8:40 AM - 4:25 PM
The Chicago Bar Assocation 321 S Plymouth Ct Chicago, IL 60604 UNITED STATES
Online registration not available.

Sign In