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Collapse CANCELLED Cross Border Litigation: Essential Considerations for U.S. Lawyers LIVE Webcast

Presented by the ISBA International and Immigration Law Section,  the Cook County Bar Association, and the Cambridge LLP Law Firm


The U.S. and Canada have the largest trading relationship of any two nations on earth. This leads to a concomitant amount of disputes, litigation and arbitration. This program offers both the Canadian and American perspectives regarding some of the most pervasive issues that arise during legal disputes that cross the borders between the U.S. and Canada. Every U.S. attorney who deals with cross-border issues with Canada who attend this seminar will better understand:

  • The practical issues such as where to commence litigation and why;
  • How to oust Canadian jurisdiction where appropriate;
  • How to obtain evidence in Canada for use in U.S. proceedings;
  • The impact of key Supreme Court of Canada decisions over the past 20 years on the enforcement of U.S. judgments in Canada;
  • Substantive and procedural advantages and disadvantages of the use of Canadian proceedings;
  • The key issues that arise in U.S./Canada cross-border litigation and arbitration;
  • What is involved in enforcing judgments cross-border and what impact the SCC judgments have had on the trade relationship between U.S. and Canada; and
  • The importance of timely and continuous communication between U.S. and Canadian lawyers wherever disputes cross borders.

 

Program Coordinators:
Judie L. Smith
, CLE Coordinator – ISBA International & Immigration Law Section, Cook County Public Defender's Office, Chicago
Jerrod L. Williams, Cook County Bar Association, Chicago

 

Program Moderator:
Judie L. Smith
, CLE Coordinator – ISBA International & Immigration Law Section, Cook County Public Defender's Office, Chicago

 

Program Speakers:
H. Scott Fairley
, Cambridge LLP, Toronto, Canada
Jon-David Giacomelli, Cambridge LLP, Toronto, Canada
Michelle J. Rozovics, Chair – ISBA International & Immigration Law Section, Rozovics Law Firm LLC, Crystal Lake
 

Original Program Date: May 23, 2018
On-Demand Release Date: July 18, 2018

Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 2.00 hours Total General MCLE Hours

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    Collapse What Comes Next? Emerging Issues for LGBT Clients LIVE Webcast

    Presented by ISBA’s Standing Committee on Women & the Law
    Co-Sponsored by the ISBA Administrative Law Section and
    the ISBA Standing Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

     

    Some federal protections are changing….
    are you ready to advise your LGBT clients?

     

    LGBT issues cross many legal practice areas, including family law, anti-discrimination, real estate, and estate planning – to name a few. Don’t miss this full-day seminar that explores the emerging issues in each of these areas and how you can best advise your LGBT client. Attorneys with all levels of practice experience who might represent an LGBT client and who attend this seminar will better understand:

    • The ongoing issues with same-sex civil unions;
    • How pre-nuptial agreements are used in civil unions to divide property;
    • Custody considerations when adults end marriage or partnerships;
    • The importance of knowing the correct terminology when representing LGBT clients;
    • How to protect your client’s civil union during the estate planning process;
    • The loan and ownership considerations to be aware of regarding real estate transactions;
    • How the Colorado bakery case[1] may change the future of federal law and the protections offers by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act;
    • The education issues that can arise for LGBT students; and
    • Much more.

     

    Program Coordinator:
    Tracy D. Douglas
    , University of Illinois, Champaign

     

    Program Moderator:
    Hon. Pamela E. Loza
    , Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago

     


    [1] http://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/16-111-op-bel-colo-app.pdf

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: June 07, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: August 02, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 6.25 hours Total General MCLE Hours

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    Collapse Gain the Edge! Negotiation Strategies for Lawyers LIVE Webcast

    Master Series Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association

     

    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 100,000 lawyers and business professionals around the world. As an adjunct professor on Negotiations at Arizona State University College of Law from 1995 to 2005, 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, which will be mailed to attendees after the seminar.

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: June 08, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: August 03, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 6.00 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 6.00 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

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    Presented by the ISBA Business & Securities Section and the ISBA Commercial Banking, Collections & Bankruptcy Section

     

    The restaurant industry is the nation’s second-largest private sector employer with a workforce that exceeds 14 million people. An industry of this magnitude inevitably faces a wide-range of legal issues, making it important for you to stay abreast of the concerns that are unique to this type of business. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from our speakers as they draw upon their personal experiences to help you better understand the issues to be aware of before representing the restaurant/food service client, including:

    • Joint-employer liability issues;
    • Tip pooling;
    • Overtime;
    • Minimum wage;
    • Marijuana use issues;
    • Predictive scheduling;
    • LGBTQ issues;
    • Drafting non-disclosure agreements; and
    • Safeguarding your client’s confidential information.

     

    Program Coordinator/Moderator:
    Daniel R. Saeedi
    , Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Chicago

     

    Program Speakers:
    Patrick N. Wartan
    , Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Chicago
    Susan Shelton, General Counsel, Portillo’s Hot Dogs, LLC, Oak Brook
    Ethan Samson, Associate General Counsel, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc., Chicago

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: June 19, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: August 14, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 1.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours

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    Collapse Post-Conviction Remedies, Part 2 LIVE Webcast

    Presented by the ISBA Standing Committee on Corrections & Sentencing

     

    Do you represent clients seeking post-appellate relief? Do your clients complain about a lack of relief after conviction? Are you looking for alternative outcomes in correctional relief of sentences? Then don’t miss this continued intermediate discussion regarding post-conviction remedies for Illinois prisoners that covers direct appeals, motions for reduction of sentences, sentencing credits, parole (mandatory supervised release), and detainers, as well as Federal action.

     

     

    Program Coordinator/Moderator:
    Michael J. Zopf
    , MJ Zopf P.C., Champaign

     

    Program Speakers:
    Jessica J. Koester
    , The Law Office of Jessica Koester, LLC, Edwardsville
    Hon. Richard L. Tognarelli, Third Judicial Circuit Court, Edwardsville

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: June 22, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: August 17, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 2.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours

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    Live Practice Toolbox Series – ISBA Members Only
    Collapse Ethics and Professionalism: Malpractice Pitfalls of Everyday Law Office Computing LIVE Webinar

    ISBA's Practice Toolbox Series

    Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association

     

    This program discusses the ethical pitfalls of the mobile, cloud and everyday law office computing. In this session, we will learn about cloud options and address how to safely store documents, data and programs in the cloud and on mobile devices. Learn what programs and features you should & must use in cloud storage options like Dropbox, Box & OneDrive. We also will discuss security vulnerabilities related to documents, emails and e-discovery, and the potential metadata nightmare. Finally, we will discuss how to properly delete client data, assign passwords, and dispose of computer equipment while protecting client privacy.

     

    Program Speaker:
    Jennifer Ramovs
    , Affinity Consulting Group, Florida

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    Jennifer M. Ramovs is the Director of Practice Management at Affinity Consulting Group. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Political Science, and then earned her law degree from Capital University Law School while working full time as a law clerk at Decker Vonau in Columbus, Ohio. Jennifer became a Trusted Advisor to law firms and legal departments in 2004. She works with law firms and legal departments to analyze workflow and to identify processes, policies, and appropriate technology to support our client’s goals, all while working to maximize both productivity and profitability. She is well versed in in a variety of programs including Actionstep, Amicus Attorney, Clio, RocketMatter, PracticeMaster, PCLaw, Tabs3, Time Matters, NetDocuments, Worldox, and HotDocs. Through the years, Jennifer has taught numerous CLE approved legal technology courses for state and local bar associations, is a frequent presenter at ABA TECHSHOW, leads Affinity’s Practice Management Advisor program for Bar Associations and manages Affinity University, Affinity’s Online, On-Demand, training resource. Jennifer works in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, where she lives with her husband of 12 years, her nine year old daughter, her twin eight year old sons, and her rescued Silky Terrier.

    Formats Available: LIVE Webinar
    Original Program Date: May 22, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: May 29, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours, 1 hour Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

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    Collapse Starting a New Firm: What You Need to Know LIVE Webinar

    ISBA's Practice Toolbox Series

    Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association

     

    Launching a new firm can simultaneously be the most thrilling and scary thing you've ever done. The scary part is the unknown and that's exactly what this seminar attempts to eliminate. This one-hour webinar gives you a prioritized checklist of everything that should be on your radar – from hardware to software to services – and our recommendations on everything from printers to scanners and backup systems to office phone systems.

     

     

    Program Speaker:
    Jennifer Ramovs
    , Affinity Consulting Group, Ohio

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    About the Speaker:
    Jennifer M. Ramovs
    is the Director of Practice Management at Affinity Consulting Group. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Political Science, and then earned her law degree from Capital University Law School while working full time as a law clerk at Decker Vonau in Columbus, Ohio. Jennifer became a Trusted Advisor to law firms and legal departments in 2004. She works with law firms and legal departments to analyze workflow and to identify processes, policies, and appropriate technology to support our client’s goals, all while working to maximize both productivity and profitability. She is well versed in in a variety of programs including Actionstep, Amicus Attorney, Clio, RocketMatter, PracticeMaster, PCLaw, Tabs3, Time Matters, NetDocuments, Worldox, and HotDocs. Through the years, Jennifer has taught numerous CLE approved legal technology courses for state and local bar associations, is a frequent presenter at ABA TECHSHOW, leads Affinity’s Practice Management Advisor program for Bar Associations and manages Affinity University, Affinity’s Online, On-Demand, training resource. Jennifer works in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, where she lives with her husband of 12 years, her nine year old daughter, her twin eight year old sons, and her rescued Silky Terrier.

     

    *Webinar slides are viewed through your computer screen and audio is heard through your computer speakers (Internet connection required – Firefox or Chrome are recommended)

    Formats Available: LIVE Webinar
    Original Program Date: June 12, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: June 19, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours, 1 hour Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

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