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Collapse HIPAA for Employer-Sponsored Health Plans LIVE Webinar

Presented by the ISBA Employee Benefits Section

 

In the employer-sponsored health plan environment, implementing the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) creates unique challenges. While HIPAA’s multitude of provisions may seem intuitive for health care providers, health plans may need to invoke a bit of creativity to account for realities like the storage of protected health information in an office environment and employees who perform roles for both the plan and the employer sponsor. However, with 2016 marking an all-time high for HIPAA enforcement cases and 2017 shaping up to be more of the same, it may be more important now than ever to address HIPAA compliance. Join us online for a brief look at how HIPAA regulations apply to employer-sponsored health plans, and what these entities may consider when creating or updating their HIPAA compliance programs. Topics include:

  • An in-depth look at the Privacy and Security Rules;
  • Best practices for implementing HIPAA in a health plan environment;
  • Breach reporting obligations under the Breach Notification Rule;
  • An overview of the HIPAA enforcement landscape; and
  • Lessons learned from recent HIPAA enforcement cases.

 

Program Coordinator:
Bernard G. Peter
, Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone PLC, Chicago

 

Program Speakers:
Steve Flores
, Winston & Strawn LLP, Chicago
Alessandra V. Swanson, Winston & Strawn LLP, Chicago

Formats Available: Live Webcast
Original Program Date: September 27, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: November 22, 2017

Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours

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    Collapse How Secure Are You? Cybersecurity for the Illinois Practitioner LIVE WEBCAST

    Presented by the ISBA Insurance Law Section

     

     

    Cyberattacks are a very real threat in our modern world – and nobody is immune to being a target! Join us for a better understanding of (and appreciation for) the cybersecurity issues that threaten your clients every single day and how you can protect them. Attorneys with basic to intermediate practice experience who attend this online seminar will learn:

    • The types of cyber threats that may impact your client;
    • How cyber threats arise;
    • How to use cyber insurance to mitigate against potential exposures;
    • What is covered by cyber insurance policies;
    • The legal and ethical obligations you and your client have regarding the safeguarding of electronically-stored information; and
    • How to address a cyberattack if it occurs.

     

    Program Coordinator:
    David M. Kroeger
    , Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago

     

    Program Moderator:
    Jennifer S. Senior, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: September 28, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: November 23, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 2.25 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 0.75 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

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    Collapse Issues to Recognize and Resolve when Dealing with Clients of Diminished Capacity LIVE Webcast

    Presented by the ISBA Business Advice and Financial Planning Section

     

     

    There are serious practical and ethical pitfalls that can arise when representing clients with diminished capacity. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to recognize when your client is incapable of making important decisions, how to handle the client’s family members, and the strategies needed to address these situations. Attorneys who interact with clients in business, estate or financial planning matters with intermediate practice experience who attend this online seminar will better understand:

    • The resources available to you when dealing with vulnerable clients;
    • Your obligations to the client exhibiting diminished capacity;
    • How to handle confidentiality issues with your need to act in the client’s best interest; and
    • The standards of competency.

    The program closes with a panel presentation that uses hypothetical scenarios to show how these strategies can be put into practice.

     

    Program Coordinator:
    John D. Gutzke
    , Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C., Wheaton

     

    Program Moderator:
    Alan M. Kaplan
    , Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd., Schaumburg

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: October 04, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: November 29, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 2.00 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 2.00 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

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    Collapse The New Bankruptcy Rules and Advanced Topics in Consumer Bankruptcy LIVE Webcast

    Presented by the ISBA Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy Section

     

    Don’t miss this full-day seminar that explores the new changes to the bankruptcy rules, as well as the advanced issues you need to know when handling your next bankruptcy case. Attorneys with intermediate practice experience who attend this seminar will better understand:

    • The new Chapter 13 Plan;
    • How to present evidence in bankruptcy cases;
    • Dischargeability issues;
    • Motions to Dismiss under Section 707(b)(3) and objections under Section 727;
    • Recent student loan case law and legislative updates;
    • And much more.

     

    Program Coordinator:
    Paul M. Bach
    , Bach Law Offices, Northbrook

     

    Program Moderator:
    Julia Jensen Smolka
    , DiMonte & Lizak, LLC, Park Ridge

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: October 05, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: November 30, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 5.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 1.25 hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The New Bankruptcy Rules and Advanced Topics in Consumer Bankruptcy LIVE Webcast
    Collapse Enforcing Illinois

    Presented by the ISBA Real Estate Law Section

     

    Are you aware of the statutes and ordinances affecting the rights of both landlords and tenants? Do you know how Illinois’ Landlord and Tenant Act and local ordinances are enforced? Are you ready to handle your next eviction case? Join us for this one-hour seminar that offers a basic guide to landlord remedies and tenant rights. Real estate lawyers, general practitioners, and new attorneys who are likely to represent clients with landlord or tenant concerns – particularly those practicing in the Chicago area – who attend this online program will better understand:

    • The statutory processes for eviction;
    • The landlord’s Duty of Habitability;
    • The tenant’s rights and recourse for unlawful eviction; and
    • The tenant’s options when a lack of habitability exists.

    The program includes potential scenarios and the litigation claims/defenses each side has against the other.

     

    Program Coordinator:
    Adrian P. Zeno
    , Zeno Law Office P.C., Chicago

     

    Program Speakers:
    Charles W. Drennen
    , Tenants Rights Group, Chicago
    Adrian P. Zeno, Zeno Law Office P.C., Chicago

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: October 11, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: December 06, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours

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    Collapse Working Effectively with Interpreters LIVE Webcast

    Presented by the ISBA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services

     

    This program is available at no cost for the first 26 registrants who agree to take a pro bono case in the next year. A $25 fee applies after the first 26 registrants. 
    A special thanks to the following sponsors for making this opportunity possible: 
         ♦  Illinois Bar Foundation
         ♦  Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)
         ♦  Law Crawford P.C.

     

    Increase your awareness of the best practices and pitfalls in serving clients with limited English! Learn how to identify internal barriers (within yourself and your law firm) that hinder communication with non-English speaking clients and how to overcome these barriers with this short online seminar. Attorneys with all levels of practice experience who work with a diverse client base who attend this seminar will better understand:

    • What the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts is doing to help non-English speaking people gain better access to interpreters;
    • The statewide Interpreter Registry;
    • The pitfalls to avoid when working with interpreters;
    • How and why you should take advantage of the pro bono opportunities in your community; and
    • The resources available to attorneys willing to volunteer.

     

    Program Coordinator:
    Sandra Crawford
    , Law Crawford P.C., Chicago

     

    Program Moderator:
    Prof. Wendy H. Vaughn
    , Northern Illinois University College of Law, Rockford

     

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: October 11, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: December 06, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 1.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 1.50 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

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    Collapse Working with Low Income Clients - LIVE Webinar

    Presented by the ISBA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services

     

    This program is available at no cost for the first 30 registrants who agree to take a pro bono case in the next year. A $25 fee applies after the first 30 registrants. 
    A special thanks to the following sponsors for making this opportunity possible: 
         ♦  Illinois Bar Foundation
         ♦  Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)
         ♦  Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation
         ♦  Law Crawford P.C.


    Gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by low-income clients and the impact these challenges can have on their ability to meet the demands and requirements of a legal case. Learn how to build rapport and communicate effectively with these types of clients, as well as why pro bono volunteers are so important to this demographic.

     

    Program Coordinator:
    Marisa P. Wiesman
    , Prairie State Legal Services, Wheaton

     

    Program Moderator:
    Sandra Crawford
    , Law Crawford P.C., Chicago

    Formats Available: LIVE Webinar
    Original Program Date: October 25, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: November 01, 2017

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

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    Collapse ISBA Solo & Small Firm Practice Institute Series: Momentum: Propelling Your Practice to Prosperity LIVE Webcast

    Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association
    Sponsored by the ISBA Mutual Insurance Company

     

    Gain the momentum you need to propel your practice to prosperity with this informative full-day seminar! Learn how to run your practice with maximum profitability, hire and fire employees in your firm, maintain a virtual practice, and refer clients. In addition, attendees will gain a better understanding of:

    • Practicing on a budget for a financially-sound practice;
    • How to build your firm with the best employees possible;
    • The pros and cons of practicing virtually;
    • The risks and benefits of accepting referral fees;
    • How technology and ethics intersect; and
    • Much more!
    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: October 27, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: December 22, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 6.75 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 6.75 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO ISBA Solo & Small Firm Practice Institute Series: Momentum: Propelling Your Practice to Prosperity LIVE Webcast
    Live Practice Toolbox Series – ISBA Members Only
    Collapse Using a Mac in a Window

    ISBA's Practice Toolbox Series

    Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association
     

    If you’re a Mac user, then you know how isolated it can feel to work in a Windows PC world. Join us for this one-hour webinar** that shows you how to live in a multiplatform environment. Topics include: running the Windows operating system on a Mac; how to combine Mac and Windows computers in your law firm; issues with compatibility; networking; and how different programs can impact the productivity you sought to improve by using a Mac.

     

    Program Speaker:
    Jeffrey R. Schoenberger
    , Affinity Consulting Group, Ohio

     

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    Jeffrey R. Schoenberger is an attorney and consultant for Affinity Consulting. Prior to joining Affinity, Jeffrey practiced law as an Equal Justice Works / AmeriCorps Legal Fellow for the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio. His practice focused on representing homeowners in foreclosure cases, tenants in eviction actions, and individuals in divorce actions. While with Legal Aid, Jeffrey worked with over 130 distressed homeowners in their counseling and litigation activities, and represented over 90 tenants in eviction and living conditions advocacy. Finally, he lead seminars training non-profit housing counselors on the rapidly-evolving government and private sector foreclosure prevention programs. At Affinity, he specializes in CaseAware case management software, HotDocs document assembly software, desktop office software, and Apple Macintosh and iOS hardware and software. Jeffrey received a B.A. in History from Yale University and J.D. from the University of Virginia. He became a member of the Ohio Bar in 2008. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and Cincinnati Bar Association.

     

    **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: Streaming Video, Podcast - Audio Only
    Original Program Date: September 12, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    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 End of Year Preparations - Best Practices for Your Law Firm LIVE Webinar

    ISBA's Practice Toolbox Series

    Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association
     

    An important part of law firm management is taking care of end-of-year fiscal responsibilities – from reviewing your budget and 1099 requirements to writing off aged accounts receivable and looking at your unbilled work in progress. This one-hour webinar** offers a number of best practice tips regarding early end-of-year preparation, including: reviewing your stale items on bank reconciliations; examining your unallocated payments and credit balances; looking at client costs advanced; checking your trust balances; and more!

     

    Program Speaker:
    Cindy Melfa
    , Affinity Consulting Group, Florida

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    Cindy A. Melfa is the managing partner of Affinity Consulting Group’s Naples, FL office. Prior to joining Affinity, she was the founder and president of Legal-Tech Solutions, Inc. Cindy is a certified law office software consultant with over 24 years’ experience in law firm accounting, financial workflow and management, practice management, and document management. With an educational background in management and marketing, and prior employment as a law firm real estate closer and firm administrator, Cindy consults with law firms throughout the United States and Caribbean on law office software as well as sophisticated practice management issues. Cindy is a graduate of Florida International University (B.A.), and a certified consultant/trainer, maintaining certifications in such popular law office software products such as PCLaw, and Amicus Attorney, and Actionstep. Besides actively consulting on law office productivity and management issues, Cindy has served on the LexisNexis Certified Consultants panel, the PCLaw Product Advisory Board, and Amicus Attorney President’s Club, in addition to conducting webinars for LexisNexis.

     

    **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: September 26, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: October 03, 2017

    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 Outlook for Mac LIVE Webinar

    ISBA's Practice Toolbox Series

    Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association
     

    Join us for this one-hour webinar** to learn how to use the main features of Outlook 2016 for Mac to better manage your email, calendar, contacts, and tasks so you can stay on top of your cases and clients’ needs. A look at the Outlook Add-Ins Store to see how to install and utilize some cool utilities is also included.

     

    Program Speaker:
    Jeffrey R. Schoenberger, Affinity Consulting Group, Ohio

     

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    Jeffrey R. Schoenberger is an attorney and consultant for Affinity Consulting. Prior to joining Affinity, Jeffrey practiced law as an Equal Justice Works / AmeriCorps Legal Fellow for the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio. His practice focused on representing homeowners in foreclosure cases, tenants in eviction actions, and individuals in divorce actions. While with Legal Aid, Jeffrey worked with over 130 distressed homeowners in their counseling and litigation activities, and represented over 90 tenants in eviction and living conditions advocacy. Finally, he lead seminars training non-profit housing counselors on the rapidly-evolving government and private sector foreclosure prevention programs. At Affinity, he specializes in CaseAware case management software, HotDocs document assembly software, desktop office software, and Apple Macintosh and iOS hardware and software. Jeffrey received a B.A. in History from Yale University and J.D. from the University of Virginia. He became a member of the Ohio Bar in 2008. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and Cincinnati Bar Association.

     

    **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: October 10, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: October 17, 2017

    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 Law Firm Accounting 101 LIVE Webinar

    ISBA's Practice Toolbox Series

    Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association
     

    Many lawyers master the concepts of trust accounting, but struggle with business accounting. This one-hour webinar** helps you grasp important law firm accounting concepts, including: understanding the difference between cash and accrual accounting; partner compensation (i.e. should you be paid by paycheck or by draw-check); deciphering your profit and loss statement; understanding what your balance sheet is telling you (or not telling you); and more. Find out what you need to know and the questions you should ask as a business owner.

     

    Program Speaker:
    Steven J. Best
    , Affinity Consulting Group, Georgia

     

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    Steven J. Best is the managing partner of our Atlanta office. Steve is an attorney as well as a certified law office software consultant. With an educational background in law, accounting and economics, Steve consults with law firms throughout the United States on law office software as well as sophisticated practice management issues. Steve is a graduate of Rutgers University (B.A.) and Emory University School of Law (J.D.). He is a member of the Florida and Georgia Bars and is also a certified consultant/trainer, maintaining certifications in Amicus Attorney, Credenza, HotDocs, PCLaw, Time Matters and Worldox. 

     

    **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: October 24, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: October 31, 2017

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Law Firm Accounting 101 LIVE Webinar