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Collapse The Cyborgs are Coming! Ethical Concerns from Technology Disruptions LIVE Webcast

Master Series Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association

 

Lots of speakers warn about run-of-the-mill ethical concerns with technology, but only a select few understand the cutting edge concerns that are shifting the practice of law and causing ethical headaches for sophisticated lawyers. Join Stuart Teicher as he explains both the expanding ethical pitfalls and the evolving ethical duties that lawyers face when using new technology. Attendees will learn about:

  • The Dangers that Don’t Get Discussed. Learn about the paradigm shift that’s being caused by Wikileaks and Snowden, as well as the pitfalls from the LinkedIn/Microsoft merger;
  • Using Artificial Intelligence Safely…in Plain English. Every tech guru tells you that you need to understand artificial intelligence, but not a single one of them knows how it fits into the attorney ethics rules. Gain a better understanding of the ethical issues you may face with data mining, machine learning, automated tasks, and more (Rules 8.4, 5.3, 1.1)
  • Phish-Hooked: The Ethical Implications of Getting Scammed Online. Whether it’s ransomware, bogus escrow agent arrangements, or fake disciplinary notices, lawyers need to be aware of the hustles being used to scam lawyers. This section helps clarify an attorney’s obligation when becoming a target of online trickery. (Bar Opinions from Alaska #2016-1, Ohio #2016-8, D.C. Bar #371).
  • Twitter Traps You Didn’t Consider. The pressure to tweet is immense, even if you want to resist…and the ethical concerns with using the medium are growing. Don’t miss this discussion on the ethical implications of retweeting (Rule 4.1), the pending terrorism criminal case that could have ethics implications for lawyers, the triggering concerns of Rule 3.6; and more.

 

About the Speaker:
Stuart I. Teicher
is an attorney and professional legal educator who focuses on ethics law and writing instruction. He helps attorneys get better at what they do through his entertaining and educational CLE performances, which often focuses on the ethical issues in social networking and other technology. He is a Supreme Court appointee to the New Jersey District Ethics Committee where he investigates and prosecutes grievances filed against attorneys. Mr. Teicher is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Law where he teaches Professional Responsibility, and an adjunct professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick where he teaches undergraduate writing courses. His book, Navigating the Legal Ethics of Social Media and Technology, was recently published by Thomson Reuters.

 

Formats Available: Live Webcast
Original Program Date: April 20, 2018
On-Demand Release Date: June 15, 2018

Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 3.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 3.50 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

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    Collapse Implicit Bias in the Workplace LIVE Webcast

    – Part of ISBA’s 17th Annual Environmental Law Conference –
    Presented by the ISBA Environmental Law Section

     

    This training session explores the ways we think, work, and lead across differences in workplaces.  The discussion provides attendees with the ability to identify and address biases, while promoting an inclusive workplace, and enable them to gain a deeper awareness for inclusion and learn the strategies to combat miscommunication and misconceptions in their daily interactions in the practice of environmental law.

     

     

    Program Coordinator/Moderator:
    Jane E. McBride
    , Illinois Attorney General’s Office, Springfield

     

    Program Speaker:
    Dr. Arin N. Reeves
    , Managing Director and President, Nextions, Chicago

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: May 04, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: June 29, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours, 1 hour Including Diversity and Inclusion Professional Responsibility MCLE credit

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    Collapse The Nuts & Bolts of LLC Taxation LIVE Webcast

    Presented by the ISBA Business and Securities Law Section

     

    The most common entity being formed today is the limited liability company, which presents tax issues that differ from those found in corporations. Get the foundational knowledge you need on a range of issues, including the basic tax structure of an LLC and how to draft the critical tax provisions in an LLC operating agreement. Business attorneys with basic practice experience who attend this seminar will better understand:

    • The questions that may arise when structuring and organizing your client’s business entity;
    • The default tax structure for an LLC;
    • How to change the default tax structure of an LLC (and the consequences for doing so);
    • The differences between (and effect of) allocation and distribution;
    • How to maintain capital accounts;
    • The concerns raised after dissolution of an entity;
    • How to handle preferred distributions;
    • End of year accounting concerns;
    • The anticipated changes related to the 2017 federal tax reform bill; and
    • Much more!

     

    Program Coordinator:
    Cory White
    , The International Business Law Group, Chicago

     

    Program Moderator:
    Elizabeth A. Bleakley
    , Bleakley Law LLC, Chicago

     

    Program Speakers:
    James A. Nepple
    , Nepple Law, PLC, Moline
    William A. Price, GrowthLaw, Warrenville

     

     

     

     

    *ISBA is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation as a registered public accountant continuing professional education (CPE) sponsor.

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: May 15, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: July 10, 2018

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

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    Presented by the ISBA Mental Health Law Section

     

    Get the updates you need regarding a number of important mental health topics with this half-day seminar. Practitioners with all levels of legal experience who are interested in the current regulations surrounding attorneys facing substance abuse or mental health issues (and how to assist them) will benefit from attending and learn:

    • How to help attorneys and law students facing mental illness and/or substance abuse issues;
    • The recent legislative changes and appellate opinions in mental health;
    • The mission of the Lawyer’s Assistance Program to help attorneys facing substance abuse and/or mental health issues through mentoring and other tools; and
    • How disciplinary authorities handle attorney mental health and substance abuse cases.

     

    Program Coordinator:
    Barbara A. Goeben
    , Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, Alton

     

    Program Moderator:
    Robert J. Connor
    , Illinois Department of Human Services, Chicago

     

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Program Date: May 16, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: July 11, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • ISBA: 3.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 2.00 hours Including Mental Health and Substance Abuse Professional Responsibility MCLE credit

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    Collapse 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
     

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    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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    Live Practice Toolbox Series – ISBA Members Only
    Collapse The Next Level of Excel for Legal Professionals - Advanced Features LIVE Webinar

    ISBA's Practice Toolbox Series

    Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association

     

    Do you have information in one cell that needs to be in two cells? Would conditional formatting help you create logical comparisons (such as if not X, then Y type formula)? Would you like to know how to create tables and pivot tables? This one-hour webinar* takes your basic knowledge of Excel to the next level by showing you how you can manipulate the data you use to run your business.

     

     

    Program Speaker:
    John Federico
    , Affinity Consulting Group, Ohio

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    About the Speaker:
    John Federico
    received his BBA from The University of Toledo, his BS from The Ohio State University, and his JD from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. His professional memberships include the Ohio State Bar Association and Columbus Bar Association. Mr. Federico is an attorney and senior consultant for his firm. Prior to joining Affinity Consulting Group, LLC, he practiced law for nine years, litigating personal injury cases, insurance cases, and numerous appeals. Mr. Federico is also a licensed patent attorney. He now specializes in HotDocs document assembly software and software training, including integrations with case management systems such as LawBase, Amicus Attorney, Time Matters, Actionstep and PracticeMaster. Mr. Federico has prior experience in using a wide variety of systems, including Windows, Macintosh, and Linux; and programming in Pascal C, C++, C# and assembly language.

     

    *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: April 24, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: May 01, 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, Merging, or Closing a Law Firm: You Might Not Be As Ready As You Think! LIVE Webinar

    ISBA's Practice Toolbox Series

    Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association

     

    Whether you are just starting out, have decided to merge with another law firm, or are wrapping things up, you cannot afford to begin the process without considering how you will handle things like billing, accounts receivable, trust, and more. What will your rates be? Do you bill for paralegal time? What does your collections process look like? Does the firm you are merging with bill hourly, whose time billing and accounting software will you use, and how will new matters be created? Will your new firm have billable requirements for associates? Do the two merging firms have similar billable requirements for associates? What will the compensation structure look like? These questions only scratch the surface. Often, two lawyers decide to merge and leave the logistics to their support staff, without thinking through the very serious list of processes they need to consider. This causes stress for your team, confusion for your clients, and can all be avoided by attending this informative webinar that gives you a great checklist of items to figure out before you take the leap.

     

    Program Speaker:
    Cindy Melfa
    , Affinity Consulting Group, Ohio

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    About the Speaker:
    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. In her free time, Cindy enjoys travelling, cooking, walking, Jimmy Buffet Parrothead charitable and social activities, and spending time with her family.

     

    *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: May 08, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: May 15, 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 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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