Presented by the ISBA Bench & Bar Section
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Attorney Education in Child Custody and Visitation Matters
Presented by the ISBA Bench & Bar Section, ISBA Child Law Section, and ISBA Family Law Section
This two-day program is designed to help those attorneys who represent children. Under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 906(c)*, attorneys should receive ten hours of education every two years in child development; roles of guardians ad litem and child representatives; ethics in child custody cases; relevant substantive state, federal, and case law in custody and visitation matters; and family dynamics, including substance abuse, domestic abuse, and mental health issues. Topics for this seminar include: legislative and case law updates; statues and rules; issues in protecting children; child development and how the parents' behavior impacts the child; parental custody rights; scheduling parenting time; removing children from the home; mediation disputes; jurisdiction issues; orders of protection; structuring visitations; settlement conferences; and evaluations. The roles of attorney, child representative and guardian ad litem are also discussed. The seminar includes presentations by members of the judiciary and experienced practitioners, along with two panel discussions and ample opportunity for discussion.
Practice Toolbox 10 Hour Package
Participants will learn how to run a law practice efficiently, economically, and ethically. Discussion will explore a wide range of topics from keeping clients happy to persuasive presentations to mastering those technological skills required to successfully operate a law firm today. Topics include client confidentiality and managing client expectations; avoiding the everyday ethical pitfalls presented whenever using technology in a law office; the basics and legal-specific features of Adobe Acrobat including metadata removal; how to electronically organize documents in a client/matter-centric manner and safely transmit those documents while guarding privacy interests; protecting a firm from catastrophic data loss; creating a technology plan to achieve long-term objectives; managing e-mail interruptions; going paperless; and much more.
Solo Small Firm Tech and Practice Management 15 Hour Package
Please Note: This program qualifies for 15 hours of MCLE credit, which is based on total program runtime and not individual topic credit. The total runtime breakdown is as follows: