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Streaming and Podcast programs are available in your online classroom for 30 days from your original order date. After viewing, follow the instructions to certify credit. The date you certify credit will be the date printed on your ISBA Certificate of Completion and will be the date recorded for earning the MCLE credit.

*Eligibility to earn MCLE credit for this program expires two years from the program date below; therefore, attorneys must view and certify credit within this two-year period. This expiration date is applicable for all formats.


Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association

Program Sponsored by the ISBA Mutual Insurance Company
 

Gain the momentum you need to run an efficient, competitive law practice in today’s technology-driven environment with this informative full-day seminar! Learn how to hire and fire employees, manage your data, use technology to your advantage, protect your firm, and handle any HR issues that may arise. In addition, attendees will gain a better understanding of:
 

  • Which iPad tools can help you make the most out of your iPad preparation and presentations;
  • How to make the most of your online research;
  • Why hiring the right employees to manage your office is so important (and what to do when a good employee goes bad);
  • How to avoid employee embezzlement through best practice office procedures;
  • The new e-filing requirements
  • Maximizing the efficiency of Illinois Bar Docs in your practice; and
  • Much more!

 

Program Moderators:

Luke A. Behme, Harvey Behme & Associates P.C., Mt. Vernon

J. Randall Cox, Feldman Wasser, Springfield

Program Information
Program Date:
September 15, 2017
Using Ordinary Technology in Extraordinary Ways for Your Practice

Get the tips and tricks you need to use technology to your greatest advantage with this educational segment. Learn how to better use Microsoft Word and PowerPoint in your practice, as well as how to conduct free online legal research, including Fastcase and various state websites.


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 0.50
Speaker Information
Timothy J. Ting  [ view bio ]
iPad Tools for Trial Attorneys: TrialPad, TranscriptPad & More

The iPad is your go-to trial tool for presentation and preparation, so it’s important that you know how to use it! Join us for a look at the readily available iPad applications that can help you streamline your trial practice – both in and out of trial. 


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 0.50
Speaker Information
Todd N. Hendrickson  [ view bio ]
Tips for Managing Client Data in Your Practice

This segment shows you how to better manage data in your practice – from making the most of your online searches and conducting effective document review to gathering/organizing e-discovery and using Artificial Intelligence and technology to maximize your results with minimal time spent. Ten take-away tips for practitioners will be provided.  


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 0.50
Speaker Information
Joel Henry  [ view bio ]
Hiring and Managing Employees

Employees are invaluable to the everyday functions of the law firm office, but it’s important that you hire the right people and manage them well. This presentation examines a number of topics including: the risks in hiring and firing; the role of background checks; using evaluations to keep an eye on employees; and what to do if employees go bad. 


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 0.75
Speaker Information
Ferne P. Wolf  [ view bio ]
How to Build a Virtual Law Practice in Three Acts

Don’t miss this cost projection analysis for starting your own law practice as a virtual lawyer.


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 0.50
Speaker Information
Jonathan Kibler  [ view bio ]
Protecting Your Firm - Office and Staffing Best Practices

Learn how to protect your law firm from the inside-out with this informative segment that discusses how to avoid embezzlement by hiring right, supervising well, and having the best office procedures in place. Successfully managing your IOLTA account is also examined. 


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.00
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 1.00
Speaker Information
Michael P. Downey  [ view bio ]
The Best Of: Table Clinic Tips on Protecting and Managing Your Law Firm

The program concludes with our table clinic speakers gathering together to answer the most frequently asked questions and to summarize the top tips on ethical dilemmas, e-filing, HR issues, Illinois Bar Docs, and more! Don’t miss this supercharged summary of the best ideas from throughout the day!


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 0.75
Speaker Information
Michael P. Downey  [ view bio ]
Joel Henry  [ view bio ]
Drew Hickey  [ view bio ]
Jonathan Kibler  [ view bio ]
Andrew Murray  [ view bio ]
Timothy J. Ting  [ view bio ]
Ferne P. Wolf  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 5.25
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 5.25
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