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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
Sponsored by ISBA Mutual Insurance Company

 

Get the best practice tips and practical tools you need to run your office efficiently and profitably with this full-day seminar! As an attendee, you will:

  • Find out how to protect your online professional reputation
  • Learn how to manage your first employee in compliance with current HR laws
  • Discover how to identify and reduce the stressors affecting you
  • Find the latest gizmos and gadgets that are most useful to your law practice and your life;
  • Discover the keys to providing what your clients, your judges and your juries want
  • Master the effective management of client payments and funds
  • Gain practice insights during the Q and A table clinics
  • And much more!

 

Program Moderator:
Timothy J. Storm, Storm Law Office, Barrington

Program Information
Program Date:
April 16, 2015
Protecting Your Professional Reputation Online

Your online professional reputation matters. This presentation explains who is using the internet and social media in the United States, opportunities for lawyers to connect online, the harm that may result from not claiming your firm's social media profile and what to do when faced with negative criticism.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.75
Speaker Information
Beth Lewandowski
Now You Are an Employer: Management and HR Issues

Your law firm is ready to hire its first employee--what laws will affect you as an employer? Our speaker will discuss the issues you should be aware of including, payment, classification of your employee, handbooks, insurance, sexual harassment, discrimination (statutory and common law protections) and more. 

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.75
Speaker Information
Ferne P. Wolf   [ view bio ]
The Lawyers' Assistance Program: Overcoming Inner Turmoil and Achieving Personal Happiness

An attorney’s life is filled with deadlines, obligations, frustrations, and demands – making it a high-stress profession with elevated rates of suicide, alcohol abuse, and depression. Join us for a look at stress and its effect on your life, as well as rumination, errors in thinking, the contributing factors of compassion fatigue, solutions to each of these problems, and asking for help. The segment closes with tips for becoming a happy lawyer!

Speaker Information
Robin Belleau   [ view bio ]
Strategic Thinking for Lawyers

Having a strategy and employing strategic thinking have a significant impact on law firm success and are crucial to setting the long-term direction of any organization. It is hard to look at the big picture or conduct long-range planning when our time is filled with the daily tasks of running a law practice. The goal of this session is to introduce strategic thinking and analysis to attorneys, demonstrate its value, and create structures that keep strategic thinking from being pushed to the proverbial back burner.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.75
Speaker Information
Prof. Craig B. Caldwell   [ view bio ]
How to Manage Retainers, Advance Payment Retainers and Client Trust Funds

Managing client payments and funds is a major responsibility when running a law firm. Join us for an in-depth look at the strict liability concerns you should be aware of regarding retainers, advance payment retainers, and client trust funds, as well as how to maintain compliance with the Illinois Rules of Professional Responsibility.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.75
Speaker Information
James J. Grogan   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 4.00
Including Professional Responsibility: 4.00
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