In addition to contrasting the benefits and drawbacks of out-of-court UCC Article 9 sales and in-court Section 363 sales, the presenters reflect on their experience with insolvency and restructuring to explain the need for collaborative and diverse teams when handling distressed businesses as going concerns.
In this two-part presentation, Donald Kiolbassa provides an overview of Self-Directed IRAs and how attorneys can use them as part of their retirement plans. Dick Bales then provides an overview of the new ALTA 2021 policies that are replacing the previously used 2006 policies.
Municipal law by its very nature is more prone to conflicts of interest than other areas of the law. Richard Gleason of the ARDC breaks down the rules around conflicts of interest, as well as how they apply specifically to government law attorneys. Learn how to most effectively serve your clients while also staying on the good side of the ARDC.
This course addresses a variety of topics of import when dealing with the mix of elected officials and independent agencies found at the county level. Topics include seeking State Indemnification for Elected Officials under State Employee Indemnification Act; 1983 Defense: Prosecutorial Immunities and claims against correctional facilities for failure to provide medical services; Independent Agencies’ Funding and Representation; PTAB jurisdiction vis a vis circuit court, associational standing, county Board of Review assessment authority versus township assessors.
This panel discussion addresses a variety of topics, including: Demonstrations, protests, and parades on public property; the Illinois Paid Leave Act; regulating unregulated hemp products (Delta 8; THC, etc.); and conflicts of Interest on the part of Elected Officials, among others.
This course discusses the reasonable accommodation mandate under the ADA and its effect on a municipality’s ability to regulate and enforce zoning and building code requirements. Preventative legislative steps to avoid federal scrutiny, best practices in dealing with accommodation requests, and dealing with litigation, if it arises, are covered.
This session discusses the potential legal pitfalls in government social media. It summarizes recent court decisions (1) holding that a government social media account or page is a designated or limited public forum, (2) finding governments in violation of the First Amendment for removing comments that constitute protected speech, and (3) analyzing when an elected official’s personal social media page becomes so entangled with their government duties that it becomes a public forum. It also provides tips for advising local governments on legally defensible social media comment policies.
Sabrina Bier Director of Digital Media and Education at Proper Title, Jayne Corcoran, Marketing Director at Proper Title, and Michael J. Rooney, Attorney at Law discuss how to market yourself and your practice, while staying within the guidelines of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Topics covered include fees, marketing and advertising guidelines, soliciting clients, working with unrepresented persons, and misconduct issues.
The Courts, the Illinois General Assembly, and the US Congress reached decisions and passed laws in 2023 on multiple critically important matters related to governmental bodies at all levels. This course covers the most important judicial and legislative activities from 2023 and their impacts on Illinois local government.
Live webcast on 4/17/2024 at Noon Discover the Latest Illinois GAL and Parenting Coordinator Rule Changes for 2024! Join us for an insightful webcast tailored to keep you informed about 2024 updates to Illinois Supreme Court Rules regarding Guardians ad Litem (GAL) and Parenting Coordinators. Gain valuable insights, explore key changes, and enhance your practice with guidance from experienced practitioners on navigating these evolving rules effectively. Don't miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve and elevate your knowledge of advocating for families and children in legal proceedings.
Understand cybersecurity threats law firms face and begin applying the top ten security recommendations from a Certified Information Privacy Professional to protect both your clients and your firm and to meet your ethical obligations for competence, confidentiality, and communication.