Understand a basic summary of worker compensation law, including a description of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, an outline of worker benefits under the Act, and an introduction to issues and practice before the Commission.
Understand the legal landscape regarding privacy and security in 2020. Learn exactly what “data privacy and security” mean. Do attorneys have special obligations? Get tips for best practices you should follow within your firm as well as personally.
What happens when a disgruntled beneficiary attacks the estate plan after the key witness, the deceased client, has left the scene? Learn to plan with the expectation that conflicts will occur, since the best defense is a good offense. by anticipating potential conflicts associated with: second marriages, assets passing unequally, potential undue influence, the heirs’ emotions, closing letters, and transitioning a business.
This valuable guide assists attorneys in choosing the most effective means for protecting a client’s marital, family, and business assets while navigating tricky areas such as offshore trusts to avoid improper transfers.
Whether at trial or in deposition, the “yes-no” question quite frequently constitutes a Scylla & Charybdis problem for the adverse witness: the “yes” constituting a damaging-to-witness admission, and the “no” creating a risk of the witness being impeached … maybe a BIG risk of a BIG impeachment. Thus, a willing-to-lie witness (and there are so many!!), perhaps coached by an unethical attorney (and there are so many!!), tries to avoid Scylla & Charybdis by claiming “I don’t remember X.” As experienced litigators well know, and newbie litigators will soon discover, these claims can be very tough to successfully attack. Learn the very best lines of attack against these lies.
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Learn to identify common substance use and mental health disorders in the legal community, become aware of the leading causes of chronic stress within the legal professional, and understand ARDC and ABA rules related to attorney competence and ethics.
Learn about different ways local governments can regulate religious uses, the types of claims that can be brought, and strategies for handling zoning applications under RLUIPA, RFRA and the First Amendment. Originally presented as part of Land Use Law in Illinois, available in its entirety as P1902-19U.
Understand the financial consequences for a divorce when one party files for bankruptcy. Is filing a joint bankruptcy in both parties’ (and the attorneys’) best interest? Appreciate the difference between Chapter 7, 13 & 11 including what can be discharged. Learn when does filing of a bankruptcy stays a divorce proceeding and how can that stay be lifted.
Small business owners need to assess the viability of their business and, if unable to become profitable, consider closing the doors to avoid personal liability. We will review the bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy options available to small businesses to wind down their affairs, including the newly enacted Subchapter V Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA). Congress created the SBRA to streamline the Chapter 11 process for small businesses.