Learn about unusual assets, like cryptocurrency, and how clients can own, title, and transfer them, along with related cybersecurity concerns. This course also covers electronic wills and issues related to remote witnessing, remote notarization, and custody of electronic documents.
Upon the death of a spouse, how can the surviving spouse ensure economic survival? What if the decedent spouse did not provide for the surviving spouse under the estate plan? How does the survivor manage financial affairs during the course of administration? What rights do minor children have? Find out how these matters are handled in the course of estate administration.
The current and former General Counsel to Governor Rauner in a panel discussion on the important and complicated legal issues that confronted them in this critically important position in our state government. Originally presented as part of the 6th Annual Local Government Law Institute, available in its entirety as P9017-18U.
Illinois is leading the way in the fight to protect the biometric information of its citizens with the state's historic passing of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Learn the basics about BIPA from both a Plaintiff and Defense perspective.
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.