A comprehensive program with more than 6 hours of training on Illinois workers' compensation practice from experienced attorneys on both sides of each issue, along with insights from Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission officials.
Benefit from diverse perspectives on the meaning and practical application of civility in the practice of law, from judicial perspectives on common courtroom distractions and annoyances to the results of incivility and the ways that attorneys communicate with pro se litigants, judges, clerks, other courthouse staff, and opposing counsel.
This session aims to increase knowledge of the importance of cultural competence in the lawyer/client relationship and understanding of how cultural differences between lawyer and others in the legal system might impact representation of a client. Attendees also learn five habits for increasing cultural competence.
Learn how to create a genuine culture of respect in the workplace, provide adequate training at all levels, and adopt and maintain appropriate policies and reporting mechanisms. Understand the need for genuinely independent investigation of allegations, appropriate remediation, the importance of diversity at all levels within law firms, and avoiding unconscious bias in hiring and promotions.