Experienced practitioners in the data security and privacy space provide insight on how to respond when a client – or even your own firm – learns about an unauthorized party accessing sensitive information. Includes overview of the legal landscape, including state and federal data breach notification laws and important first steps when initiating an investigation, with advice on best practices and lessons learned from real-life incidents.
A walk through of the current digital landscape; where you should be, what you should be doing and how it relates to building a professional brand as an attorney. The session covers your Google listing, website, social media, Google pay-per-clicks, ads, video marking, reputation management and more. The goal is to provide participants with a basic understanding of where to focus their efforts and what boxes they need to check to build their business.
Learn the basics of law firm management, including the use of bank accounts, IOLTA accounts, malpractice coverage, client selection, retainers, billing, cash flow, marketing a law business, and requirements for law practice operation.
Review the Paycheck Protection Program's loan forgiveness application, the CARES Act and other COVID-19-related legislation. Get up to speed on late-breaking rules, including tax strategies to consider and refund opportunities to apply for, and strategies on how to deal with the PPP.
As part of investigations, a guardian ad litem relies on third parties. Learn about investigations, when and how to perform discovery, filing motions, the impact of HIPAA, Illinois Mental Health and Disabilities Code, Federal Confidentiality Act, and more.
This course explains the ins and outs of mediation to attorneys and answers the frequently asked questions they may have concerning the mediation process. Topics include the role of the mediator, preparing a client for mediation and the value of premediation contact. The course also covers advantages and disadvantages of mediation, how to conduct remote mediation, and how to use virtual conferencing options for a session.
Covers the preparation of a Financial Affidavit used in Domestic Relations matters, including parentage cases and prejudgment and post judgment dissolution of marriage matters. Includes a discussion of the requirements for completion of the affidavit and pitfalls in its preparation.
Estate planning for families of children with special needs is a very complicated specialty. This program focuses on some of the complexities, including the difference between a 3rd party and 1st party special needs trust, common mistakes in special needs trusts and the nursing home impoverishment exception to the five-year look-back.