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How to File Your First Guardianship Case

In this program (geared toward lawyers with little or no experience in guardianship court), you will learn what steps must be taken before the appointment of a guardian, what to expect on your first court appearance, and what to do after the Court enters a guardianship order.

Immigration Meets Divorce

This program provides a brief overview of the topics and concerns that impact immigration status when divorce is involved.

How to Avoid the Unhappy Unfunded Trust

The estate plan all too often offers little value to the family if the post-signing “funding phase” of the estate plan is not given both careful consideration of strategy on an asset-by-asset basis coupled with making absolute certain that the client implements the strategy.

Key Provisions in Commercial Financing Documentation and Transactions (DCBA)

This program provides an overview of typical documents required for a commercial financing transaction, key provisions to be included in said documentation, and pitfalls to be aware of and avoid from both the borrowers and lender’s perspective.

Demystifying the Transgender Laws (DCBA)

Every day, the law is evolving related to the rights of transgender individuals. This session will discuss the terminology, state and federal laws related to accommodation of transgender populations.

Estate Planning and Probate Issues Faced by Immigrants

This course addresses special issues in estate planning and probate cases faced by immigrants in Illinois and potential solutions to those issues.

Traffic Court Basics for New Attorneys

Traffic court is often a new attorney's first interaction with the court system. This program aims to inform those lawyers about proper procedure and processes so that they might make the most out of their appearance.

The Do's and Don'ts of Premarital Agreements in Illinois

This course will provide an outline on what to make sure you include and what to make sure you avoid when drafting and negotiating Premarital Agreements. It will also briefly touch on Post-Nuptial Agreements.

Issues at the Crossroads of Bankruptcy and Divorce

Experienced bankruptcy practitioners discuss what every family law attorney needs to understand about the Bankruptcy Code, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and bankruptcy court practice.

ADR 101: Everything You Want to Know About Alternative Dispute Resolution But Are Afraid to Ask

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) should be a tool considered for any dispute from pending litigation to pre-litigation. Learn from a panel of experienced attorneys about the ADR process, practical tips, and advice for how it can be an effective tool in any practice area.

The Upside-Down Client: How to Avoid Nonpayment of Legal Fees and Other Stranger Things

A panel of attorneys from several practice areas present a practical and compelling CLE program on attorney fee agreements, challenges with fee collections, rules, ethics, pre- and post-judgment fee collection strategies, and tips for a successful collection proceeding.

Abolishing IRS Back Taxes

Learn how to eliminate your client's IRS tax debt instead of merely shifting the tax payment burden to an opposing spouse - who may or may not pay. The presentation will focus on the statutory components of three types of relief from joint and several tax liability with relevant citations to the U.S. Tax Code, Treasury regulations, court opinions, and the Internal Revenue Manual.

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