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100 Days to Trial

H8104-21E

Get your trial team together. With the prospect of trials resuming as COVID restrictions ease, it is more critical than ever to coordinate your trial team to be organized and loaded for bear to take on the other side at trial. Topics covered in this program include:

  • 1. Preparing for trial deadlines
  • 2. Organizing trial documents
  • 3. Trial scheduling and logistics
  • 4. Finalizing evidence and using trial technology
$80.00

A “Pot Of Gold”: Navigating The Administration of Tangible Personal Property

H8117-21E
This program provides insight from a corporate fiduciary’s perspective on one of the most overlooked yet most common asset class in a probate or trust administration. While this asset class is typically not a large percentage of the gross estate, it can require a substantial amount of time in its administration as well as provide for significant risk to the fiduciary. Drafting considerations will be discussed so that planners can work to manage that risk and cost of administration.
$80.00

Adoption and Probate Guardian Ad Litem Training

H8108-21E

This program addresses the role of the Probate Guardian Ad Litem and includes the following sessions

  • - GALs in Adoption
  • - GALs in Minor Guardianships
  • - GALs for Minor Settlements
  • - Guardianships of Adults
  • - Guardianships of Adults with Special Needs
  • - Panel Discussion
$150.00

Advocacy: Helping the Court Understand Your Case

H8103-21E
Understand practical skills that attorneys utilize every day, including effective legal writing in pleadings, presentation of motions, effective oral arguments, and the use of electronic court orders. Judge Chapman and Judge Skarin discuss organization and style in legal writing, key items to focus on when drafting for motion practice, and everyone’s favorite – motions to compel. They also discuss presentment of motions, and effective advocacy skills during oral argument.
$80.00

Bankruptcy and Workouts for General Business Lawyers

H8087-20E
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.
$60.00

Building and Promoting Your Professional Brand

H8082-20E
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.
$80.00

Business Basics of Law Firm Management

H8083-20E
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.
$80.00

Coronavirus Legislation - PPP and Taxes

H8078-20E
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.
$80.00

Cyber Hygiene and What It Means for Your Firm and Clients

H8086-20E
Learn cyber hygiene and cyber threats lawyers face, both personally and professionally, and the ways to reduce the risks associated with these threats. The relationship between the legal practice and its technology usage will be reviewed, and practical steps provided to reduce the risks of breach, data loss, and system compromise. By attending the presentation, lawyers will be more informed of the relationship between the legal practice, its technology usage, associated cyber threats and risks of compromise, and the basic best practices to protect both their own and their clients’ information. Participants will learn the questions to ask their teams: (1) Do we have the right tools? (2) Do they work? and (3) Do we know for sure they work?
$60.00

DCFS Investigations and Appeals

H8091-20E
Understand the DCFS abuse and neglect investigation process as well as the appeal process thereafter. Learn how to guide your clients through this difficult and confusing process and make sure clients don’t make common mistakes which can have negative consequences on the outcome of their case. The speaker also focuses on the do’s and don’ts during a DCFS appeal and how to prepare for and execute a successful appeal hearing.
$60.00

Diversity Initiatives in Illinois Courts

H8109-21E
A Conversation of “DIIR” importance: Diversity, Inclusion, Implicit Bias and Racism and their Impact on our Legal Profession. The past 12 months have been marked by debate, protest and policymaking at nearly every level related to the issues of diversity, inclusion, implicit bias and racism (DIIR). The legal profession and the justice system are no exceptions, and it is critically important that attorneys discuss and understand these issues. In this session we discuss how these issues are being addressed in Illinois Courts.
$60.00

Dividing Retirement Plans: How to Avoid Malpractice and Other Tips

H8116-21E
This program gives practical advice on how to draft settlement agreements to ensure your clients receive all of the retirement benefits they are entitled to. It will also provide tips on how to avoid malpractice claims and provide information regarding certain retirement plans that you might not know.
$60.00

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