The purpose of this powerful new series from Lenné Eidson Espenschied is to help lawyers develop a practical, working knowledge of the principles of logic, argumentation, and persuasion. “Logic” is a study of the principles of sound reasoning; “Argumentation” is the process of reasoning systematically to support a proposition; “Persuasion” is the process by which a person’s attitudes are influenced by communications from other people. This four-part web series will take place on Thursdays in June 2022.
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The Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct recognize that part of a lawyer’s duty to maintain competence includes keeping abreast of the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology. This segment examines this ethics requirement and provides an overview of what attorneys must do in order to comply. The segment focuses specifically on computer security, cloud technology, and other major current risks associated with the use of technology in the practice of law. Examine the issue of cybersecurity and try to provide a baseline for how best to interpret the standard of “reasonability” under the Rules of Professional Conduct and ISBA Professional Conduct Advisory Opinions on electronic information and security. The second half of the program includes “deep dive” a systematic review of a comprehensive computer security checklist for lawyers. Attendees should leave with a broad understanding of fundamental computer security concepts and a practical framework within which to apply these ideas throughout your devices and networks.
Being a “supportive” parent is merely a factor and is not determinative, in and of itself, of decision-making allocation when the gender or sexual identity of a child is an issue in the case. Keep sight of the big picture in parental responsibility disputes when a child is LGBTQIA+.
Commercial litigation finance is growing rapidly in the U.S. legal market. With more than $11 billion invested in the U.S. market, commercial litigation finance is now a mainstream solution embraced by lawyers and clients alike. It can be a powerful and client-friendly business generation tool for lawyers with resource-strained or risk-averse clients seeking alternatives to the billable hour. But lawyers must be cognizant of the ethics considerations involved in litigation funding.
Planned Success: Create Your Own Professional Development Plan Professional development for lawyers is more than “just” continuing legal education. In this unique session, you will be introduced to the essential elements of a holistic, forward-thinking professional development plan that addresses lifelong learning, leadership skills, and practice development. You’ll come away from this program with an outline for your own professional development and a new understanding of how to move yourself and your practice forward.
Ethics in Technology - Session 5 Topics include: Identity; Trafficking and the dark web; Gaps in laws and emerging technologies-- the “not technically breaking the law” game; Breaking the myth of cryptocurrencies – it's not just for the bad guys.
What is Implicit Bias and How it is Involved in Handling of Legal Matters (1.0 DI Professional Responsibility credit) Learn definitions of several forms of implicit bias, examine how the biases originate, and explore some suggestions on how to mitigate the biases.