Looking for a program that meets your ENTIRE professional responsibility requirement? Look no further! This unique program features panels of legal ethics consultants, top lawyers and Illinois ARDC officials on six timely and practical topics relevant to your modern law practice. Complete this course and rest easy knowing you are DONE with your professional responsibility credit requirements, including mental health/substance abuse and diversity/inclusion.
Learn to identify common substance use and mental health disorders in the legal community, become aware of the leading causes of chronic stress within the legal professional, and understand ARDC and ABA rules related to attorney competence and ethics.
Learn best practices for collecting attorneys’ fees by reviewing statutory provisions and relevant case law, including ethical constraints on billing and collection. Learn how to protect yourself with effective engagement letters, proper billing techniques, and more.
This title explores stereotypes about women, men, work, leadership, and family that hold women back from professional advancement. It also offers an integrated set of communication techniques women can use to avoid discriminatory consequences of these stereotypes.
Lawyers, like others in the helping professions, are at risk for experiencing compassion fatigue. Lawyers who are regularly exposed to human-induced trauma, are called on to listen with empathy to clients’ stories, have high caseloads, and have a high capacity for empathy may be especially susceptible to experiencing compassion fatigue. Understand what compassion fatigue is, why lawyers are vulnerable to it, professional hazards that contribute to it, and how to become a more resilient attorney. Learn methods to enhance or deplete professionals from a systemic viewpoint as well as coping strategies to minimize compassion fatigue and increase your health and well being.
Data security, cybersecurity, digital assets, encyrption -- the ethical practice of law now requires attorneys to understand these issues and how they may affect the privacy and security of their offices, their clients, and their staff. This program examines how these concerns fit in the context of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct and also how lawyers can take practical steps to protect themselves and their clients.
Learn techniques and strategies that will enable you (and other busy and stressed attorneys) to identify and deal with challenges in the profession through mindfulness. Mindfulness has been identified by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism and the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program (LAP) as one of the most effective ways to improve the overall wellness of attorneys. Through mindfulness, stress can be channeled and transformed into increased productivity and creative thinking. Get a practical guide for mindfulness in the profession and learn how to develop resilience to improve your decision making and judgment skills.