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.
Benefit from diverse perspectives on the meaning and practical application of civility in the practice of law, from judicial perspectives on common courtroom distractions and annoyances to the results of incivility and the ways that attorneys communicate with pro se litigants, judges, clerks, other courthouse staff, and opposing counsel.
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 how to identify potential ethical issues that arise frequently in an elder law practice, capably apply ethical rules to assess appropriate professional conduct in hypothetical factual settings and develop procedures in practice for addressing ethical issues.
Land use attorneys – and the government officials with whom they interact – face a unique set of ethical issues and obligations. This course offers a review of the specific rules and challenges that attorneys in this practice area must confront and resolve.