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.
Not included in IICLE® Online All-Access subscription.
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.
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.
At this inaugural IICLE® program for mediators, learn the art of handling complex disputes and online mediations; how to start and grow your practice; how to navigate implicit bias and psychological issues; how to ensure compliance with ethical rules and proper handling of problem scenarios; and the benefits of collaborative law.
Learn how to avoid potential ethical traps in researching social media profiles to uncover investigative/ background information about parties, witnesses, experts, jurors, etc., and, in some cases, to use this information as evidence. This program reviews pertinent ethics opinions issued by the ABA and bar associations in many jurisdictions; discusses relevant caselaw; reviews detailed guidelines for social media research issued by the New York State Bar’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section; and ties them into the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The program will also explore: Who's your "friend?" Could "friending" violate the deception or ex parte communication ethical rules? Is it ethical to research the social media profiles of parties and witnesses during discovery or trial? Is it ethical to research the social media profiles of potential jurors before trial or seated jurors during trial? Could advising clients to delete, deactivate, or adjust privacy settings on their social networking accounts lead to an ethical violation or spoliation charge against you? How to configure security/privacy settings in your own profile to avoid ethical breaches. The seminar is partially based on the speakers' 55-page Social Media chapter from their book, "The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet."