Learn how mediators can help separating and divorcing clients by enrolling mediation-friendly (limited scope representation) attorneys, mental health professionals and financial professionals to support their mediation process. Understand important “dos and don’ts” for attorney mediators.
Learn how the Illinois estate tax is really calculated and how prior gifts impact the calculation. You’ll also learn what is and is not deemed to be personal property in the estate of a non-resident decedent, and many other non-intuitive nuances regarding Illinois estate tax law.
Hear from the PAC’s staff to learn how they process inquiries and analyze matters that come before them. Understand some of their recent decisions. Originally presented as part of the 7th Annual Local Government Law Institute, available in its entirety as P9017-19U.
A comprehensive guide to all of these so-called “authority documents”—the various documentation that an attorney and title company need to review in order to underwrite the conveyance or mortgage of Illinois land by entities as common as corporations and as unusual as unincorporated associations.
Understand common issues regarding foundation for and admissibility of medical records, medical bills, doctor’s testimony and opinions. Learn how to get controversial evidence admitted (or object to some).
With the swift pivot to conducting mediation via online conferencing, the restrictions of COVID and quarantine need not delay your pending mediations. Learn suggested language and notifications to help your mediation participants be properly prepared for a virtual process and ensure that the confidentiality and privacy of the process is protected. The importance of being properly prepared for an online proceeding, in keeping with the duty of competence, is also reviewed.
An advanced discussion of Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges of real estate, including the technical and chronological requirements, process, procedures, and different structures with a focus on reverse and improvement (or build-to-suit) exchanges. Attorneys in attendance will come away with a working knowledge of reverse and improvement exchanges, and be able to recognize the terminology and instances where a client may want to consider a 1031 exchange transaction or need the services of a professional qualified intermediary (QI) or exchange accommodation titleholder (EAT). Learn about the different types of exchanges (forward, reverse, and improvement exchanges), general requirements, necessary documentation, rules, advantages/drawbacks and other considerations when determining whether the client can or is able to perform an exchange.
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.