At the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Columbus Day Seminar—powered by IICLE®— esteemed family law practitioners and judges will address the latest critical changes to Illinois family law. Get crucial tax and case law updates. Become skilled at appealing a DCFS case and handling relocation issues. Understand the importance of diversity and inclusion in your family law practice. Learn how to effectively handle remote court appearances.
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.
Experienced practitioners in the data security and privacy space provide insight on how to respond when a client – or even your own firm – learns about an unauthorized party accessing sensitive information. Includes overview of the legal landscape, including state and federal data breach notification laws and important first steps when initiating an investigation, with advice on best practices and lessons learned from real-life incidents.
Small business owners need to assess the viability of their business and, if unable to become profitable, consider closing the doors to avoid personal liability. We will review the bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy options available to small businesses to wind down their affairs, including the newly enacted Subchapter V Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA). Congress created the SBRA to streamline the Chapter 11 process for small businesses.
A walk through of the current digital landscape; where you should be, what you should be doing and how it relates to building a professional brand as an attorney. The session covers your Google listing, website, social media, Google pay-per-clicks, ads, video marking, reputation management and more. The goal is to provide participants with a basic understanding of where to focus their efforts and what boxes they need to check to build their business.
Learn the basics of law firm management, including the use of bank accounts, IOLTA accounts, malpractice coverage, client selection, retainers, billing, cash flow, marketing a law business, and requirements for law practice operation.
Review the Paycheck Protection Program's loan forgiveness application, the CARES Act and other COVID-19-related legislation. Get up to speed on late-breaking rules, including tax strategies to consider and refund opportunities to apply for, and strategies on how to deal with the PPP.
Learn cyber hygiene and cyber threats lawyers face, both personally and professionally, and the ways to reduce the risks associated with these threats. The relationship between the legal practice and its technology usage will be reviewed, and practical steps provided to reduce the risks of breach, data loss, and system compromise. By attending the presentation, lawyers will be more informed of the relationship between the legal practice, its technology usage, associated cyber threats and risks of compromise, and the basic best practices to protect both their own and their clients’ information. Participants will learn the questions to ask their teams: (1) Do we have the right tools? (2) Do they work? and (3) Do we know for sure they work?
Understand the DCFS abuse and neglect investigation process as well as the appeal process thereafter. Learn how to guide your clients through this difficult and confusing process and make sure clients don’t make common mistakes which can have negative consequences on the outcome of their case. The speaker also focuses on the do’s and don’ts during a DCFS appeal and how to prepare for and execute a successful appeal hearing.
A discussion regarding how COVID-19 is effecting family law issues such as co-parenting, schedules, vacations, and financial matters. The panelists will be offering their thoughts and advice and consist of practicing attorneys, Judge Walker of Cook County Circuit Court's Domestic Relations Division and Judge Berger (ret.), a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Solutions, and a former Judge in Cook County Circuit Court's Domestic Relations Division.
Learn best practices for handling various types of evidence in family law cases. From start to finish, this course offers crucial insights into essential principles of evidence in the context of a family law case, including the rule against hearsay, common foundational issues at trial, authenticating digital evidence, the preservation of evidence, and perspectives from judges in a multitude of Illinois jurisdictions on how to handle evidence issues in the courtroom.
As part of investigations, a guardian ad litem relies on third parties. Learn about investigations, when and how to perform discovery, filing motions, the impact of HIPAA, Illinois Mental Health and Disabilities Code, Federal Confidentiality Act, and more.