Register now! The IICLE® 16th Annual Elder Law Short Course (virtual edition) will bring you up to speed on the latest in elder law ... from a safe social distance! New this Year: All registrants will have FREE access to the entire program online on-demand, with the opportunity to earn credit for breakout sessions missed at no additional charge.
The 63rd Annual Estate Planning Short Course offers more than 18 hours of advanced instruction on Illinois estate planning law through carefully crafted sessions led by experienced estate planning attorneys.
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.
We will be talking about the current challenges with entire offices working from home and then will discuss tools firms can use to confront these challenges—the cloud, and then specific communications tools like Slack, Teams, Zoom, and finally Smokeball’s offering of Communicate, which is a legal specific messaging tool.
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?
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.
Participants in the legal profession, need to monitor change and adjust to it. All attorneys should engage in Long-Range (or Strategic) Planning. This program addresses the requirements of the Court, professionalism, e-options, and social media in regards to effective communication.