Even experienced real property lawyers make some of the most common commercial leasing drafting errors. Using examples from recent high-profile transactions, this course offers practical and eminently useful recommendations to help avoid these drafting errors, improve the quality of any drafting project, and build a stronger professional reputation.
If your practice involves working for or with units of local government, you can't miss the Annual Local Government Law Institute. With a carefully crafted agenda presented by a committee of experienced Illinois attorneys, this program is the best opportunity for comprehensive, practical guidance on local government law issues, including a host of timely and relevant topics along with crucial updates on statutory changes and case law.
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.
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).
The lack of affordable housing continues to challenge our communities and impacts a wide spectrum of people – from homeless youth and families to seniors, immigrants, working families, and individuals with disabilities. The need for affordable housing presents different challenges in different locations-- from gentrification in appreciating markets to the need for revitalization and redevelopment in others. Explore a variety of federal, state, and local financing and policy tools (from the City of Chicago’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance to federal and state tax credits) that can be used to create, preserve and expand affordable housing in urban, suburban and rural communities.
As COVID-19 continues its deleterious effects on the economy, attorneys representing employees or employers need to understand employers’ obligations to their older employees when it comes to furloughs, layoffs, and severance packages that are compliant with the Older Workers Benefits Protections Act (OWBPA) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), along with the EEOC’s recent guidance on federal anti-discrimination laws related to COVID-19.
Upon the death of a spouse, how can the surviving spouse ensure economic survival? What if the decedent spouse did not provide for the surviving spouse under the estate plan? How does the survivor manage financial affairs during the course of administration? What rights do minor children have? Find out how these matters are handled in the course of estate administration.
Understand the legal landscape regarding privacy and security in 2020. Learn exactly what “data privacy and security” mean. Do attorneys have special obligations? Get tips for best practices you should follow within your firm as well as personally.
Whether at trial or in deposition, the “yes-no” question quite frequently constitutes a Scylla & Charybdis problem for the adverse witness: the “yes” constituting a damaging-to-witness admission, and the “no” creating a risk of the witness being impeached … maybe a BIG risk of a BIG impeachment. Thus, a willing-to-lie witness (and there are so many!!), perhaps coached by an unethical attorney (and there are so many!!), tries to avoid Scylla & Charybdis by claiming “I don’t remember X.” As experienced litigators well know, and newbie litigators will soon discover, these claims can be very tough to successfully attack. Learn the very best lines of attack against these lies.