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.
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.
Ensure training, policies and procedures reflect the most recent developments in Illinois impacted by Coronavirus/COVID-19, and what do you need to address outside of the pandemic that includes recent Illinois and local laws that have taken effect since 2019. The following should be on your radar: Illinois Workplace Transparency Act (effective 2020); Illinois Human Rights Act (recent amendments and developments addressing discrimination based on sexual harassment, disability, national origin/ancestry, retaliation); Victims Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA); Amendments to the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003, and the Wage Payment and Collection Act – addressing equal pay (effective January 2019 and September 2019; Chicago Fair Work Week; Illinois Expense Reimbursement Act; and temporary measures to put in place given Governor Pritzker’s “Stay at Home” Order. Laws in Illinois pertaining to paid leaves, unpaid leaves, unemployment compensation benefits, workers’ compensation, safety, and terminations
If you are thinking about owning and managing a law firm or even if you already do, this course is for you! Covering topics related to legal malpractice insurance, building a network, and managing time and employees, this course offers answers to some of your most pressing practice management questions.
Given the new reality of social distancing and working from home, online presentations have become a daily necessity. However, if you approach a virtual presentation the same way you do an in-person talk, your chances of success may be limited. The good news is that a great online presentation is relatively easy to create and deliver if you understand the dynamics of online audiences. Virtual Magic is a cutting-edge program that gives you the tools you need to connect with and influence others when you can’t be there in person. Specifically, you will learn how to: avoid the five common mistakes that derail most virtual presentations; incorporate proven strategies to keep remote audiences engaged; and increase the effectiveness of remote presentations.