Illinois MCLE

Civility & Professionalism CLE For the Tik Tok Lawyer

From Letters & Faxes – To Tik Tok & X Only a few years back, lawyers wrote letters, sent faxes and relied on their reputation for integrity & intelligence to gain clients. Nowadays, attorneys send emails, tweet and advertise on Google, Facebook and Tik Tok. Professionalism & Civility in the Legal Profession With the advent attorney advertising in the 1980’s, bar associations…

CLE on  Using Trademark Law to Protect Your Client’s Brands

Todd Fichtenberg will walk you through the wonderful world of trademarks and trademark law protections. Todd will mainly talk about what every attorney needs to know about trademarks, how trademarks protect brands in today’s marketplace and counseling your clients on trademark registration and protection. Todd will also cover recent case law involving: Starbucks, Mutual of Omaha, Chewy Vuiton, NFTs, Jack Daniel’s, Walmart vs. Kanye West (Yeezy) and Nike vs. StockX.

CLE on Special Needs Trusts for Trustees

A Special Needs Trust (SNT) allows for a disabled person to maintain his or her eligibility for public assistance benefits, despite having assets that would otherwise make the person ineligible for those benefits. These types of trusts are a vital component of estate plans when clients have beneficiaries with disabilities.

CLE on Leveraging Legal Data & Analytics to Win in Court

How often does opposing counsel take cases to trial? What is your judge’s summary judgement record? How can analytics help you write more persuasive motions? How can legal information make you a better lawyer? Attorney Nicole Clark will show you how legal research, data & analytics can help you win your cases in state trial court.

Meeting the Illinois MCLE Grace Period Deadline for 2021-2023 Attorneys

All You Need to Know About the Illinois MCLE 2023 Grace Period Due to the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois Supreme Court introduced a grace period for the 2021-2023 MCLE reporting period. Below we have outlined how attorneys can ensure compliance and pay late fees by the November 30, 2023 grace period credit reporting deadline. Understanding the Illinois…

How Legal Data & Analytics Can Make You a Better Lawyer CLE

Moneyball. A book written about the Oakland A’s because their organization was the first to utilize research and analytics in baseball to achieve tremendous success on a limited budget. “Moneyball” has since crossed over into numerous industries – and now it’s available for trial lawyers.