Tag: MCLE

New Evidence CLE on Hearsay

Mike will mainly cover the following points on hearsay: Rule 801 & hearsay definitions, forms of non-hearsay and the hearsay exceptions. Mike will also provide numerous memorable hypotheticals so you can think fast on your feet during the trial and practically deploy the Rules of Evidence to your advantage.

Evidence 102 CLE: Testimonial Evidence

Testimonial evidence is a statement made under oath. An example would be a witness pointing to someone in the courtroom and saying, “That’s the guy I saw robbing the grocery store.” Presented by seasoned trial attorney & noted CLE speaker Michael DeBlis III, this third part of our four-part Evidence series will focus on witnesses and testimonial evidence.

Evidence 101 CLE: Relevance & Competence  

In this installment of Mike’s comprehensive Evidence series, he finishes discussing relevance, covers competence and begins discussing witness & testimonial evidence. The main topics covered will be: character evidence in criminal cases, tips for approaching MIMIC evidence, writings & the Best Evidence Rule (BER), competency and lay opinion testimony & expert opinion testimony.

New CLE On Evidence & Relevance

Judges apply the rules of evidence to determine whether to admit or exclude physical evidence, oral testimony & exhibits, and if admitted the jury decides how much weight to afford the evidence. As a starting point, the rules of evidence permit only relevant and trustworthy evidence to be make it in front of the jury. This CLE will focus on specific problems involving logical relevance, character evidence in civil cases and character evidence in criminal cases.

Illinois MCLE Compliance Deadline June 30

Attorneys in Illinois are required to report MCLE compliance every two years by June 30. The two-year compliance cycle runs from July 1 to June 30. If your last name is A-M your MCLE compliance deadline is in even years and if your last name is L-Z your compliance deadline is in odd numbered years. The upcoming June 2024 deadline is for…

CLE on The Importance of Pre-Due Diligence When Selling a Business

An in-depth review of the pre-due diligence process can maximize business value and ensure a seamless sale and transition. This CLE course presents a proven process that evaluates potential risks, validates investment return and identifies opportunities to enhance business value in preparation for business sale or transition.

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…

Should Attorneys Use AI?

AI, or Not to AI? It seems that everyone, including lawyers, are jumping on the AI bandwagon. Just because ChatGPT and Bard are free to use, is AI a smart addition to your day-to-day practice? AI has some advantages, limitations, ethical considerations, and could even get you disbarred. AI can enhance your efficiency by automating repetitive and time-consuming tasks, such as legal…