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  • Insufficient Funds: Representing Clients on Tax Matters When the IRS Comes Knocking on Their Door

    Unplanned life events, such as divorce, catastrophic medical expenses, and other outside factors can lead to even the most responsible taxpayer having an unmanageable tax debt. This CLE program will review what options are available if your client finds themselves in that predicament. There are various procedures and options available to resolve your IRS situation. More Info

    1.75General Credits
  • Professionalism & Tips for Meeting Minimal Legal Standards

    All lawyers should aspire to meet the highest ethical standards. All lawyers should and must also satisfy their minimal legal duties to their client. This CLE presentation discusses how to do both, and presents a simple framework to meet aspirational ethical standards and minimal legal duties. This topic crosses practice areas and is a must watch for litigators and transactional lawyers alike. More Info

    1Ethics Credit
  • Succession Planning for Lawyers & Strategic Growth for Law Firms

    Succession planning options for attorneys may be more complex than people realize. With internal succession, external succession and contingency plans in case of sudden disability or death, the process for developing these different plans can be both complicated and highly charged. This CLE course will explain all the different plans as well as provide planning and implementation checklists for both senior attorneys and growing firms. More Info

    1.5General Credits
  • Power of Attorneys, Guardianships and Medicaid Planning via the Use of Promissory Notes

    Guardianships are the result of lack of proper execution of the appropriate documentation required for estate planning. This CLE course will explain when guardianships are required, how they are used to implement Medicaid and special needs benefits as well as the utilization of promissory notes and gifts in Medicaid planning. More Info

    1.25General Credits
  • Sentencing Considerations in Federal Court: A Defense Perspective

    White collar criminal cases have a methodology all their own and preparing for federal sentences as defense counsel requires particular considerations. This CLE course, presented by noted criminal defense attorney Benjamin Brafman, Esq. will explain the complex federal sentencing guidelines, the process for preparing a formal sentence memorandum and the legal and factual issues to consider specifically as they relate to fraud cases. The course will also offer strategies for preparing the clien... More Info

    1.5General Credits
  • Professionalism in High Stakes Litigation

    This CLE program is designed to give the trial lawyer/practitioner a real life sense of how to address rules of professionalism/ethics and civility in high stakes litigation, when your opponent’s zealous advocacy of his/her client’s interests can lead to heated debate or obstructive behavior during the course of prosecuting the case. The presenter will use 2 real-life examples to demonstrate her points, including a Georgia case and 1 Florida case. More Info

    1.5Ethics Credits
  • So You Want to Go Solo? How to Decide, Prepare, and Survive Your First Year

    This CLE course walks you through what you need to consider before making the decision to go solo then takes you through the preparation before making the jump, and sketches out what you need to survive the first year. This course first focuses on necessary considerations before you decide to take the jump, whether or not you have the ability, knowledge and personality traits to go it alone. The presenter will then discuss what it means to get your ducks in a row once you have decide... More Info

    2.5General Credits
  • Preparing Clients for Deposition, Trial and Mediation: A Necessary Investment

    All litigators know the value and essential nature of preparation of clients for major litigation events. But preparation work is frequently superficial, inefficient and not sufficiently directed to the client’s fears, anxieties and intellectual capacity. In this CLE course you will learn advanced and cutting-edge techniques to thoroughly prepare your client for deposition, trial and mediation. The course will cover how to address client anxiety, how to demystify the events themselves s... More Info

    1.5General Credits
  • How to Prepare for a Wage-Hour Audit or Lawsuit

    Today employers are facing increased challenges to their wage-hour employment practices. Federal and state departments of labor are active and conducting unannounced audits throughout the nation. Class actions seeking and winning millions of dollars are on the rise. For in-house counsel and HR Directors the antidote to assure your employment practices withstand scrutiny is to prepare for an audit or lawsuit by implementing the tips provided in this lecture. Before you receive a knock on yo... More Info

    1.5General Credits
  • Legal Ethics 101: Avoiding Common Mistakes and Conducting your Practice with Honesty and Integrity

    This CLE program examines some of the common mistakes made by new attorneys and explores some of the best ways to deal with them once they've occurred. Using the framework of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, we will discuss common issues you may encounter with supervising attorneys, opposing counsel and clients. The material also covers best practices in setting and handling fees, as well as the requirements for properly managing trust accounts. We will review recent case law related... More Info

    1.5Ethics Credits

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