Illinois MCLE - Practice Management Courses

This is a listing of Practice Management CLE Courses for Illinois. Please make your selection below of Illinois CLE courses. Click "Add To Cart" to purchase Individual CLE Courses. For more information about a particular CLE course, click on the "More Info" link. Click the "Preview" button to view a short preview of the course.

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  • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Obligations for Lawyers

    This CLE course will focus on cyber threats to the legal community, why hackers find lawyers to be productive targets, the costs of data breaches, and a lawyers cybersecurity obligations, including in the context of ESI. This course will include discussions on general ethical responsibilities of lawyers in the securing of data within their care, both of their clients and of sensitive information produced by opposing parties and non-parties. The course will also include discussions on t... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • The Biggest Cybersecurity Threat of All - Human Behavior: How to Build a Security First Culture to Protect Your Law Firm

    Your firm’s cybersecurity is only as strong as your weakest link: your employees. 95% of all successful cyber breaches are due to human behavior. Human behavior is the biggest threat to your firm’s cybersecurity, and this webinar will show you how to address that threat. You’ll learn how to educate and train your team so that they help rather than hurt your cybersecurity. With these strategies, you can create a security-first culture that will help your firm survive and thrive in the f... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Making the Most of Mock Trials

    Mock trials can be useful to determine whether and where your client's case and legal theories has strengths and weaknesses. However, mock trials are not crystal balls, predicting the future with certainty, and the practitioner should not walk away from a successful mock trial verdict with unrealistic conclusions and expectations for the real trial. Rather, mock trials are learning tools from which you can gather further strategic and analytic insight, as well as informing you and y... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Criminal Law Considerations for Military and Veteran Clients

    Criminal law attorneys of all types often get phone calls from potential clients who are either active military service members or veterans. In this Course, we’ll walk you through what this means for purposes of their case. This CLE will include the following topics: jurisdictional considerations, dual civilian/military investigations, key personnel who may be involved, usage of military or veteran status in mitigation, military pretrial confinement, and more. More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Introduction to Paper Discovery and Depositions

    Having a discovery plan at the outset of a case, and being able to implement said plan is a vital tool for success and increasing the overall amount of recovery for your clients. Having a workable plan can also reduce the stress and resources on your practice when having to deal with document dumps and voluminous discovery demands as well. This CLE course will explain how to use "paper discovery" efficiently and economically in Civil and Special Civil matters. It is intended for solo... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Ethics & Client Communication: Setting Yourself Up for Success

    This CLE will address the specific rules and comments regarding client communication to help lawyers understand not only their bar-mandated responsibilities, but also how to build a system to protect your mental health while also meeting clients’ needs. The instructor will share detailed insights into Rule 1.4 and also how to build a healthy legal practice in a high-stress profession. More Info

    $50
    1Ethics Credit
  • Attorney Professionalism: Staying Calm, Cool, and Collected

    How do I develop my professional persona? This CLE course will discuss practical tips for maintaining your cool, including effective communication verbal, and non-verbal during in-person interactions, Zoom hearings, other camera-ready events, and social media. Professionalism and respectful behavior are always required, whether you are addressing the Court, opposing counsel, Court personnel, or your clients. You only have one time to make an impression. Your reputation is key to a succe... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Liberty’s Last Champion: The Validity of "Science" Evidence and Court Practice

    Some may think justice is a coincidence of the system, not a consequence of it. As counsel, we must warranty equal justice before the law. Science and common sense suggest solutions for some difficult special issues that arise in civil and criminal cases. DNA is one great example of a tool that can guard against false conclusions; but that can also mislead. We must know how to use good science and be wary of junk science. We must know Federal Rule 702 on expert testimony. W... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Legal Ethics: Lawyer and Client Relationship

    This CLE presentation addresses the contours of what constitutes the unauthorized practice of law (UPL) starting with an introduction based on an article I had written that chronicled LegalZoom’s travails as it encountered and overcame a series of UPL challenges from various jurisdictions into which it entered during its expansion into a nationwide provider of legal services focused on individuals and small businesses. It then describes and applies through various hypothetical and act... More Info

    $50
    1Ethics Credit
  • The Basics of Negotiating Employment Contracts and Separation Agreements

    This CLE program will discuss practice pointers from both an employer and employee’s perspective. Rules and regulations governing the workplace continue to evolve and more and more offers of employment and separation from employment are now memorialized in contracts. It is important for practitioners to review these contracts closely. This course will provide you with the basics of negotiating employment and separation agreements – from what terms to negotiate and how to negotiate –... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit

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