Illinois MCLE - Specialty Credit Courses

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  • The Intersection of Bias and Legal Ethics

    Although bias typically has a negative connotation, one can be biased in favor of a thing, a smell, or a person in a positive way. On the flip side, bias also plays a role in discrimination. The purpose of this CLE course is to explore bias and its role in discrimination within the practice of law and in situations where attorneys may advise clients. Additionally, suggestions for addressing bias and implementing solutions on a personal and organizational level are also considered. More Info

    $50
    1Diversity/Inclusion
  • Mindfulness for Attorneys: Emotional Wellness & Well-Being

    Join us for an insightful exploration of mental well-being in the legal profession, where personal stories of burnout, recovery, and mental health challenges take center stage. Drawing from real-life experiences, this program offers practical strategies for managing stress and achieving work-life balance. Discover how to recognize and address the early signs of burnout and learn effective techniques for maintaining mental health in a high-pressure environment. Gain tools for boosting p... More Info

    $50
    1Mental Health/Abuse
  • The Effects of Trauma and Compassion Fatigue on the Lawyer Who Cares

    Many of us were attracted to the legal profession because we care about people and want to help them. Attorneys hopefully recognize that, unlike many other professionals, their lives are already filled to the brim with anxiety and stress. The consequences of shrugging it off can be catastrophic. One of those consequences that we often hear about is burnout. And then there’s a special type of burnout called “secondary traumatic stress” or “compassion fatigue”. The ramifications of trau... More Info

    $50
    1Mental Health/Abuse
  • Being a DEIA Agent of Change in The Legal Workplace and Beyond

    Being a DEIA Agent of Change in the Legal Workplace and Beyond is an introductory course to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) concepts and initiatives from a legal perspective. The course begins by discussing the definition of DEIA and related concepts. The course also provides some background about the legal history of DEIA initiatives and responses in America, with a focus on the Civil War era, Civil Rights Movement, and DEIA’s recent evolution and backlash. The c... More Info

    $50
    1Diversity/Inclusion
  • Understanding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: How the Law Created Inequity

    The phrase “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion” words often heard and even debated - encapsulates efforts to equalize opportunity. Understanding the need or purpose for DEI efforts requires an appreciation for how the law itself embedded inequity. This CLE course will cover the myriad of laws and judicial pronouncements that have embedded inequity in our culture and economy. From the constitution to seminal cases - some taught at a superficial level at grade school and others not taught at a... More Info

    $50
    1Diversity/Inclusion
  • Virtual Isolation: Is Hyperconnectivity Helping or Harming the Legal Professional?

    If we stop to think about what we look at most during the day, the answer would probably not be our family or friends, nor our clients or colleagues. The most feasible option would be our mobile phone. Smartphones are now our companions for work, social, leisure and even family life. However, excessive use can lead to problems of dependence, addiction and fear. We find ourselves simultaneously connected and alone. Workers today are ‘never turned off.” Like our mobile phones, we only go on stan... More Info

    $50
    1Mental Health/Abuse
  • Staying Safe and Sound: Maintaining a Realistic Work/Life Balance in Uncertain Times

    We know that you may still be getting bombarded with messages about Covid related issues, whether that be on television, social media, or in your work and community networks. In uncertain times like these, anxiety, stress, fear, and negative thoughts can easily take control. You may still be worried about being in crowds, wearing a mask, getting another vaccine or booster for yourself and your loved ones, your office, your clients, your finances or how to manage whatever the future holds as... More Info

    $50
    1Mental Health/Abuse
  • Diversity and Race in Jury Selection

    This course will take a historical look at diversity and race in jury selection and how “all-white juries” have led to infamous miscarriages of justice throughout the years. We will also examine how the Supreme Court has addressed racial discrimination in jury selection from the 1880s to present day, and how various courts have recently addressed this issue. Lastly, we will look at what states across the country are currently doing to limit racial discrimination in jury selecti... More Info

    $50
    1.25Diversity/Inclusion
  • Implicit Bias: “I’m Not Like You…Except That I Am”

    This CLE program, presented by a Trial Lawyer, Mediator, and Life Coach, is designed for lawyers and will discuss the following topics: (1) Explore case studies to improve your understanding of bias in law; (2) Dovetail the elimination of bias and prejudice into that perceived need; and (3) Facilitate reframing those common “caveman-esque” reactions in a light-hearted tone with respect for all folks and trains of thought. Unlike more confrontational and/or high-conflict, stres... More Info

    $50
    1Diversity/Inclusion
  • Changing the Landscape of Diversity, Inclusion & the Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession

    This CLE program will discuss the disproportionate statistics of women and minorities in partner positions at law firms, provide an analysis of the key impediments that have affected women and minorities from advancing and discuss how litigation has been used as a tool not only to combat discrimination, but also as leverage to drive diversity and inclusion efforts. The panelist's will also highlight practices that attorneys and law firms can adopt to increase diversity and inclusion ef... More Info

    $50
    1Diversity/Inclusion

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