Illinois MCLE - Trial Skills Courses

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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
  • 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
  • To Prosecute or Not To Prosecute? Analyzing Ethical Rules Telling Prosecutors When and How They Can Do Their Job

    Before the dramatic closing argument or daring cross examination, prosecutor offices must carefully assess whether the case may be prosecuted and precisely how. For prosecutors, these rules provide both limitations for whether cases can be prosecuted at all, and guidelines for how they should be prosecuted if they are. For defense lawyers, these rules provide great advocacy opportunities to attempt to convince prosecutors to drop cases or to prosecute them in certain ways. This CLE... More Info

    $50
    1Ethics Credit
  • The New Wave of Benzene Litigation: Class Actions

    Benzene personal injury litigation has been around for decades. The plaintiffs in the traditional cases have alleged that their use of solvents, paints, varnishes, and other petroleum-based products have caused them to develop blood cancers. Recently, benzene was found in deodorants, sunscreens, and other personal care products. Subsequently, consumer class action cases were filed in federal district courts in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, South Carol... 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
  • Pennsylvania's Preliminary Hearing Makes a Comeback

    The United States Supreme Court has long held that the preliminary hearing is a critical stage of a criminal prosecution. Commonwealth v. McClelland eviscerated the preliminary hearing. This CLE program will examine the evolution of the preliminary hearing and its slow rebirth as a powerful instrument of due process. More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • ESI in Criminal Proceedings: 4th, 5th and 6th Amendment Issues

    Electronic information is a common feature of criminal investigations and proceedings at both the State and Federal levels. That information is used in the commission of crimes and may be the focus of investigations and prosecutions. The collection and use of electronic information may implicate the warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment, the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination, and the Sixth Amendment right of confrontation. This CLE presentation will pro... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Ace Your Case: Trial Preparation and Strategy

    This CLE course will focus on preparing for a civil trial, in order to maximize your chances of winning. We will start by "mapping out" a trial strategy. The "mapping out" or "roadmap" will include how to prove your case, as well as to anticipate, and be ready to rebut, any effective counter-actions of the opposing side. The preparation will include deciding upon and organizing your physical evidence, as well as the witnesses who will help you get your proof into evidence, and otherwise help... More Info

    $50
    1.25General Credits

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