Past C.L.E. Sessions

Cook County Bar Association Prior CLE Sessions

 

 

Date:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Topic:  “Social Media for Lawyers: 83,000 Reasons Why You Should Be Connecting”
Location:  The John Marshall Law School, 315 South Plymouth Court, Room 1200A, Chicago, IL
Time:  12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
1.0 CLE Credit Hour (MCLE)
Presenters:  Max Elliott (CCBA), Erik Wilson (CCBA), and Samuel Jones (The John Marshall Law School)
(CLE Credit to paid CCBA members only)

Date:  Thursday, January 23, 2014
Topic:  “Can We Be Civil Now?  What History and Ethics Can Teach Us About Attorney Incivility”
Location:  The John Marshall Law School, 315 South Plymouth Court, Room 1200A, Chicago, IL
Time:  12:00 P.M.
1.0 CLE Credit Hour (Professional Responsibility MCLE)
Presenter:  Michelle Silverthorn, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
(CLE Credit to paid CCBA members only)

Date:  Thursday, December 5, 2013
Topic:  “The Litigator’s Duties to Clients, Courts and Adversaries”
Location:  53 West Jackson, Suite 826 Conference Room, Chicago, IL
Time:  7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
1.0 CLE Credit Hour (Professional Responsibility)
Presenter:  Allison L. Wood, Legal Ethics Consulting, P.C.
(CLE Credit to paid CCBA members only)

Thursday, March 22, 2012 through March 23, 2012 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Topic: Elder Law and Related Issues
Sponsor: Circuit Court of Cook County
Location: Plenary Sessions – James R. Thompson Center, Assembly Hall Auditorium,
100 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL
Break Out and Plenary Sessions – Richard J. Daley Center and James R. Thompson Center,
Room TBA, 50 W. Washington, Chicago, IL
Info: 312.603.4347 or email patricia.banks@cookcountyil.gov

Date: March 22, 2012
Time: 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: 29 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 610
1.0 CLE Hours
Presenter: Judge Dominique Ross

Topic: “If the ARDC calls will you be ready?
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Time: 12:15 p.m.
Location: 29 South LaSalle, Suite 610
1.0 CLE Credit hours
Presenter: Allison L. Wood, Legal Ethics Consulting, P.C

Thursday, October 20, 2011 – CCBA Office Noon – 1:30 pm
Starting Your Practice
Panelist: Lester Barclay, Barclay Dixon & Smith and Elise Dixon, Barclay Dixon & Smith
The panelist will reveal the lessons they learned in building their law practice from two attorneys to eight attorneys.
Topics to be covered include:
• Should you focus on a few areas of practice, or be as diverse as possible?
• Rainmaking: word of mouth, networking and advertising;
• Billing and collection woes;
• How to spot, and graciously avoid difficult potential clients?
• How and when to hire support staff?
• How to supervise associates without micromanaging them?
• Financial record keeping and human resources management (e.g. can you afford not to use a service like ADP?);
• Using technology to streamline your practice: docketing/calendar systems;
• Perils of the IRS

Thursday, November 10, 2011 – CCBA Office Noon – 1:30 pm
E- Discovery: What You Should Know
Speaker: Jerry D. Brown, Foley & Lardner LLP
Mr. Brown will discuss the new e-discovery rules, how to avoid costly pitfalls, best practice tips. Mr. Brown will provide valuable insights on how to reduce cost for you and your client in dealing with the tremendous amount of electronic material.

Thursday, November 17, 2011 – CCBA Office Noon – 1:30 pm
Tips on Lowering Research Cost
Speaker: Montell Davenport, Chief Reference Librarian of the Cook County Law Library
Mr. Davenport will discuss the Cook County Law Library, how to lower your research cost and other valuable tips.

Thursday, December 15, 2011 – CCBA Office Noon – 1:30pm
Overview of Illinois Supreme Court Rule 213
Speaker: Carl K. Turpin, Greene and Letts
Mr. Turpin will provide a thorough discussion of 213(f) requirements, with special attention to F-1, F-2 and F-3 witnesses and techniques for thorough