On Demand Seminar Archive

Below is a list of available on demand seminars.  You can search for a seminars by category or by keyword (click on "Advance Search This List.")  After you register, you can access the webcast by going to "My Dashboard."  You must be logged with your CBA username and password to see your dashboard.

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193 Results

  • Warming Up the Winter With Mentoring (2/19/2021)

    Includes Credits

    In this webinar, we’ll focus on the why, what, who, and hows of one such initiative, featuring the co-leaders and mentoring pairs to inform and inspire you that formal mentoring can, in fact, work.

    The Chicago Bar Association believes that mentoring is an ongoing at-all-times effort, and celebrates its and other mentoring programs this season and year-round. In this webinar, we’ll focus on the why, what, who, and hows of one such initiative, featuring the co-leaders and mentoring pairs to inform and inspire you that formal mentoring can, in fact, work. The insights will also be helpful to informal mentoring relationships. 

    Special Guests:
    Andie Kramer, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery; Founder and Board Chair, WLMA (Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance)
    Al Harris, Co-author, Breaking Through Bias (2d. Ed.) And it’s Not You, It’s the Workplace
    Peter B. Bensinger, Jr., Partner, Bartlit Beck LLP
    América A. Guzmán, Associate, Esbrook Law, LLC
    Tanya Pietrkowski, Director of Development, CARPLS Legal Aid
    Anna Derkacz,Assistant State's Attorney, Office of the DuPage County State's Attorney

    Moderator: 
    Kathy Morris, Legal Career Advisor, Under Advisement, Ltd.

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    Live CBA Committee meetings and seminars will take place via Zoom webinar.  You will click on "view video" and be directly connected to the meeting/seminar on Zoom.  (You will not receive a Zoom link.)

    You MUST have Zoom Desktop Client on your Mac or PC to view a live program. If using a mobile device, you must have the Zoom App (available in the App Store or Google Play).

    System requirements for Mac & PC can be found here. System requirements for mobile devices can be here.  

    Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

    Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 

  • Don't Get Hooked: Phishing Attacks in 2021 (2/17/2021)

    Includes Credits

    In this seminar, we’ll take a look at the various technologies hackers might use to ‘go phishing.’ We’ll also discuss how you can better your odds of spotting a phishing attempt and train team members to do the same.

    2020 saw a huge increase in ransomware attacks on law firms as well as in the amount of money hackers then demanded for ransom. Lawyers are ideal targets for these attacks due to the large amount of personal information they retain related to their clients. Phishing is one of the most common techniques hackers will use to access this information, and their tactics get more sophisticated every day. In this seminar, we’ll take a look at the various technologies hackers might use to ‘go phishing.’ We’ll also discuss how you can better your odds of spotting a phishing attempt and train team members to do the same.

    Speaker: Anne Haag is a Practice Management Advisor at the Chicago Bar Association. Anne worked as a patent paralegal at a Chicago IP firm before arriving at the CBA in 2017 as the Law Practice Management and Technology department’s trainer/coordinator. She is also a certified crisis counselor and volunteers as a patient advocate in the ER.

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    Live CBA Committee meetings and seminars will take place via Zoom webinar.  You will click on "view video" and be directly connected to the meeting/seminar on Zoom.  (You will not receive a Zoom link.)

    You MUST have Zoom Desktop Client on your Mac or PC to view a live program. If using a mobile device, you must have the Zoom App (available in the App Store or Google Play).

    System requirements for Mac & PC can be found here. System requirements for mobile devices can be here.  

    Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

    Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 

  • Adoption Odds and Ends (2/10/2021)

    Includes Credits

    Topics: Related Adoption, Defaults & Dilligent Searches, Adult Adoptions and Safe Haven Law, Social Media and The Effects on Adoption on Adoption, Perspectives from the Bench and Confidential Intermediary

    TOPICS AND SPEAKERS:
    RELATED ADOPTION: Including step parent adoptions, second parent adoptions with known verses unknown donors
    Denise Patton, Law Office of Denise Patton

    DEFAULTS AND DILLIGENT SEARCHES
    Genie Gillespie, Gillespie Law Group

    ADULT ADOPTIONS AND SAFE HAVEN LAW
    Shelley Ballard, Shelley B. Ballard PC

    SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE EFFECTS ON ADOPTION
    Michelle Hughes, Law Offices of Michelle M Hughes

    PERSPECTIVES FROM THE BENCH
    Judge Maureen Ward Kirby, County Division, Circuit Court of Cook County

    CONFIDENTIAL INTERMEDIARY
    Dawn Saphir, Executive Director, Midwest Adoption Center
    Lakisha Watts, Program Specialist, Midwest Adoption Center

    MODERATORS:
    Catherine O’Hearn, Catherine O’Hearn, Ltd.; Chair, CBA Adoption Law Committee
    Ashley Reed, Greenlight Family Services; Vice-Chair, CBA Adoption Law Committee

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    Live CBA Committee meetings and seminars will take place via Zoom webinar.  You will click on "view video" and be directly connected to the meeting/seminar on Zoom.  (You will not receive a Zoom link.)

    You MUST have Zoom Desktop Client on your Mac or PC to view a live program. If using a mobile device, you must have the Zoom App (available in the App Store or Google Play).

    System requirements for Mac & PC can be found here. System requirements for mobile devices can be here.  

    Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

    Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 

  • Black Lawyers: Raising the Bar, Passing the Baton (2/8/2021)

    Includes Credits

    Attendees will gain helpful insights into the disruption of implicit bias in the legal profession and the cultivation of professional development skills for attorneys of color.

    The 2021 CBA Black History Program is a Master Class with four prominent African American panelists who have reached the highest levels of the legal profession.

    Each will share their expertise and recommendations for sustained success in corporate, judicial and law firm environments. Attendees will gain helpful insights into the disruption of implicit bias in the legal profession and the cultivation of professional development skills for attorneys of color.

    Panelists:

    Judge Jacqueline P. Cox
    United States Bankruptcy Court, 
    Northern District of Illinois

    Martin P. Greene
    Partner, Zuber Lawler LLP

    Nina J. Fain

    Corporate Counsel, JSS Family Trust; 
    Chair, CBA Covid-19 Recovery Committee

    Langdon D. Neal

    Principal and Owner, Neal & Leroy, LLC

    Moderator:
    Greta G. Weathersby 
     Senior Counsel, WEC Energy Group, Inc.; 
    Chair, CBA COVID-19 Recovery Committee; Moderator

    Special thanks to Clark Hill.

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    Live CBA Committee meetings and seminars will take place via Zoom webinar.  You will click on "view video" and be directly connected to the meeting/seminar on Zoom.  (You will not receive a Zoom link.)

    You MUST have Zoom Desktop Client on your Mac or PC to view a live program. If using a mobile device, you must have the Zoom App (available in the App Store or Google Play).

    System requirements for Mac & PC can be found here. System requirements for mobile devices can be here.  

    Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

    Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 

  • Intellectual Property Insurance and Reinsurance Basics (2/4/2021)

    Includes Credits

    This program is for lawyers to learn more about the important topics of intellectual property insurance issues and how their clients might need to consider various policy coverages.

    This program is for lawyers to learn more about the important topics of intellectual property insurance issues and how their clients might need to consider various policy coverages. Attendees will also learn more about reinsurance and how it works and what they need to know whether representing policyholders or insurers.

    TOPICS AND SPEAKERS:
    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INSURANCE: Evolution of intellectual property risk mitigation and risk transfer and tangibles vs intangibles
    Kevin P. Kalinich, Intangible Assets Global Leader, Aon plc

    REINSURANCE 101: An explanation of reinsurance, types of reinsurance, reinsurance concepts and general law, and tips/notes for those representing policyholders and those representing insurers
    Nicholas Rosinia, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner

    MODERATORS:
    Daniel A. Cotter, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
    Julie Klein, Kennedys Law LLP
    Chairs, CBA Insurance Law Committee


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    Live CBA Committee meetings and seminars will take place via Zoom webinar.  You will click on "view video" and be directly connected to the meeting/seminar on Zoom.  (You will not receive a Zoom link.)

    You MUST have Zoom Desktop Client on your Mac or PC to view a live program. If using a mobile device, you must have the Zoom App (available in the App Store or Google Play).

    System requirements for Mac & PC can be found here. System requirements for mobile devices can be here.  

    Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

    Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 

  • Pandemic Lawyering: Authorized and Unauthorized Practice (2/2/2021)

    Includes Credits

    In this seminar, we will examine the ways that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact lawyers and the practice of law.​

    In this seminar, we will examine the ways that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact lawyers and the practice of law.

    TOPICS AND SPEAKERS:
    UNUSUAL TIMES, UNUSUAL CHOICES

    How working at home – and often in isolation – can contribute to lawyers making choices they otherwise wouldn’t. Areas of risk for lawyers, and the best ways to mitigate those risks.
    Tracy L. Kepler, Risk Control Consulting Director, CNA Lawyers Insurance Program

    UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE CONCEPTS AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS
    New developments in the regulation of the unauthorized practice of law, particularly those that affect lawyers working remotely
    Mary Andreoni, Ethics Education Counsel, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission

    MODERATORS:
    James A. Doppke, Robinson Stewart Montgomery & Doppke
    Kay L. Dawson, Miller Shakman Levine & Feldman LLP
    CBA Professional Responsibility Committee

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    Live CBA Committee meetings and seminars will take place via Zoom webinar.  You will click on "view video" and be directly connected to the meeting/seminar on Zoom.  (You will not receive a Zoom link.)

    You MUST have Zoom Desktop Client on your Mac or PC to view a live program. If using a mobile device, you must have the Zoom App (available in the App Store or Google Play).

    System requirements for Mac & PC can be found here. System requirements for mobile devices can be here.  

    Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

    Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 

  • Mediation Strategies: How To Effectively Deal With the Hard Bargainer (1/28/21)

    Includes Credits

    Learn tips and strategies for dealing with hard bargainers and difficult people.

    Mediation Strategies:  How to Effectively Deal with the Hard Bargainer

    How can you make the hard bargainer be reasonable?  How should you respond to the hard bargainer’s approach?  Learn tips and strategies for dealing with hard bargainers and difficult people.
     
    Laurel Bellows
    , The Bellows Law Group
    Nina Fain, Janet S Schirn Trust
    Greta Weathersby, WEC Energy Group, Inc.
    John Sciaccotta, Aronberg Goldgehn

    Moderator: 
    Hon. Thomas Mulroy, Circuit Court of Cook County

    A virtual reception will follow the program.

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    Live CBA Committee meetings and seminars will take place via Zoom webinar.  You will click on "view video" and be directly connected to the meeting/seminar on Zoom.  (You will not receive a Zoom link.)

    You MUST have Zoom Desktop Client on your Mac or PC to view a live program. If using a mobile device, you must have the Zoom App (available in the App Store or Google Play).

    System requirements for Mac & PC can be found here. System requirements for mobile devices can be here.  

    Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

    Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 

  • Your Practical Action Plan for Wellness in 2021 (1/27/2021)

    Includes Credits

    A great opportunity to chart a healthier path for you and our profession in the new year and beyond.

     As happy as we are to put 2020 behind us and to see a light at the end of the tunnel for the pandemic later this year, we know we still have some challenging months ahead. At the same time, however, this is also a great opportunity to chart a healthier path for you and our profession in the new year and beyond.

    Erin Clifford, Partner at Clifford Law Offices and a holistic wellness coach, will give some practical advice for developing your own, eminently doable action plan for wellness in 2021, including tips on how you can be a better ambassador for these issues in our profession.

    To confirm you are ready to participate in an on demand webcast, please take the browser test here: http://eventcenter.commpartner...

    Live CBA Committee meetings and seminars will take place via Zoom webinar.  You will click on "view video" and be directly connected to the meeting/seminar on Zoom.  (You will not receive a Zoom link.)

    You MUST have Zoom Desktop Client on your Mac or PC to view a live program. If using a mobile device, you must have the Zoom App (available in the App Store or Google Play).

    System requirements for Mac & PC can be found here. System requirements for mobile devices can be here.  

    Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

    Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 

  • Civil Remedies for Trafficking Survivors (1/26/2021)

    Includes Credits

    Hear from experts in the field about the different types of civil remedies available to trafficking survivors both in Illinois and in federal court,

    Human trafficking survivors have various civil remedies for the damages caused by traffickers and/or third party entities who may have gained financial benefit from trafficking operations.  Hear from experts in the field about the different types of civil remedies available to trafficking survivors both in Illinois and in federal court, the considerations that should be made when bringing such suits, the applicable statutes of limitation, the specific remedies to which survivors of trafficking are entitled, the protections available to survivors who bring civil suits, and the current trends in anti-trafficking work in Illinois.

    SPEAKERS: 
    Christine Crow, CAASE
    Emma Lanzon, Jones Day
    Anna Maitland, Legal Aid Chicago
    Paula Meyer Besler, CAASE
    Melissa Weis, McGuireWoods

    MODERATOR:
    Katie Liss, Director of the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center and Assistant Director of Law Career Services, DePaul University College of Law


    To confirm you are ready to participate in an on demand webcast, please take the browser test here: http://eventcenter.commpartner...

    Live CBA Committee meetings and seminars will take place via Zoom webinar.  You will click on "view video" and be directly connected to the meeting/seminar on Zoom.  (You will not receive a Zoom link.)

    You MUST have Zoom Desktop Client on your Mac or PC to view a live program. If using a mobile device, you must have the Zoom App (available in the App Store or Google Play).

    System requirements for Mac & PC can be found here. System requirements for mobile devices can be here.  

    Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

    Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 

  • Immigration Law, COVID-19 and the New Administration (1/21/2021)

    Includes Credits

    How COVID-19 and the Changing Administration Impacts The Practice of Immigration Law

    DEVELOPING POLICY AS TRANSITION APPROACHES

    - What seems to be the Biden administrations focus now?

    - What is likely to move forward first

    - Congressional v. executive order

    SPEAKERS:

    Fred Tsao, Senior Policy Counsel, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights Marketa Lindt, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP and AILA National President, 2019-2020


    PREPARING EMPLOYMENT-BASED APPLICATIONS IN THE NEW YEAR

    - Preparing for a new H1B season in time of transitions and in the time COVID

    - Entrepreneurial visas

    - Ls

    SPEAKERS:

    Robert Krug, Partner, Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd.  Emily Summers, Associate, Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo


    REPRESENTING YOUR CLIENTS DURING COVID

    - Strategies for representing your client telephonically both at EOIR and USCIS 

    - Strategies for handling your removal case with a constantly changing court calendar

    - Advocating for your client in time of administration transition

    - How to assess a new case during this time of transition

    - Meeting with clients, properly communicating with clients in the time of COVID

    SPEAKERS:

    Rocio Becerril, Law Office of RSB  Margaret O’Donoghue, Supervisory Attorney, Law Office of Robert Ahlgren & Associates 


    MODERATORS: 

    Kendra Scheuerlein, Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & DYM, Ltd.; Chair, CBA Immigration & Nationality Law Committee 

    Tristan Gunn, Tapia-Ruano & Gunn PC; Vice-Chair, CBA Immigration & Nationality Law Committee

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    Live CBA Committee meetings and seminars will take place via Zoom webinar.  You will click on "view video" and be directly connected to the meeting/seminar on Zoom.  (You will not receive a Zoom link.)

    You MUST have Zoom Desktop Client on your Mac or PC to view a live program. If using a mobile device, you must have the Zoom App (available in the App Store or Google Play).

    System requirements for Mac & PC can be found here. System requirements for mobile devices can be here.  

    Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

    Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 

  • Criminal Practice: Practical Answers in the New Context (1/22/2021)

    Includes Credits

    The goal of this seminar is to provide newer attorneys with practical information to enhance their practice.

    Criminal Practice: Practical Answers in the New Context, New Client Relationships, Logistics and Litigation

    A panel discussion featuring experienced criminal attorneys to provide insights into client relations, logistics, and litigation strategies in the Zoom era and beyond. The goal of this seminar is to provide newer attorneys with practical information to enhance their practice.

    SPEAKERS:

    - Francis Baumgart, Francis Baumgart & Associates     
    - Steven Decker, Law Offices of Steven R. Decker
    - Carmen Gercone, Executive Clerk of Court Operations and Administration, Circuit Court of Cook County
    - Morghan Gleason, Morghan A. Glason, Attorney at Law
    - Jayne Ingles, Jayne A. Ingles, P.C. Hon. Erica Reddick, Acting Presiding Judge, Criminal Division, Circuit Court of Cook County
    - Sarah Toney, The Toney Law Firm, LLC
    - Gregory Walker, Law Office of Gregory Walker

    MODERATORS:

    Timothy Black, Law Office of Cook County Public Defender
    Brian Levitsky, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
    Jarrad Woodson, Law Offices of Laura J. Morask Chairs, YLS Criminal Law Committee

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    Live CBA Committee meetings and seminars will take place via Zoom webinar.  You will click on "view video" and be directly connected to the meeting/seminar on Zoom.  (You will not receive a Zoom link.)

    You MUST have Zoom Desktop Client on your Mac or PC to view a live program. If using a mobile device, you must have the Zoom App (available in the App Store or Google Play).

    System requirements for Mac & PC can be found here. System requirements for mobile devices can be here.  

    Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

    Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 

  • Curating Your Company's Online Presence (1/20/2021)

    Includes Credits

    They say “the Internet is forever,” so it’s important to be aware of the kind of content available online about your company and, in turn, visible to potential and existing customers, vendors, licensing agencies, state and federal regulators, and opposing counsel.

    They say “the Internet is forever,” so it’s important to be aware of the kind of content available online about your company and, in turn, visible to potential and existing customers, vendors, licensing agencies, state and federal regulators, and opposing counsel. As in-house counsel, we play a significant role in curating our company’s online presence – from approving content for release, monitoring copyright and trademark matters, to responding to matters that are or will become publicly available. How do you help create a positive online presence, and combat negative content? By remaining mindful of long-term implications, in-house lawyers can help place the company in the best position for future business and legal dealings.

    TOPICS:
    A guide for company-created content
    Monitoring and policing copyright and trademark matters
    Responding to consumer reviews and complaints; and 
    Other publicly available information and records 

    SPEAKERS:
    Julian Williams, Law Clerk, City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection 
    Kevin Henry, Corporate Counsel, Hub Group
    David Oberst, Corporate Counsel, The Boler Company
    Diana Martinez, Corporate Counsel, CreditNinja (Moderator)

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    Live CBA Committee meetings and seminars will take place via Zoom webinar.  You will click on "view video" and be directly connected to the meeting/seminar on Zoom.  (You will not receive a Zoom link.)

    You MUST have Zoom Desktop Client on your Mac or PC to view a live program. If using a mobile device, you must have the Zoom App (available in the App Store or Google Play).

    System requirements for Mac & PC can be found here. System requirements for mobile devices can be here.  

    Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

    Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 

  • The Nuts & Bolts of Preventative Law (1/19/2021)

    Includes Credits

    Join us to discuss the history of preventative law, how to identify ideal clients for preventive law practice, how to incorporate preventative strategies into your own work, and more.

    The traditional model of providing legal support resembles the approach adopted in the medical field. Treatment is reactive. The role of the service provider is to diagnose a problem and treat it after some acute event.

    But what if the legal profession adopted a more proactive approach? One focused on building protective systems that make clients stronger, “vaccinated” against disease, and that actively promotes success rather than addresses failure. This is possible. The principles that apply to this style of practice are identical in both the family law and commercial context.
     
    Join us to discuss the history of preventative law, how to identify ideal clients for preventive law practice, how to incorporate preventative strategies into your own work, and more. This program will be taught collaboratively by a family law practitioner and a transactional practitioner. The principles that will be addressed are relevant to any field of legal practice.

    SPEAKERS:
    Chlece Walker-Neal-Murray, Supervising Attorney, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Chicago Advocate Legal, NFP
    Fatimeh Pahlavan, Social Impact Attorney & Founder of Legal Intelligence to Entrepreneurs (LITE)

    MODERATOR: 
    Jessica Bednarz, Director of Innovation & Training at The Chicago Bar Foundation & Co-Founder of On Purpose Legal Network, On Purpose Legal Workshop & A Different Practice

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    Live CBA Committee meetings and seminars will take place via Zoom webinar.  You will click on "view video" and be directly connected to the meeting/seminar on Zoom.  (You will not receive a Zoom link.)

    You MUST have Zoom Desktop Client on your Mac or PC to view a live program. If using a mobile device, you must have the Zoom App (available in the App Store or Google Play).

    System requirements for Mac & PC can be found here. System requirements for mobile devices can be here.  

    Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

    Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 

  • How To…Conduct a SWOT Analysis of Your Law Practice (1/19/21)

    Includes Credits

    Learn what a SWOT analysis is, and you’ll learn strategies for conducting a comprehensive SWOT analysis of your own. You’ll also see how you can use the data a SWOT exercise yields to improve your post-pandemic strategic plan.

    Get ready for the post-pandemic future! When making business decisions about your law practice, it’s important to have a full awareness of your organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. This SWOT analysis model is a powerful way to evaluate your law practice, whether it consists of two people or 500 people. In this webinar, you’ll learn what a SWOT analysis is, and you’ll learn strategies for conducting a comprehensive SWOT analysis of your own. You’ll also see how you can use the data a SWOT exercise yields to improve your post-pandemic strategic plan.

    Speaker: 
    Maura Mitchell is a compassionate entrepreneurial advisor, owner, investor, and public interest attorney with an extensive financial background and a strong desire to help empower individuals in order to positively impact communities. She cares deeply about the success of her clients.
    Maura is accomplished at providing leadership in the areas of ideation, customer discovery, business development, strategic planning, process improvement, financial management, fundraising, and legal compliance. She’s a respected speaker on issues relevant to entrepreneurs and small business leaders.

    Sponsor: 
    Women’s Business Development Center


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    Live CBA Committee meetings and seminars will take place via Zoom webinar.  You will click on "view video" and be directly connected to the meeting/seminar on Zoom.  (You will not receive a Zoom link.)

    You MUST have Zoom Desktop Client on your Mac or PC to view a live program. If using a mobile device, you must have the Zoom App (available in the App Store or Google Play).

    System requirements for Mac & PC can be found here. System requirements for mobile devices can be here.  

    Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

    Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 

  • Diversifying Your Work Week in the New Year (1/15/2021)

    Includes Credits

    The benefits of diversifying your work week and performing more than one role or following more than one career path.

    In these challenging times, it may be smart to perform more than one role or follow more than one career path—for the same employer or at more than one job. 

    Join our CBA Career Advancement Program featured career counselor and moderator Kathy Morris of Under Advisement, Ltd. and her special guests for this informative session. 

    Speakers:

    Lea Guitterrez is both the recently promoted Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission Litigation Group Manager and its Director of Diversity and Inclusion, the latter a position she created for the ARDC while serving as Senior Litigation Counsel.

    Cari Rincker is a sole practitioner in Champaign, IL and New York City ,NY concentrating in food, farm, and family law. She is also a part-time general counsel for Software Solutions Integrated, a tech company serving agricultural retailers. As well, Cari teaches courses at the University of Illinois Law School and Vermont Law School Online.

    Robert Schur is the multifaceted CEO of DACRA Tech LLC. He was previously the CFO and GC for PowerReviews. With prior business experience, an MBA before his JD, and a CPA, Bobby also serves on multiple Boards of Directors.

    Donna Tuke is the Executive Director of the Illinois Society of Enrolled Agents, a part-time position. She is also a self-employed tax preparation consultant, having previously been a seasonal site manager and a volunteer for the Center for Economic Progress. Donna reinvented her career in tax after pioneering in large law firm librarianship and in legal publishing. 

    Live CBA Committee meetings and seminars will take place via Zoom webinar.  You will click on "view video" and be directly connected to the meeting/seminar on Zoom.  (You will not receive a Zoom link.)

    You MUST have Zoom Desktop Client on your Mac or PC to view a live program. If using a mobile device, you must have the Zoom App (available in the App Store or Google Play).

    System requirements for Mac & PC can be found here. System requirements for mobile devices can be here.  

    Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

    Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 

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