On Demand Seminar Archive

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  • Environmental Justice: Its Impact on Local Underserved Communities (04/30/2021)

    Includes Credits

    The seminar will train our members on the importance of environmental justice, so that when they are representing clients (whether in transactions, litigation, or regulatory compliance settings), they will be better informed on concerns of local residents on environmental restoration and the redress of environmental inequities.

     Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies, because no community should bear disproportionate risks of harm because of their demographic characteristics or economic condition. The U.S. EPA and other governmental agencies have established departments and developed rulemakings and regulations that promote fairness and equity in regulatory compliance and investigative review of claims filed by communities and individuals for issues related to matters that may be part of environmental disparities in underserved communities. 

    This program, sponsored by the CBA Environmental Committee, YLS Environmental Committee, and the Racial Justice Coalition, will train our members on the importance of environmental justice, so that when they are representing clients (whether in transactions, litigation, or regulatory compliance settings), they will be better informed on concerns of local residents on environmental restoration and the redress of environmental inequities. All parties have the right to a safe, healthy work environments and in their homes. To not require equity in this area of legal compliance is a stealth aspect of implicit bias. 

    In the first part of the program, we will hear from former and current U.S. EPA Region 5 and Illinois EPA environmental justice program directors about their approach to environmental justice issues and recent updates. In the second part of program, we will hear from environmental justice leaders in the Chicago area on their experiences advocating for justice in environmentally overburdened communities and their current efforts.

    Topics / Speakers:

    Opening Remarks 
    E. Lynn Grayson
    , First Vice President of the Chicago Bar Association; Partner, Nijman Franzetti LLP

    Approaches to Environmental Justice in Illinois & U.S. EPA Region 5
    Chris Pressnall, Environmental Justice Coordinator at Illinois EPA
    Alan Walts, Director, Tribal and Multi-media Programs Office at U.S. EPA Region 5

    Advocating for Justice in an Environmentally Overburdened Communities
    Nancy Loeb
    , Director, Environmental Advocacy Clinic, Bluhm Legal Clinic at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law 
    Kim Wasserman, Executive Director, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO)

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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. 

  • A Conversation with Commissioner Jamie L. Rhee, Chicago Department of Aviation (04/29/2021)

    Includes Credits

    Join us for a conversation of the complexities and legal issues encountered managing international airports during a global pandemic and the progress of the O’Hare development program.

    Join us for a conversation of the complexities and legal issues encountered managing international airports during a global pandemic and the progress of the O’Hare development program.  

    Moderators: 
    Maryam Ahmad, CBA President
    Ajay Shah, CEO, Globetrotters Engineering Corporation; Member, CBA Board of Mangers

    Featuring: Jamie Rhee, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation
    Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Jamie L. Rhee is a leader in the aviation community, overseeing operations at both O’Hare and Midway International Airports – among the largest and most complex airport systems in the world. At the same time, Rhee maintains close ties to her local community and works as a dedicated advocate for children.

    In early 2021, Rhee was elected to the board of directors of Airports Council International – North America, which works to strengthen the commercial aviation industry in the U.S. and Canada and promote cooperation between airport governing bodies.

    Over the course of 28 years with the City of Chicago, Rhee has served multiple tours of duty at the airports. In fact, while in law school she started working as a customer service foreign language assistant at O’Hare. In 2008, Rhee was named the City’s chief procurement officer. Under her guidance, Chicago’s procurement reform efforts earned national and international recognition as thousands of small and diverse-owned businesses were certified and entered the talent pipeline. Rhee has overseen the purchasing of more than $2 billion in goods and services, authored articles and publications on aviation safety and security, and increased the accessibility of municipal contracts to minority, women, disabled, and veteran-owned businesses.

    With an emphasis on equity and inclusion, Rhee has broadened the reach of certified and community-based Assist Agencies, which help connect residents and businesses of all sizes to opportunities across the City. She has worked extensively with Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago to engage more young people from diverse backgrounds in aviation-related curriculum, and is a sponsor of the After School Matters’ AeroStar Avion Institute, which provides aviation experience and education for at-risk youth.

    A steadfast advocate for accountability in government, Rhee and her team have developed a Code of Conduct for the Chicago airport community, detailing principles, values, and standards to be upheld by everyone working for and with the CDA.

    Rhee is active with the March of Dimes in Chicago, as the SOS Children’s Villages Illinois – through which she and her husband have fostered children in need.

    A small-town girl at heart, one of the things Rhee most enjoys about Chicago is its distinct and close-knit neighborhoods. She and her husband, Mike, live in the Humboldt Park community, and are parents to an adorable and precocious six-year-old.

    Rhee earned her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University.

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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…Craft Your Case Story in an Age of Misinformation (04/27/2021)

    Includes Credits

    The seminar we'll cover steps you can take in jury selection to identify and deselect the most problematic jurors. We will conclude by discussing how you can develop case themes in witness testimony to craft a case stories your jury can believe in and trust.

    If 2020 made anything clear, it’s that we live in an online world where we are daily flooded with rampant misinformation, conspiracy theories, and active attempts to distort what counts as “facts.” Unfortunately, your jury pool also inhabits that world. Where does this leave you in trying to craft your case story? In this seminar, we’ll discuss the impact the current age of misinformation has on juror attitudes. We will also cover steps you can take in jury selection to identify and deselect the most problematic jurors. We will conclude by discussing how you can develop case themes in witness testimony to craft a case stories your jury can believe in and trust. 

    Speaker: Keith Pounds is a Senior Consultant with 17 years of litigation consulting experience. He has worked on numerous complex, high-exposure cases, including antitrust, patent, trade secret, contract, whistleblower, employment, professional malpractice, product liability, and securities litigation. An expert in the fields of communication and storytelling, his practice area covers a variety of industries in venues across the country. Keith is adept at helping clients identify and develop compelling case themes and presentation strategies, providing quantitative and qualitative analysis through focus groups and mock trials and assisting attorneys with witness preparation, voir dire, and jury selection.

    Prior to becoming a full-time jury consultant, Keith spent seven years in academia. During this period, he began working in a consultative nature with clients facing high-stakes litigation, assisting with case strategy, theme development, and effective delivery – and even developing a system for teaching attorneys how to use storytelling techniques to enhance their persuasive arsenal. He now puts these finely honed skills to work as a valuable part of the Litigation Insights team.

    Sponsored by: Litigation Insights

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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. 

  • Using Your JD in Non-Practice Ways (04/27/2021)

    Includes Credits

    Learn how your JD degree, lawyering skills, background, and interests may translate into a non-practice position.

    Learn how your JD degree, lawyering skills, background, and interests may translate into a non-practice position.  CBA featured Career Advisor Kathy Morris will provide tips and tactics for reframing and widening your job search to include JD-preferred and non-practice positions. A panel of attorneys will discuss their career paths to non-practice positions. 

    Speakers:
    Ken Caniglia, Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch
    Jan Feldman, Executive Director, Lawyers for the Creative Arts
    Kathy Morris, Under Advisement, Ltd.
    Victoria Watkins, Chief of Staff to the Chair and Co-CEO, Ariel Investments

    Moderators:
    Jack Bentley, Associate, Johnson & Bell
    Lyndsey Davis, Legislative Counsel, Office of the Mayor, City of Chicago 
    Co-chairs, CBA Careers 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. 

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Labor Law (04/26/2021)

    Includes Credits

    Explore key areas of labor law impacted by the pandemic from a variety of perspectives and areas of expertise. Included in this discussion will be bargaining obligations over various COVID issues.

    This program is brought to you as a part of the CBA’s COVID-19 Recovery Committee series. A year ago unions and employers would have been shocked to learn that arbitration, negotiations and representation hearings would be by videoconference, and masks, social distancing and vaccinations would be hot bargaining topics.  In this program, we’ll explore key areas of labor law impacted by the pandemic from a variety of perspectives and areas of expertise.  Included in this discussion will be bargaining obligations over various COVID issues (rifs, quarantine, sick leave, safety issues, vaccinations), bargaining remotely, arbitrating and handling NLRB proceedings in a COVID environment, and what comes after.

    Panelists:
    Brandon Anderson, Jacobs, Burns, Orlove & Hernandez
    Steven Briggs, Arbitrator
    Karla Sanchez, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw

    Moderator:  Ron Kramer, Partner Seyfarth Shaw 

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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 Basics for Non-IP Lawyers (04/23/2021)

    Includes Credits

    Learn how you can develop a base-level knowledge of IP that can make you a better advocate for your clients, regardless of your practice area

    Awareness about intellectual property rights is more important than ever for attorneys, innovators, and the general public. Despite its importance, many communities remain unaware of basic intellectual property concepts, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. As a result, their businesses, creations, and inventions may be harmed or stolen by others without a remedy. However, innovative strategies are now emerging to provide non-IP legal practitioners, and the general public with a fundamental understanding of intellectual property and its importance in every aspect of business. Podcasts, blogs, training academies and hands-on activities are among the emerging resources available that help you develop a base-level knowledge of IP that can make you a better advocate for your clients, regardless of your practice area.

    Our speakers will share how they have utilized the various educational resources available to expand their knowledge of IP and further their practice. If you are interested in learning more about intellectual property as a practice area or educating your clients about how intellectual property can impact their business, this seminar is for you!

    SPEAKERS:
    Stacey Kalamaras, Kalamaras Law Office, LLC 
    Molly Keelan, Ocean Tomo, LLC 
    Reinaldo Franqui Machin, Howard University School of Law  

    MODERATORS:
    Kenneth Matuszewski, Braun IP Law
    Brittany Kaplan, K&L Gates
    Benjamin Lockyer, Illinois Attorney General’s Office
    Chairs, YLS Intellectual Property Law Committee

    Hillary Maynard, Ulmer & Berne LLP
    Shandice Sluch, Riley, Safer, Holmes & Cancila
    Vice-Chairs, YLS Intellectual Property 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. 

  • How To…Present Exhibits on an iPad (04/22/2021)

    Includes Credits

    In this seminar, we’ll go through the LitSoftware app suite, including TrialPad, the best option for trial presentation on a mobile device.

    Lawyers love the portability an iPad can offer for their everyday tasks. Among other things, you can also use them to organize and present your exhibits in court, whether remote or in-person. In this seminar, we’ll go through the LitSoftware app suite, including TrialPad, the best option for trial presentation on a mobile device. We will demonstrate how to present documents, pictures, videos using TrialPad; and show what you see vs what the jury sees. We will go over how to use this tool in tandem with Zoom or other videoconference services. Lastly, we will talk about the specific advantages and disadvantages lawyers have had using an iPad as their trial device.

    Speakers: 

    Kevin Doran is a trial technician and founder of Legal Tech Chicago. He has over 3 years experience as a hot seater, going to trial with attorneys and running the presentation for them. He has seen many trials from voir dire to verdict. He is passionate about expanding the use of legal technology by educating attorneys and their staff on how to leverage technology to make more effective and engaging trial presentations.

    Rick Coulter has been providing services to Louisville area legal professionals for more than 35 years as an experienced and respected court reporter. Rick is the founder and owner of Power Presentations, LLC. Rick combines his experience in the litigation process with his extensive knowledge of trial presentation software and the latest courtroom technology to create powerful and convincing presentations. Rick is also a partner in Coulter Reporting, LLC, a court reporting firm based in Louisville, Kentucky.

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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. 

  • Online Reputation Management & Google My Business for Lawyers (4/20/2021)

    Includes Credits

    In this session we will discuss the ethics issues around responding to online reviews, how to get some control over the information that appears at the top of search results and how a firm can leverage reviews and their online presence.

     Do you know what people are saying about you online? There are hundreds of online review sites, such as Yelp and Google, as well as legal directories such as Avvo and lawyerratingz.com where anyone can add a review of your services. In this session we will discuss the ethics issues around responding to online reviews, how to get some control over the information that appears at the top of search results and how a firm can leverage reviews and their online presence. We’ll also discuss how Google My Business can help you manage your online presence and serve as an important and powerful online marketing tool. 

    Speaker: Gyi Tsakalakis founded AttorneySync to help lawyers attract clients from the internet. As a lawyer himself, he is acutely aware of the unique considerations of effectively and ethically marketing a law practice online. Gyi currently is a member of the ABA Law Practice Division Client Development & Marketing Committee. He is also a product advisor to Lawmatics and Of Counsel to Levinson and Stefani. He is also a regular writer and speaker on digital legal marketing. Gyi co-hosts both the Clienting and Legal Talk Network’s Lunch Hour Legal Marketing podcast.

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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. 

  • Preserving Independence in the Guardianship Decision-Making Process (04/20/2021)

    Includes Credits

    ​Explore the role of the legal decision-maker from the perspective of practitioners advocating for different viewpoints in the guardianship process and will highlight strategies to maximize the independence and dignity of persons with disabilities.

    This seminar will explore the role of the legal decision-maker from the perspective of practitioners advocating for different viewpoints in the guardianship process and will highlight strategies to maximize the independence and dignity of persons with disabilities. 

    MEDICAL AND FINANCIAL DECISIONS: WHO GETS TO DECIDE? 
    Ashley C. Coppola, Attorney, Clark Hill PLC

    ADVOCACY AS GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND RESPONDENT’S COUNSEL IN GUARDIANSHIP CASES
    Amy Gjesdahl, Attorney, Dutton Casey & Mesoloras P.C.
    James F. Dunneback, Attorney, James F. Dunneback P.C.

    VIEWS FROM THE PROFESSIONAL GUARDIAN AND COUNSEL: MAINTAINING A WARD’S INDEPENDENCE AND DIGNITY WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE PROBATE ACT
    Stephanie Berkner, MSW LCSW, Senior Lifecare Manager, Arosa
    Kevin C. Lichtenberg, Attorney, Monahan Law Group LLC

    MODERATORS:
    Melissa Kallio, Dutton Casey & Mesoloras P.C.; Chair, CBA Elder & Disability Law Committee 
    Elise Robie, Office of the Cook County Public Guardian; Vice-Chair, CBA Elder & Disability 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. 

  • Tips and Techniques for Writing Effective Legal Briefs (4/19/2021)

    Includes Credits

    Need to brush up on your brief drafting skills? Looking for some quick tips and techniques to make your brief writing more effective

    Need to brush up on your brief drafting skills?  Looking for some quick tips and techniques to make your brief writing more effective? Join us as Howard Suskin, partner in Jenner & Block’s Litigation Department and co-Chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation Practice and its Class Action Practice, will give a master class in effective brief writing for attorneys of all skill levels.

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    Introductory Remarks: Justice Michael B. Hyman, Illinois Appellate Court, 1st District, 2nd Division

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    Speaker: Howard S. Suskin, Jenner & Block LLP

    Howard S. Suskin is a partner in Jenner & Block’s Litigation Department and Co-Chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation Practice and its Class Action Practice.   Mr. Suskin has substantial first-chair experience representing individuals and business entities in civil and criminal securities matters, including class actions alleging securities fraud and misrepresentation claims, derivative actions claiming breach of fiduciary duty, contests for corporate control, insider trading investigations and broker-dealer issues.  He serves as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, and for self-regulatory organizations including the Chicago Board Options Exchange, FINRA and the National Futures Association.  Mr. Suskin is an active member of the ABA Securities Law Committee, including serving as Co-Chair of the Class and Derivative Actions Subcommittee.  Mr. Suskin currently serves as General Counsel for the Chicago Bar Association (CBA), and served previously as a member of the CBA’s Board of Managers and as Chairman of the CBA’s Class Action Committee, Bench & Bar Committee, Financial & Investment Services Committee and Securities Law Committee.   

    Mr. Suskin is a member of the Advisory Board of Board IQ, a Financial Times publication, and the faculty of Practising Law Institute, and has served as a member of the Advisory Boards of The Deal and Law360.  He has lectured extensively and has published numerous treatises and articles on issues relating to arbitrations, class actions and securities law, including serving as editor and co-author of the West Publishing Illinois Civil Litigation Guide, the Lexis/Nexis Class Action Deskbook, Moore’s Federal Civil Motion Practice and Pretrial Civil Litigation, the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Treatise on Class Actions, and the ABA’s Annual Survey of State Class Action Litigation.  Members of the Leading Lawyers Network have consistently recognized Mr. Suskin’s work in several areas including class actions, commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and securities and venture financing law.  He has been recognized by Chambers for his work in securities litigation, named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for commercial litigation, and listed eight times as a “Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyer.”  Mr. Suskin graduated from Northwestern University with distinction, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and obtained his J.D. degree with honors from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a member of the Michigan Law Review.

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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 Grow Your Law Firm During and After the Pandemic (04/16/2021)

    Includes Credits

    Join the YLS IP Committee and leaders from three of the seven firms that best weathered the pandemic, according to Law360.

    Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic was difficult for many firms. Intellectual property firms and practice groups were not immune to this. However, some firms were not only able to handle the pandemic’s challenges but also rise to the challenge and thrive. Whether it was arguing the first-ever remote hearing before the Federal Circuit, instituting family care billable hour policies, or successfully connecting with every single employee at every single level, these firms’ efforts were noted and commended in publications as prestigious as Law360. Join the YLS IP Committee and leaders from three of the seven firms that best weathered the pandemic, according to Law360. 

    SPEAKERS:
    Caryn Borg-Breen, Founding Partner, Green, Griffith & Borg-Breen LLP
    Chris Leonard, Managing Director, Merchant & Gould P.C.
    Anand Sharma, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

    MODERATORS:
    Kenneth Matuszewski, Braun IP Law
    Brittany Kaplan, K&L Gates
    Benjamin Lockyer, Illinois Attorney General’s Office
    Chairs, YLS Intellectual Property Law Committee

    Hillary Maynard, Ulmer & Berne LLP
    Shandice Sluch, Riley, Safer, Holmes & Cancila
    Vice-Chairs, YLS Intellectual Property 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.  

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  • Active Voices: Local Efforts and Advocacy in Our Community (04/14/2021)

    Includes Credits

    Topics: Social Security Disability: Rights and Issues, Treatment Diversion and Alternative Resolutions for Veterans, Uniting our Community and Amplifying Voices for Change and Illinois Mental Health Task Force.

    SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY: RIGHTS AND ISSUES
    Learn how local experts navigate this complex and intimidating system on behalf of clients throughout Chicago.
    Nicole Schult, Legal Director, Uptown People’s Law Center

    TREATMENT DIVERSION AND ALTERNATIVE RESOLUTIONS FOR VETERANS
    An important presentation by a local law school clinic director who will highlight ongoing efforts to divert veterans from the criminal justice system and into treatment or related diversion programs.
    Yelena Duterte, Director of Veterans Legal Clinic, UIC John Marshall Law School

    UNITING OUR COMMUNITY AND AMPLIFYING VOICES FOR CHANGE

    Hear directly from one of our leading community unifiers on various projects and policy initiatives taking place all around us. Learn about the important work that’s been accomplished and the great tasks ahead.
    Cheryl Potts, Executive Directive, Kennedy Forum, Illinois

    THE ILLINOIS MENTAL HEALTH TASK FORCE
    This program will conclude with comments and updates from a representative of the Illinois Supreme Court’s Mental Health Task Force. This important group is comprised of stakeholders throughout Illinois who bring insight and leadership to the intersection of behavioral health and our justice system.
    Illinois Supreme Court Mental Health Task Force

    MODERATOR:
    Matthew R. Davison, State of Illinois, Guardianship and Advocacy Commission; Chair, CBA Mental Health and Disability Law Committee

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  • Preserving the Rule of Law: Constitutional Allegiance and Judicial Independence (04/15/2021)

    Includes Credits

    The rule of law is the bedrock of American rights and liberties—in times of calm and unrest alike.

    The Rule of Law is the bedrock of American rights and liberties—in times of calm and unrest alike.   Join our panel for a conversation regarding:
    •        the meaning of “support and defend” the Constitution
    •        the connection between the Constitution, judicial independence, and public confidence
    •        the outside forces that impact judicial independence and why this is concerning
    •        the role of bar associations in vetting judicial candidates and supporting judicial independence

    Featuring:
    Maryam Ahmad, Chief, Juvenile Justice Bureau, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
    Michael T. Reagan, Law Offices of Michael T. Reagan
    Federico M. Rodriguez, Rodriguez Legal Group LLC
    Timothy S. Tomasik, Tomasik Kotin Kasserman LLC


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  • Hon Robert E Ginsberg Annual Program: Commercial Bankruptcy (04/13/2021)

    Includes Credits

    Topics: Tales from the Frontline of Sub V, Virtual Litigation: The Covid-Borne Phenomenon of the Remote Trial and The First Rule of Chapter 11 Lawyering: Let the Rules of Professional Conduct Be Your Guide.

    TOPICS AND SPEAKERS:
    TALES FROM THE FRONTLINE OF SUB V

    We are one year into the SBRA Subchapter V program, which launched concurrently with a global pandemic and an economic crisis. See how the story unfolds with a behind-the-scenes look at the newly enacted Subchapter V chapter 11 bankruptcy process as told by Subchapter V Trustees themselves. This discussion will cover getting acquainted with the process, benefits observed to date and ways to improve and educate both debtors and creditors. In addition, trustees will discuss case study examples that have gone right, and those that missed the mark. 
    Matthew Brash, Newpoint Advisors Corporation
    Robert P. Handler, Commercial Recovery Associates, LLC
    Neema T. Varghese, NV Consulting Services

    VIRTUAL LITIGATION: THE COVID-BORNE PHENOMENON OF THE REMOTE TRIAL
    The distinguished panel will discuss the ins-and-outs of remotely trying cases over various forms of communication platforms that have become prevalent in response to the safety measures put in place to protect our courts, the public and judicial system. With views from both the bar and the bench, the presentation will provide practitioners with real, concrete tips on how to effectively litigate when faced with a “trial by zoom” along with views on how this technology may impact practice in the future.
    Hon. Janet S. Baer, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Northern District of Illinois
    Micah E. Marcus, McDonald Hopkins LLC
    Elizabeth B. Vandesteeg, Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC

    THE FIRST RULE OF CHAPTER 11 LAWYERING: LET THE RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT BE YOUR GUIDE
    Regardless of the size and complexity of a case, chapter 11 lawyers must address ethical issues from the pre-petition stage to entry of a final decree. This panel will discuss key ethical questions that all chapter 11 lawyers must consider. Do you know who your client is and to whom you and your client owe fiduciary duties? Have you fully disclosed your connections under Rule 2014 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure? Do you possess the necessary skill and experience to lead a chapter 11 case? Do you understand how to establish the reasonableness of your fees? In exploring these issues, the panel will offer strategies to help you satisfy your ethical obligations in chapter 11 cases, and to help you avoid being featured in a disciplinary action styled “In re You!”
    Adam G. Brief, Assistant U.S. Trustee for the Northern District of Illinois
    Nancy B. Rapoport, Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Hon. Steven Rhodes, United States Bankruptcy Judge (Ret.), Eastern District of Michigan

    MODERATOR: 
    Erich S. Buck, Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd.; Chair, CBA Bankruptcy & Reorganization Committee

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  • A Candid Conversation with Judge William Bauer about his Friend Justice John Paul Stevens (04/8/2021)

    Includes Credits

    The Chicago Bar Association and Illinois Judges Association present a candid conversation on the life and judicial career of the late Justice John Paul Stevens.

    The Chicago Bar Association and Illinois Judges Association present a candid conversation on the life and judicial career of the late Justice John Paul Stevens

    Senior Seventh Circuit Judge William J. Bauer will be interviewed by Appellate Justice Michael B. Hyman and Circuit Court Judge William H. Hooks on the life and judicial career of the late Justice John Paul Stevens, a Chicagoan, whose long tenure on the U. S. Supreme Court has been viewed as one of the most important in modern history. 

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