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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  • Includes Credits

    The cost, wait, and emotional toll of taking your client’s matter to court is significant. Learn the necessary fundamentals of alternative dispute resolutions to keep your clients out of court. In this upcoming seminar we will discuss mediation, collaborative law, and the use of parenting coordinators and divorce coaches.

    The cost, wait, and emotional toll of taking your client’s matter to court is significant. Learn the necessary fundamentals of alternative dispute resolutions to keep your clients out of court. In this upcoming seminar we will discuss mediation, collaborative law, and the use of parenting coordinators and divorce coaches. 

    Topics and Speakers:
    Mediation 
    Brian James, C.E.L. & Associates, Inc.  

    Divorce Coaching
    Kara Francis, Kara Francis Divorce Coaching

    Collaborative Law
    Brigitte Schmidt Bell, Brigitte Schmidt Bell, P.C.

    Parenting Coordinators
    Erin Wilson, The Law Office of Erin M. Wilson LLC

    Moderators:
    Colleen M. Breems, Lavelle Law
    Erica Bernstein, Berger Schatz
    Anna Aguilar, The Law Office of Erin M. Wilson, LLC
    Co-Chairs, YLS Family Law Committee

    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. 

  • Includes Credits

    In this session, we’ll explore a handful of laptops (both Mac and PC) known for being great options for lawyers. We’ll outline the specs you need to consider before purchasing, and look at where you should actually purchase your top choice.

    Buying a new laptop is an expensive and daunting task, and rarely one that becomes necessary at a convenient time. In this session, we’ll explore a handful of laptops (both Mac and PC) known for being great options for lawyers. We’ll outline the specs you need to consider before purchasing, and look at where you should actually purchase your top choice. We’ll also touch on accessories that can help you optimize your new laptop. You’ll leave armed with the knowledge to make an informed decision that works best for your practice.

    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.

    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. 

  • Includes Credits

    In this program, we’ll learn from a Microsoft Partner about how you can scale your business using technology you are likely already paying for within Microsoft 365.

    Microsoft 365 is changing the way law firms operate. Using this technology effectively will lighten your administrative load. These time-saving workflows can range from automatically saving emailed attachments into your client’s SharePoint folder to notifying you when a client has completed all the steps in your intake process. In this program, we’ll learn from a Microsoft Partner about how you can scale your business using technology you are likely already paying for within Microsoft 365.  Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how to use Microsoft 365 to work more efficiently and effectively. They will discover often overlooked features within Microsoft 365, including Teams and SharePoint, and learn how actual lawyers are implementing this technology in their firms. Registrants will walk away with an actionable list of ways they can implement technology within their law firm.

    Daleele Alison is a technology professional, entrepreneur, and Microsoft Partner. As the CEO and co-founder of RooksDM, a technology consulting group, he helps alleviate pain points for small to midsize law firms by using the right technology, including the Microsoft Suite. RooksDM does everything from one-time consulting, project implementation, and building custom technology solutions. For the past decade, Daleele has worked as a consultant, business analyst, and project manager for Fortune 500 companies to SMBs. He is a passionate entrepreneur who founded not only RooksDM, but also the local networking groups “Digital Marketing Topic and Trends (DMTT)” and “Local Coffee Chi (a social group for coffee lovers in Chicago)”. To learn more, visit www.RooksDM.com.  

    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. 

  • Includes Credits

    Panelists will provide advice to young lawyers about building professional networks and business development.

    Join us for a virtual presentation about business development. Panelists Kernisha Padilla of Latham & Watkins, Brittany Kaplan of K&L Gates and John Risvold of The Collins Law Firm will provide advice to young lawyers about building professional networks and business development. Kenny Matuszewski of Goldberg Segalla will moderate. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions after the presentation. 

    Panelists:
    Kernisha Padilla, Latham & Watkins
    Brittany Kaplan, K&L Gates
    John Risvold, The Collins Law Firm

    Moderator: 
    Kenny Matuszewski, Goldberg & Segalla

    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. 

  • Includes Credits

    Highlights of seminar will include assets owned by the Debtor at the time of filing of a chapter 13 case and the benefits and drawbacks of filing for Sub-Chapter V Bankruptcy.

    Topics and Speakers:

    Who Owns Any Appreciation of an Asset on Conversion of A Chapter 13 Case to Chapter 7? 
    From time to time, assets owned by the Debtor at the time of filing of a chapter 13 case may appreciate in value. This can be the case for real property or personal property, such as securities, cryptocurrency, or collectable items. Assuming that the conversion of the case is in good faith, cases have split as to whether the chapter 7 trustee may administer the asset to the extent that its value has appreciated from the time that the chapter 13 case was commenced. This presentation will discuss the issue and the varying approaches that have been taken. The issue remains open in the Northern District of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit.
    David P. Leibowitz, Law offices of David P. Leibowitz, LLC 

    The Pros and Cons of Filing Under Sub-Chapter V of the Bankruptcy Code: 
    The benefits of filing for Sub-Chapter V Bankruptcy and the drawbacks of seeking relief under Sub-Chapter V.
    Paul Bach, Bach Law Offices, Inc.
    Robert Handler, Sub-Chapter V Trustee

    Moderators:
    Rigoberto Garcia, Feldman Garcia Leshinsky & Miljus LLC
    Jason Shimotake, The Shimotake Law Firm, LLC


    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. 

  • Includes Credits

    This program will explore some of the current efforts to permit and regulate the practice of law by non-attorneys.

    This program will explore some of the current efforts to permit and regulate the practice of law by non-attorneys.  We will review the ethical issues involved, discuss the rules of professional conduct that apply, and examine the consequences of such actions.  The discussion will include the perspectives of regulation counsel from Utah and Illinois.

    Topics and Speakers:
    The Utah Legal Sandbox: Ethical issues involved, how the rules apply, and the regulatory scheme for overseeing non-attorney practice in that State.
    Sue Crismon, Executive Director, Utah Supreme Court's Office of Legal Services Innovation

    UPL By Non-Attorneys in Illinois: Illinois rules relating to non-attorney practice and how the ARDC addresses such situations.
    Benjamin Boroughf, Senior Counsel, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission

    Moderator: 
    Myrrha Guzman, Senior Counsel, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission; Vice Chair, CBA Unauthorized Practice & Multidisciplinary Practice Committee

    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. 

  • Includes Credits

    In this session you’ll learn about the best methods for collecting and producing text messages and how to properly authenticate the communications.

    Text messages play a huge role in litigation today as everyone has a mobile device and those communications have to be collected and produced. Are screenshots adequate? Do you need to create a forensic image of the mobile device? What if the client has an iPhone or an Android device? In this session you’ll learn about the best methods for collecting and producing text messages and how to properly authenticate the communications. It doesn’t matter what kind of litigation you’re involved in, you’re already dealing with text messages and this session will provide you with the tools and know-how to make sure it’s all done right!

    Brett Burney, eLaw Evangelist. Brett is a lawyer, journalist, podcaster, speaker, and author on ediscovery and legal technology. With over 15 years experience as an independent technology consultant for law firms and corporate legal departments of all sizes. Brett is an essential part of Nextpoint’s industry-defining thought leadership and educational content production.

    Sonali Hanson is Privacy and Compliance Officer at Nextpoint and earned her mechanical engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sonali is a registered patent attorney before the USPTO. She has practiced as corporate counsel and an intellectual property associate, with experience negotiating and drafting corporate, commercial, financial, and trade agreements.

    Megan O’Leary has consulted on hundreds of projects since 2004, working with many of North America’s top law firms as an expert in litigation communication consulting as well as eDiscovery.  She specializes in the visualization of complex legal and technical concepts through the use of clear and compelling demonstratives.  Her background in mechanical engineering enables her to specialize in energy, intellectual property, trademark, and product liability matters; however, she has consulted on almost every major area of litigation.

    Tom Plunkett is a Managing Director at Archer Hall and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and EnCase Certified Forensic Examiner (EnCE) with over 20 years of experience in digital forensics, cybersecurity and counterintelligence. He holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems and is an adjunct professor, teaching cybersecurity and digital forensics topics at the University of San Diego. His clients have included all levels of government, law firms, casinos, medical device manufacturers, hospitals, technology companies and celebrities.

    Sponsored by: NextPoint

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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. 

  • Includes Credits

    Join us for a seminar on the continued rise of elder law issues in the probate practice area and how attorneys can properly and pragmatically approach these delicate issues within their probate practice.

    Join us for a seminar on the continued rise of elder law issues in the probate practice area and how attorneys can properly and pragmatically approach these delicate issues within their probate practice. Our panel will discuss capacity issues, representation of cognitively impaired clients, current estate planning methods tailored to our aging clients and initiatives at the intersection of elder law and probate, including the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Elder Law, Medical Aid in Dying (MAID), CBA Young Lawyers Section Serving Our Seniors Public Service Committee and more.

    SPEAKERS:
    Kerry R. Peck, Managing Partner, Peck Ritchey, LLC; Chair of Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Elder Law       
    Eric Parker, Partner, Stotis & Baird Chartered
    Hon. Aicha Marie MacCarthy, Circuit Court of Cook County, Probate Division

    MODERATORS:        
    Julie F. Gardner, Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.; Chair, CBA Probate Practice Committee
    Christine A. Barone, Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.; Vice Chair, CBA Probate Practice Committee

    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. 

  • Includes Credits

    In this course, we will discuss how law firms can maximize their cash flow, improve client satisfaction, and get paid faster through better billing and accounting practices.

    The use of online payments has swept through most industries, with adoption in the legal field slowly gaining traction — but there is still work to be done. This seminar will offer an overview of where the industry is heading, why it’s heading in that direction, and some tangible steps you can take to get paid faster, increase client satisfaction, and make accounting simpler for your firm. In this course, we will discuss how law firms can maximize their cash flow, improve client satisfaction, and get paid faster through better billing and accounting practices. We will teach the importance and benefits of utilizing online payment platforms to transact with clients as the world becomes increasingly digital, as well as the easiest way to complete and remain compliant with Three-Way Trust Reconciliations.

    Libby F. Luff is the Strategic Partnership Manager at PracticePanther, the all-in-one practice management platform for attorneys looking to automate and grow their firm. She actively partners with companies and organizations across the legal industry to educate law firms on the best practices for more effectively managing their practice. A marketing and sales professional with over 15 years of experience, Libby is passionate about collaborating with customers to turn their most strategic challenges into unlocked opportunities for their business.

    Kelley Dow is an Account Manager at PracticePanther, the all-in-one legal practice management software trusted by tens of thousands of attorneys. She prioritizes creating value and trust with her customers to help them achieve their goals and stay competitive in a constantly evolving legal industry. As a former small business owner, Kelley brings her expertise and broad knowledge of complex business development to help law firms improve efficiency and client satisfaction while driving new revenue opportunities.

    Sponsored by: PracticePanther


    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. 

  • Includes Credits

    Attorneys from Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Kirkland & Ellis, LLP will present on the history of voting rights and the current state of the law in Illinois and Indiana, as well as pro bono opportunities surrounding the midterm elections on November 8th.

    This is a hybrid event with an in-person (The Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court) and a webinar option. Please select the appropriate button when registering if you plan to attend in-person.

    Attorneys from Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Kirkland & Ellis, LLP will present on the history of voting rights and the current state of the law in Illinois and Indiana, as well as pro bono opportunities surrounding the midterm elections on November 8th. Chicago Lawyers’ Committee and Kirkland & Ellis together operate the Election Protection hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) for voters calling with questions from Illinois and Indiana. Learn about what challenges and opportunities they expect in the upcoming election and hear about opportunities to volunteer to support the hotline as a call center volunteer or as an in-person field volunteer (poll-watcher).  

    Speakers:
    Clifford Helm, Program Counsel, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
    Rosalyn Flores, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

    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. 

  • Includes Credits

    Hear from the Center for Disability & Elder Law, the Legal Aid Society Communities Partnering 4 Peace Program, the Chicago Bar Association’s Lawyers in the Classroom program, and the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section about how you can give back in your communities.

    This is a hybrid event with an in-person (The Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth) and a webinar option. Please select the appropriate button when registering if you plan to attend in-person.

    Hear from the Center for Disability & Elder Law, the Legal Aid Society Communities Partnering 4 Peace Program, the Chicago Bar Association’s Lawyers in the Classroom program, and the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section about how you can give back in your communities. The panelists will share the impactful work their organizations are doing, discuss how you can get involved as a pro bono volunteer, and provide details on a variety of bite-size in-person pro bono volunteer opportunities as well as opportunities for deeper levels of engagement.

    Speakers:
    Michael Stone, Legal Director, Center for Elder and Disability Law
    Sonny R. Thatch, II, Managing Attorney, CP4P Justice Corps, Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services
    Tiffani M. Watson, M.Ed., Managing Director, Education & Corporate Engagement, Edward J. Lewis II Lawyers In the Classroom program

    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. 

  • Includes Credits

    In this seminar, we’ll breakdown the technology behind creating and detecting deepfakes so that even technologically disinclined lawyers will be armed with the basic knowledge they need to keep abreast of these developments.

    Deepfakes are defined as synthetic media in which a person in an existing image, video, or audio recording is replaced with someone else’s likeness. The quality of deepfakes is on the rise, making it increasingly difficult to tell the difference between what’s real and what has been doctored. In a landscape where notions of truth and reality have become increasingly politically polarized and weaponized, deepfakes have urgent implications both culturally and legally. After all, if you can’t trust what you see or hear, what can you trust?

    In this seminar, we’ll breakdown the technology behind creating and detecting deepfakes so that even technologically disinclined lawyers will be armed with the basic knowledge they need to keep abreast of these developments. We’ll explore how this technology is already impacting legal proceedings and how it might impact society at large. We’ll also take a look at how states, countries, and social media companies are attempting to regulate deepfakes within their borders and platforms.

    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.

    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. 

  • Includes Credits

    The CBA welcomes Congresswomen Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Laurel Bellows and Gretchen Carlson for, “Silenced No More: Survivors Speak,” a discussion about the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act that was signed into law on March 3, 2022 by President Joe Biden.

    This is a hybrid event with an in-person and a webinar option. Please select the appropriate button when registering if you plan to attend in-person.

    The CBA welcomes Congresswomen Cheri Bustos (IL-17) (appearing in person), Laurel Bellows (appearing in person) and Gretchen Carlson (appearing virtually) for, “Silenced No More: Survivors Speak,” a discussion about the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act that was signed into law on March 3, 2022 by President Joe Biden. As a result of this Act, individuals may no longer be forced to arbitrate claims of sexual assault and harassment. The panelists will explain what this new law means, how it protects individuals who experience sexual assault and harassment and how the law will be enforced. The presentation will be followed by a Meet-n-Greet with Congresswoman Bustos and Laurel Bellows.

    Speakers:

    Congresswomen Cheri Bustos (IL-17)
    Representative Cheri Bustos is a Democratic member of House Leadership serving the hard-working families in Illinois 17th Congressional District. As a working mom who raised three sons, advocating for women and families is a significant part of the Congresswoman's life and career. As a champion to end forced arbitration, Congresswoman Bustos was proud to see her bill, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, be signed into law earlier this year.

    Laurel Bellows 
    Laurel Bellows is an experienced business lawyer, counseling and litigating on behalf of senior executives and corporations on employment matters, employment and severance agreements, executive compensation, and workplace disputes. Ms. Bellows is past president of the nearly 400,000 member American Bar Association and past president of The Chicago Bar Association. Ms. Bellows is president of the International Women’s Forum Chicago. Her law firm offers strategic business counseling and litigation services to entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes, including large corporations. Ms. Bellows is an internationally recognized business lawyer, counseling senior executives and corporations on executive employment and severance agreements, workplace disputes, business conduct standards, anti-trafficking, risk assessment, supply chain and recruiting policies and cybersecurity.  She serves on Minister Gordon Brown’s Global Citizenship Commission to update the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.                                

    Gretchen Carlson (appearing virtually)
    Gretchen Carlson is a journalist, author, television personality, and co-founder of the non-profit, Lift Our Voices. She previously appeared as the host of numerous television programs, including CBS’s The Early Show, Fox & Friends, and The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson. An internationally recognized advocate for women’s rights, Carlson’s bold actions against Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes was a watershed moment in the global #MeToo movement. Carlson was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Be Fierce” and “Getting Real.” Carlson is an honors graduate of Stanford University and studied at Oxford University.

    Moderator: Kathryn Liss, Assistant Dean and Director of Law Career Services and the Executive Director of the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center at DePaul University College of Law

    This program is co-sponsored by the CBA's Taskforce Against Sexual Assault and Harassment, Alliance For Women, Civics Committee, Labor & Employment Committee and D.I.C.E Committee.

    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. 

  • Includes Credits

    The course will focus on the importance of social connections and the link between loneliness and diminished well-being. It will also provide opportunities to practice and integrate multiple resiliency skills including gratitude, compassion, and presence to help lawyers not only survive but thrive in practice.

    The practice of law is a fast-paced, demanding profession that requires the constant interaction with and managing of people. Yet lawyers are consistently ranked among the loneliest professionals. This isolation has only been exacerbated over the past two years by pandemic-related changes that were forced upon the legal profession, and the "return to normal" must include a reckoning with the struggles and trauma of what it means to be a lonely lawyer. As we move forward from the pandemic, lawyers must learn to cultivate self-care to better serve their clients. This course helps lawyers learn why relationships are the key to improved well-being. 

    When it comes to well-being, relationships might just be the most important practice to master.  Just think about what sustains you when life gets rough. Think about what will matter most when you look back on your life. For most of us, the answer is simple. It’s not work, money, or status. It’s the care and connection we share with our friends, family, and coworkers. 
    The course will focus on the importance of social connections and the link between loneliness and diminished well-being. It will also provide opportunities to practice and integrate multiple resiliency skills including gratitude, compassion, and presence to help lawyers not only survive but thrive in practice.

    Speaker:
    J. Ryann Peyton, Director, Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP)/Legal Entrepreneurs for Justice (LEJ) 

    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. 

  • Includes Credits

    Join us for a seminar featuring members of the YLS Committee Officers. Learn or refresh your memory on the process of 2-615 and 2-619 Motions to Dismiss

    Join us for a seminar featuring members of the YLS Committee Officers. Learn or refresh your memory on the process of 2-615 and 2-619 Motions to Dismiss!

    SPEAKERS: 
    Margaret Mendenhall Casey, Margaret Mendenhall Casey serves as the Young Lawyers Section Public Service Manager and a Supervising Assistant Corporation Counsel with the City of Chicago Department of Law specializing in FOIA Law.

    Martin Gould, Martin Gould serves as the Young Lawyers Section First Vice Chair and is a Partner at Romanucci & Blandin, where he works in the firm's complex litigation and catastrophic injury group, representing victims in cases including allegations of wrongful death & sexual abuse.

    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.