Basic Skills Course for Newly Admitted Attorneys (12/5/23)

This course is for new lawyers only. The CBA's Basic Skills Course for Newly Admitted Attorneys will satisfy the Supreme Court of Illinois' MCLE Rule 793 Requirement for Newly Admitted Attorneys 6.00 hours of basic skills course requirement which includes Professional Responsibility, 1.00 Diversity / Inclusion & 1.00 Mental Health / Substance Abuse PR-MCLE Credits.

8:40 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Marty Gould, Chair of the CBA YLS 
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
MCLE Requirements
Karen Johnson, Director, Illinois MCLE Board        

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Basic Skills and Strategies to Practice Self-Care and Make your Mental and Physical Wellbeing a Priority
Erin Clifford, J.D., M.A., Certified Holistic Health Coach     
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
Sandra Yamate, Chief Executive Offer, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession                                                                   

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 
Pro Bono:  Supreme Court Rules and Opportunities
Bob Glaves, Executive Director, The Chicago Bar Foundation       

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Taking and Defending Depositions
Eirene Salvi, Salvi Schostok & Pritchard
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK                   

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Business Law Transactions for Beginners
Douglas C. Murray, Member, Aronberg Goldgehn 

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cybersecurity Overview for New Attorneys
Anne Haag, Practice Management Advisor, The Chicago Bar Association

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Legal Research: Mining the Web for Information
Catherine Sanders Reach, Director of the Center for Practice Management, North Carolina Bar Association                                                      

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ethics for New Attorneys
Mary Andreoni, Ethics Education Counsel, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois (ARDC)                  

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Civility in the Profession . . . How to Play Nice 
Margaret Mendenhall Casey, General Counsel, City of Chicago
Andre Hunter, Associate, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP  
Peter McNamara, Chief Attorney, Labor and Employment, Chicago Transit Authority
Tanvi Patel, Partner, Neal Gerber Eisenberg           
Moderator:  Hon. Nichole C. Patton, Circuit Court of Cook County  


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

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Basic Skills Course for Newly Admitted Attorneys (on demand webcast, 6.00 IL PR MCLE Credit Including 1.00 Diversity/Inclusion and 1.00 Mental Health/Substance Abuse)
Up to 6.00 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 6.00 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available