Basic Skills Course for Newly Admitted Attorneys (12/8/22)

Includes a Live Web Event on 12-08-2022 at 8:40 AM (CST)

This course is for New Lawyers only. 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'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                                               
Daniel Berkowitz, 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. Ethics for New Attorneys                                
Mary Andreoni, Ethics Education Counsel, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois (ARDC)         
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Well-being: What it is? And why do I care?
Erin Conlon, PCC, JD, Executive Coach & Former Lawyer
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. BREAK                                                               
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Pro Bono:  Supreme Court Rules and Opportunities 
Elise Tincher, Director of Advocacy and Engagement, The Chicago Bar Foundation              
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Taking and Defending Depositions 
Matthew Passen, Partner, Passen & Powell
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.   LUNCH BREAK                   
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Business Law Transactions for Beginners     
John Romanucci, YLS Business Transactions Committee Chair & Associate, Galarnyk Associates, Ltd. 
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. – 2:45 p.m. Updating and Upgrading Your Resume with Professionalism and Purpose                      
Kathy Morris, Under Advisement, Ltd.

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. BREAK                                                                   

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession                                        
Sandra Yamate, Chief Executive Offer, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession                         
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Civility in the Profession . . . How to Play Nice
Margaret Mendenhall Casey, Supervising Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of Chicago
Nick Flores, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Labor
Ted Kontopoulos, Tax Controversy & Procedure Senior Consultant II, FORVIS
Tanvi Patel, Partner, Neal Gerber Eisenberg
Moderator: Hon. Nichole C. Patton, Circuit Court of Cook County

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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. 


Basic Skills Course for Newly Admitted Attorneys (12/8/2022)
12-08-2022 at 8:40 AM (CST)   |  400 minutes
12-08-2022 at 8:40 AM (CST)   |  400 minutes To receive MCLE Credit for this program, you must: 1. Close the video window after you have completed the program, 2. Click on "Claim MCLE Credit," and 3. Click on the yellow "View/Claim Credit" box. You will need to provide your ARDC number to view/download/print your MCLE certificate. We would also appreciate your completing a program evaluation in the “Evaluation” section.
16 Questions
16 Questions Seminar evaluation form
Claim MCLE Certificate (live webcast-6.00 IL PR-MCLE Credits, including 1.00 Diversity / Inclusion and 1.00 Mental Health / Substance Abuse PR-MCLE Credits)
Up to 6.00 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 6.00 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available