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.)
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.