Basic Skills Course For Newly Admitted Attorneys (3/19/2021)
Includes a Live Event on 03/19/2021 at 8:45 AM (CDT)
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 hours of basic skills course requirement which includes Professional Responsibility, 1.00 Diversity / Inclusion & 1.00 Mental Health / Substance Abuse PR-MCLE Credits, (pending approval)
8:40 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
Jeffrey Moskowitz, 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. Overview of the Lawyers’ Assistance Program (LAP)
Dr. Diana Uchiyama, Executive Director, Lawyers’ Assistance Program
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. BREAK
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Common Security Blind Spots for New Attorneys in a Remote World
Anne Haag, Practice Management Advisor, The Chicago Bar Association
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tips for New Lawyers in the Pandemic Era
Alex Passo, Latimer LeFay Fyock LLC
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH BREAK
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pro Bono: Supreme Court Rules and Opportunities
Angela Inzano, Director of Advocacy and Engagement, The Chicago Bar Foundation
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. New Lawyers Playbook: How to Stay on the Game Even During the Pandemic
Sheila Nielsen, Nielsen Career Consulting
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. BREAK
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Basic Research Techniques
Catherine Sanders Reach, Director of the Center for Practice Management, North Carolina Bar Association
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
Sandra Yamate, Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Civility in the Profession . . . How to Play Nice
Chastidy Burns, Office of the Cook County Public Defender
Tracy Brammeier, Clifford Law Offices
Octavio Duran, Duran Law Offices
Additional speaker TBA.
Moderator: Hon. Thomas Mulroy, Cook County Circuit Court, Law Division
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