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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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 (3/19/2021)
03/19/2021 at 8:45 AM (CDT)   |  495 minutes
03/19/2021 at 8:45 AM (CDT)   |  495 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.
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, pending approval)
Up to 6.00 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 6.00 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available