IL CLE: Illinois MCLE FAQ

The Illinois MCLE deadline is rapidly approaching!  Is it your compliance year?  How many credit hours do you have to complete?  How do you report your credit?

Top IL MCLE Questions

  • What are the mandatory CLE requirements in Illinois?
    • Illinois lawyers must complete at least thirty (30) IL CLE credit hours every two years, including six (6) mandatory credit hours of Professional Responsibility.
  • What are the CLE compliance groups in Illinois?
    • If your last name begins with A-M, your two-year Illinois CLE compliance period begins July 1 of even numbered years. If your last name begins with A-M, your two-year Illinois CLE compliance period begins July 1 of odd numbered years.
  • How are CLE credits reported to the Illinois MCLE Board?
    • All Illinois lawyers are required to report CLE compliance, non-compliance or exemptions at the end of the two-year IL CLE reporting period. The Illinois MCLE Board will mail a Certification Form to each Illinois attorney at the preferred mailing address on file with the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC).

If you’re like many attorneys around the country, you have questions about your IL CLE compliance.  That’s why we created our Illinois CLE FAQ… so we can help you easily find the information that you need about your IL MCLE compliance!  For more information about your Illinois MCLE compliance please click here: IL CLE FAQ.

Webinar: How To Become A Local SEO Superhero

At Attorney Credits we are frequently complimented on the quality of our CLE courses by our attorney clients because of the outstanding practical content. And because of our online and downloadable CLE course formats you can take courses 24/7 from the convenience of your home or office. However, we recognize that not every important topic is available for CLE credit.

Webinar: How To Become A Local SEO Superhero

In a world full of social media and review websites, there are only a select few who can rank on page one. In this webinar, we invite you to learn the secrets to be a Local SEO superhero.

Attorney Credits understands that the business of running a law firm is just as important as the practicing law. You can’t help clients if they can’t find you. And nowadays, like any other goods or services, clients are finding attorneys and law firms online through social media and websites. To view this webinar please click here: How To Become A Local SEO Superhero.

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New CLE on Legal Issues Created by Autonomous Cars

You’ve seen them on the Internet. Some people have seen them on the roads. Autonomous vehicles are here, many more are on the way, and they are going to change the world we live in. In a few short years, many of the cars on the road driving next to you will not be driven by human beings.

Robot Cars

Think about this – when a driverless car gets pulled over for speeding who gets the ticket? Or when a Tesla on auto pilot crashes killing the driver – is the car company liable?

Driverless cars are the wave of the future and they will change our world. How will this new technology affect your practice? Attorney Brett Schreiber provides a glimpse into the future of the auto industry, the potential liability of driverless cars and how these robot cars will affect your legal practice. To access this fascinating course that offers a glimpse into the future please click here: Robot Cars: Legal Potholes in the Road Ahead.

Brett also covers the following topics:

  • The future of cars
  • The rise of automation
  • The macro level look of automated driving
  • The effects on the trucking industry
  • Ride sharing companies
  • Joint ventures in the auto & tech industry
  • The results of automation
  • Getting access to car data
  • Autonomous driving bills around the country
  • Legal liability
  • The changes coming to personal injury practice
  • The Tesla accident
  • SB 1298
  • Defining the “operator” & “driver” of the vehicle

Brett Schreiber’s practice includes mass torts, personal injury, medical malpractice and condemnation law. Brett is a young lawyer who has begun to distinguish himself as one of the next generation of legal leaders. In 2009 he earned recognition as one of San Diego’s Top Attorneys, perhaps the youngest person to do so. He is slated to be the youngest President in the history of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

  • Alaska (AK)
  • Arizona (AZ)
  • California (CA)
  • Connecticut (CT)
  • District of Columbia (DC)
  • Illinois (IL)
  • Maryland (MD)
  • Massachusetts (MA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • Missouri (MO)
  • New Hampshire (NH)
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • New York (NY)
  • North Dakota (ND)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in California and around the country. For more information about CLE in California please click the following link: CA CLE.

FL CLE: Will I Get Notice About My Reporting Deadline

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Florida attorneys must complete at least 30 total Florida CLE credit hours every 3 years, including 5 credit hours of legal ethics. Florida Bar members are also required to report compliance with the FL CLER (continuing legal education requirement) every three years.[1] If you fail to complete and report the required FL CLE hours you can be fined and suspended from the practice of Florida law.

FL CLE – Reporting Compliance

  • At least 3 months before the end of your FL CLE reporting cycle
  • You will receive an email notifying you
  • Of your reporting requirements and reporting deadline

But how to you know when your it’s your reporting deadline? At least three months before the end of your FL CLE reporting cycle, you will receive an email notifying you of your reporting requirements and the impending due date. This email will be sent to you by the Florida Bar. For more information about Florida CLE courses and the CLER in Florida please click this link: Florida CLE.

[1] Each Florida attorney is assigned a three-year reporting cycle, chosen at random by a computer program.

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IL CLE: 30 IL MCLE Hours Required by June 30

The Illinois is right around the corner for many Illinois attorneys. Illinois attorneys are required to complete at least 30 Illinois CLE credit hours every 2 years to fulfill the IL MCLE requirement. Illinois attorneys must also make sure to complete at least 6 hours of Professional Responsibility.[1]a

Illinois MCLE Requirement

  • Illinois attorneys must complete a minimum of 30 IL CLE credit hours every 2 years.

The biennial deadline to complete the Illinois MCLE requirement for Illinois attorneys is June 30. If your last name begins with N-Z you are required to complete and report the required IL CLE hours by June 30, 2017. For more information about your Illinois MCLE compliance please click here: IL CLE.

[1] Beginning with the 7/1/2017-6/30/2019 and 7/1/2018-6/30/2020 two-year reporting periods, Illinois attorneys must continue to complete 30 total hours, including at least six hours of Professional Responsibility. However, of those 6 hours, Illinois attorneys must complete 1 hour of diversity/inclusion CLE and 1 hour of mental health/substance abuse CLE. Please refer to the Commission on Professionalism’s FAQs for additional information: https://www.2civility.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-illinois-cle-requirement/.

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CLE COURSE: DIGITAL FORENSICS FOR ATTORNEYS 102

Just because a person installs some software on the neighbor’s computer does not make them a digital forensics expert. And when your client is looking at 30 years in prison, this is not the person you want to retain as the digital forensics expert in your next case.

Digital Forensics

There is a tremendous knowledge gap in our legal system today when it comes to matters involving digital evidence. In our years of experience in working with attorneys as digital forensics experts, common questions arise again and again: What do I ask for? Is the evidence relevant? What does this item in the forensic report mean? What should I ask the other expert? What should I ask you? Can you explain that to a jury?[1]

Digital forensics is a highly technical field. The expert you select must have the proper investigative and technical background – in addition to being able to understand their place in the legal system. If you need help selecting a digital forensics expert for your next case join Lars Daniel as he covers how to select the best expert, discovery & usage of digital evidence and challenging digital evidence. To access this course please click here: Digital Forensics for Attorneys 102.

Lars also discusses:

  • Computer experts vs. forensic experts
  • Key points to selecting an expert
  • Forensic & non-forensic certifications
  • Forensic tools
  • The expectations of the digital expert
  • The Brad Cooper murder trial
  • Spotting the problem expert
  • United States v. Bryan James Gardner
  • Browser caching
  • Challenging text messages
  • Macrium images

Lars Daniel has numerous digital forensics certifications. The co-author of the book Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals, Lars has attended over 250 hours of forensic training and has worked on over 500 cases involving murder, child pornography, terrorism, rape, kidnapping, intellectual property, fraud, wrongful death, employee wrongdoing and large scale e-discovery collections.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

  • Alaska (AK)
  • Arizona (AZ)
  • California (CA)
  • Connecticut (CT)
  • District of Columbia (DC)
  • Illinois (IL)
  • Maryland (MD)
  • Massachusetts (MA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • Missouri (MO)
  • New Hampshire (NH)
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • New York (NY)
  • North Dakota (ND)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in New York and around the country. For more information about CLE in California please click the following link: NY CLE.

[1] Excerpt from Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals: Understanding Digital Evidence From the Warrant to the Courtroom

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IL CLE: Illinois MCLE Deadline is June 30

Things always start to get a little busier this time of year.  The phone rings a little more and we start getting quite a few more orders for the Illinois CD bundle. That’s because the Illinois CLE deadline is rapidly approaching for many attorneys in the Prarie State.

Illinois MCLE Deadline

  • If your last name begins with N-Z you must complete and report the required IL CLE hours by June 30, 2017.

You must complete at least thirty (30) IL CLE credit hours if your last name begins with N-Z.[1]  The deadline to complete the required hours is June 30. Illinois attorneys may complete courses in a variety of media formats – online video, MP3 audio download, MP4 video download, CD and other digital media formats qualify for MCLE credit in Illinois. For more information about the IL CLE requirement and deadlines, please click the following link: IL MCLE.

[1] Including at least 6 hours of Professional Responsibility.

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CLE Course: Digital Forensics for Attorneys 101

A wife is murdered in her own home. The husband claims he tried to stop the intruder but the large man over powered him and tied him up to a chair. But the wife’s Fitbit tells a different version of the story than the tale that the husband presents. As the police investigate the case and harness the digital information created by the wife’s Fitbit, it becomes instantly clear that the husband’s story does not match up and he is arrested and charged with murder.

Digital Forensics

Welcome to our brave new electronic world where cameras, cell phones, Fitbits – and even video game systems – are used as crucial evidence in civil and criminal trials.

Digital information and digital forensics has become crucial in many cases – from child pornography to fraud. Learning where to look for the digital evidence and how it can be deployed at trial is crucial in the 21st century practice of law. In Part one of this two part introductory series Lars Daniel mainly covers the various types of digital evidence to consider in your cases, the evolution of digital evidence, what digital forensics encompasses and the acquisition & preservation of digital evidence. Lars also specially addresses harnessing digital information from Google searches, Facebook Chats, “Private” Browsing, Connected Devices, Chrome, Firefox and jump lists. To access the course please click here: Digital Forensics for Attorneys 101.

This CLE course also covers:

  • Our new online lives
  • Digital footprints
  • Digital media in legal cases
  • The four primary areas of digital forensics
  • Sub-disciplines of digital forensics
  • Extracting forensically sound evidence
  • How data is organized and the fragile nature of digital evidence

Lars Daniel has numerous digital forensics certifications. The co-author of the book Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals, Lars has attended over 250 hours of forensic training and has worked on over 500 cases involving murder, child pornography, terrorism, rape, kidnapping, intellectual property, fraud, wrongful death, employee wrongdoing and large scale e-discovery collections.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

  • Alaska (AK)
  • Arizona (AZ)
  • California (CA)
  • Connecticut (CT)
  • District of Columbia (DC)
  • Illinois (IL)
  • Maryland (MD)
  • Massachusetts (MA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • Missouri (MO)
  • New Hampshire (NH)
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • New York (NY)
  • North Dakota (ND)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in Illinois and around the country. For more information about CLE in Illinois please click the following link: IL CLE.

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NV CLE: Nevada CLE FAQ

How many Nevada CLE hours do I need to complete annually? How many ethics hours am I required to complete? When do I report my NV CLE compliance? Do CLE providers report my completed courses for me to the Nevada CLE Board?

Top Nevada CLE Questions

  • When must I complete my NV CLE requirement and report my NV CLE compliance?
    • All NV CLE credit hours must be completed by December 31 and CLE compliance reported by March 1.
  • How do I report my Nevada CLE compliance?
    • In mid January the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education will mail you a Compliance Report (Form 6) reflecting CLE credit hours earned from the previous year. You must sign and return the Compliance Report to the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education by March 1.
  • Does the Nevada CLE Board keep a record of my CLE activities?
    • The Nevada CLE Board does track your CLE compliance. The Nevada CLE Board mails out a courtesy notice to all members of the Nevada Bar in October. In mid January of the following year, the NV CLE Board will mail you a Compliance Report (Form 6) reflecting NV CLE credits earned from the previous CLE compliance year.

Many Nevada attorneys – even experienced ones – have numerous questions about their NV CLE compliance. That’s why we created our Nevada CLE FAQ for Nevada attorneys… so we can help you easily find the NV CLE information you need regarding your NV CLE compliance! For more information about your NV CLE compliance please click here: NV CLE FAQ.

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PA CLE: Pennsylvania CLE FAQ

How many PA CLE hours do I need to complete each year? How many ethics hours are required? When do I report my Pennsylvania CLE compliance? Do CLE providers report my completed courses for me?

Top Pennsylvania CLE Questions

  • What are the mandatory CLE requirements in Pennsylvania?
    • Pennsylvania attorneys must complete twelve (12) credit hours each compliance period, including a minimum of two (2) hours of legal ethics, professionalism or substance abuse.
  • What are the Pennsylvania CLE compliance groups?
    • Group I – May 1 through April 30
    • Group II – September 1 through August 31
    • Group III – January 1 through December 31.
  • How do I report my PA CLE compliance?
    • The PA CLE Board will notify you regarding your CLE status prior to the final day of your compliance period and will provide a final compliance notice after the end of the PA CLE compliance period. If the report indicates that you are in compliance, you do not need to take any further action.

Many Pennsylvania attorneys – even experienced ones – have questions about their PA CLE compliance. That’s why we created our Pennsylvania CLE FAQ… so we can help you easily find the PA CLE information you need regarding your PA CLE compliance! For more information about your PA CLE compliance please click here: PA CLE FAQ.

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