Illinois MCLE

Using Facebook and Social Media Evidence at Trial

Every morning I wake up and check the headlines on Law.com and the Law Technology News.  It seems everyday brings more headlines on the use of social media and other electronic evidence at trial.  Whether it’s prosecutors trying to ‘friend’ potential jurors or attorneys turning to social media for evidence to use at trial, the Internet holds massive amounts of information. The…

The Digital Age Brings New Legal Challenges For Schools

Guest post by Gretchen Shipley With fewer resources than ever before, school district administrators are overwhelmed with trying to keep up with and respond to on-line misconduct by students and teachers. In an era of sexting, cyberbullying, and Facebook, school administrators walk a fine line in trying to provide a safe school environment and at the same time, trying not to infringe…

Moving A Law Firm To Google Apps

Guest post by Eric Hunter Why Google Apps? Why Not. I know, it sounds a little nuts, but Google is going to take over the world, our collective consciousness and all of us in it, so we might as well just jump on board! Seriously though, from a strategic investment perspective, there’s a lot to Google Apps and competing collaborative cloud hosted…

Legal Ethics & Fee Agreements

Legal Ethics – two little words that make the hairs on every attorney’s neck stand up. What does ethics mean to you – is it just another required MCLE course? There is obviously a reason why legal ethics is mandatory in almost every state.  Knowing your ethical obligations and acting responsibly will ensure that you get to keep that law license you worked…

Fee Arrangements: Get Paid for Your Time & Advice

We were lucky enough to work with renowned attorney James E. King ofthe King Law firm this week to put together some excellent programs on fee agreements.[1] The first course discusses the ethics of fee agreements and the second course delves into what is considered a ‘reasonable’ fee. Mr. King presented numerous nuggets of wisdom, but probably none greater than this kernel of truth:…

Illinois Attorneys: Your MCLE Deadline is Less Than Two Months Away

If your last name begins with N-Z and you are an attorney licensed in Illinois you have less than two months to complete your MCLE compliance. This means that you must complete 24 credits — Including 4 Units of Professional Responsibility by June 30th. Professional Responsibility is essentially a requirement to take courses on legal ethics and professionalism. However, courses in Substance…

The Illinois MCLE Deadline is June 30

I have noticed an increase in the number of Illinois attorneys singing up the last few days. That’s because the Illinois MCLE deadline is right around the corner – June 30 to be exact. That means if your last names begins with N-Z you have about three months left to complete the 24 credits to fulfill your CLE compliance for the 2009-2011 period.…