Illinois MCLE

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.…

Why don’t more attorneys find value in CLE?

I have been pondering this all week. What got me started thinking about this was last week’s post about the Illinois attorney who got his secretary to complete his online CLE. At first I found it comical that the attorney’s misdeeds were revealed (he must have made his secretary mad!). Then the more I thought about it, the angrier I became for…

Cybersleuthing & Intellectual Assets

On Thursday night I had the pleasure of taping another wonderful event with the North County Bar Association here in San Diego. It was a great dinner on a beautiful Southern California spring evening, and there was a wonderful presentation on Cybersleuthing – or more appropriate title ‘digging up dirt online.’ It was a great presentation that instructed attorneys how to find…