Tag: IL CLE

How to Handle Cases with High Media Attention

In today’s 24/7 news cycle attorneys must be cognizant of media attention and how to handle high profile cases that end up in the headlines.  Nowadays, you can take a case involving a high school student doing a partially nude photo spread for the school newspaper …. and wake up the next morning with 50 voicemails from various local and national media…

Sobering Side of the Legal Profession

The NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse) estimates that 10% of the United States population is alcoholic or chemically dependent.  In the legal profession, the abuse may exceed 20%.  A recent study has suggested that 90% of serious attorney disciplinary matters involve alcohol abuse – and further studies indicate that over 60% of all malpractice claims involve alcohol abuse. “I…

When Bias Turns to Bullying: Strategies for Dealing with High Conflict People

Often times, bullying is simply bias in action.  When someone acts on bias, it often leads to the unfair treatment of another person … which then leads to bullying.  And unfortunately, from opposing counsel to high conflict clients, the legal system is loaded with bullies that are driven by their biases.  So how do you deal with these bullies in the legal…

June 30 IL MCLE Deadline

For certain attorneys in Illinois it’s almost that time again.  Time to complete your Illinois MCLE requirement!  The deadline this year to complete your IL MCLE requirement is June 30, 2014.  Illinois is split into two different reporting groups for Illinois MCLE compliance.  This year attorneys with the last name A-M must complete their 30 credit hour IL MCLE requirement.[1] Illinois MCLE Compliance…

Illinois CLE Reporting Periods

Attorneys that are members of the Illinois State Bar Association must complete at least thirty (30) Illinois CLE credit hours every two years.  As part of the 30 unit CLE requirement Illinois attorneys must complete at least six (6) mandatory credit hours of Professional Responsibility each two year compliance period.  Towards the end of each Illinois CLE compliance period, the Illinois MCLE…

Illinois CLE: Illinois MCLE Reporting Deadline

Attorneys that practice within the borders of Illinois must complete at least thirty (30) Illinois CLE credit hours every two years, including six (6) mandatory credit hours of Professional Responsibility.  Illinois attorneys must report their mandatory CLE compliance at the end of the two year compliance period.  Towards the end of each IL CLE compliance period, the Illinois MCLE Board will send…

Illinois MCLE Information

Do you need more information about continuing legal education (CLE) in Illinois?  Attorney Credits has been busy working on finding and organizing the information that you need about the Illinois MCLE (mandatory continuing legal education) program. Illinois attorneys must complete 30 CLE credit hours every two years as part of the Illinois (IL) MCLE requirement, including 6 credit hours of Professional Responsibility. …

CLE Course: The Limits of Persuasion: Know Them and Use Them

Influencing other people can be a challenging task.  Many people hold strong beliefs and opinions on a number of positions – from gun regulation to their favorite sports team.  However, persuasion techniques can be employed to influence and convince others to change their beliefs or at least get them to move away from an entrenched position. Robert Cialdini – Six Principles of Influence…

CLE Course: How to Prepare Your Client for Deposition

Considering that less than 5% of cases go to trial, deposition is now one of the most crucial aspects of litigation.  For your anxious client, the deposition is almost the functional equivalent of their “day in court.” One of the most useful subjects, both for lawyers and their clients, has been preparing to give testimony at a deposition. Proper preparation of the…