Tag: Illinois CLE

CLE on the Fourth Amendment and Search Warrants in the Digital Age

Stingrays, GPS and Pings… Oh My!! Yes, recent advances in technology have caused great confusion when it comes to applying the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches by the government. The Fourth Amendment Meets the iPhone In 1926, Learned Hand noted that it is “a totally different thing to search a man’s pockets and use against him what they contain, from ransacking…

New CLE Course: How Implicit Bias Affects Attorney’s Decision Making

How many questions do you ask before you make important decisions? Do you assume you know what is best for this case and for this client – simply based on all your previous cases? Implicit Bias Are there subconscious forces that impact how you think and how you feel? And how do these hidden forces impact your decision making? This CLE course…

New CLE: Dealing with Defaulted Student Loans

As student load debt has skyrocketed over the last decade — now approaching $1.5 trillion total — many former students have found themselves in default being unable to pay their massive undergraduate and graduate school debt back. To learn more about what you can do to help your clients with defaulted student loans, join Natalie Jean-Baptiste as she discusses potential options for your clients.

New CLE: The Hearsay Conundrum

Say it with me, we all know it. “A statement, made out of court, provided for the truth of the matter asserted.” Yes, we can all repeat the definition of hearsay in our sleep. It’s the application of the hearsay rule that’s trips up lawyers and judges alike. Hearsay We all know the hearsay rule it’s the application of rule that trips…

New CLE on Legal Issues in Startup Financing

For entrepreneurs, financing is the primary and most pressing concern. That’s because without sufficient funding, it’s almost impossible to launch and run a successful business. And many of the people starting these new ventures are new to the business world and they are often unaware of the various securities laws that apply when acquiring funding. Startup Financing Just watch an episode of…