Tag: Illinois CLE

Data Security for Attorneys and Law Firms

On the morning of June 27th,  DLA attorneys and employees walking into work at the DC offices were greeted with a peculiar message written on a whiteboard in the lobby. The message warned all employees not to turn on their computers and to remove all laptops from docking stations and to keep the devices turned them off. The global law firm that…

CLE Course on Business Succession Planning for Small Business Owners

Every business owner must eventually contemplate selling or transferring their business. What they often fail to think about is how this transition will be accomplished. This CLE course will help you counsel business owner clients when they are ready to transfer, sell or otherwise transition their business. Closely Held Businesses – Value Creation and Transitions The resulting increased clarity for the owner…

IL MCLE: The Mandatory CLE Requirements in Illinois

Illinois lawyers must complete at least 30 IL CLE credit hours every two years, including 6 mandatory credit hours of Professional Responsibility. The mandatory Illinois CLE compliance deadline is June 30 and the CLE reporting deadline is July 31. Illinois CLE Requirement Illinois lawyers must complete at least 30 IL CLE credit hours every two years. Illinois MCLE compliance is divided into two…

IL CLE: Report MCLE Compliance Online

Illinois attorneys last name N-Z should have completed their 30 required hours by June 30.  If you did not complete the required CLE, you have until September 30 to get your Illinois CLE done and report compliance. Reporting Illinois MCLE Compliance To use the Illinois online CLE reporting system, you must log in with your attorney registration number issued by the Illinois…

New Ethics CLE: Ethics & the SmallLaw Attorney 

Complying with the ethical rules can be a challenge for solo and small firm practitioners. Small firm and solo practitioners normally handle nearly all legal and business aspects of the firm, as they often serve as their own marketing, administration, billing and collections departments. Ethics & the SmallLaw Attorney  Small firm and solo attorneys are especially susceptible to ethics violations because they…

New CLE on Patent Protection in the United States

A well-known phrase amongst IP practitioners is that patentable subject matter may include “anything under the sun that is made by man.” However, it should come as no surprise that not every invention is patentable – even if it falls within the four classes of “statutory subject matter.” Abraham Lincoln “The Patent System added the fuel of interest to the fire of…

New CLE: Achieving Gender Diversity in the Law Firms

In a recent case, a U.S. Magistrate Judge sanctioned an attorney for telling opposing counsel it wasn’t “becoming of a woman” to raise her voice during a contentious deposition. Yes, we have made strides when it comes to creating a level playing field for women in the legal profession… but there is still a long way to go. Increasing Gender Diversity  In…

New Required CLE in Illinois: Diversity & Inclusion and Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Illinois attorneys now have new requirements. Attorneys in Illinois still must complete 30 credit hours every 2 years.  However, Illinois attorneys must now complete 1 hour of Diversity & Inclusion and 1 hour of Mental Health and Substance as part of the 6 required hours of Professional Responsibility to complete the Illinois CLE requirement. New Illinois CLE Requirements Diversity & Inclusion and…