Tag: Illinois CLE

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…

IL CLE: 30 IL MCLE Hours Required by June 30

The Illinois is right around the corner for many Illinois attorneys. Illinois attorneys are required to complete at least 30 Illinois CLE credit hours every 2 years to fulfill the IL MCLE requirement. Illinois attorneys must also make sure to complete at least 6 hours of Professional Responsibility.[1]a Illinois MCLE Requirement Illinois attorneys must complete a minimum of 30 IL CLE credit…

CLE Course: How to Negotiate with the IRS

There are few things that inspire more fear in adults than three little words… Internal Revenue Service. We have all heard the horror stories of the IRS levying checking accounts, shuttering & selling businesses and even putting taxpayers in jail in the most extreme cases. However, while the IRS is an extremely powerful entity, most of what our clients fear is more…