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January 18, 2011
Illinois Evidence Seminar
This seminar provided an overview of the new Illinois Rules if Evidence, a comparison between the Illinois and Federal Rules, and panel discussions of the challenging evidentiary issues faced by civil and criminal practitioners.
February 8, 2011
Annual Corporate Intellectual Property Law Conference
This annual event is known throughout the Chicagoland IP community for its presentation of leading topics. Attendees heard about current legislation and recent significant case law impacting businesses and their patent, copyright and trademark assets. In addition to a keynote address by a USPTO representative and a discussion of the protection of trade secrets, top IP experts provided the latest information and advice for dealing with the changing landscape of IP law.
April 12, 2011
White Collar Crime + Corporate Governance
Nationally-recognized litigators, local practitioners, corporate counsel and global consultants joined federal government representatives in discussions of FCPA, parallel proceedings, corporate compliance and other topics of interest to management and those who are counseling corporate America.
May 4, 2011
Ethics, Technology & Your Law Practice
This annual seminar included discussions and presentations on ethical issues that are currently challenging Illinois attorneys. The audience participated in hypothetical scenarios and witnessed presentations on law office practice management.
June 7, 2011
Juror Deliberation & Jury Management
In this full-day event, top Chicago trial attorneys, litigation experts and jury psychologists picked up where last year's acclaimed mock jury selection left off. This year, attendees viewed numerous video clips of mock deliberations and focus groups, while critiquing panels of veteran trial attorneys, judges and jury psychologists offered their analyses. Additional expert panels discussed the use of mocks and post-trial juror interviews, and attendees hear advice for successful juror research and jury management.
June 28, 2011
Annual E-Discovery Conference
Attendees at this premier annual Chicago event heard in-depth discussions of current and critical discovery and electronic issues. The diverse and noted faculty included forensic experts, top local litigators, global consultants, corporate counsel and nationally-recognized Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan.
September 14, 2011
Annual Employment Law Conference
Regional EEOC Attorney John Hendrickson returned as a headline speaker in this annual presentation of current and controversial employment law topics. Businesses continue to operate in a challenging environment with new legislation, the ongoing threat of discrimination and retaliation cases, and impending health care reform. The faculty discussed these topics and more.
October 11, 2011
Compensating Workers: The Next Act
The Impact of the New Illinois Workers' Compensation Act
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, Arbitrators, corporate executives, doctors, state government officials and local practitioners joined panel discussions on the new Act. Attendees heard an overview of the bill's construction and passage, a summary of the progress to-date, analyses of the ongoing and impending challenges and recommended changes for their professional practice.
November 17, 2011
Case Examination 2011
This annual seminar provided rare and valuable insight from behind the scenes of prominent local litigations. Attorneys from both sides of significant matters, as well as judges, consultants, mediators, and experts in some cases, offered their case assessment, ADR options, pre-trial strategies and jury management strategies.
November 17, 2011
Annual Judges Symposium
This annual symposium provided Circuit Court of Cook County judges a forum to share their wisdom and advice with the lawyers who appear before them. As panelists, the judges fielded questions, offered candid comments, provided valuable advocacy tips, and addressed the unique policies and approaches in their individual courtrooms.
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