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President's Message

Still time to get your mandatory CLE before the end of June!
In the event that you have not gotten all of your CLE done the PCBA has several programs this month for you -- Tried and True: Part III on May 13 at the Spalding Pastoral Center, and in honor of mental health awareness month, the PCBA is offering three mental health seminars that are available live at the PCBA or via webinar:  Mental Health Treatment for the Client on May 18Dealing with Attorney Mental Health Issues on May 20, and The Attorney-Client Relationship when the Client becomes Incapacitated on May 23.
Also, please plan to attend our annual Memorial Service to remember those of our members who have passed away during the last 12 months. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. in courtroom 210 on Thursday, May 26.  I hope to see many of you there. 

Tim Howard


Tried and True:  Part III  
Professional Responsibility in Famous American Trials 
To register online click here.  To download registration form click here

In this two hour Professional Responsibility CLE*, the presenters will highlight four historically significant American trials as their source for a discussion of Rules of Professional Conduct.  The cases to be discussed will be:

The Salem Witch Trials and A Prosecutor’s Duties, Presented by Katherine Legge, Tazewell County Prosecutor
The Scopes Monkey Trial and Courtroom Decorum, Presented by Joshua Herman, Miller, Hall & Triggs
The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping/Murder Trial and Transactions with Clients, Presented by Emily Perkins, Heyl Royster
The Trial of Adnan Sayed and A Lawyer’s Technological Competence, Presented by Jay Scholl, Davis & Campbell

Friday, May 13, 2016
Spalding Pastoral Center, 419 NE Madison Ave., Peoria, IL
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for lunch (included in your registration fee)
The program begins at noon and concludes at 2:00 p.m.
$65 PCBA members, $80 McLean County Bar members, $95 all others
*This course has been approved by the Illinois Supreme Court's Commission on Professionalism for two hours of MCLE Professional Responsibility credit.


Mental Health and Its Impact on Attorneys and Clients
3 seminars | 3 ways to attend
Wednesday, May 18:  Mental Health Treatment for the Client
by The Honorable Lisa Wilson, Tenth Judicial Circuit, and Robert Beach, Human Service Center
Friday, May 20:  Dealing with Attorney Mental Health Issues
by The Honorable James Radcliffe, LAP, and Peter Rotskoff, ARDC
Monday, May 23:  The Attorney-Client Relationship when the Client Becomes Incapacitated
by Susan Dawson-Tibbits, Johnson, Bunce & Noble
Click HERE to register online or click HERE to download the registration form.
Available live, webinar/on demand and DVD.
$20 each or $50 for all three.


The Government & Public Interest Seminar will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the Spalding Pastoral Center, 419 NE Madison, Peoria, IL.  Registration deadline is Friday, June 10.  This course provides three hours of general MCLE credit; certificates will be distributed at the end of the seminar.  To register online click here. To download the registration form click here.

Changes to the Illinois Eavesdropping Act by William Atkins, Johnson, Bunce & Noble
Employment Law Updates for the public (and private) sector by Joshua Herman, Miller, Hall & Triggs
NLRB Changes, Protected Concerted Activity by Nathaniel Strickler, NLRB
Social Networking Policies: NLRB perspective by Nathaniel Strickler and Employer perspective by Joshua Herman
Public Officials' Personal Cell Phones by Joshua Herman, Miller, Hall & Triggs
OMA/FOIA Updates and Recent PAC/AG Opinions by Phillip Lenzini, Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick


Brown Bag Seminars (1 hour each) now available for check-out and return; PCBA Members only; FREE.

Brown Bag Seminar: Medical Marijuana by Rodney Nordstrom 3-2-16:  WRITTEN MATERIALS
Brown Bag Seminar:  Residential Real Estate: Mold & Insurance Claims by James Kane 3-9-16:  WRITTEN MATERIALS
Brown Bag Seminar: Intellectual Property by Jonathan Phillips 3-16-16: WRITTEN MATERIALS  
Brown Bag Seminar: DUI and the Secretary of State Changes in the Law in 2016 by Jeffrey Hall 3-23-16:  WRITTEN MATERIALS  
Brown Bag Seminar: Formal Prove-up of Wills and Removing Representatives by Dustin Jensen  3-30-16:  WRITTEN MA

2016 Winter Series available on DVD.  Click here to purchase.

Law Practice Management, John Nicoara & Jim Kane, Moderators.  
Employees of Small Law Firms -- How to Hire Them, How to Fire Them, How to Treat Them in the Meantime, and How Not To by Michael D. Gifford, Howard and Howard    WRITTEN MATERIALS   
Building a Successful Law Practice by Michael R. Hasselberg, Hasselberg, Grebe, Snodgrass, Urban & Wentworth   WRITTEN MATERIALS  
Social Media -- So What am I, a Teenager?  No, But You Should Still Learn It! by Jonathan L.A. Phillips,  WRITTEN MATERIALS   
How to Manage Retainers, Advance Payment Retainers and Client Trust Funds by James Grogan, ARDC  WRITTEN MATERIALS  
The Business of Practicing Law by Joseph B. VanFleet, VanFleet Law Offices  WRITTEN MATERIALS  
This course has been approved by the ILSCCP for TWO HOURS of Professional Responsibility credit.


Family Law, Judge Jerelyn Maher & Richard Zuckerman, Moderators

Legislative Update by Richard W. Zuckerman   WRITTEN MATERIALS  
Case Law Update by Hon. Jerelyn D. Maher   WRITTEN MATERIALS  
Family Law Software Presentation by Nancy Chausow Shafer   WRITTEN MATERIALS_1  WRITTEN MATERIALS_2  
--How to Prepare Your Client for Mediation WRITTEN MATERIALS   WRITTEN MATERIALS Parker Supplemental  
by Hon. Brian Nemenoff and Robert Parker, Parker & Parker
--How to Persuade a Judge to Deviate from the Maintenance Guidelines  WRITTEN MATERIALS   Public Act 098-0961   In Re Marriage   Link re Spousal Maintenance  
by Norman McGill, Stephens Fiddes McGill & Associates  
--How to Preserve the Record on Appeal Under the Amended IMDMA  No written material
by Michael A. FlemingLaw Office of Michael A. Fleming
--How to Avoid Drafting Land Mines in MSA Under the Amended IMDMA   WRITTEN MATERIALS  
by Charles Urban, Hasselberg, Grebe, Snodgrass, Urban & Wentworth
     Peter Lynch, Law Office of Peter Lynch
    Susan Butler, Butler & Giraudo
Judges Roundtable:  Hon. Kim L. Kelley, Hon. David A. Brown, Hon. Thomas A. Keith and Hon. James A. Mack 
This course has been approved by Judge Kelley for GAL requirements.


Elder Law - Kenneth Baker & Emily Wilburn, Moderators.  

Representing Fiduciaries with the IRS by Jonathan Strouse, Harrison & Held, LLP   WRITTEN MATERIALS  
Portability by Kenny Eathington, Quinn Johnston  WRITTEN MATERIALS  
Introduction to Gun Trusts and Digital Assets Primer by David Wiest, Hasselberg, Grebe, Snodgrass, Urban & Wentworth  WRITTEN MATERIALS  EXHIBIT A  EXHIBIT B  EXHIBIT C  
Medicaid Update by Susan Dawson-Tibbits, Johnson, Bunce & Noble WRITTEN MATERIALS  
Social Security Disability Claims and Benefits by Trisha Edwards, Social Security Administration  WRITTEN MATERIALS  
Social Security Retirement and Survivor Benefits by Jeremy Reppy, Social Security Administration  WRITTEN MATERIALS   


Civil Practice, Christina Cullom & Emily Perkins, Moderators.  
Minors' Settlements:  Getting Court Approval and Keeping them Confidential by Mitch Gilfillan, Quinn Johnston  WRITTEN MATERIALS  
Mediators' Panel:  Magistrate Jonathan E. Hawley, Jeffrey Rock and Hon. Brian Nemenoff
Update on Equal Pay Act & Pregnancy Discrimination by Michael Lied, Howard & Howard   WRITTEN MATERIALS  SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS  
Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act by John Heil, Heyl Royster  WRITTEN MATERIALS  735 ILCS 35  
Judges' Panel:  Hon. Michael Risinger, Hon. Jodi Hoos and Hon. James Mack
2015 Tort Case Law Update by Jeffrey Bach, Bach Law Office   WRITTEN MATERIALS


Commercial Law & Litigation, Mary Corrigan & Brian Johnson, Moderators.
Business Law Updates by Brian Johnson WRITTEN MATERIALS  OPTIONAL MATERIAL
Post-Employment Covenant Update by Janaki Nair WRITTEN MATERIALS
Independent Contractors - When to IC (and when to not) by Michael Gifford WRITTEN MATERIALS 
Business Succession Planning by Mary Corrigan WRITTEN MATERIALS and Harry McCabe WRITTEN MATERIALS 
Trademark & Patent Protection Basics by Kourtney Mulcahy WRITTEN MATERIALS  and  James Yee WRITTEN MATERIALS
Equity Crowd Funding by William Price, Growth Law WRITTEN MATERIALS


Employment Law / Workers' Compensation, Brad Ingram & Dana Hughes, Moderators.  
Workers' Compensation Benefits/Leave Issues by Vincent Boyle WRITTEN MATERIALS
Group Benefits and Impact on Work Comp Case Handling by Amanda Watson WRITTEN MATERIALS
Workplace Accommodations by Athena Herman WRITTEN MATERIALS
Emerging Issues in Employment Law by Peter Jennetten WRITTEN MATERIALS
Emerging Issues in Workers' Compensation by Chris Doscotch WRITTEN MATERIALS
Identifying an Employment Law Claim and Determining Proper Venue by Debra Stegall WRITTEN MATERIALS   
Panel Discussion of Leave Issues and Litigation with Magistrate Jonathan Hawley, Peter Jennetten, Amanda Watson, Athena Herman and Chris Doscotch (no written materials for this segment)




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