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PMBR Self-Assessment Series
Collapse Module 1: The Intersection of Technology & Ethics: Protecting Client Information (0.75 IL MCLE/PR CLE)

Every lawyer needs to be aware of their ethical obligations of confidentiality and competency when using technology.  In this PMBR module, you will learn:

  • The ethics rules that come into play when you or the people who work for you use technology;
  • The steps you can take to protect client information from unauthorized access or attack when using technology;
  • The steps you can take to supervise the people who work for you in order to prevent the intentional or unintentional dissemination of client information while using technology; and
  • The importance of protecting client information when using social media.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Seminar Date: December 22, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.75 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE, 0.75 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Module 1: The Intersection of Technology & Ethics: Protecting Client Information (0.75 IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse Module 2: Conflicts of Interest: Ensuring Undivided Loyalty (0.75 IL MCLE/PR CLE)

    Every lawyer needs to be able to identify conflicts of interest, and once identified handle it ethically.  In this PMBR module, you will learn about:

    • The different types of conflicts of interest, including prohibited conflicts;
    • Conflicts of interest screening procedures; and
    • Waiving conflicts of interest.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 22, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.75 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE, 0.75 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Module 2: Conflicts of Interest: Ensuring Undivided Loyalty (0.75 IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse Module 3: Fees, Costs & Billing Practices - Getting Paid Ethically (0.75 IL MCLE/PR CLE)

    Lawyers need to get paid for all the hard work performed on behalf of clients, but it is essential that in doing so they are aware of and comply with their ethical obligations. In this PMBR module, you will learn about:

    • The types of fees and retainers in Illinois;
    • The ethics rules that apply to fee and cost arrangements;
    • The ethics rules and best practices with respect to written fee agreements; and
    • Best practices with respect to time and billing procedures.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 22, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.75 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE, 0.75 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Module 3: Fees, Costs & Billing Practices - Getting Paid Ethically (0.75 IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse Module 4: Attorney-Client Relationships - Effectively Connect and Communicate with Clients (0.50 IL MCLE/PR CLE)

    For most lawyers, establishing and maintaining healthy attorney-client relationships, as well as how lawyers end these relationships, is essential to a successful practice.  In this PMBR module, you will learn the ethics rules and best practices for establishing, maintaining and terminating an attorney-client relationship.  You will also learn best practices for avoiding unwanted client relationships.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 22, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.50 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE, 0.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Module 4: Attorney-Client Relationships - Effectively Connect and Communicate with Clients (0.50 IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse Module 5:  Client Trust Accounts (0.50 IL MCLE/PR CLE)

    Proper trust account management is essential to running an ethical law practice.  In this module you will learn about:

    • the requirements of holding client trust funds under Illinois Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15;
    • the signficance of an IOLTA trust account and how to open one;
    • the required records and accounting journals necessary to maintaining a trustworthy trust account; and
    • how to do a trust account reconciliation.

     

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 22, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.50 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE, 0.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Module 5:  Client Trust Accounts (0.50 IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse Module 6: Attorney Wellness (0.25 IL MCLE/PR incl. Mental Health/Substance Abuse CLE)

    Lawyers should learn and practice wellness strategies in order to fulfill their ethical obligations to their clients and others.  In this PMBR module, you will learn about:

    • Attorney wellness and the help that is available for attorneys struggling with wellness issues;
    • The ethics rules related to attorney wellness; and
    • Steps you can take if you or a colleague is in need of assistance.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 22, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.25 hours Including Mental Health and Substance Abuse Professional Responsibility MCLE credit, 0.25 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Module 6: Attorney Wellness (0.25 IL MCLE/PR incl. Mental Health/Substance Abuse CLE)
    Collapse Module 7: Civility & Professionalism (0.25 IL MCLE/PR CLE)

    The behavior of lawyers affects not just the professionalism of individuals, but the public's perceptions of the profession and the legal system.  Accordingly, lawyers should aspire to be civil and professional. In this PMBR module, you will learn about:

    • The past, present and future of civility and professionalism;
    • The meaning of civility and professionalism; and
    • Professionalism values.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 22, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.25 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE, 0.25 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Module 7: Civility & Professionalism (0.25 IL MCLE/PR CLE)
    Collapse Module 8:  Diversity & Inclusion: Culturally-Competent Lawyering (0.25 IL MCLE/PR incl. Diversity and Inclusion CLE)

    Lawyers should be able to lawyer across culture in order to better fulfill their ethical obligations to clients and others in the legal system.  In this PMBR module, you will learn how the cultural differences between you, your client, and others in the legal system impact the representation of your client; and five habits for increasing cultural competence.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 22, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.25 hours Including Diversity and Inclusion Professional Responsibility MCLE credit, 0.25 hours Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Module 8:  Diversity & Inclusion: Culturally-Competent Lawyering (0.25 IL MCLE/PR incl. Diversity and Inclusion CLE)