Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation is offering two free CLE opportunities for pro bono volunteers. On the afternoon of October 2, there will be a live family law basics training at the I-Hotel geared toward new attorneys and attorneys who don’t ordinarily practice family law but would be willing to do relatively simple divorces once or twice a year.
There is also a 6 hour archived more advanced family law training available on-line to be viewed at your convenience. More details of the programs and faculty and registration information are in the attached memo.
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc.
TO: Champaign County attorneys
FROM: Valerie McWilliams
SUBJECT: Free Archived Webcast of Family Law Seminar and Free In-person Divorce Basics CLE
DATE: September 1, 2009
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc., is presenting a free archived webcast of a Family Law Seminar for its Staff, Pro Bono, and Private Bar Involvement (PBI) attorneys. Attorneys who are not currently in one of these categories may participate in this free training by agreeing to handle one pro bono divorce for Land of Lincoln. The archived webcast of this Seminar has been approved for six (6) hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. The evaluations for the live version of this seminar were excellent, and the audio and visual quality of the archived webcast is very good. It can be viewed at the time most convenient to you.
The Agenda covers Guardian Ad Litems, Qualified Illinois Domestic Relations Orders, Sexual Abuse of Children, Mediation of Custody and Visitation, Military Retirement, Federal Retirement, Case Law Update, and Judicial Perspective. The Faculty includes Cynthia Fain, Senior Assistant General Counsel for the Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois; Carolyn Hubler, Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center; Marta Papa, Illinois State Bar Association mediation trainer; Janet Heflin, former Chief Judge of the Madison County Family Court; and prominent domestic relations attorneys Patricia Kievlan, Kimberly Klein Power, Robert Wells, and Lorri Mott.
To register for archived webcast, send your name, address, telephone number, Attorney Registration number, and whether you plan to participate in person, by live webcast, or by archived webcast. Register by e-mail at email@example.com, by FAX at (618) 398-4813, or by regular mail to Richard Chase, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc., 8787 State Street, Suite 101, East St. Louis, Illinois 62203.
In addition, there will be a live, divorce basics training in Champaign at the I-hotel on Friday October 2 from 1 to 4:45 p.m. This award winning program is available at no cost to attorneys who agree to take a pro bono case this year. This is geared towards attorneys who do not specialize in family law, and also new attorneys. The faculty includes Julie Keehner Katz and Judge Arnold Blockman. The details of this program, including how to register, are found at the ISBA website.
“THINGS THAT ANNOY JUDGES”
Monday, October 26, 2009
6:00 PM with catered mixer to follow
Max L. Rowe Auditorium
College of Law Building, 504 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
*** ATTORNEYS & LAW STUDENTS WELCOME***
•Hear directly from the Judges regarding topics from formal procedures to common courtroom mistakes.
•Meet & mingle with the Judges & local attorneys for advice on law school and practicing law.
Judge Michael P. McCuskey, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Central Dist. IL (Urbana)
Judge Arnold F. Blockman, Circuit Judge, Champaign Co. (Urbana)
Judge Holly F. Clemons, Associate Judge, Champaign Co. (Urbana)
Judge Esteban F. Sanchez, Associate Judge, Sangamon Co. (Springfield)
Judge Brian L. McPheters has announced dates for odd numbered Probate Cases for January 2010 through June 30, 2010.
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The Champaign County Bar Association dues and renewal form is now available for the 2009-2010 year. Available as a PDF.
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PRO BONO NOTES
The Champaign office of Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance would like to recognize the following attorneys who have taken a referral in the month of August 2009:
Thomas Eaton, Paul Hendren, Sue Jones, Robert Keller, and William Scott
We would also like to recognize the attorneys who have closed a case in the month of August 2009:
Harold Adams, Paul Hendren, Francis Jahn, Sue Jones, Larry Silkwood, and Barbara Slanker
On behalf of our clients we THANK YOU! For your courtesy, patience and continued participation in the CCBA Pro Bono Program.
For more information on the CCBA Pro Bono Program, please contact:
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance
Phone: (217) 356-1351
Dear Colleague and Fellow Member:
Having lobbied the U of I College of Law for an invitation to a “Peers Pub” for several years, we finally received one, attended quite well and those lawyers attending had a great opportunity to interact with a goodly number of students. Thanks to those of you who attended. Our presence put a good face on the local bar.
The following three significant events – events that you are going to mark on your calendar as you read this – will occur between now and the end of this calendar year:
Friday, October 2, 2009 – Mixer at Crane Alley
4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
CCBA will provide Beer, Wine & appetizers
Thursday, October 29, 2009 – ARDC Presentation on
New Rules of Professional Conduct
Courtroom A – 3:30 p.m.
This course is CLE approved.
Speaker: Peter Rostkoff
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 – Holiday Dinner/Dance
Happy Hour – 5:30 p.m.
Dinner – 6:30 p.m.
Please don’t let the myriad of all those other organizations to which you belong mess with these dates.
See you at Crane Alley.
John Gadau, President