“Refresher on Ethics of Trial Work in a Courtroom” is the title of the 16th annual continuing legal education program sponsored by Clifford Law Offices, an accredited CLE provider.
The webinar, which has been approved for two hours of ethics credit in Illinois, will be held Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 2:30-4:30 p.m. The program also has been approved for 2.4 hours of ethics credit in Missouri, two hours of ethics credit in Indiana and two hours of credit in Wisconsin.
Please note: CLE credit is only available to those who attend the webinar during its live broadcast Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 2:30-4:30 p.m. CST. Those who view the recorded version of the webinar will not be eligible for CLE credit.
Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, will moderate the program. The panel of speakers includes James Grogan, Adjunct Ethics Professor, Loyola College of Law, and former ARDC Deputy Administrator and Chief Counsel; Christopher R. Heredia, CNA Risk Control Consulting Director, Global Specialty, Lawyers Professional Liability and former Litigation Counsel for the ARDC; and Hon. April Troemper, Circuit Court Judge, Seventh Judicial Circuit at Macoupin County and Member, Illinois Judicial Ethics Committee (IJEC).
Through hypotheticals, the panel will discuss how lawyers can sharpen their courtroom practice and procedure skills as trials return back to in-person through the state. The panel will answer questions on how best to handle and defuse what could turn into unnecessary confrontational situations. From discovery issues to closing arguments, hypotheticals will be presented at various pre-trial, trial, and post-trial hypotheticals with attendees answering polling questions on best practices.
It should also be noted that effective Jan. 1, 2023, the Illinois Supreme Court has enacted an updated Illinois Code of Judicial Conduct for the first time in almost two decades, bringing it in line with national standards by addressing the use of social media and other technology that didn’t exist at the code’s last major update in 1993. How some of these Rules dovetail with trial lawyers in a courtroom will also be discussed.
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For further information, please contact Clifford Law Offices Communications Partner Pamela Sakowicz Menaker at 847-721-0909 (cell).