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Clifford Law Offices Hosts 16th Annual Continuing Legal Education Program

The 16th Annual Clifford Law Offices Free Continuing Legal Education Webinar
will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2023.

Clifford Law Offices is hosting its annual Continuing Legal Education Program, which will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2023, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. CST. The program is free and will only be offered virtually. Join thousands of lawyers for an educational afternoon of practical and professional development.

The program will be moderated by Robert A. Clifford, founding partner at Clifford Law Offices, whose practice concentrates on helping victims of personal injury, medical malpractice, mass torts, consumer and health care fraud, product liability, and aviation and transportation disasters. Mr. Clifford is a pillar of the Chicago legal community, recognized for his success in handling complex cases, and has obtained dozens of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements throughout his decades of practice.

Information for the program being offered is detailed below:

“Refresher on Ethics of Trial Work in a Courtroom”
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m. CST

As health officials continue to try to get the pandemic under control, the legal community is trying to get back to business as usual. But is it? Lawyers’ courtroom practice and procedure skills and knowledge may need a bit of sharpening. It is time for lawyers to brush up on the ethical rules that are in place when handling trials. Through hypotheticals, this two-hour program will deal with areas of concern that lawyers come across every day. A 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 trial stages with attendees answering polling questions on best practices. It should also be noted that effective January 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.

The speakers in this program are:

    • 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; Former Litigation Counsel for the ARDC
    • Hon. April G. Troemper, Circuit Court Judge, Seventh Judicial Circuit at Macoupin County and Member, Illinois Judicial Ethics Committee (IJEC)

CLE credit is only available for the live viewing and in the following states: Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Indiana.

To register or learn more information, please visit www.cliffordlawcle.com.

For questions, please call Clifford Law Offices at (312) 756-7575 or email programs@cliffordlaw.com.

About Clifford Law Offices
Since 1984, Clifford Law Offices has been dedicated to serving the needs of clients in the Chicago area and throughout the nation. Today, the law firm is one of the premier law firms in Chicagoland and is known nationally for its success in complicated legal matters. www.cliffordlaw.com