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Basic Skills 2017 - Part 1
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When: Friday December 1st
Where: DuPage Judicial Center - Attorney Resource Center
505 N. County Farm Road
3rd Floor
Wheaton, Illinois  60187
United States
Contact: Janine Komornick

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New admittees can fulfill their Basic Skills requirement with this seminar or with the Mentor Program of Illinois per Supreme Court Rule 793. The full program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 6 hours of Professional Responsibility (PRMCLE) credit by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.


This program is open to all attorneys - completion of this program will fulfill 6 hours of professional responsibility CLE requirement for your reporting period, including the new requirement - effective July 1, 2017 of those 6 hours, one hour must be be devoted to diversity and inclusion, and one hour must be devoted to mental health and substance abuse.


Session 1 December 1st

Registration: 12:30pm


1:15-2:15  Lea Gutierrez, Directory of Diversity & Inclusion/Senior Litigation Counsel Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission “Culturally Competent Lawyering”


2:30-3:30 Evie M. Caprel, CHTP - Breakthrough Moments “Distress to De-Stressed: Simple Steps to Relax and Renew”


3:45-4:45 Michael G. Bergmann, Executive Director, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), Cecilia Najera, Legal Aid Director, DuPage Bar Legal Aid Service, Marisa Wiesman, Managing Attorney, Prairie State Legal Services “Using Your Law License to Make a Difference in the Lives of Others through Pro Bono”


Attending Session 1 will meet the new professional responsibility CLE requirement on topics of diversity/inclusion & mental health/substance abuse



Session 2 December 8th

Registration: 12:30pm


1:15-2:15   Karen Mills, Strohschein Law Group, LLC “Estate Planning & Probate 101: Help Your Clients Leave a Legacy, Not a Burden”


2:30-3:30  Marc Bangser, Bennett & Bangser, LLC “Divorce and Family Law 101 What You REALLY need to know”


3:45-4:45  Larry LaVanway, The Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C. “Real Estate 101: Residential Real Estate Basics: Contract to Closing”


3 Hours PRMCLE Each Session for a total of 6 Hours PRMCLE for the entire program




Newly admitted attorneys attending Basic Skills for New Lawyer Requirements (Member & Non-Member): $25 for 1 Session/$45 for Both Sessions

DCBA Membership included for newly admitted attorneys who are currently non-members


Member Pricing: $50 for 1 Session/$85 for Both Sessions


Non-Member Pricing: $75 for 1 Session/$125 for Both Sessions


No refunds given with less than 72 hour notice before the seminar date


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