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When: Saturday February 3, 2018
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Where: Sheraton Lisle Naperville Hotel
3000 Warrenville Road
Lisle, Illinois  60532
United States
Contact: Janine Komornick

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Mega Meeting 2018

Saturday February 3rd

"Working Together...Winning Together"


On February 3rd, the 2018 DCBA Mega Meeting will take place at the Lisle Sheraton. This meeting will offer a full day of programming focused on the theme “Working Together…Winning Together.” 


Attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 5.5 credits (MCLE & PRMCLE) for attending the entire day’s programming. 


As has been done in the past, an exhibit hall will be available for attendees to meet with vendors providing goods and services to our legal community. The exhibits will be open all day, beginning with breakfast, through several scheduled breaks and will close with a cocktail reception Saturday at 4:30 PM.


For a printable registration form, click here to download.


7:30 - 8:00 - Opening Breakfast


8:00 - 10:30 Morning Breakout Sessions (2.5 Hours CLE)


Estate Planning & Probate Workshop: Bill Hardesty (fiduciary & investment fees, fee erosion of investment returns, prudent invsting and the DOL fiduciary rule & Melissa Johnson (Estate Planning Considerations & the Presumptively Void Transfer Act)


Business Law: Markus May & Ken Clingen - Negotiating the Sale of a Business - Advice for Negotiating Key Aspects of M&A Contracts


Special Courts Workshop: Andrea Neumann & Cathy Nusgart (DuPage County Problem Solving Courts) & Linda Strohschein (Guardianship Court vs Mental Health Court)


Real Estate Residential Development Bootcamp/Case Law Updates: Rich Guerard/Joe Fortunato & Steve Bashaw



11:00 - 2:00 Judges' Panel and State of the Courthouse Luncheon



2:00 - 3:00 Plenary Session


"Mentoring Across Lines of Difference" This presentation teaches lawyers how to address diversity issues within their professional mentoring - Sandra Yamate from the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession.  This presentation will qualify for 1 credit PRMCLE - Diversity/Inclusion credit


3:30 - 4:30 Afternoon Breakout Sessions


How to Effectively Communicate with Your Clients Without Losing Your Mind: Wayne Brucar (1 Credit PRMCLE of which .5 will qualify for mental health/substance abuse)


Ethical Traps in Estate Planning and Estate and Trust Administration: Dick Kuhn (1 Credit PRMCLE)


Religions and Politics Case Law: Charles Wentworth & Scott Pointner (1 Credit MCLE)


Real Estate Financing ,Financial Planning: Practrical Implications for Divorce Settlements: Jim Schiro (1 Credit MCLE)



4:30 - 6:30 Closing Cocktail Reception




Member: $225/Non-Member $425


Gov't Attorney/New Lawyer (5 yrs or less): $100


GAL Attendee: $75 - for those registered for the Domestic Relations Guardian Ad Litem Training which will be taking place the same day as Mega Meeting


An all day ticket includes Breakfast, Expo, State of the Courthouse Lunch, up to 5.5 hours of CLE credit and Reception


Refunds will not be given after January 31st.



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