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When: Monday January 21, 2019
Where: DuPage Bar Center - Classroom
126 S. County Farm Road
Lower Level
Wheaton, Illinois 
United States
Contact: Janine Komornick

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Basic Skills Seminar


New admittees can fulfill their Basic Skills requirement with this seminar in combination with the Mentoring 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.


There are two options for satisfying a portion of the 15-hour Requirement for Newly-Admitted Attorneys with credit for completion of the year-long mentoring program. These new attorneys may complete:

  • Mentoring Program (6 PR CLE) + Basic Skills Course (6 CLE) + 3 hours CLE = 15 hours
  • Mentoring Program in lieu of the Basic Skills Course (6 PR CLE) + 9 hours CLE = 15 hours


This program is open to all attorneys


8:30am-9:30am: Let's have a Sidebar: Understanding Legal Malpractice Insurance

Speaker: Adam Czerwinski, Owner & Principal Agent - Sidebar Insurance Solutions, Inc.


9:45am-10:45am: What to Do When You Don't Know What To Do

Speaker: Josuha Bedwell - Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC


11:00am-12:00pm: Practical Guide to IOLTA and Non-IOLTA Trust  Accounts & Business Banking Basics for the New Attorney

Speakers: William Grosch, Senior Vice President, Theodora Cheila, & Shakeel Khan -  Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust Company - A Wintrust Community Bank


Lunch Break 12:00pm-1:00pm (Lunch is included in the price for full day participants)


1:15pm-2:15pm: Courthouse Basics & Civility in Civil Litigation

Speakers: Hon. John Demling (Ret) & John Pcolinski - Guerard, Kalina & Butkus


2:30pm-3:30pm: Working with the Court Clerk's Office

Speaker: Lisa Goodwin - DuPage County Circuit Clerk


3:45pm-4:45pm: Getting Referrals - The Best Way to Grow Your Practice

Speaker: James Thompson - Lawyer Marketing Resource



Price Per Session

Member/New Admittee/Gov't Attorney: $10 Per Session

Member Attorney: $20 Per Session

Non-Member: $40 Per Session


Full Seminar Pricing

Full Program 6 Hours PRMCLE Credits:

Member/New Admittee/Government Attorney: $50

Member Attorney: $100

Non-Member: $200


*No Refunds Given After Friday January 18th.


Contact DCBA Continuing Education Manager, Janine Komornick at


To register, click on the REGISTER button above, complete and return a registration form, or register with any DCBA Staff Member at the Attorney Resource Center or Bar Center or by phone at 630-653-7779.

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