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 Export to Your Calendar 5/15/2020
When: Friday, May 15, 2020
10:00 am-4:30 pm
Where: DuPage Bar Center - Classroom
126 S. County Farm Road
Lower Level
Wheaton, Illinois 
United States
Contact: Barb Mendralla

Online registration is available until: 5/15/2020
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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 is pending approval 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


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Understanding Your Malpractice Policy

Speaker: - Kyle Nieman, Protexure Accountants


11:00 pm - 12:00 pm: Rules and Regulations Governing Referrals and Business Development

Speaker: Melissa Smart, ARDC


12:15 pm - 1:15 pm: Business Basics of Law Firm Management

Speakers: Raiford D. Palmer, Sullivan Taylor Gumina & Palmer P.C.


1:15 pm - 2:15 pm: Your Professional Reputation and Civility

Speakers: Hon. David E. Schwartz and Hon. Kenton J. Skarin, 18th Judicial Circuit Court


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Building and Promoting Your Professional Brand

Speaker: Greg Wildman, Michelle Stavrou and Frank Jones, OVC, Inc.


3:30 am - 4:30 pm: Road Warriors Panel - Practicing Across Multiple Circuits

Speakers: Oran Cart - Cart Law Offices, Bridget G. Wrobel - Strohschein Law Group, Jason Wilkins - Law Office of Jason A. Wilkins




Price Per Session

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:

New Admittee/Government Attorney: $50

Member Attorney: $100

Non-Member: $200


Lunch is included in the price for full day participants


*No Refunds Given After Monday May 11th.


Contact DCBA Continuing Education Manager, Barb Mendralla 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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