Legal Education

The Decalogue Society of Lawyers is an accredited MCLE provider

  • All classes listed are offered free of charge to the public.
  • CLE credit is available only to members of Decalogue and co-sponsoring organizations.
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2017-2018 Decalogue Society Of Lawyers and Decalogue Foundation Legal Education Series

  • Registration is required for all classes and must be made on-line.
  • Reservations can not be made by phone or email.
  • Registration opens 4-8 weeks prior to each class.

CURRENT CLASSES

Wednesday, April 25, 12:15pm-1:15pm
CLE: Courtesy and Civility in the Legal Profession
Speaker: Justice Jesse Reyes
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775
Registration is now closed.

Wednesday, May 9, 12:15pm-1:15pm
CLE: Criminal Law
Speaker: Donna Makowski
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775
Register by May 7

Wednesday, May 23, 12:00pm-1:30pm
CLE: Jewish Multi-Culturalism
Panel: Stacey Flint, Mel Ferrand, Amy Zaretsky
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775
1.5 hours Professional Responsibility Credits pending
Register by May 21

 

Previous Classes

Wednesday, September 13, 11:30am-1:30pm
Video CLE – The Good Wife: “Unorthodox”
An Orthodox couple is sued by someone who tripped on a fallen Eruv wire attached to their house. They could not call to report the downed line because it was Shabbat. Can they claim a 1st amendment exception to liability?

Prof. Cliff Scott-Rudnick and Dick Adler will lead a discussion of diversity and ethical issues posed in this episode from the first season of of the award-winning legal drama.

Location: John Marshall Law School, 304 S State, Room 1200A
Co-Sponsored with John Marshall Law School
Approved for 2 hours Professional Responsibility credits
(1 hour ethics & 1 hour diversity)
CLE credit for Decalogue members and John Marshall Faculty


Wednesday, September 27, 12:15pm-1:15pm
Employment Law: Highlights from 2017 and Beyond
Speakers: Nate Lichtenstein and Amy Gibson
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775

Wednesday, October 18, 12:15pm-1:15pm
Best Practices for Non-Profit Boards
Speaker: Barry Goldberg, Assistant Bureau Chief, Charitable Trust Bureau of the Office of the Illinois Attorney General
Location: ISBA Mutual, 20 S Clark Ste 800
Co-Sponsored with LAGBAC
CLE credit for members of Decalogue and LAGBAC

Wednesday, November 1, 12:00pm-1:30pm
DCFS Investigations
Speaker: Diane Redleaf
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775

Wednesday, November 8, 12:15pm-1:15pm
Best Practices in Filing an Appeal
Speaker: Justice Jesse Reyes
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775

SPECIAL CLE
Tuesday, November 14, 6:30-8:30pm
From Employee to Entrepreneur: How to start your own business from a legal and financial perspective.
Speakers: Jessica Merino, President and Financial Advisor of Merino Wealth Management; Michele Katz, Founding Partner of Advitam IP; Helen Bloch, Principal, Law Offices of Helen Bloch, P.C.
Co-sponsored with the National Association of Women Business Owners
Networking reception with light refreshments
Location: Catalyst Ranch, 656 W Randolph, Chicago
1 hour General CLE credit for members of Decalogue and NAWBO

SPECIAL CLE
Monday, November 20, 5:30-7:30pm
Trinity Lutheran and The Future of Public Funding of Religious Institutions
Speakers: Prof. Richard Garnett, University of Notre Dame, Prof. Andrew Koppleman, Northwestern University
Cosponsored by the Catholic Lawyers Guild, the Christian Legal Society, and the Notre Dame Program on Church, State, & Society
Location: Jenner & Block, 353 N Clark, Chicago
1 hour General CLE credit for all

Wednesday, November 29, 12:15pm-1:15pm
Traffic
Speakers: Judge Cecilia Horan & Judge Charles Beach
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775

SPECIAL CLE
Hon. Gerald C. Bender Memorial Lecture
Sunday, December 3, 9:30am-12:00pm
Topic: The Israeli Supreme Court: A Force for or Against Democracy?
Speakers: Rabbi Yona Reiss, J.D., Av Bet Din, Chicago Rabbinical Council & Prof. Steven Resnicoff, DePaul University Director of JLJS
Location: Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation AG Beth Israel
7117 N Crawford Avenue, Lincolnwood
Co-sponsored with DePaul College of Law Center for Jewish Law & Judaic Studies and Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation AG Beth Israel with generous support from Katz & Stefani LLC

Wednesday, January 17, 11:30am-2:00pm
Special MLK Day Video CLE: “Loving”
Class Leader: Prof. Cliff Scott-Rudnick
Speakers: TBA
Location: John Marshall Law School, 304 S State Room 1200A
Co-Sponsored with Black Women Lawyers Association, Cook County Bar Association, and John Marshall Law School
2.5 hours Professional Responsibility credits
CLE credit for Decalogue, BWLA, and CCBA members and John Marshall Faculty

Wednesday, January 24, 12:15pm-1:15pm (Date change)
CLE: Condo Law Update – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Speaker: Joel Chupack, Partner, Heinrich & Kramer
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775

Wednesday, January 31, 12:15pm-1:15pm
e-Discovery and Cyber Security
Speaker: Stephen Komie
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775

Wednesday, February 7, 12:15pm-1:15pm
Mediation: What is the Object of the Exercise? If You Don’t Know Where You are Going, You Just Might Not Get There
Speaker: Kent Lawrence, Partner, Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop, LLC
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775

Wednesday, February 14, 12:00pm-1:30pm
2018 Income Tax Update
Speaker: Lawrence Krupp, Director, Kessler Orlean Silver
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775
1.5 hours General MCLE Credit

Wednesday, March 7, 12:0pm-1:30pm
Burnout in Lawyering III
Speaker: Alice Virgil, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775
1.5 hours Professional Responsibility Mental Health Credits

Wednesday, March 14, 12:15pm-1:15pm (Date change)
Judicial Recusals & SOJs
Speaker: Patrick John
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775

Wednesday, April 11, 12:00-1:30pm
Legal Ethics in a Brave New World
Speaker: Wendy Muchman, ARDC Director of Litigation
Location: ISBA Mutual, 20 S Clark, Ste 800
1.5 hours Professional Responsibility Credits