We understand the importance of learning and applying new knowledge and skills that we need to deliver excellent client service and improve job performance. Our professional development takes form in a variety of formal initiatives such as conferences, courses at university and our Mentoring Program, and informal initiatives such as sharing of knowledge amongst colleagues.
We recognize the importance of continuing professional development and make initiatives for all our members to receive the education and support needed to make meaningful contributions to our firm. We go beyond the minimal continuing legal education (CLE) requirements so that we can exceed our clients’ expectations and needs. In particular, we plan and hold in-house seminars and presentations as part of our Professional Development Series through our Professional Development Committee. We focus on practical tips and efficient ways to achieve desired results in a wide variety of client matters and relate recent developments and trends to our clients and their businesses or goals.
Highlights of Seminars and Presentations
“Advanced Deposition Strategies”
– Keith Phoenix
“Better Achievement Through Better Training: A Mentored Approach to the Craft of Writing”
– Mike Forster
“Why Your Clients Want You to Engage and Involve Your Paralegal, Now"
– Bhavik Patel
“Illinois Work Product and Attorney-Client Rules and Practice Recommendations”
– Ken Bean and Untress Quinn
“How to Take a Case to Trial”
“Collecting and Authenticating Digital Evidence and Electronically Stored Information (ESI) for Trial”
– Tim Sansone
“Vehicle Accident Reconstruction and Biomechanics”
– Tim Niedbalski
“Business Succession Planning: Buy-Sell Agreements”
– Bhavik Patel and Kristy Bourgeois
“Practical Tips in Handling and Reviewing Medical Records”
– Diane Robben
For more information about our professional development initiatives, please contact:
Professional Development Committee Chair
Director of Strategic Business Development and Marketing