This full-day seminar examines a number of key topics, including preparing your case for trial, representing a defamation case, sexual harassment and hostile work environment claims, violations of the Stored Communications Act, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) violations, representing Fair Labor Standards Act cases, preparing your motion for temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction, defending a retaliation claim, non-competition agreements, defending unfair labor practice claims, and ethical considerations in proving your case.
Program attendees will gain a better understanding of: the affirmative defenses typically raised during trial; how to decide what evidence needs to be developed; which documents should be requested at discovery; interrogatories that can lead to summary judgments or summary decisions; how to refute affirmative defenses and move cases toward mediation and/or settlement; direct and cross-examination planning; planning for witness testimony; and much more.
The program, which qualifies for 6.0 hours based on a 60 minute MCLE (Minimum Continuing Legal Education) credit hour, including 1.0 hour PMCLE credit (subject to approval), is sponsored by the ISBA Labor & Employment Law, and Civil Practice and Procedure sections.
Cost, which includes lunch, is $150 for ISBA members and $305 for non-member lawyers and non-lawyers, by November 24; thereafter, prices increase $15. Payment must be made in advance by check, money order, or credit card. For more information and/or to obtain a registration form, log onto the ISBA website at www.isba.org/
The 33,000-member ISBA (isba.org), with offices in Springfield and Chicago, provides professional services to Illinois lawyers, and education and services to the public through a website (illinoislawyerfinder.com)