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Illinois Basic Skills for Newly Admitted Attorneys 2016

Released on: Oct. 19, 2016
Running Time: 06:21:51
Please note: Illinois newly admitted attorneys must view the full on-demand course in order to receive a certificate.

PLI’s Illinois Basic Skills for Newly Admitted Attorneys 2016 is designed to help newly admitted attorneys in Illinois meet their first-year Minimum Continuing Legal Education Basic Skills requirements.   An expert faculty of practitioners from a range of practice areas will offer helpful instruction, advice and practice tips in fundamental elements of practice and important areas of professional responsibility.

You will learn:

  • Effective communications: working with clients, colleagues, co-counsel and consultants
  • Overview of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) of the Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Professionalism, civility, inclusion and resilience in the legal profession
  • Client confidentiality, attorney-client privilege, and work product protections
  • Basic negotiation skills

Newly admitted attorneys who need to fulfill their first year MCLE requirements by attending a Basic Skills course of no fewer than six hours will benefit from this course.


Lecture Topics [Total time 06:21:51]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.


  • Opening Remarks and Introduction* [00:01:08]
    Rachel S. Morse
  • Effective Communications: Working with Clients, Colleagues, Co-Counsel and Consultants* [01:15:11]
    Robert L. Byman, Olivia Luk Bedi, Jonathan Bedi
  • Overview of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) of the Supreme Court of Illinois* [01:08:21]
    Trisha M. Rich, Ari Telisman
  • Professionalism, Civility, Inclusion and Resilience in the Legal Profession* [01:03:50]
    Michelle Silverthorn
  • Client Confidentiality, Attorney-Client Privilege, and Work Product Protections: What You Need to Know* [01:20:00]
    Alicia Aiken, Christina M. Berish
  • Retraining Your Brain: Becoming the Best Negotiator in the Room* [01:33:13]
    Mark Grossman

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:


  • COMPLETE COURSE HANDBOOK
  • Effective Communications
    Olivia Luk Bedi, Jonathan S. Bedi
  • Illinois Rule 1.4: Communication
    Olivia Luk Bedi, Jonathan S. Bedi
  • Social Media Ethics Guidelines of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association (June 9, 2015)
    Olivia Luk Bedi, Jonathan S. Bedi
  • The Florida Bar Best Practices for Effective Electronic Communication
    Jonathan S. Bedi, Olivia Luk Bedi
  • An Introduction to the Ethical Practice of Law
    Trisha M. Rich, Ari Telisman
  • Are You Always a Lawyer? Illinois Supreme Court Says Maybe Not, But the Exception is Limited (February/March 2015)
    Colin P. Smith, Trisha M. Rich
  • 20 Tips for Rising Millennial Attorneys
    Michelle Silverthorn
  • 20 Professionalism Tips for Millennial Attorneys
    Michelle Silverthorn
  • How To Survive BigLaw
    Michelle Silverthorn
  • Lawyers: Let’s Talk About Race in America
    Michelle Silverthorn
  • Practicing Confidentiality and Privilege When Working with Clients
    Alicia L. Aiken
  • Center Partners, Ltd. v. Growth Head GP, LLC, 2012 IL 113107 (2012)
    Alicia L. Aiken
  • Illinois Rule 1.6: Confidentiality of Information
    Alicia L. Aiken
  • Client Confidentiality, Attorney-Client Privilege & Work Product Protections: What You Need to Know
    Christina M. Berish
  • Retraining Your Brain: Becoming the Best Negotiator in the Room
    Mark Grossman

Presentation Material


  • Effective Communication
    Olivia Luk Bedi, Jonathan Bedi, Robert L. Byman
  • An Introduction to The Ethical Practice of Law
    Trisha M. Rich, Ari Telisman
  • Civility, Professionalism, Inclusion and Resilience
    Michelle Silverthorn
Chairperson(s)
Rachel S. Morse ~ Jenner & Block LLP
Speaker(s)
Alicia Aiken ~ Confidentiality Institute
Jonathan Bedi ~ Bedi & Singer, LLP
Olivia Luk Bedi ~ Niro Law
Christina M. Berish ~ Thompson Coburn LLP
Robert L. Byman ~ Jenner & Block LLP
Mark Grossman ~ Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt,LLP
Trisha M. Rich ~ Holland & Knight LLP
Michelle Silverthorn ~ Diversity & Education Director, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
Ari Telisman ~ Senior Litigation Counsel, Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois
General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.

PLI’s live and on-demand webcasts are single-user license products intended for an individual registrant only. Credit will be issued only to the individual registered.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online programs per reporting period.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for Arkansas CLE credit.

California:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “eCLE” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of eCLE per reporting period, no more than 6 of which may be audio-only.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “in-house” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 in-house credits per reporting period.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “distance education” credit. Attorneys are limited to 9 credits of distance education per reporting period.

Iowa:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “unmoderated” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of unmoderated programs per reporting period.

Kansas:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “prerecorded” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of prerecorded programs per reporting period.

Kentucky:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “non-live” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 non-live credits per reporting period.

Louisiana:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 4 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Maine:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5.5 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Minnesota:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 on-demand credits per reporting period.

Mississippi:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Montana:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Nebraska:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “computer-based learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of computer-based learning per reporting period.

Nevada:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via self-study programs.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period.

New Jersey:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 4 credits of self-study per reporting period.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional on-demand web programs can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Only professional practice and law practice management credits may be earned via transitional on-demand web programs. Ethics and skills credits may not be earned via on-demand web programs.

North Carolina:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online programs per reporting period.

North Dakota:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Ohio:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “online, on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online, on-demand programs per reporting period.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “non-traditional” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of non-traditional programs per reporting period.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 3 on-demand credits per reporting period.

South Carolina:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “alternatively delivered” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of alternatively delivered programs per reporting period.

Tennessee:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 10 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “pre-recorded” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of pre-recorded programs per reporting period.

Washington:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “A/V” credit. Attorneys are limited to 22.5 credits of A/V programs per reporting period.

West Virginia:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of online instruction per reporting period.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “repeated, on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of repeated, on-demand programs per reporting period. No ethics credits can be earned via on-demand web programs.

Wyoming:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not eligible for CPD-BC credit unless viewed with at least one other attorney or an articled student. In this case, the credit must be recorded as a “study group.”

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “recorded” credit. If viewed without a colleague, attorneys are limited to 6 credits of recorded programs per year. If viewed with at least one colleague, there is no limit to the number of credits that can be earned via recorded programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s on-demand web programs can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for CPD-HK credit.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s on-demand web programs can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for on-demand web programs vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  Select on-demand web programs qualify as “QAS Self-Study” credit. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as "self-paced" credit. SHRM professionals are limited to 30 credits of self-paced programs per recertification period.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Candidates are limited to 10 self-study credits per 12-month period, and certification holders are limited to 20 self-study credits per 2-year renewal period.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists Certification (CAMS):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for CAMS credit.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for SW CPE credit.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

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