6-Hour Program

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Overview

Why You Should Attend

PLI’s Illinois Basic Skills for Newly Admitted Attorneys is designed to help newly admitted attorneys in Illinois meet their first-year Minimum Continuing Legal Education Basic Skills Course requirements. This program, taught by a faculty of expert practitioners from a range of practice areas, covers important professional responsibility topics and fundamental elements of practice.

What You Will Learn 

  • Effective communications and negotiations
  • Overview (and Avoidance) 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
  • Digital security and ethical obligations

Who Should Attend

Newly admitted attorneys who need to fulfill their first-year MCLE requirements by attending a Basic Skills Course of no fewer than six hours can satisfy those requirements with this course. New attorneys who have passed the bar in the 2018 cycle but will not be admitted at the time of the October 1 program can still claim credit for program attendance if they are sworn in within 365 days of passing the bar exam.

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