Each of the following online seminars can be viewed at absolutely no charge. These seminars are intended for the use of CVLS volunteers who have agreed to provide pro bono services.

CVLS is an accredited provider of Illinois MCLE courses and all of the seminars listed here are approved for Illinois MCLE credit only. You may apply for CLE credit for viewing one of the following seminars in its entirety. This CLE credit can be applied to the minimum continuing legal education requirements for Illinois attorneys. To receive CLE credit for viewing a seminar, submit the request form on the individual seminar's page.

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Inexpensive Ways to Preserve a Digital Footprint for Litigation

In this seminar, you will learn about the pervasiveness of data from sources such as smartphones, tablets, social media sites, and “Internet of Things” devices and how these sources are impacting the practice of law. You will also learn strategies on how to leverage collected data sets to connect digital breadcrumbs in a manner that drives the case narrative.

Inventories and Accounts for Minors & Disabled Persons

Join seasoned Probate Litigator Steve Raminiak as he teaches laws, procedures and best practices relating to Guardianship Inventories and Accounts in Cook County.

Litigating Habeas Corpus Petitions for Immigrants in Detention

An overview of federal habeas corpus practice and procedure for challenging unlawful immigration detention in federal court, with a focus on practice within the Seventh Circuit.

Medicaid Planning Basics

This presentation will cover the basics of Medicaid eligibility and also touch on some advanced Medicaid planning topics that CVLS volunteers may encounter.

Nuts and Bolts of Decedent’s Estates

This “Nuts and Bolts of Decedent’s Estates” CLE will impart important information to the new probate practitioner, from the initial client interview, through court form preparation and appointment of representative, to the closing of a Probate Estate case. Time will be spent on determining the most efficient method of marshalling assets and alternatives to Probate cases, such as Deed in Lieu of Probate and Small Estate Affidavits.

Preparing 2021 Income Taxes

Larry Krupp will interpret and explain the latest version of the tax code. He will discuss changes and concerns that can affect your business, your personal finances or those of your clients.

Real Estate Closings

In this seminar, Kathleen will guide you through real estate transactions start to finish including short sales. This is a perfect starter or refresher course for any attorney interested in real estate law. Come join us and learn from an expert.

Representing Detained Immigrants in Bond Hearings

Legal representation often determines whether an immigrant remains safely in the United States or is deported without ever having any legal counsel. Additionally, whether or not an immigrant is detained during removal proceedings greatly affects the outcome of their immigration case. While an immigrant can legally have an attorney represent him or her at any point in proceedings, representation cannot be at government expense. Statistically, only 14% of detained immigrants are able to obtain representation.

This training is for the limited representation of the detained immigrant at their bond hearing, but this limited representation is extremely helpful for the ultimate outcome of their removal proceedings. You do not have to be an immigration expert to make a difference!

Resolving Eviction Cases through Mediation and Agreed Orders

The Supreme Court recently released a new suite of agreed eviction orders. The orders offer a variety of agreements, with the tenant staying, leave, and perhaps paying back rent. CVLS Staff Attorneys Matt Hulstein and Marty Cozzola will review this suite and share some good ideas for mediating and resolving eviction cases.

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