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.
- Adult Guardianship
- Child Rep
- Child Support
- Court & Hearings
- Decedent's Estate
- Estate Planning
- Guardian ad Litem
- Mental Health
- Power of Attorney
- Professional Responsibility
- Special Needs Trust
- Substance Abuse
VAWA and Immigration: The Basics
Spouses, children and parents of United States legal permanent residents or citizens may be eligible to apply for lawful status in the United States if they have been the victims of abuse at the hands of their legal permanent resident or citizen spouse, parent or child. This presentation will explain eligibility requirements, bars to eligibility, how to build your case and the path to legal permanent residence in the United States.
Who Cares for the Caregiver? A Crash Course on Powers of Attorney
A panel discussion on the basics of powers of attorney for healthcare and property and their role in the estate planning process.
Zoom in the Time of COVID-19
COVID-19 has forced many judges to start holding remote hearings over Zoom. In this seminar, Carol Casey will discuss how to prepare your clients for a Zoom hearing, and how to prepare yourself for a remote contested hearing. It isn’t likely that Zoom will be going anywhere soon, and these skills will be crucial for attorneys for the foreseeable future.