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ICLEF’s Top 20 On Demand Seminars Including Ethics Hours


The Lawyer’s Compass: Character, Ethics
& Trust in the Modern Legal Practice

– 6 CLE / 6 E –


New Trust Account Rules Made Easy!
– 3 CLE / 3 E –


2017 Vignettes of Legal Ethics
– 3 CLE / 3 E –


The Ethical & Malpractice Risks of Starting,
Buying, Selling & Leaving a Law Firm

– 3 CLE / 3 E –


Nobody Told Me There’d Be Days Like These
– 3 CLE / 3 E –


Risk Management: The Road Map to a Better Practice
– 3 CLE / 3 E –


Cybersecurity for Lawyers
– 3 CLE / 1.5 E –


2017 Year in Review
Day 1 – 6 CLE / 1.5 E –


The New Medical Malpractice Act
– 6 CLE / 1 E –


39th Indiana Law Update 2017
Day 1  – 6 CLE / 1 E –


Survivor’s Guide to Everyday Estate Planning
– 6 CLE / 1 E –


15th Family Law Institute
Day 1 – 6 CLE / 1 E –
Day 2 – 6 CLE / 1 E –


Law Practice Succession & Retirement Planning
 – 6 CLE / 1 E –


What Every Lawyer Needs to
Know About Malpractice Insurance

– 2 CLE / 1 E –


Confidentiality & E-Filing at the Trial & Appellate Levels
– 1 CLE / 1 E –


Public Sector Ethics: A New Philosophy?
– 1 CLE / 1 E –


Deciphering the Tripartite Mystery: The Relationship
Between Defense Counsel, The Insurer & The Insured

– 1 CLE / 1 E / 1 Ins. CE –


Methods in Getting Paid
– 1 CLE / 1 E –


Website Development: Use & Misuse
of Social Media in Your Practice

– 1 CLE / 1 E –


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ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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ALC Episode 4: How Do I Avoid Being Screw-Drivered at All?

ALC Episode 4: How Do I Avoid Being Screw-Drivered at All?

James J. Bell, ICLEF's Amateur Life Coach

ICLEF’s Amateur Life Coach concludes the season by answering the question from Stephanie Grass of Paganelli Law Group, “How can I avoid being screw-drivered at all?”

Thanks to all our viewers for joining the Amateur Life Coach this season! Use the holiday season to binge watch all the episodes of ICLEF’s Amateur Life Coach on YouTube by clicking here.

Questions for the Amateur Life Coach?
We are already brainstorming topics for next season. Do you have questions? The Amateur Life Coach may have answers! Submit questions for the Amateur Life Coach to iclef@iclef.org

You can also follow the Amateur Life Coach on Twitter and Facebook:
Twitter: @AmtrLifeCoach            Facebook: “The Amateur Life Coach”


Written and performed by James J. Bell. Produced by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum. This video is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional advice.

About James J. Bell – James is an experienced criminal defense and legal ethics lawyer.  For over 17 years he has defended individuals facing criminal charges. James also regularly provides advice to attorneys and law firms on difficult ethical issues.

In addition, when businesses are confronted with the need to conduct internal investigations, he not only advises, but directs them through the nuances of that process.

James has served as a major felony public defender in state court, and currently is a Director on the Indiana Federal Community Defenders Board.  James is a regular contributor to The Indiana Lawyer on criminal law and legal ethics topics.  He also has served as an adjunct professor at Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law teaching professional responsibility. Follow James on Twitter at @jamesjbell

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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All Day Ethics – Dec. 29

Friday, December 29, 2017 is the absolute last day to obtain your in-person CLE and Ethics hours for the year! If you have not had the opportunity to squeeze those hours in, ICLEF can help. We will be here all day on the 29TH showing Video Replays of some of the best ethical discussions of 2017.

The video presentations are conveniently set up for you to attend at any time during the day. We will be showing one hour ethical segments from our most popular seminars produced this year.

Stop by on December 29TH. We’ll be here!

If you can’t make it Dec. 29TH and need CLE before Dec. 31ST try ICLEF On Demand Seminars at ICLEF.org – Fast & Convenient! (You may obtain up 9 of your 36 CLE hours through ICLEF On Demand Seminars)

AGENDA: CLE credit cannot be certified for portions of the program already viewed by the attendee.

8:30 A.M.    Registration Opens

9:00 A.M.    Liar, Liar: What to Do When Your Client Lies
                       – Paul A. Leonard, Jr.
                       1 CLE / 1 E – From: 15th Annual Family Law InstituteTM, Oct. 2017

10:00 A.M.   Avoiding the Estate Planning “Blue Screen of Death” with Competent
                      & Ethical Practices
                       – Professor Gerry W. Beyer
                       1 CLE / 1 E – From: 44th Midwest Estate Tax & Business Planning Institute, June 2017

11:00 A.M.   Ethical Pitfalls of Joint Representation
                       – Ryan M. Hurley
                       1 CLE / 1 E – From: Business Litigation: It’s a Team Sport, Feb. 2017

12:00 P.M.   What Every Elder Law Attorney Should Know About Alzheimer’s
                      Disease: Ethical Responsibilities in Dealing with the Incapacitated Client
                       – Dr. Mary Guerriero Austrom, PhD
                       1 CLE / 1 E – From: Elder Law Institute, Oct. 2017

1:00 P.M.     Ethical Issues in Law Practice Succession Planning
                       – Ted A. Waggoner
                       1 CLE / 1 E – From: Law Practice Succession & Retirement Planning, Sept. 2017

2:00 P.M.    Risk Management: The Road Map to a Better Practice
                       – Christian A. Stiegemeyer
                      3 CLE / 3 E – From: Risk Management: The Road Map to a Better Practice, Nov. 2017

5:00 P.M.    Program Adjourns


ALL DAY Ethics 2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
up to 8 CLE / 8 E

– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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Trial Evidence: Artistry & Advocacy in the Courtroom – Dec. 19

Program Description:
Examine evidence from the most important point of view -the judge’s – and upgrade your working knowledge and understanding of evidence with the most popular and published expert in this fast-changing field.

In this dynamic, practice-based program, Tom Mauet uses his vast experiences as a trial lawyer, law professor and judge to help you organize evidence in the way it should be – from the judge’s perspective.

Mauet frames his presentation by using the three Rs:
Is it relevant?
Is it reliable?
Is it right?

He focuses on potential problem areas – raising and making persuasive objections – and highlights his points with memorable flow charts and examples.

This highly-acclaimed, comprehensive, entertaining program is enhanced by a continuous visual presentation and a detailed evidence manual. You will find useful checklists for immediate implementation into your practice.
• Master the seven methods of impeachment;
• Define the original documents rule and utilize character traits to your benefit; and
• Revisit the law of evidence in a way that will help you win the evidentiary wars before, during and after trial.

The program includes an analysis of FRE 502 and its impact on:
• subject matter waiver
• inadvertent waivers made during the discovery process, and
• the effect of federal court orders on other federal and state court proceedings.

Program Highlights
• First steps – what to do as soon as an evidence problem arises.
• The three Rs approach to evidence.
• Making objections that persuade the judge.
• Establishing proper foundations for witnesses and exhibits.
• Nine steps of expert testimony admissibility.
• Understanding the hearsay / non-hearsay dichotomy.
• Seven impeachment methods and rehabilitation.

Is it Relevant?
• General relevance
• Special relevance
• Character traits
• Other acts
• Habit
• Policy exclusions
• Privileges exclusions

Is it Reliable?
• Hearsay and non-hearsay
• Hearsay exceptions
• Exceptions – statements
• Exceptions – spontaneous statements
• Exceptions – records

Is it Right?
• Witness competency
• Direct examination
• Experts – 9 steps
• Cross-examination
• Impeachment-7 methods
• Rehabilitation
• Exhibits – seven groups
• Original documents rule

Thomas A. Mauet
The University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson

Lee C. Christie
Cline Farrell Christie & Lee, PC, Indianapolis

Mark A. Metzger
Metzger Rosta LLP, Noblesville

Artistry & Advocacy In The Courtroom
6 CLE – Tuesday, December 19: 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

– From your home or office computer

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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