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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 –


See All ICLEF On Demand Seminars by Clicking Here!

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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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Pat Shoulders Receives ICLEF’s Highest Honor

On the evening of July 26, 2017, ICLEF President Marsha Volk Bugalla presented Evansville attorney Patrick A. Shoulders (Partner, Ziemer Stayman Weitzel & Shoulders LLP) the esteemed Excellence In Continuing Legal Education award on behalf of the ICLEF Board of Directors. The celebration occurred as part of the Board’s annual dinner meeting.

Joining Pat that evening were his wife, Lisa, along with former Excellence in CLE award winner Judge Melissa S. May and her guest, David Kent. The award carries with it a tremendous honor, as very few have received it. The inscription on the award reads as follows:

For being one who has actively participated and worked to enhance the quality and professionalism of continuing legal education in the State of Indiana, and

In gratitude for the efforts of innovative leadership and the pursuit of excellence in continuing legal education…and be it further known that this jurist is hereby accorded the distinctive recognition and has the admiration of this organization and the attorneys of the State of Indiana that comprise its membership.

Pat has been a loyal friend and extremely talented faculty instructor of ICLEF for over 30 years. His gifts of charisma, uncanny humor, and a pure passion for teaching have always brought an unparalleled energy to the programs which he participated on as either instructor or chair.

A graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Pat was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1978. He began his work with ICLEF in the 1980s, and became a fixture in trial and litigation curriculums by 1990. One of his more well-known highlights came in 1996 when he portrayed the fictional character “Dewey C. Howe” in ICLEF’s production of The Trial of John Wilkes Booth during the 100th Anniversary celebration of the ISBA. Shoulders’ character, Howe, was a stagehand who worked behind the scenes of the famous Ford Theater in Washington, D.C. The catch phrase of “bushy” (boooshay) became legendary during that production, as Howe described the hair of a stranger that he had observed in the darkness of the theater during the play that President Abraham Lincoln attended on the evening he was shot by John Wilkes Booth.

In addition to numerous other litigation and appellate programs, for the past 20 years Pat has served as one of the co-chairs for ICLEF’s Trial Advocacy Skills College, or “Trial Camp.” Each year he gives the participants nicknames based on how he perceives them to be seen through the eyes of the jury, as well as their personality, characteristics and tendencies. It is not unusual to receive thank you letters from past participants of the program, and they often include their nickname that Pat gave to them under their signatures.

In doing all of these things, Pat has successfully been able to orchestrate a harmonious balance between his practice, family life, as well as serving as one of IU’s Trustees. Those that are familiar with Pat know that he has never met a microphone he doesn’t like. Pat lives for the moment, and still brings that gregarious nature to every ICLEF program he is on. Seminars light up when Pat enters the room – and although you never completely know what is coming next, it was always memorable.

Congratulations, Pat, from all of us at ICLEF!


Past Excellence in CLE Award Recipients:

Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard (retired)
Indiana Supreme Court

Honorable Melissa S. May
Indiana Court of Appeals

Robert C. Beasley

Richard S. Pitts

Andrew C. Mallor

Thomas R. Lemon

MaryEllen Kiley Bishop

Michael P. Bishop

John M. O’Drobinak
Crown Point

Alan M. Hux

Linda K. Meier

Mark W. McNeely

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38th Indiana Law Update, Sept. 20-21: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Michigan City & Evansville

38th Indiana Law Update, Sept. 20-21: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Michigan City & Evansville

36th Annual Judge Robert H. Staton Indiana Law Update, Sept. 23-24, 2014: An ICLEF 12 CLE SeminarThe 38th Annual Judge Robert H. Staton Indiana Law UpdateTM program began in 1979 under the Chairmanship of the late Hon. Robert H. Staton. It continues to offer the finest scholarly review of the latest trends, developments and changes in Indiana Law. Offering 12 CLE credits along with 1 ethics credit, it’s an outstanding value for your CLE dollar.

Indiana Law UpdateTM has no duplicate! If you want the very finest Update program, attend on September 20-21, 2016 in the 500 Ballroom of the Indiana Convention Center or at one of the Live Group Webcast locations around the state. You can also watch from the comfort of your home or office with our Live Individual Webcasts of Day 1 & 2.

And This Year at the Indiana Convention Center… FREE WIFI ACCESS!

Hon. Melissa S. May
Judge, Indiana Court of Appeals, Indianapolis, IN

Ethics – Charles M. Kidd & Kevin P. McGoff

Constitutional Law Kenneth J. Falk

State and Federal Tax Update – Richard L. Bartholomew

Family and Juvenile Law – Hon. Vicki L. Carmichael & James A. Reed

Real Estate – Joshua C. Neal

Internet Law – Jessica L. Ballard-Barnett & Anthony J. Rose

Insurance Law – Richard S. Pitts

Torts – Kevin P. Farrell

Evidence: Criminal and Civil – Hon. Robert R. Altice Jr.

Employment Law – Melanie M. Dunajeski

Probate, Wills, Trusts and Elder Law – Todd I. Glass & Randall K. Craig

Business, Contracts and Banking – F. Anthony Paganelli

Criminal Law – Stacy R. Uliana & Jack H. Kenney

Intellectual Property Law – Thomas Q. Henry

Energy, Oil & Gas Law Update – John S. Rowe

Gun Law in Indiana – Guy A. Relford

Bankruptcy Law – Thomas P. Yoder


Tuesday & Wednesday, September 20 & 21, 2016
8:50 A.M. – 4:45 P.M. Eastern (Both Days)

For your convenience this years program will be available
simultaneously in multiple locations across the state:

– Indiana Convention Center, 500 Ballroom,
100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225

– Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne
120 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

– Blue Chip Resort & Casino, Michigan City
777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, IN 46360
Program begins at 7:50 A.M. Central Time

– RhineErnst LLP Law Office
One Main Street, Suite 600, Evansville, IN 47708
Program begins at 7:50 A.M. Central Time

DAY 1    – or –    DAY 2
From your home or office computer with internet access

– Available state wide after Live Seminar date


For a Full Agenda, Additional Info or to Register Please, Click Here.

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