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NELA/Illinois presents the 18th Annual

Seventh Circuit Conference

Friday, February 22, 2019
Chicago Bar Association Building
321 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago
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Trending Topics in Employment

This year’s Seventh Circuit NELA conference is "Trending Topics in Employment Law." NELA/Illinois intends to apply for four hours of general CLE credit. The amount of credit sought depends on the jurisdiction. Attendees from other states need to apply for CLE on their own.


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9:45-10:00 Coffee and Registration  
10:00 Welcome Remarks Carrie Herschman (President NELA/Illinois)
10:05-11:05 The Illinois Human Rights Act Amendments:
Your New Best Friend
Randall D. Schmidt (University of Chicago),
Lester G. Bovia, Jr. (Illinois Human Rights Commission),
Ashley Stead (Illinois State Senate Democratic Caucus)
11:15-12:15 Restrictive Covenants:
Legal Trends, and Negotiation
and Drafting Tips
Christina Hynes Mesco,
Amit Bindra (The Prinz Law Firm P.C.)
12:15-1:15 Lunch and NELA/Illinois Member Forum  
1:15-2:15 Federal, State, and Local Protections
for LGBT Employees
John Knight (ACLU),
Elizabeth Ricks (Chicago House and Social Service Agency)
2:15-3:15 Top 10 New Employment Laws In Illinois Chiquita Hall-Jackson (Hall-Jackson & Associates, PC),
Gray Mateo-Harris (Barnes & Thornburg, LLP)
3:15-3:30 Afternoon Break  
3:30-4:30 ARDC Charges and Malpractice Claims:
How to Protect Yourself
Jim Doppke (Robinson Law Group)
Michael Corsi, Konicek & Dillon
Brad Levison, Choate Herschman Levison, LLC
4:30-5:30 Cocktail Reception  

Registration and Fees

The Seventh Circuit Conference is open to NELA/Illinois members only.

Online registration is now closed. You may still register at the door the day of the conference. If you register at the door you must pay by cash or check.

A friendly reminder that scholarships are available.
Registration Forms
Members in private practice $100 (online registration is now closed)
Members in non-profit or government practice $75 (online registration is now closed)
Law students Free (online registration is now closed)
Non-members $125 (online registration is now closed)
Law students, non-members Free (online registration is now closed)

c/o Choate Herschman Levison, LLC
401 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1302G
Chicago, IL 60605