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Hon. Lynn M. Egan, (Ret.) will present “Is Your Law Practice Battle Ready?” as part of her free monthly lunchtime Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar series. The presentation will look at applying military lessons to the practice of law.

The CLE will focus primarily on applying military-style lessons in leadership, task management and performance to law practices. Speakers at the seminar will include Ms. Elisabeth Pennix, general counsel for the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs and commander of the US Navy Reserves, and Mr. Conrad C. Nowak, partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson and former non-commissioned officer in the US Army.

“Although the practice of law necessarily forces attorneys to confront conflict, the rules of professional conduct require all attorneys to temper their advocacy with civility and professionalism,” Judge Egan said. “This seminar offers a unique and interesting approach to fulfilling one’s ethical responsibilities.”

The presentation will be from 12:00pm – 1:15pm Tuesday, February 20th, at the James R. Thompson Center in the Assembly Hall Auditorium. It is approved by the MCLE Board for one hour of general or ethics credit.

To register for the upcoming presentation, call 312.603.5935 or click here.

Judge Egan is a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems. She has nearly 22 years of judicial experience in the Cook County Circuit Court, during which time hundreds of cases were transferred to her for settlement conferences. Prior to becoming a judge, she was a highly regarded litigator with Hinshaw & Culbertson. Judge Egan is an active member of the legal community, giving back by serving on Illinois Supreme Court committees and providing free monthly CLE programs to judges and attorneys.

To view Judge Egan’s full bio, click here.

To check Judge Egan’s availability, click here.

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Judge McNamara was instrumental in settling a very difficult and contentious case. Although I disagreed with certain (not all) of Judge McNamara’s legal positions, she expressed her opinions in a way that got my clients to focus on other things besides their dissatisfaction. There was nothing but bad blood between the parties, and Judge McNamara appealed to the better nature of both sides to resolve their differences. These intangibles, plus her experience, social skills, and ability to translate the process to the parties in an understandable way from a judge’s perspective, were all instrumental in settling the case.

John P. Quall, Esq.Law Office of John P. Quall