Federal Court Boot Camp (11th Annual): The Nuts and Bolts (IL)

Audio program! (check our CLE Programs page for live versions)

Pincus Professional Education has put on its annual Federal Court Boot Camp for eleven years for a reason – it’s that good.

Large law firms often send multiple associates to the program year after year why? Because it’s that good.

Small and mid-sized firms send their new associates each year as well. Why? Because it’s that good.

Solo attorneys who have heard from others about the program come why? Because it’s that good.

Our Federal Court Boot Camp has taught thousands of attorneys about the ins-and-outs of Federal Court, as well as general litigation strategies and skills. This seminar is both a litigation primer and a primer for litigating in Federal Court.

Faculty includes Federal Court judges and very experienced litigators. You’ll get a unique perspective and an inside look at what the court wants and does not want from attorneys practicing in Federal Court.

Attendees have rated our faculty so highly that most of the faculty return to teach year after year.

This litigation course will walk you through the essential components and tasks involved in your case, from start to finish. You’ll learn the rules and tasks, strategies and tactics, and the skills and techniques you must have to become a more effective and successful litigator in Federal Court and to be a more effective and successful litigator in general.

Take a look at our “testimonials” tab for how valuable attendees feel it is to hear from judges, career District Court law clerks and experienced litigators.

And take a look at our detailed agenda to see why our Federal Court Boot Camp program is the best in the state.

This is a newer attorney level program and is great for all types of attorney: Large firm, small firm, solo, government and legal aid.

 

This program was recorded live on April 24, 2020. The recording package, including seminar materials, is available now.  

 

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What You Will Learn

Intro to program and Federal Court

  • We’re not in Kansas Anymore: Overview of Practical Differences Between State Court and Federal Court Practice
  • Material Differences Among Illinois’ Federal Districts
  • Highlights from the Local Rules and Local Practice (key practical rules, CM/ECF, forms, 28 USC § 636 Magistrate Judges, and more!)
  • Rule 1

Complaint and Answer Rules, Differences, Advice and Strategies

  • Plausibility Standard: Rule 8’s Short and Plain Statement
  • Forms of Complaints and Answers/Defenses
  • Defenses vs. Affirmative Defenses
  • Practice Pointers and Pitfalls

Case Scheduling and the Case Management Conference in Federal Court

  • Rule 16.1
  • Case Management Reports

Rule 12 and Other Motions

  • Top ten tips for drafting Rule 12(b)(6) motions, responses, and replies.
  • How to enhance the effectiveness of memoranda addressing motions to dismiss.
  • How to address procedural issues that frequently arise when briefing motions to dismiss.
  • Additional Rule 12 motions
  • Ex Parte Motions
  • TRO or preliminary injunctions

Discovery & eDiscovery

  • CM/ECF brief overview/advice
  • Pilot program on mandatory initial disclosures
    • 26(a)(1) initial disclosures
  • Interrogatories, request to produce – differences between state and federal
  • 2015 Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure
    • Scope of discovery / proportionality
    • Requests for production and responses
    • Failure to preserve / sanctions
    • How courts have interpreted them
  • E-discovery
    • Overview and considerations
    • Sources and preservation
    • Authentication
    • Federal Rule of Evidence 502 
  • Motions to Compel

Depo Strategies

  • Federal Rules related to Depos
  • Federal v. State differences
  • Subpoenas & affidavits
  • Deadlines and rules
  • Strategy and Deciding whom to depose
  • Taking good depositions
  • Making effective use of depositions at trial or for settlement

Drafting and Replying to Motions for Summary Judgment

Oral Argument Tips

Heading to Trial

  • Trial Briefs
  • Pretrial Statement
  • Pretrial Conference and Order (FRCP 16)

Pre-Trial Matters

  • Your Jury:
    • What is unique about Jury Selection in Federal Court?
    • Questionnaire and Voir Dire Tips
    • Jury Instructions – pitfalls & best practices
    • Jury Verdict Forms – pitfalls & best practices
  • Motions in Limine – How do they differ from state court?

Trial Presentation

  • Introduction of Exhibits
  • Evidentiary Objections
  • Direct and Cross-Examinations
    • Purpose, audience and format requirements
    • Basic direct examination skills
    • Basic cross examination skills
  • Preserving the Record for Appeal

Testimonials

“Best CLE program I’ve been to, because it was comprehensive.” – Ronald Boggs, Esq.

“Excellent – very thorough!” – Steve McMullen, Esq.

“I’m very happy with the topics that were covered. Excellent seminar! I will recommend this to other attorneys!” – Sarah Hertz, Esq.

“The program is fantastic! I was so impressed by the depth and content of each speaker’s oral presentations and course materials. The program was great. I am so glad I came.” – Laura Lee Robinson, Esq.

“Excellent overview of complaint and answer strategies.” – Jenna Milaeger, Esq.

“I thought the deposition, MSJ, and trial tips were very helpful and informative. Ms. McNally was a great instructor. She had a lot of very useful tips, strategies, and practice pointers. I learned a lot from her presentations.” – Mikayla Hamilton, Esq.

”I learned a lot about depositions.” – Lucas Sun, Esq.

“The seminar was excellent – very helpful in my development for practicing in federal court. It provided a lot of practical advice in one day. The judges were very helpful in providing the perspective from the bench.” – Rob Harrer, Esq.

“Very relevant.” – Jeffrey A. Goodloe, Esq.

“Five stars.” – Scheagbe Mayumi Grigsby, Esq.

“Laura McNally was great! Loved the PowerPoints and MSJ advice she gave.” – Maria Magginas, Esq.

“Our firm is beginning to take on more federal cases. This covered everything I wanted. The program was fantastic.” – Peter Beake, Esq.

“Good information on depositions, especially pertaining to entities and Mr. Bolton gave excellent advice and presentation.” – Nathan A. Frisch, Esq.

“Good overview from start to finish.” – Kevin Halverson, Esq.

“This gave me a good overview of federal court practice, and pointed me towards other helpful resources. Thanks for giving a few spots to legal aid. We really appreciate it!” – Kathryn Socha, Esq.

“Excellent presentations. The discovery pilot program discussion was very good.” – Colin O’Brien, Esq.

“They addressed great topics.” – Zartosht Khodavandi, Esq.

“Excellent.” – Julia Funke, Esq.

“Good program with useful info.” – Jeff Hamera, Esq.

“I am agency counsel, so I don’t practice in Federal Court, but rather assist the AUSAs with the case against staff. This training was very helpful to me to get a better understanding of why the AUSAs request or need certain information. It was also helpful for me to know how I can assist them better.” – Amy Standefer Mallott

“This was an excellent seminar!” – Charles P. Romaker, Esq.

“This program allows attorneys to ask ‘dumb questions’ they can’t ask the firm, and gives the background for a lot of topics they haven’t been exposed to yet. This eliminates the need to do preliminary research on only background guidance.” – Kerri Feczko, Esq.

“Very satisfied. It was an efficient use of time. The seminar had well-prepared presenters, good written materials and the staff/facilitators were well-organized.” – Michael P. Coghlan, Esq.

“Very informative and insightful commentary.” – Tim Lessman, Esq.

“Insightful and educational on a wide variety of federal court subjects.” – Jonathan Wassell, Esq.

“The Federal Rules Course in Chicago was outstanding.  Rick Levin, Brad Nahrstadt and their group of outstanding attorneys worked hard and delivered a most thoughtful scholarly presentation.” – B.F. Natarus, Esq.

”Good straight forward presentation. Clear and concise.” – Randy Wolf, Esq.

“Insightful discussion as to what clerks and judges are looking for.” – Richard Lehman, Esq.

”I learned a lot about depositions.” – Lucas Sun, Esq.

“Very relevant.” – Jeffrey A. Goodloe, Esq.

“Excellent – very thorough!” – Steve McMullen, Esq.

“Good overview from start to finish.” – Kevin Halverson, Esq.

“This was an excellent seminar!” – Charles P. Romaker, Esq.

“I liked comparisons between state and federal court.” – Lisa Clay, Esq.

“Great pointers and good checklist materials.” – Amy Wilson

“Laura McNally was personable and conveyed her experience well. Her spotlight analogy regarding direct- and cross-examination was terrific.”

“Got practical tips on answers and MSJ.”

“Good overview of federal practice.“

“Great format and presentation.”

“Great to have federal judges present!”

“Well done.”

“Good nuts and bolts of federal practice.”

“All relevant topics for my practice areas. Great refreshers and update on recent federal rule changes.”

“Provided a great overview of Federal Court Rules and Procedures.”

“This was a great refresher course.”

“Good overview before delving into specifics of each topic, easy to keep up with all the information.”

“A great teacher! Appreciated his giving context for the topic he covered. Intro on e-discovery was very helpful.”

“I think that the program was informative and touched on the key areas that attorneys should be aware of in federal practice. I think overall that the program was very good and detailed.”

“I liked that it packed a lot into a one-day session.”

“Really enjoyed it! I learned so much!”

“The information, especially about the 2015 FRCP amendments, was very helpful. My practice has increased in Federal Court so this information is increasingly relevant to me. Great presentation by Matt Bills. I learned a lot of new things that are extremely pertinent to my practice.”

“Brad Nahrstadt’s presentation was extremely informative – lots of good ideas and tips. I also liked having the judge’s input on attorney practice, rule changes, and goals met by said changes, etc.”

“I thought the afternoon presentations were extremely helpful.”

“Enjoyed the panel. Good, practical information.”

“Fantastic content on trial presentation. Enjoyed content and presentation on pre-trial matters.”

“Very interesting and useful information.”

“General tips about oral argument was most helpful.”

“Laura McNally was very helpful. Excellent speaker. Very knowledgeable. Mike Leonard was really great. Stellar afternoon speakers!”

“Great program.”

“There were a lot of good tips and the materials were good.”

There was a lot of good information provided in the program.”

“I definitely learned a lot.”

“Very satisfied. Lots of techniques that can be incorporated into my career.”

“Learned some good litigation tips.”

“Brad Nahrstadt was very engaging and I learned so much.”

“Deposition strategies was a good presentation. Good practical advice. Reid Bolton also did a great job presenting – very practical advice.”

Faculty

Hon. Thomas M. Durkin
Judge
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Thomas M. Durkin became a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois on January 14, 2013, having been nominated by President Barack Obama on May 21, 2012. Judge Durkin received a JD degree with honors from DePaul University College of Law in 1978 and a BS degree in accounting with honors from the University of Illinois in 1975. Following graduation from DePaul University, Judge Durkin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stanley J. Roszkowski of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois from 1978 to 1980.

After his clerkship, Judge Durkin served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago from 1980 to 1993, where he held positions as First Assistant US Attorney, Chief of the Special Prosecutions Division, Chief of the Criminal Receiving and Appellate Division, and Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Division. While an Assistant United States Attorney he tried over 50 jury trials.

Before taking the bench, Judge Durkin was a partner in the law firm of Mayer Brown LLP from 1993 to 2013, specializing in complex commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, and internal investigations.

He served on the Board of the Legal Assistance Foundation from 1999 to 2008. He has been a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers since 2000. He was appointed by Chief Justice Roberts in 2015 to the Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction of the Judicial Conference of the United States.

 


Hon. Jeffrey T. Gilbert
Magistrate Judge
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Magistrate Judge Jeffrey T. Gilbert (N.D. Ill.) received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1977 (Phi Beta Kappa) and his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 1980 where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review. After graduating from Northwestern Law in 1980, Judge Gilbert spent two years clerking for Judge Marvin E. Aspen (N.D. Ill.).

In 1982, Judge Gilbert joined Sachnoff & Weaver, Ltd., at the time a firm of less than 30 lawyers. He practiced with Sachnoff Weaver through and including its 2007 merger with Reed Smith LLP, an international law firm of 1,600 lawyers, and then until he was sworn in as a Magistrate Judge in May 2010.

During his 28 years in private practice, Judge Gilbert specialized in securities litigation but he also represented clients involved in a variety of other kinds of business litigation. Judge Gilbert represented both plaintiffs and defendants, individuals and corporations, in class actions and non-class cases. Throughout his career, Judge Gilbert also maintained an active pro bono practice. Among other cases, he was counsel in Jones v. Chicago Transit Authority, a landmark case under the Illinois Human Rights Act that resulted in the installation of wheelchair lifts on CTA buses prior to the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act. J

Judge Gilbert has been an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law for more than 25 years. He teaches a course in the fall on trial advocacy and evidence and a disability law seminar in the spring. He also has taught at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and in the NITA trial advocacy program. 

Judge Gilbert was born and raised in Chicago. He grew up in Rogers Park, on the north side of the City, graduating from Roger C. Sullivan High School in 1973. He has been married for over 40 years to Ellen, a physical therapist. He and Ellen have three children – Rachel (Jason), Amy (Rob), and Sam – and four grandchildren


Hon. John J. Tharp Jr.
Judge
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Judge Tharp became a United States District Judge on June 4, 2012. On the recommendations of Senators Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin, President Obama nominated Judge Tharp for the Northern District bench on November 10, 2011, and his nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 14, 2012.

Before taking the bench, Judge Tharp was a partner in the law firm of Mayer Brown LLP specializing in securities litigation, enforcement actions, and investigations. Before joining Mayer Brown in 1997, Judge Tharp was an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago, where he prosecuted a wide variety of criminal cases.

Judge Tharp earned his J.D. from Northwestern University’s School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from Duke University. He attended Duke on a Naval ROTC scholarship and served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps for five years before enrolling in law school.

Immediately following law school, Judge Tharp clerked for the Honorable Joel M. Flaum on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and worked at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis for a short period before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


Megan Cunniff Church, Esq.
Partner
MoloLamken LLP

Megan Cunniff Church is a highly accomplished trial lawyer who represents companies and individuals in high-stakes civil litigation and criminal and regulatory matters. She conducts corporate internal investigations in the U.S. and abroad, and she advises clients on crisis and risk management.

As a former federal prosecutor, Ms. Church has extensive experience investigating, litigating, and successfully resolving white collar criminal and regulatory matters. She served as a Deputy Chief of the Financial Crimes section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, where she prosecuted and supervised complex health care fraud, tax fraud, and corporate and financial crimes cases. She also served as a Deputy Chief of the General Crimes section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, where she trained and supervised new prosecutors on federal criminal practice.

In her nine years as an Assistant United States Attorney, Ms. Church investigated and prosecuted a wide range of federal crimes, including bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, public corruption, money laundering, narcotics and weapons violations, international drug trafficking, identity theft, cybercrimes, embezzlement, human trafficking, and organized crime. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney assigned to the Public Corruption section, Ms. Church prosecuted and convicted numerous public officials and law enforcement officers for fraud, bribery, extortion, and tax offenses. She has tried 18 cases to verdict, and she has briefed and argued nearly a dozen matters in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Ms. Church has taught trial advocacy at the University of Chicago Law School and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She currently serves on the Illinois Supreme Court’s Committee on Character and Fitness.

 


Brian Eldridge, Esq.
Partner
Hart McLaughlin & Eldridge

Brian Eldridge is a trial lawyer who devotes 100% of his practice to civil litigation. Brian has a wide range of experience successfully litigating multi-million dollar, high-stakes cases on behalf of his clients. He concentrates his practice in products liability, construction/construction defect, transportation, premises liability, commercial litigation, mass torts, and class action matters. He has handled numerous cases involving death and catastrophic injuries, including paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, amputations and other significant permanent disabilities.

Within the commercial litigation context, Brian has successfully litigated cases involving breach of contract and allegations of fraud and bad faith. He has also handled numerous consumer class action lawsuits under federal statutes including the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In addition, Brian has litigated cases involving alleged environmental exposure to mold, vinyl chloride, and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB).

Brian was selected for inclusion in the Illinois Rising Stars list for eight straight years, from 2008 to 2015. No more than 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40 in the state of Illinois are selected for this honor. In 2013, Brian was honored to be named to Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” list. In 2015 and 2016, Brian was named an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers. The distinction of being named an Emerging Lawyer is reserved for the top 2% of Illinois lawyers who are 40 years old or younger and have been identified by their peers as proving themselves to be professional, ethical, and experienced at an early point in their legal career. In 2017, Brian was selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer, which is limited to 5% of attorneys in the state.

Brian’s practice philosophy focuses on being accessible and responsive to clients at all times. He is on the rapid response team for several clients and is frequently called upon to orchestrate immediate investigations. Through his years of practice, Brian has developed an extensive expert network, having worked with consultants in various specialized areas including medicine, engineering, construction, epidemiology, pharmacology, economics, federal regulations, safety standards, risk assessment and psychology.

Brian lives in Highland Park with his wife, Jodi, and their three daughters.


Jill Felkins, Esq.
Shareholder
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.

Jill M. Felkins is a Shareholder in the firm’s Chicago office. Ms. Felkins is a trial and appellate attorney who devotes her practice to defending clients in the areas of products liability, premises liability, construction negligence, personal injury, class action, toxic tort, environmental litigation, transportation, and trucking. She provides a wide range of litigation services to her clients from initial analysis and pretrial workup through trial and appeal. Ms. Felkins practices in state and federal courts in Illinois, Indiana, and beyond. She has obtained summary judgment for national and local clients in multiple areas of law, including premises, toxic tort, transportation, and environmental contamination coverage litigation. Her appellate practice includes favorable results in post-trial and interlocutory appeals.

Ms. Felkins is a member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She also volunteers as a guardian ad litem through Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. In that capacity, she has successfully protected the best interests of multiple children in the Chicago area.


Ian Fisher, Esq.
Partner
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP

Ian H. Fisher represents commercial clients ranging from small entrepreneurs to Fortune 100 companies. Ian has successfully litigated cases involving real estate, antitrust, trade secret misappropriation, consumer and business tort disputes.

Ian has sustantial experience with class-action and multidistrict litigation proceedings and has successfully defended on appeal several trial court victories. He is skilled at identifying strategies that align with his clients’ business goals. 

Having served as a general counsel for both a law firm and a small company, Ian has a unique understanding of in-house counsel’s perspective. 

Illinois Super Lawyers has repeatedly ranked Ian as one of its “Top 100 Attorneys.” For more than 15 years, the Leading Lawyers Network has named Ian as a “Leading Lawyer” in both Commercial Litigation and Class Action/Mass Tort Defense, and he has been ranked more recently in Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition Law. He is also rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell, its top rating for ethical standards and legal ability.

Ian graduated from Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, in 1994.


Timothy G. Gleason, Esq.
Discovery Counsel
McDermott Will & Emery

Timothy G. Gleason focuses his practice on complex civil litigation. Timothy advises his clients on issues relating to discovery, data preservation and collection, early case assessment and comprehensive managed review. He assists clients in achieving a more effective and efficient discovery process, as well as in effectively utilizing the information learned in the discovery process.

Previously, Timothy was in private practice and conducted electronic document review for several prominent international law firms. He also has experience with a variety of litigation matters, including antitrust, products liability, contracts, copyright and trademark disputes. While in law school, he was a member of the Northwestern University Law Review.


John P. Killacky, Esq.
Partner
Momkus LLC

John has served in senior positions as both in-house and outside counsel. This potent combination has instilled in John a broad appreciation for how to best partner with clients to achieve their objectives.

Before joining Momkus LLC, John spent over eight years as General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel of a publicly-traded property and casualty insurance holding company. While in-house, John oversaw a number of high-stakes litigation matters and guided the company through several large M&A and financing transactions. John also served as the company’s Privacy and Chief Compliance Officer, charged with ensuring compliance with SEC and NASDAQ regulations, state insurance laws, Gramm-Leach-Bliley and other requirements. John has substantial experience providing practical legal and business advice to clients on a variety of substantive issues. Prior to working in-house, John was a litigation partner with a large international law firm where he gained first and second chair trial experience in commercial, securities, employment, products liability and other complex litigation matters. John has considerable experience conducting internal investigations and has also represented clients responding to subpoenas and investigations by government agencies. John was also a partner with an entrepreneurial litigation boutique in Chicago. In addition to his litigation practice, John provides insurance regulatory and corporate transactional services. Before pursuing a career in law, John attended the United States Naval Academy and served for five years as a surface warfare officer.


Andrew Porter, Esq.
Partner
Salvatore Prescott Porter & Porter

Andrew C. Porter is a Chambers-recognized trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor who focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation matters involving high-stakes disputes about trade secrets, fraud, breach of contract, and director and officer liability. Andrew’s clients range from indigent criminal defendants to senior executives, public institutions, and businesses.  Andrew has tried almost 35 federal and state jury trials, and he brings an aggressive, high-energy approach to his preparation—from the beginning of the investigation to the closing argument.


Fees

Recording & Materials Package – CD or Download: $425

For CDs, please add $7.50 shipping and, in CA, sales tax.

(Audio packages are available approximately two to three weeks after the seminar is held.)

Important note regarding claiming CLE for recorded programs: The MCLE Board of IL charges us to submit your CLE, which we include in the price of your audio purchase. However, they charge an additional $15 late fee if your CLE is not submitted to them by the end of the month in which you listened to the program. Any late fees charged by the MCLE Board of IL will be passed on to an attorney claiming CLE for a recorded program and not providing us that information within the MCLE Board’s deadline.

Please be sure to email us with your verification codes you hear while listening to the program, or your affidavit swearing you have listened to it, immediately after you listen to it. If you wait to send us that information past the MCLE Board’s deadline, or without giving us enough time to meet that deadline (we require one week), we will have to pass on their $15 late fee charge.

CLE Credit

IL General *: This program is approved for 7.50 general CLE in Illinois through April 23, 2022.

IL Professional Responsibility (PR) *: This program is approved for 7.50 hours of professional responsibility credit.

CA General:  This program is approved for 7.50 units of general CLE in California.

This program is approved for CLE in the states listed above.  Upon request, Pincus Pro Ed will provide any information an attorney needs to support their application for CLE approval in other states other than what is listed above.

 

* Important note regarding claiming CLE for recorded programs: The MCLE Board of IL charges us to submit your CLE, which we include in the price of your audio purchase. However, they charge an additional $15 late fee if your CLE is not submitted to them by the end of the month in which you listened to the program. Any late fees charged by the MCLE Board of IL will be passed on to an attorney claiming CLE for a recorded program and not providing us that information within the MCLE Board’s deadline.

Please be sure to email us with your verification codes you hear while listening to the program, or your affidavit swearing you have listened to it, immediately after you listen to it. If you wait to send us that information past the MCLE Board’s deadline, or without giving us enough time to meet that deadline (we require one week), we will have to pass on their $15 late fee charge.

Terms and Policies

Recording policy: No audio or video recording of any program is permitted.

Seminar Cancellations: Should you be unable to attend for any reason, please inform us in writing no later than 14 days prior to the event and a credit voucher will be issued. If you prefer, a refund, less a $50 non-refundable deposit, will be issued. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received within 14 days of an event. However, if you notify us within 14 days of an event, and wish to convert your in-person attendance registration to an Audio CD package (with handout), we can do so. A small additional shipping charge, and sales tax in CA, will be incurred. No shipping charge is incurred for downloads. We will also issue a voucher for the amount paid if you notify us within 14 days and prefer not to have the audio recording.

Substitutions may be made at any time.

Webinars, Tele-seminars and Webcast Cancellations: Once log-in codes and passwords are issued for a webinar, tele-seminars or webcasts, a refund is not possible. If for any reason you cannot attend the event after you have received the codes, we will automatically convert your registration to an instant streaming/instant download or CD format and provide you with the information you need to access the recording after the program concludes and the recording is available.  Conversions to CD require a $7.50 shipping fee, and in CA, 9% sales tax.

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Downloads are non-returnable/non-refundable once purchased and received. Tapes, CDs and DVDs are returnable for a full refund or replacement if defective, within 90 days of purchase.

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Recorded on April 24, 2020 in IL.

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