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Chicago Bar Association: Basic Skills Course For the New Attorney
April 30, 2009
The CBA’s New Lawyer Tool Kit program has been designed to satisfy the basic skills requirement for new lawyers mandated by Supreme Court Rule 793. Pursuant to the Rule, all new lawyers
must take a basic skills course within 1 year of their admission to the practice. The Rule requires that certain subjects and 4 hours of professionalism/ethics/civility be included in the course.
Required subjects include jurisdiction of local courts and court rules, drafting of court documents, client communications, use of trust accounts, required record keeping and more. Please note
that during the ﬁrst year of practice, newly admitted attorneys are only required to take the Basic Skills course and are exempt from all other MCLE requirements.
The CBA has designed this course to cover the required topics in the general sessions. Breakout sessions have been developed to offer you an introduction to and practical advice about various practice areas and issues.