Attorney Sarah Toney moderated an all-day seminar at the Illinois State Bar Association on September 9, 2013. The program, ISBA Basic Skills, was presented live to newly licensed attorneys in Illinois and fulfilled a 6-hour continuing legal education requirement for new lawyers. It is expected that the program will be viewed by approximately 1,000 new lawyers.
The program was a one-day seminar created to help new lawyers learn how to be better lawyers and practice law in a fast-paced, complicated legal system. Topics included "Perspectives from the Bench," "Ethical Dilemmas and Common Mistakes to Avoid," "Client Intake, Client Retainer Agreements and Collecting From Clients," and many more.
In addition to moderating the program and speaking in a panel discussion on "Your New Legal Career," Ms. Toney presented on the topic "Ethical and Practical Uses of Technology in Your Practice." Ms. Toney taught lawyers in this segment about current technology available and how to properly market themselves and their firms over the Internet safely, ethically and legally.
Attorney Sarah Toney is an accomplished attorney and litigator, as well as educator. In addition to practicing law, Ms. Toney speaks at many local bar association seminars as well as teaching legal writing to law students as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University Chicago's School of Law.