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The Appellate Lawyers Association is an association of lawyers who practice in the courts of review, and judges who serve on those courts. The ALA was formed in 1968.

Three-quarters of the Association's 400+ active members are in the Chicago area. The group's honorary members include sitting judges from all reviewing courts in Illinois.

Upcoming Events

  • Jan. 18, 2018 - Criminal Cases Year-in-Review Brown Bag (Chicago)
  • Jan. 25, 2018 - Criminal Cases Year-in-Review Brown Bag (Wheaton)
  • Feb. 9, 2018 - Former Illinois Solicitor General Carolyn Shapiro on the United States Supreme Court Confirmation Process (Chicago)

* Please note that further information is forthcoming, and registration will open several weeks prior to each event.


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