By Josh Wolff
Research Attorney, Illinois Appellate Court, First District
On October 04, 2016, the ALA, in conjunction with the Cook County Bar Association, will host a business development and networking program featuring Steve Fretzin, a business development and networking expert. Fretzin is the author of Sales-Free Selling: The Death of Sales and the Rise of a New Methodology and The Attorney’s Networking Handbook, and a contributing writer for the National Law Review and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
Fretzin’s presentation will focus on the best strategies for attorneys to grow their practices, including the use of LinkedIn and the more traditional networking event. The program will be held at the Union League Club in Chicago and run from noon t0 1:30 p.m. Attendees will receive one hour of MCLE credit.
The following day, October 5, 2016, the ALA, in conjunction with the Champaign County Bar Association, will host an Appellate Practice Seminar featuring the justices of the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District. Prior to the seminar, a luncheon honoring the justices will be held. The luncheon is open to seminar attendees, but requires an additional cost. The seminar will focus on such topics as preserving matters for appeal during post-judgment proceedings and feature a judicial panel of the Fourth District justices. Seminar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
The luncheon and seminar will take place at the University of Illinois College of Law. The luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. and runs until 1:30 p.m. The seminar begins at 1:45 p.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. Attendees will receive 2.5 hours of MCLE credit.
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