By Josh Wolff
Research Attorney, Illinois Appellate Court, First District
On January 13 and 31, the ALA will host its annual Illinois Supreme Court 2016 Criminal Cases Year in Review, featuring a panel discussion about the most significant criminal cases decided by the Illinois Supreme Court this past year.
There will be two events, one in Wheaton, co-sponsored by the DuPage County Bar Association (January 13) and one in Chicago, co-sponsored by the Cook County Bar Association (January 31). Both events will be moderated by ALA Treasurer Gretchen Harris Sperry and will feature Illinois Appellate Court Justice Joseph Birkett (Second District), Leah Bendik, Illinois Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Appeals Division and James Chadd, Deputy State Appellate Defender, Office of the State Appellate Defender. The Chicago event will also feature retired Illinois Appellate Court Justice James Epstein. The Wheaton event will also feature retired Illinois Appellate Court Justice Stuart Palmer.
The Wheaton event will be held on Friday, January 13, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Attorney Resource Center, 505 North County Farm Road, 3rd Floor.
The Chicago event will be held on Tuesday, January 31, from noon to 1:45 p.m., at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, 222 North LaSalle St., Suite 300.
Attendees at both events should bring their own lunches and will receive 1.5 hours of MCLE credit.
Additionally, on Thursday, January 26, from 5 to 7 p.m., the ALA will host a reception honoring the justices of the Illinois Appellate Court’s First District. This year’s special honorees will be Justice Margaret Stanton McBride and the late Justice Laura Liu. The event will be held at the Hotel Allegro, 171 West Randolph Street in Chicago.
For more information about any of the events and to register, please click here.