Don't Miss Out on the ALA's April Events

March 28, 2017 1:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

On Tuesday, April 4, the ALA will host a roundtable luncheon and panel discussion featuring the Justices of the Illinois Appellate Court’s Second District and the Second District’s Research Director. Attendees at the luncheon will have the opportunity to speak with the justices about appellate practice in an informal setting. The event will take place in the Heritage Ballroom of the Centre of Elgin in Elgin, beginning at noon and ending at 1:30 p.m.

Attendees will receive one hour of MCLE credit.

Following the luncheon, Tyler Technologies will provide an e-filing presentation, covering such topics as: (1) filing fees; (2) the Illinois Supreme Court mandate requiring e-filing; (3) implementation of the mandate around the State; (4) the mechanics of e-filing; and (5) third-party vendors who can be retained to provide e-filing services to the bar.

This presentation is free to attendees, including those who wish to attend only the e-filing presentation.

Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of MCLE credit.

On Friday, April 21, the ALA will host a luncheon featuring Erwin Chemerinsky, renowned lecturer on the United States Supreme Court and the Dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Dean Chemerinsky will discuss the United States Supreme Court’s current docket and other topical issues on the High Court.

The event will take place at the Union League Club in Chicago, beginning at noon and ending at 1:30 p.m.

Attendees will receive one hour of MCLE credit.
On Friday, April 28, the ALA will host an advanced appellate practice seminar, which will feature presentations on such topics as remedies in the Illinois Supreme Court, interlocutory appeals, legal ethics on appeal and preserving issues for appellate review.

Presenters include current ALA President Joanne Driscoll, former ALA Presidents Bill Hardy, Karen K. DeGrand, and Michael A. Scodro, ALA Director Don R. Sampen, former Cook County Circuit Court Judge Rita Novak, Kathy Byrne, Isaac Melton, and Douglas Richmond.

The seminar will take place at Quarles & Brady at 300 North LaSalle Street, Suite 4000 in Chicago, beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 5 p.m.

Participants will receive 3.75 hours of MCLE credit, including .75 hours of professional responsibility credit.

For more information about any of the events and to register, please click here.

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