Free Online Training for Criminal Appeals Pro Bono Program, January 4 through February 5, 2021

December 15, 2020 8:24 AM | Carson Griffis (Administrator)

The Office of the State Appellate Defender (OSAD) is presenting a five-week online training course for the Illinois Supreme Court's Volunteer Pro Bono Program for Criminal Appeals from January 4 through February 5, 2021.  The free program will provide participants with 11.25 hours of MCLE credit, including one hour of professionalism credit. 

The course will walk participants through a criminal trial in Illinois, discussing various points of Illinois law and procedure. The course will also familiarize participants with relevant Supreme Court and Appellate Court Rules, will advise participants about client relations, and will teach participants how to use OSAD’s resources to efficiently research criminal law. Completion of this course will qualify participants for the Supreme Court’s pro bono progra.

Please register no later than December 31st by emailing mailto:probono@osad.state.il.us.  More information may be found here.

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