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Illinois Supreme Court 2019 Criminal Cases: Year in Review

  • January 14, 2020
  • 12:00 PM
  • January 16, 2020
  • 1:30 PM
  • Wheaton & Chicago


  • Lunch will be provided
  • Lunch will be provided

Registration is closed

The Appellate Lawyers Association
Cordially Invites You to Attend
A Brown Bag Lunch

Illinois Supreme Court 2019 Criminal Cases: Year in Review

Please join Illinois Appellate Court Justice Joseph Birkett (Second District); Illinois Appellate Court Justice James Epstein (retired, First District); Leah Bendik, Illinois Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Appeals Division; and Shawn O’Toole, Deputy State Appellate Defender, Office of the State Appellate Defender, for a panel discussion of significant criminal cases decided by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2019.

This event will be offered at two locations on different dates:

First District Brown Bag, 
Co-sponsored by the
Cook County Bar Association
Tuesday, January 14, 2020   
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.*
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
151 North Franklin Street
Suite 2500
Chicago, Illinois

Second District Brown Bag,
Co-sponsored by
DuPage County Bar Association 
Thursday, January 16, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.*
Attorney Resource Center     
505 North County Farm Road 
Third Floor
Wheaton, Illinois 

 Participants in Chicago will earn 1.5 hours of MCLE credit from the ALA. Participants in Wheaton will earn 1.5 hours of MCLE credit from the DCBA. Both the ALA and the DCBA are approved MCLE providers.

Free for members of the ALA or the DCBA or the CCBA, and $25 for those who are not members of any of the three sponsoring organizations. Please remember to bring your own lunch to this event. Beverages will be provided.

*Please allow time for the building security check.

Questions? Call (630) 416-1166, ext. 303

Register for the First District brown bag by January 12, 2020
Register for the Second District brown bag by January 14, 2020

Sponsored by:



1.     Use our online registration system at http://www.applawyers.org/newevents.html, where you can register for the event and also pay with a credit card. Or, if you prefer, you can register online but send a check for payment. Please note, credit card payments can only be accepted through the online registration process. 

2.      Mail your completed registration form along with a check payable to ALA to

Chris Teed 
Appellate Lawyers Association 
1717 North Naper Boulevard, Suite 102 
Naperville, IL 60563

Cancellations/Refunds: Cancellations must be received two business days prior to the event in order to receive a full refund. No refunds will be processed after this time. Cancellations must be in writing and may be submitted to cteed@wmrhq.com or faxed to 630/596-1418. Additionally, payment is expected from no-shows.

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