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Effective Appellate Advocacy in Termination of Parental Rights Cases

  • January 28, 2021
  • 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Zoom
  • 325


Registration is closed

The Appellate Lawyers Association and the Justices of the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, cordially invite you to attend our seminar:

Effective Appellate Advocacy in Termination of Parental Rights Cases

The seminar will present a general discussion of the substantive law governing termination of parental rights cases, including Illinois Supreme Court decisions and relevant appellate case law. The seminar will be divided into two topics of discussion.

Dr. Bruce A. Boyer, Director of Loyola University of Chicago School of Law’s Civitas Child Law Clinic, will discuss the importance of providing counsel for parents in termination of parental rights cases; Anders motions and obligations of appointed counsel; conflict issues; and relevant case law. Dr. Boyer is an expert in child welfare law with extensive scholarly and professional experience in the area of child abuse and neglect.

Christopher L. Schaeffer, an attorney in the Chicago office of the law firm of Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC and adjunct professor of legal writing for civil appeals at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, will discuss appellate procedure for termination cases; appellate issue spotting; general brief writing strategies; and considerations for termination cases on appeal. Before entering private practice, Mr. Schaeffer was a judicial law clerk for Justice Kathryn E. Zenoff of the Illinois Appellate Court, where he assisted Justice Zenoff in the disposition of numerous termination appeals.      

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021

Time: 12:15 to 3:15 p.m.

Location: Online. You will receive a Zoom link via email after registering for this event. (Please note only speakers will be visible, so participants need not dress formally for this event.)

Cost: Free for ALA members; and $25 for non-members.

CLE Credit:  Participants will earn 2.75 hours of CLE credit for this event, including .50 hours professional responsibility credit. The ALA is an approved MCLE provider.

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

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