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Upcoming events

    • January 28, 2021
    • 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 379
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    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.


    • February 03, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 245
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    The Appellate Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the DuPage County Bar Association Cordially Invite You to Attend our Roundtable Discussion Presented via Zoom on:

    Illinois Supreme Court
    Year in Review: Civil

    Attend our Illinois Supreme Court Year in Review: Civil event for a discussion of the most significant civil cases of 2020. Our panel will feature Justice Anne Jorgensen of the Illinois Appellate Court, and ALA Past Presidents J. Timothy Eaton and Michael T. Reagan.

    Sponsored by:

    Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021

    Time: 12:00 to 1:30 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 the Appellate Lawyers Association members, Illinois State Bar Association members, and DuPage County Bar Association members; and $25.00 for non-members.

    CLE Credit:  Participants will earn 1.5 credit for this event. The ALA is an approved MCLE provider

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

DISCLAIMER: The Appellate Lawyers Association does not provide legal services or legal advice. Discussions of legal principles and authority, including, but not limited to, constitutional provisions, statutes, legislative enactments, court rules, case law, and common-law doctrines are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice.

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