Upcoming events

    • November 07, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Mayer Brown LLP, 71 South Wacker Drive, Chicago

    The Appellate Lawyers Association
    Cordially Invites You to Attend
    Its November Luncheon Program

    The Invention and the
    Fragility of Democratic Courts
    Judith Resnik,
    Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School

    In this program, Professor Resnik will use imagery and data to track the impact of democratic values on courts. Historically, courts were exclusionary venues.  Only in the twentieth century did courts become committed to treating all persons as equals. Yet democracy has not only changed the courts, it has challenged them as well. Professor Resnik will discuss both the emergence of new roles for federal and state courts and the current decline of the public practices that have been a hallmark of adjudication.

    Date:  Thursday, November 7, 2019

    Time:  12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

     Mayer Brown LLP, 71 South Wacker Drive, 32nd Floor, Chicago    

    MCLE:  Participants will earn one hour of MCLE credit. The ALA is an approved MCLE provider.

    Cost:  $40 for public-sector ALA members; $50 for private-sector ALA members; $55 for public-sector nonmembers; and $65 for private-sector nonmembers. Lunch is included.

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    PLEASE NOTE: Registrations processed on-site will be charged an additional $5 administrative fee.

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


    1.     Use our online registration system here to 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, Illinois 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 or faxed to (630) 596-1418.  Additionally, payment is expected from no-shows.