Events


Upcoming events

    • January 18, 2018
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • January 25, 2018
    • (CST)
    • Wheaton & Chicago
    Register

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

    Illinois Supreme Court 2017 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 Patrick Cassidy, Supervisor, Office of the State Appellate Defender, for a panel discussion of significant criminal cases decided by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2017. ALA Secretary Gretchen Harris Sperry will moderate the discussion.

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

    First District Brown Bag,
    Co-sponsored by
    the Asian American Bar Association
    Thursday, January 18, 2018
    12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.*
    Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
    222 North LaSalle St. 
    Suite 300
    Chicago, Illinois

    Second District Brown Bag, 
    Co-sponsored by the DuPage County Bar Association
    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.*
    Attorney Resource Center
    505 North County Farm Road 
    Third Floor
    Wheaton, Illinois 

     


    MCLE: 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.

    Cost: 
    Free for members of the ALA or the DCBA or the AABA, 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 16, 2018.
    Register for the Second District brown bag by January 23, 2018.

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

    Register:

    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.

    • February 09, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Union League Club, 65 West Jackson, Chicago, Illinois
    Register

    The Appellate Lawyers Association
    and the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago
    Cordially Invite You to Attend Their February Luncheon Program

    Neutral Umpires and Honest Black Robes:
     What Is, and Is Not, Said at Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

    Featuring Professor Carolyn Shapiro,
    Former Illinois Solicitor General

    Former Illinois Solicitor General Carolyn Shapiro, a professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law and the founder and co-director of its Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States, will discuss how Senators and nominees to the Court alike have generally described the role of the Court and its justices during confirmation hearings.  These descriptions often emphasize objectivity and neutrality, sometimes even suggesting little-to-no role for discretion, judgment, or judicial philosophy.  These discussions paint an inaccurate picture of what the Court actually does and can create unrealistic expectations among members of the public.

    Date:  Friday, February 9, 2018

    Time:  12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

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

    Location:  Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois.  Please note the Union League Club enforces a dress code, which can be accessed here.

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

    Register:

    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 cteed@wmrhq.com or faxed to (630) 596-1418.  Additionally, payment is expected from no-shows.

    Sponsored by: 

                                 

    • February 12, 2018
    • February 17, 2018
    • Chicago, IL
    Register

    New for Our Members:
    On-Demand Video CLE

    How Judges Judge: Text, Context, and Pretext

    A conversation featuring 
    Judges Diane Sykes and David Hamilton of the United States Court of Appeals
    for the Seventh Circuit

    As part of our continuing efforts to bring premium programming to our members, the Appellate Lawyers Association is pleased to offer an informative and engaging video CLE program featuring Judges Diane Sykes and David Hamilton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which was recorded at the Union League Club of Chicago.

              The program focuses on how judges judge. Originalism? Textualism? Pragmatism? Judges Sykes and Hamilton discuss their judicial philosophies and provide an in-depth look at the differing ways that judges approach statutory and constitutional interpretation. 

              Judge Sykes was appointed to the Seventh Circuit in 2004. She was a justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 1999 to 2004 and before that served as a trial court judge in Milwaukee County for seven years.

              Judge Hamilton has served on the Seventh Circuit since 2009. From 1994 to 2009, he was a judge and the chief judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

    For only $25, you can view the program on any device with Internet access (including computer, smart phone, tablet, or TV) anywhere in the world, at your convenience. And you will receive one hour of CLE credit.

     To purchase:

    1.     Use our online system here to 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 be accepted only through the online registration process. 

    OR,

    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

    If you have questions, please contact Chris Teed at (630) 416-1166, ext. 303, or cteed@wmrhq.com


    • February 12, 2018
    • November 29, 2018
    • Chicago, IL
    Register

    New for Our Members: 
    On-Demand Video CLE

    Ethics for Appellate Lawyers

    As part of our continuing efforts to bring premium programming to our members, the Appellate Lawyers Association is pleased to offer an informative and engaging CLE program featuring a lively discussion of ethical issues for appellate lawyers.

    Learn about recent ethical developments and pitfalls from our distinguished panelists: Jim Grogan, Deputy Administrator and Chief Counsel of the Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, and Mary Foster, former Review Board counsel at the ARDC and current lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law. 

    For only $25, you can view the program on any device with Internet access (including computer, smart phone, tablet, or TV), at your convenience. And you will receive one hour of CLE ethics credit.

     To purchase:

    1.     Use our online system here to 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 be accepted only through the online registration process. 

    OR,

    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

    If you have questions, please contact Chris Teed at (630) 416-1166, ext. 303, or cteed@wmrhq.com


    • February 12, 2018
    • April 21, 2019
    • Chicago, IL
    Register

    New for Our Members:
    On-Demand Video CLE

    A Review of the U.S. Supreme Court: Its Docket, Where It Is Now, and Where It Is Likely to Go

    A program featuring Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law*

    As part of our continuing efforts to bring premium programming to our members, the Appellate Lawyers Association is pleased to announce and offer an informative and engaging CLE program featuring Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, which was recorded at a CLE luncheon at The Standard Club in Chicago on April 21, 2017. 

    Dean Chemerinsky discusses five topics relating to the U.S. Supreme Court: the possible outcomes of a 4-4 split on the Court; the pivotal role of Justice Anthony Kennedy; the centrality of issues relating to race in many of the Court’s cases; the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch; and the long-term picture for the Court. 

    Dean Chemerinsky is an expert on constitutional law, federal practice, civil rights, civil liberties, and appellate litigation. He is the author of ten books and more than 200 law review articles. He frequently argues appellate cases, including in the U.S. Supreme Court.

    For only $25, you can view the program on any device with Internet access (including a computer, smart phone, tablet, or TV) anywhere in the world, at your convenience. And you will receive one hour of CLE credit.

    (*In May 2017, Dean Chemerinsky was named Dean of the University of California Berkeley School of Law and will assume that position in July 2017.)

    To purchase:

    1.     Use our online system 
    here to 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 be accepted only through the online registration process. 

    OR,

    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

    If you have questions about the program, please contact Chris Teed at(630) 416-1166, ext. 303, or cteed@wmrhq.com



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