Events


Upcoming events

    • January 17, 2019
    • (CST)
    • January 25, 2019
    • (CST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Wheaton & Chicago
    Register

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

    Illinois Supreme Court 2018 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 2018.

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

    First District Brown Bag, 
    Co-sponsored by the
    Cook County Bar Association       
    Thursday, January 17, 2019
    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
    the
    DuPage County Bar Association
    Friday, January 25, 2019
    12:00 p.m. to 1:30 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 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 Second District brown bag by January 23, 2019. 
    Register for the First District brown bag
    by January 15, 2019.

    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.

    • January 31, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Hotel Allegro, 171 West Randolph Street, Chicago
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    The Appellate Lawyers Association
    Cordially Invites You to Attend

    A Reception Honoring the Justices of 
    the Illinois Appellate Court, First District

    This year’s special honorees are retired Illinois Supreme Court Justice Charles E. Freeman and Illinois Supreme Court Justice P. Scott Neville, Jr.

    Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019

    Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Hotel Allegro, 171 West Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois

    Cost: $50 for public-sector ALA members; $55 for private-sector ALA members; $60 for public-sector nonmembers; and $65 for private-sector nonmembers.

    (Hors d’oeuvres will be served; cash bar) 

    PLEASE NOTE: Registrations processed on-site will be charged an additional $5.00 administrative fee.

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

    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, IL 60563

    Sponsor:


    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) 416-9798. Additionally, payment is expected from no-shows.

    • February 06, 2019
    • (CST)
    • February 14, 2019
    • (CST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Wheaton & Chicago
    Register

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

    Illinois Supreme Court 2018 Civil Cases:
    Year in Review

    Please join Illinois Appellate Court Justice Ann B. Jorgensen (Second District) and past ALA Presidents J. Timothy Eaton and Michael T. Reagan for a panel discussion of significant civil cases decided by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2018.

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

                 Second District

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019
    12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.*
    Attorney Resource Center
    DuPage County Courthouse
    505 North County Farm Road, 
    Third Floor
    Wheaton, Illinois 
     

    Co-sponsored by the DuPage County Bar Association

                  First District

    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.*
    Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
    151 North Franklin Street
    Suite 2500
    Chicago, Illinois
     


    Co-sponsored by
    the South Asian Bar Association


    MCLE: Participants in Chicago will earn 1.5 hours of MCLE credit from the Appellate Lawyers Association. Participants in Wheaton will earn 1.5 hours of MCLE credit from the DuPage County Bar Association. The Appellate Lawyers Association and the DuPage County Bar Association are approved MCLE providers.

    Cost: Free for members of the Appellate Lawyers Association, South Asian Bar Association, or the DuPage County Bar Association, 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 Second District brown bag by February 4, 2019. 
    Register for the First District brown bag by February 12, 2019.

    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 19, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Second Presbyterian Church, 404 North Prairie Street, Bloomington, Illinois.




    The Appellate Lawyers Association and
    The McLean County Bar Association 
    Cordially Invite You to Attend

    Illinois Supreme Court 2018 Civil Cases  
    Year in Review

    Please join Illinois Appellate Court Justice Ann B. Jorgensen (Second District) and past ALA Presidents J. Timothy Eaton and Michael T. Reagan for a panel discussion of significant civil cases decided by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2018.

    Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    Time: 11:30 a.m. (check-in begins)
    11:45 a.m. (bar announcements and lunch begin)
    12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (program)

    Location: Second Presbyterian Church, 404 North Prairie Street, Bloomington, Illinois. 

    MCLE: Participants will earn 1.5 hours of MCLE credit from the McLean County Bar Association.

    Cost: $20 for members of the Appellate Lawyers Association and the McLean County Bar Association, and $25 for non-members. Registrations received after February 11, 2019 will be charged an additional $5 fee. Cost includes lunch; lunch is not guaranteed for late or walk-in registrants.

    Registration: Register through the McLean County Bar Association by clicking here.

    Questions? Call Mary Sellmyer at the McLean County Bar Association at (309) 888-5265 or email her at Mary.Sellmyer@mcleancountyil.gov


    • February 21, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Union League Club, 65 West Jackson, Chicago, Illinois
    • 105
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    The Appellate Lawyers Association,
    The Federal Bar Association, and The Seventh Circuit Bar Association Cordially Invite You to Attend

    Seventh Circuit Major Cases in Review

    Featuring Seventh Circuit Judge Diane Sykes, U.S. District Court Judge Gary Feinerman, Illinois Solicitor General David Franklin, and former Illinois Solicitor General and partner at Mayer Brown LLP Michael Scodro 

    Please join us for an informative discussion regarding recent, noteworthy decisions from the Seventh Circuit.

    Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019

    Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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

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

    Cost: $40 for public-sector members of the Appellate Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Seventh Circuit Bar Association; $50 for private-sector members of the aforementioned associations; $55 for public-sector nonmembers; and $65 for private-sector nonmembers. Lunch is included.

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

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

    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

    Sponsor: 

               

    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.

         

    • 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