Events


Upcoming events

    • March 19, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Union League Club, 65 West Jackson, Chicago, Illinois
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    The Appellate Lawyers Association
    Cordially Invites You to Attend Its

    Roundtable Luncheon Program
    Featuring the Justices of the
    Illinois Appellate Court, First District

    This luncheon provides an opportunity to converse with the Justices of the First District in an informal setting. Numbers permitting, the ALA will seat at least one Justice at each luncheon table. Attendees may ask questions and discuss appellate practice with the Justices and thus gain the perspective of the other side of the bench.

    Additionally, Justice Terrence J. Lavin will provide remarks about oral arguments in the First District.

    Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    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 ALA members; $50 for private-sector ALA members; $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

    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.


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    • April 02, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • The Centre of Elgin, Heritage Ballroom, 100 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL
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    The Appellate Lawyers Association
    Cordially Invites You to Attend Its

    Roundtable Luncheon Program
    Featuring the Justices of the
    Illinois Appellate Court, Second District

    This luncheon provides an opportunity to speak with the Justices of the Second District, the Court’s Research Director, and the Clerk of the Court in an informal setting. The Justices, Research Director, and the Clerk will discuss cases or issues of interest they have encountered during the preceding year. Numbers permitting, the ALA will seat at least one Justice or Court official at each table. Attendees may ask questions and discuss appellate practice with the Justices and thus gain the perspective of the other side of the bench.

    Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    Time:  12:00 to 1:30 p.m. (check-in begins at 11:45 a.m. with lunch promptly at noon)

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

    Location:  Centre of Elgin, Heritage Ballroom, 100 Symphony Way, Elgin, Illinois.

    Cost:  $40 for public-sector ALA members; $45 for private-sector ALA members; $50 for public-sector nonmembers; and $55 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

    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.



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    • April 10, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Sangamo Club, 227 E. Adams Street, Springfield, IL
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    The Appellate Lawyers Association 
    and the Sangamon County Bar Association 
    Cordially Invite You to Attend

    Roundtable Luncheon
    Featuring the Justices of the
    Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District

    Please join the Appellate Lawyers Association (ALA) and the Sangamon County Bar Association (SCBA) for our co-sponsored Roundtable Luncheon honoring the Justices of the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District. This event provides a unique opportunity to interact with the Justices and gain the perspective of the other side of the bench.

    Date:  Wednesday, April 10, 2019

    Time:  Check-in for the luncheon will begin at 11:45 a.m. and lunch will be served promptly at 12:00 p.m. 

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

    Location:  Sangamo Club, 227 E. Adams Street, Springfield, Illinois

    Cost:  $25 for ALA or SCBA members; $40 for 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

    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 18, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Mayer Brown LLP, 71 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois.
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    Register

    The Appellate Lawyers AssociationCordially Invites You to Attend Its Annual

    Advanced Appellate Practice Seminar

    This seminar is geared towards seasoned appellate practitioners but will be of great benefit to anyone looking to improve appellate skills. It will feature six different presentations by judges and experienced appellate practitioners, including:

    • Judicial perspectives
      Justices Nathaniel R. Howse, Jr. and Michael B. Hyman (First District),
      Justice Mary K. O’Brien (Third District)
      Justice Richard P. Goldenhersh (retired, Fifth District)
    • Standards of review
      Hugh C. Griffin of Hall Prangel and Schoonveld LLC

    • Appellate ethics
      Steven F. Pflaum of Neil, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

    • Memory techniques for appellate presentations
      Professor Patrick G. Gould of the Appalachian School of Law

    • Amicus filings
      Michael A. Scodro of Mayer Brown LLP

    • Electronic filing update
      Tina M. Schillaci, Chief Deputy Clerk of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District

    Moderator: ALA Vice-President Gretchen Harris Sperry, Hinshaw Culbertson LLP

    Date:    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    Time:      1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

    MCLE: Participants will earn 3.75 hours of MCLE credit, including .75 hours professional responsibility credit. The ALA is an approved MCLE provider.

    Location: Mayer Brown LLP, 71 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois.

    Cost: Advanced registration: $35 for public-sector ALA members; $50 for private-sector ALA members; $50 for public-sector nonmembers; and $75 for private-sector nonmembers.

    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, 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.

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    • April 21, 2019
    • Chicago, IL
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    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