Events


Upcoming events

    • March 07, 2018
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • March 08, 2018
    • 1:45 PM (CST)
    • Wheaton & Chicago
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    The Appellate Lawyers Association
    Cordially Invites You to Attend
    A Brown Bag Lunch

    Illinois Supreme Court 2017 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 2017. 

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

    Second District Brown Bag,
    Co-sponsored by
    the DuPage County Bar Association
    Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.*
    Attorney Resource Center
    505 North County Farm Road, 
    Third Floor
    Wheaton, Illinois 

     

    First District Brown Bag, 
    Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
    Thursday, March 8, 2018
    12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.*
    Mayer Brown LLP
    (Note new location)
    Townhall Meeting Room,
    Thirty-Second Floor
    71 South Wacker Drive
    Chicago, 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 HLAI, and $25 for those who are not members of any of the three sponsoring organizations. The Second District event requires registration by March 5, and the First District event requires registration by March 6. Please remember to bring your own lunch to this event, at either location.  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.

    • March 15, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Maldaner's Restaurant, 222 South Sixth Street, Springfield, IL
    Register

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

    Illinois Supreme Court 2017 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 2017. 

    Date:  Thursday, March 15, 2018

    Time:  12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Please arrive by 11:45 a.m. for registration.)

    MCLE:  Participants will earn 1.5 hours of MCLE credit. The ALA is an approved MCLE provider.

    Location:  Maldaner’s, 222 South 6th Street, Springfield, Illinois.

    Cost:  $20 for ALA and Sangamon County Bar Association members, and $25 for non-members. 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, 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.

    • March 29, 2018
    • 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 Bertina E. Lampkin will provide remarks on the implementation of the e-filing system in the First District Appellate Court.

    Date:  Thursday, March 29, 2018

    Time:  12:00 p.m. 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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    • 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


    • 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