Friday, February 14, 2014

Upcoming Association Seminar and Luncheon on Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions and Workers Compensation Arbitrations

The Appellate Lawyers Association (ALA) is presenting a Seminar and Luncheon from 10:00 AM to 2:45 PM on February 19, 2014 at the Union League Club.

The morning session from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon will cover Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions from Plaintiff, Defense, and Judicial Perspectives. The Presenters will be Carl Draper, Vice-Chair, ISBA Administrative Law Section; Brett Legner, Appellate Division, Illinois Attorney General’s Office; and Justice Robert Gordon, First District Appellate Court.

The Luncheon from 12:00 Noon to 12:45 will honor the Appellate Justices present, including Justice Gordon and the five Justices assigned to review Workers Compensation Arbitrations: Justice Thomas E. Hoffman, First District; Justice Donald C. Hudson, Second District; Presiding Judge William E. Holdridge, Third District; Justice Thomas M. Harris, Fourth District; and Justice Bruce D. Stewart, Fifth District Appellate Court.

The afternoon session from 12:45 to 2:45 PM will cover Judicial Review of Workers Compensation Arbitrations. The Presenters will include a Panel of the Justices assigned to hear these appeals. ALA President Brad Elward will also present on Perfecting Judicial Reviews to the Circuit Court and Common Pitfalls.

4.00 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit are available for the Seminar. The full agenda can be viewed at, where you can also register online. The cost is for Lunch and Full Day Seminar (4 MCLE Credit hours) is $90 for ALA Members, $110 for Non-Members, and $60 for Public Sector. The cost for Lunch and 1 Session of Seminar (2 MCLE Credit Hours) is $55 for ALA Public Sector Members, $75 for Non-Members, and $40 for Public Sector.