Monday, April 13, 2015

ALA's Advanced Appellate Practice Seminar to Feature a Who's Who of Appellate Jurists and Practitioners

By Charlie Ingrassia
Associate, Adler Murphy & McQuillen LLP

On Monday, April 20, 2015, the Association will host an Advanced Appellate Practice Seminar. The half-day seminar will bring together a distinguished group of appellate jurists and practitioners who will participate in panel discussions on various topics related to advocacy before reviewing courts. Panelists will include Justices John Simon, Nathaniel R. Howse, and Margaret McBride, all of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District. Other speakers will include ALA President Steven Pflaum, ALA Vice President and former Illinois Solicitor General Michael Scodro, ALA Director Gretchen Sperry, past ALA President Timothy Eaton, and past ALA Director Jonathan Loew. Also speaking will be past ALA President Edward Kionka, Professor Emeritus at Sourthern Illinois University School of Law, and Peter Koelling, Director and Chief Counsel of the Judicial Division at the American Bar Association.

Presentation topics will include collaboration between the appellate bench and bar, legal ethics in the appellate courts, the future of appellate practice, discretionary state court appeals, replacement of recused supreme court justices, and preparing newer attorneys for oral argument. The seminar will be held at the Chicago Bar Association in Chicago and attendees will receive 3.75 hours of CLE credit, which includes .75 hour of professionalism credit.

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