Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Appellate Court Justices to Share Tips on Legal Writing at Next ALA Luncheon

By Josh Wolff
Research Attorney, Illinois Appellate Court, First District

On October 28, 2015, the Association will host a luncheon at the Union League Club in Chicago featuring Justices Terrence Lavin and David Ellis of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District. Justices Lavin and Ellis will discuss the finer points of legal writing, as well as the importance of writing in the legal profession. 

Justices Lavin and Ellis will bring their perspectives on writing from both the judiciary's perspective and their experience in private practice before joining the bench. 

Justice Lavin was a civil litigator for 27 years prior to his appointment as a Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court. Justice Lavin also taught legal writing to third-year law students at the Chicago-Kent College of Law for nine years. Additionally, Justice Lavin has published more than 50 articles on civil trial practice.

Justice Ellis was an experienced commercial and constitutional law litigator before being elected to the Illinois Appellate Court. In addition to his legal writing background, Justice Ellis is an award-winning author, publishing more than 10 novels.

The ALA welcomes all to join Justices Lavin and Ellis for an informative and engaging luncheon. For more information and to register, please click here.

Participants will earn one hour of MCLE credit.

DISCLAIMER: The Appellate Lawyers Association does not provide legal services or legal advice. Discussions of legal principles and authority, including, but not limited to, constitutional provisions, statutes, legislative enactments, court rules, case law, and common-law doctrines are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice.