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    The ABA Bench & Bar Academy

    American Bar Association, 8 AM CDT

    Honing your skills as an advocate is crucial to your success and getting the view from the bench is often the best way to understand the best steps to take. The ABA's Bench & Bar Academy is the perfect place for you to build your advocacy skills, with our expert (judge and senior partner) panelists helping you master your advocacy ability.

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    The schedule of sessions is now live (see above)!

    Whether you litigate, mediate, settle, or simply meet face to face with your client for advice, you won’t want to miss this event. Judges will tell you what they need to hear from you, and you will learn to become a more effective advocate.

    Topics include: e-discovery; civility; effective trial techniques; ethical issues of social media; litigating with (and against) the government; honing your appellate skills; arbitration/mediation strategies and much more. (A wealth of great speakers awaits - check out the online schedule for all the details.)

    Join us for two days of CLE with up to 14 hours of CLE credit, including 5 hours of Illinois specialty credits, (ethics, diversity/inclusion, civility, mental health and professionalism)!

    Listen to and engage with distinguished panels of Illinois judges from trial and appellate courts across state and federal systems presenting their views on attorney practice are the backbone of this exciting conference. And learn from senior litigators from private and government practice using their own experience to help you sharpen your advocay skills.

    Lisa Madigan, Litigation Partner, Kirkland Ellis and former Attorney General of the State of Illinois will take the stage as our keynote speaker, presenting the Honorable William D. Missouri Civility Lecture. After some introductory remarks, she will be engaging with the Honorable Sophia H. Hall, Administrative Presiding Judge of the Resource Section of the Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Department at the Cook County Circuit Court, on the state of civility in legal practice as we enter a new decade.

    Networking opportunities abound with networking breakfasts, lunches, breaks and a post-lecture reception on Thursday evening, giving you unlimited opportunities to catch-up with speakers and attendees to exchange ideas and business cards.

    Event Details

    Format

    In-Person

    Date

    Jul 27 - 28, 2020

    2020-07-27T08:00:00-05:00 2020-07-28T09:00:00-05:00 The ABA Bench & Bar Academy

    Honing your skills as an advocate is crucial to your success and getting the view from the bench is often the best way to understand the best steps to take. The ABA's Bench & Bar Academy is the perfect place for you to build your advocacy skills, with our expert (judge and senior partner) panelists helping you master your advocacy ability.

    American Bar Association

    Sponsors

    Center for Professional Responsibility

    Section of Litigation

    Session Schedule

    Time
    Session Name
    Track
    Price
    Time
    12:00 AM - 06:30 PM
    Session Name
    Hon. William D. Missouri Civility Lecture
    Track
    Price
    Free

    MCLE Information

    The ABA will seek 14.00 CLE general credit hours in 60-minute-hour states, and 16.80 general credit hours of CLE credit in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

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