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.