Meeting Information

Practice Basics: Appeals for Dummies (Not By Dummies)

Learn the do's and don'ts of handling a case in the Illinois Appellate Court. Experienced appellate attorneys will offer lessons learned (some the hard way) along with a basic overview of how to make your record, get past the procedural hurdles, and argue your best case on appeal. An appellate court justice will offer perspective from the bench on tips for young lawyers in the First District.

Topics will include:
  • Offers of proof for preserving your record on appeal
  • Use of post-judgment motions to complete your record
  • Timing and other requirements for filing your notice of appeal
  • Preparing a bystander's report
  • Brief drafting suggestions
  • Supplementing the record / judicial notice
  • Settlement on appeal
  • Interlocutory appeals
  • Ways to win without the merits
  • Waiver
  • And more.

See speaker information below.

To Register / Questions: Please call (312) 554-2056.
 Time:12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 Location:The Chicago Bar Association
 MCLE Credit:1 IL PR-MCLE Credit (approved)