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The Appellate Lawyers Association is an association of lawyers who practice in the courts of review, and judges who serve on those courts. The ALA was formed in 1968.

Three-quarters of the Association’s 400+ active members are in the Chicago area. The group’s honorary members include sitting judges from all reviewing courts in Illinois.

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb. 23, 2017 – Luncheon w/ Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier: "2017: Reflections on the Past – Hopes for the Future" (ULC, Chicago)
  • Mar. 1, 2017 – Brown Bag Lunch Civil Year in Review (TBD, Peoria)
  • Apr. 21, 2017 – Luncheon w/ Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Univ. of Cal., Irvine School of Law (University Club, Chicago)
  • Apr. 28, 2017 – Advanced Appellate Practice Seminar (CBA Building, Chicago)
  • June 22, 2017 – Installation of Evan Siegel as 50th President of ALA (ULC, Chicago)


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