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Appellate Digest

The Appellate Digest Committee publishes a regular compendium of decisions by the Illinois Appellate Court for use by practitioners, judges and law students. 

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Bar Outreach

The Bar Outreach committee collaborates with members of other bar associations to increase awareness of ALA's programming and events and to partner with other bar associations in support of their events.

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The Brief

The Association’s blog, The Brief, addresses recent rule changes and recent developments in appellate law along with other issues of interest to the appellate practitioner. The blog also includes photographs from and articles describing the Association’s meetings, events and activities. Committee members write the case summaries that appear in each post.

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Cases Pending

The members of the Illinois Supreme Court Cases Pending Committee compile and synthesize data from the Illinois Supreme Court’s docket to provide ALA members with up-to-date information about current civil, criminal and disciplinary matters before the Court. The CP team publishes a catalogue of all civil, non-capital criminal and contested disciplinary cases pending at the conclusion of each Illinois Supreme Court term—five times each year.

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Communications and Publicity Committee

The Communications and Publicity Committee is charged with coordinating the ALA’s messaging to members and non-members, advertising ALA events and functions with various legal publications and on social media, coordinating with the ALA’s web vendor to keep the site current, and building the ALA’s social media presence..

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Guide to Illinois Civil Appellate Procedure

The Committee on the Guide to Illinois Civil Appellate Procedure is responsible for updating the Guide as the courts revise the rules.

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MCLE Committee

The MCLE Committee coordinates all luncheon and seminars to ensure compliance with rules administered by the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois.

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Membership

The Membership Committee oversees and coordinates the group’s membership by maintaining member participation, performing outreach to cultivate new members, and serving as a point of contact between the group and its individual members. The Committee welcomes feedback and contributions from both new and existing members.

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Moot Court

Each year, the Moot Court Committee organizes and hosts the Association’s moot court competition, which attracts law schools nationwide. When creating an original moot court problem, the committee writes a full Record on Appeal, including a complaint, answer, trial court decision, notice of appeal, majority opinion, and dissent. The committee assembles judges for the competition in preliminary, semi-final, and final rounds. Call Scott Howie if you’d like to join the committee, or visit the Moot Court section to find out more.

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Past Presidents

Former Presidents remain vitally interested in the ongoing work of the Association. The Past Presidents Committee provides a convenient means to mobilize their collective efforts whenever their help is requested by the current Officers and Board, and for special projects. The Committee also serves as a sounding board when requested.

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Rules

The Rules Committee meets several times a year on an ad hoc basis to review proposed changes to existing rules and new rules of the Illinois Supreme Court, to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, and to the Seventh Circuit’s local rules. After Board consideration, representatives of the committee write to and appear before the Illinois Supreme Court’s Rules Committee to provide the Association’s input on proposed modifications and additions. The Committee also formulates new rules or changes to existing rules to resolve particular ambiguities, issues and problems incurred under existing rules, and submits such proposals to the Board for its consideration.

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Sponsorship

The Sponsorship Committee is responsible for developing relationships with interested sponsors to provide them with the benefit of exposure to our membership while also helping financially support the Association and its various events throughout the year. In this role, the Committee is responsible for responding to and soliciting prospective sponsors and for coordinating sponsors with content related Association events and activities. Sponsorship opportunities include, but are not limited to, the Association's monthly seminars concerning topics impacting the appellate community, its annual National Moot Court Competition, and its guest speaker events involving prominent members of the state and federal judiciary and legal community.

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