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ALA Publications

The Appellate Lawyers Association offers several publications. Two are accessible by the public.

The Brief - ALA's Blog

Latest thoughts on the practice of our profession and on recent events that effect us, written by a number of notable contributors, all at your fingertips on our website. Visit The Brief.

ALA Issues Report on E-Filing Issues in Illinois Reviewing Courts

The Appellate Lawyers Association’s Special Committee on E-Filing has issued its "Report on E-Filing Issues," suggesting areas of improvement in Illinois reviewing courts’ e-filing system.  The report was compiled based on the Committee members’ own experiences as well as feedback from the ALA’s membership.
Click Here to read the report. 

Illinois Civil Appeals Guide

This guide to appellate procedure was first prepared by the Appellate Lawyers Association in 1989 to help civil litigants who were handling their own appeals. 

Download the latest Guide Here

Cases Pending - For Members Only

Our Cases Pending is a catalogue of all civil, non-capital criminal, and contested disciplinary cases currently pending before the Supreme Court of Illinois. 

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IL App Recaps: The Illinois Appellate Decisions Digest 

The Digest provides an indexed summary of all published decisions by all five districts of the Illinois Appellate Court.  It is free for ALA members.  Non-members may purchase an annual subscription for $85, contact Chris Teed at for more information. 

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