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January 18, 2011
Hilton Chicago  

Thanks to former Chief Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald, new Illinois Rules of Evidence went into effect January 1, 2011. This seminar provided an overview of those new Rules and a comparison between the Illinois and Federal Rules. A closing panel of experts examined some of the more challenging evidentiary issues for both civil and criminal practitioners. A copy of the 2011 Lawyers' Handbook, complete with a set of the new Rules, was provided to each attendee at no charge.


Attendees received a complimentary copy of the 2011 Lawyer's Handbook - 54th Edition

  • Directory of Federal, State & Cook County Courts
  • Contact information for Illinois judges, justices & state officials
  • Directory of State of Illinois Offices & Officials
  • Directory of Federal Offices & Officials
  • List of Cook County filing fees
  • New - Includes Complete Illinois Rules of Evidence!

Program Topics and Faculty:

Overview and Highlights of the New Rules
Hon. Donald C. Hudson, Justice, Illinois Appellate Court, 2nd District and Chair of the Special Supreme Court Committee on Illinois Evidence

Comparison of the Illinois and Federal Rules of Evidence
Gino L. DiVito, Partner, Tabet DiVito & Rothstein and member of the Special Supreme Court Committee on Illinois Evidence
Prof. Jeffrey A. Parness, Visiting Professor of Law at The John Marshall Law School

Expert Discussions of Recurring Challenges Facing the Civil & Criminal Lawyer
Dean John E. Corkery, The John Marshall Law School
Hon. Thomas More Donnelly, Circuit Court of Cook County
Hon. Dennis J. Porter, Circuit Court of Cook County, Criminal Division
Michael A. Scodro, Solicitor General, Illinois Attorney General

Conference attendees earned 3.0 MCLE hours.

If you are interested in purchasing the program materials, you may contact Megan at 312.644.6762.

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