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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM (CT)

Dirksen Federal Building
219 South Dearborn Street
Courtroom 1403

CLE Credits Pending

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Best (and Worst) Practices During Discovery, Settlement, and Pre-trial
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
District Judge Edmond E. Chang  
Presiding Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier

Magistrate Judge Young B. Kim  
The panelists will share their views on how lawyers should (and should not) approach pre-trial litigation, including discovery litigation, settlement conferences, and motions to dismiss and summary judgment.

Judge Edmond Chang - official
District Judge Edmond E. Chang 
Before joining the federal judiciary in January 2011, Judge Chang served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago, starting in December 1999. He was promoted to Deputy Chief of the General Crimes Section in January 2004 and later served as the Chief of Appeals of the criminal division. Earlier in his career, Judge Chang clerked for judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and on the Northern District of Illinois, and then practiced employment law at Sidley Austin. Since 1996, Judge Chang has taught Civil Rights Litigation as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law.

 
Photo - Judge Schenkier
Presiding Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier
Judge Schenkier has served as a United States Magistrate Judge sitting in federal court in Chicago, Illinois since October 30, 1998. He has served as Presiding Magistrate Judge since January 2008, and currently is Vice President of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association. Judge Schenkier presides over a broad range of criminal and civil matters, and participates extensively in mediation of civil cases. He worked for more than 17 years at the law firm of Jenner & Block.

Photo - Judge Kim
Magistrate Judge Young B. Kim  
Judge Kim is a United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.  Before taking the federal bench in May 2010, Judge Kim served in many different public service roles.  Judge Kim served as an Assistant Cook County Public Defender, a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Charles Norgle, Sr., an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and a Federal Administrative Judge for the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
 
 
What Courtroom Clerks and Staff Wished Lawyers Would Do -- and Not Do
2:35 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Judicial Services Manager Ted Newman

Mr. Newman is the Judicial Services Manager for the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois. Since 1984, he has worked as an analyst and a supervisor with the Court before assuming his current position for the past twelve years. His area of responsibility includes managing courtroom deputies, court reporters, interpreters and the Court's jury department. In 2005, Mr. Newman was one of the project coordinators during the Court's transition to e-filing  and remained close to e-filing issues ever since. Mr. Newman will discuss the in's and out's of electronic filing and the do's and don't's from the perspective of courtroom staff, as well as other practical tips.  
 
Effective Trial Techniques
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
District Judge Edmond E. Chang
District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman
District Judge Virginia M. Kendall  
These judges will discuss the most effective trial practices, both from the judges' perspective and from what they've learned from jurors. The panel also will share advice on the crucial pre-trial preparation phase, including proposed pre-trial orders, pre-trial conferences, and motions in limine.

Photo - Judge Coleman
District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman
Judge Coleman joined the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on September 7, 2010. Prior to her federal court appointment, Judge Coleman was a justice on the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, having been elected in 2008. From 1996 until 2008 she was elected to serve as a circuit court judge in Cook County.  Judge Coleman was assigned to the child protection division for 2 years.  She served nearly 10 years as a jury trial judge in the law division.  During her pre-judicial career, she practiced exclusively in the public sector as an Assistant State's Attorney, Deputy State's Attorney and an Assistant U.S. Attorney.


Photo - Judge Kendall  

District Judge Virginia M. Kendall 
Judge Kendall was appointed to the federal bench in January 2006.  Prior to her appointment she worked at the United States Attorney's Office in Chicago for over ten years where she served as Deputy Chief in the Criminal Division, Child Exploitation Coordinator, and Coordinator of Project Safe Neighborhoods. While a federal prosecutor, she served on the United States' Attorney General's National Advisory Committee responsible for reviewing all nationwide child exploitation investigations.
 
  
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Panel Discussion
Panel 1 - Best (and Worst) Practices During Discovery, Settlement, and Pre-trial
Panel 2 - What Courtroom Clerks and Staff Wished Lawyers Would Do -- and Not Do
Panel 3 - Effective Trial Techniques
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Date:
December 6, 2011

Location:
Dirksen Federal Building

219 South Dearborn Street
Courtroom 1403 
Chicago 

Price:
AABA & ABA-YLD Members  - $30.00
AABA & ABA-YLD Student Members  - $15.00
Non-Members  - $35.00


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