Civil Practice Series

Join us from the comfort of your home or office for this four-part online series that discusses key aspects of civil practice that you need to know! 

Part 1 – Drafting the Complaint
Wednesday, May 1, 2024  | 11:00 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.  | 1.50 hours MCLE/PMCLE credit
(PMCLE credit subject to approval)
Don’t miss this introductory look at drafting the complaint for your next civil practice case. Civil practice attorneys, new lawyers, and general practitioners with basic practice experience will learn the valuable techniques needed to draft an effective complaint, as well as the relevant statutes and Supreme Court rules that may impact your client.
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Part 2 – Affirmative Defenses in Illinois
Wednesday, May 22, 2024  | 2:00 – 3:05 p.m.  | 1.0 hour MCLE credit

Affirmative defenses in Illinois vary depending on the area of the law. Join us for Part 2 of this series in which we cover some case law examples of valid affirmative defenses recognized in Illinois (generally) and in contract law and tort law (specifically). Topics include: the pleading requirements to assert a valid affirmative defense in Illinois, including pleading “affirmative matter;” sections of the Code of Civil Procedure that apply to pleading a valid affirmative defense; the requirement in Illinois to respond to an affirmative defense; and understanding the burden-shifting effect of pleading an affirmative defense.
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Part 3 – Taking and Defending Depositions
Thursday, May 30, 2024  | 11:00 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.  | 1.0 hour MCLE credit

Don’t miss Part 3 that discusses taking and defending depositions in a civil litigation. Civil practice attorneys, family law lawyers, general practitioners, and new attorneys with basic practice experience who attend this online program will better understand: the best practice tips and advice you need for taking and defending civil litigation; the relevant rules and statutes that apply to civil discovery depositions; and the best way to prepare to take and defend depositions effectively.
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Part 4 – Motion Practice
Thursday, June 20, 2024  | 11:00 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.  | 1.0 hour MCLE credit

Part 4 gives you the information you need regarding motion practice in civil litigation, including how to distinguish between the various common motion types such as 615/619 motions to dismiss and summary judgement. The rules and statutes that apply to common motions are also discussed.
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Posted on April 2, 2024 by Celeste Antoinette Niemann
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