Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association
(CERTIFIED TOWARD FEDERAL BAR ADMISSION)
Registration is now open for the Fall semester. Please contact Joyce Williams if you have questions.
Improve your trial skills in this "learn-by-doing" program that covers all phases of trial work from both a plaintiff and defendant's viewpoint. Through this course, you will learn and practice new trial techniques that are most effective and consistent with the Federal Rules of Evidence and the new Illinois Rules of Evidence. Each session is audio-video taped so you can see and hear the improvements in your voice, manner and trial technique. The program has been proven to be of value whether your practice includes trying jury and non-jury cases, administrative hearings, arbitrations, or mediations.The course is taught and coordinated by Fred Lane and Scott Lane. Please Note: Fred Lane will be retiring at the end of the Fall 2016 semester. A suitable replacement will fill his role beginning with the Spring 2017 semester.
"After the first class, I was hooked. I should have taken this course many years ago."
~ James E. Keps, graduate of Fred Lane's Trial Technique Institute
The course also features many outstanding judges, former judges, plaintiffs and defendants lawyers as guest faculty members, such as:
"I'm grateful to Fred Lane for teaching me the fundamentals of trial technique."
~ Thomas Mauet, nationally recognized author and lecturer
Fred Lane's Trial Technique Institute consists of two semesters and runs approximately four months per semester. (You may start with the semester of your choice.) The program qualifies for a total of 54 hours MCLE credit, including 54* hours PMCLE credit (27 hours MCLE/27 hours PMCLE credit per semester). Class takes place each Tuesday evening from 5:15 – 6:45 p.m. at the Illinois State Bar Association – Chicago Regional Office, 20 South Clark Street, Suite 900 (map and directions). Breaks for holiday consideration do exist.
Unless noted, all are on Tuesdays; all from 5:15 to 6:45
Fred Lane of Lane and Lane is a former Assistant State's Attorney with over 40 years of litigation experience. He is the author of Lane's Goldstein Trial Technique (4 vols.); editor of Medical Trial Technique Quarterly; author of Lane Medical Litigation Guide (6 vols.); and author of Lane's Goldstein Litigation Forms (3 vol.). Mr. Lane is also past president of the following organizations and associations: Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; Diplomat and Past President of the American Board of Trial Advocates IL; Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; Past President of the Illinois State Bar Association; and Past President of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers. He is the co-author of Lane & Calkins Mediation Practice Guide and co-founder of the International Academy of Dispute Resolution.
Covers both Fall and Spring semesters.
You are invited to attend the first session free!
Registration is now open for the Fall semester.
Contact Joyce Williams at (312) 726-8775 or the ISBA CLE Department in Springfield at (800) 678-4009 for more information.
REFUND POLICY: 100% refund available through the second week of class: afterwards, no refunds will be made.
*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval