ISBA Young Lawyers Division Food Court

ISBA Food Court

State Your Case: How to Succeed at Oral Argument
November 17, 2021 | 12 - 1 p.m.
via Zoom

During this session of Food Court our panel of judges will participate in a moderated question and answer session focusing on oral arguments. Learn what to focus on during oral arguments, how to handle judges’ questions, how you should prepare for arguments, and more.

The distinguished panel of judges includes:

  • Justice David Overstreet, Illinois Supreme Court;
  • The Hon. Michael Y. Scudder, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; and
  • The Hon. Celia Gamrath, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division.

To register, please fill out the form below. You will then be redirected to Zoom to complete the registration process. Once completed, you will receive an email directly from Zoom with the instructions for participating.

What is Food Court?

The Food Court events are virtual luncheons where new attorneys and law students will have the opportunity to gather and meet judges from across the state in a more informal setting. During the luncheons, the panel of judges will discuss various topics related to the practice of law, especially that pertaining to representation of clients before the court. The judges will offer insight and advice directed to new attorneys who are beginning to represent clients in the courtroom and advocate before judges.

Presented by: The Illinois State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.

For more information, please contact Blake Howard at or at 312.920.4682.

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