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Patterns and Practice: How Analyzing the Illinois Supreme Court Can Boost Your Appeals

November 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Appellate Lawyers Association
and the South Asian Bar Association of Chicago
Cordially Invite You to Attend a November
Luncheon Program

 Patterns and Practice: How Analyzing the Illinois Supreme Court Can Boost Your Appeals

A Conversation with Appellate Strategist
Kirk C. Jenkins

Please join us for an innovative exploration of data analytics and how it can enhance your appellate practice.  Kirk C. Jenkins, chair of the Appellate Task Force at Sedgwick LLP, has created an analytic database that includes roughly 275,000 data points from decisions handed down by the Illinois Supreme Court between 1990 and 2016.  Drawing on that robust analytic framework, Mr. Jenkins will share insights on and explore topics such as whether one can predict a case’s result by counting the questions at oral argument; which justices most often vote together and on what areas of law; and whether the Court (as well as individual justices) more often votes to reverse Appellate Court wins by plaintiffs or defendants.  A regular practitioner in California, Mr. Jenkins also will address distinctions between that state’s highest court and the Illinois Supreme Court.

Mr. Jenkins has exclusively practiced appellate litigation for more than 20 years.  He has served as lead counsel in over 200 appeals in state and federal courts across the nation and recently was elected a Fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, an organization whose members have demonstrated the highest skill level and integrity in the practice of appellate law.

Date:  Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time:  12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location:  Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois.  Please note that the Union League Club enforces a dress code, which can be accessed here.

MCLE:  Participants will earn one hour of MCLE credit from the ALA.  The ALA is an approved MCLE provider.

Cost:  $40 for public-sector members of either association; $50 for private-sector members of either association; $55 for public-sector nonmembers; and $65 for private-sector nonmembers.  Lunch is included.

PLEASE NOTE:  Registrations processed on-site will be charged an additional $5 administrative fee.

Questions?  Call (630) 416-1166, ext. 303


  1.     Use our online registration systemhereto register for the event and also pay with a credit card.  Or, if you prefer, you can register online but send a check for payment.  Please note, credit card payments can only be accepted through the online registration process.
  2.     Mail your completed registration form along with a checkpayable to ALA to:

Chris Teed
Appellate Lawyers Association
1717 North Naper Boulevard, Suite 102 
Naperville, Illinois 60563

Cancellations/Refunds:  Cancellations must be received two business days prior to the event in order to receive a full refund.  No refunds will be processed after this time.  Cancellations must be in writing and may be submitted to or faxed to (630) 596-1418.  Additionally, payment is expected from no-shows.

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November 15, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Category:


Appellate Lawyers Association
(630) 416-1166


Union League Club
65 West Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL United States
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