With the court constantly changing general administrative orders to safely adapt to the effects of COVID-19, this year’s program will provide sitting judges from Cook County a forum to share timely advice on how to move cases forward in these unprecedented times. The judges will field questions, offer candid advice, provide valuable advocacy tips and reveal policies and procedures unique to COVID and their courtrooms.
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Credits: 3 General, 0 Diversity/Inclusion PR, 0 MH/SA PR, 0 Other PR
Opening Remarks from Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans
State of the law division under COVID: Rules of the road, including new mandatory pre-trial mediation
Discussion Leader:Andrea H. Kott, Partner, Barker, Castro, Kuban & Steinback, LLC
Hon. James P. Flannery, Jr, Presiding Judge, Law Division
Hon. Thomas More Donnelly, Trial Section
Anne Scrivner Kuban, Founding Partner, Barker, Castro, Kuban & Steinback, LLC
The challenges of motion practice using Zoom, email and phone: How to effectively keep your cases moving
Discussion Leader:Courtney E. Lindbert, Partner, Cunningham Meyer & Vedrine, P.C.
Hon. Kathy Flanagan, Supervising Judge, Motion Section
Hon. John Ehrlich, Motion Section
Hon. James O’Hara, Motion Section
Opportunities for Resolution: Bench trials and mandatory arbitration in commercial cases
Discussion Leader: Dan Kotin, Founding Partner, Tomasik Kotin Kasserman LLC
Hon. Margaret A. Brennan, Supervising Judge, Commercial Calendar Section
Hon. Thomas R. Mulroy, Commercial Calendar Section
Hon. James E. Snyder, Commercial Calendar Section
Virtual jury trials? New rules and trends in the courts
Discussion Leader: Kathryn L. Conway, Partner, Power Rogers LLP
Hon. Elizabeth M. Budzinski, Trial Section
Hon. Edward S. Harmening, Trial Section
Hon. Clare Elizabeth McWilliams, Trial Section