Understand practical skills that attorneys utilize every day, including effective legal writing in pleadings, presentation of motions, effective oral arguments, and the use of electronic court orders. Judge Chapman and Judge Skarin discuss organization and style in legal writing, key items to focus on when drafting for motion practice, and everyone’s favorite – motions to compel. They also discuss presentment of motions, and effective advocacy skills during oral argument.
Learn about Illinois Appellate Court cases that significantly impact the practice, with important insights for both Petitioner’s and Respondent’s attorneys. Supreme Court Rule 138 and 735 ILCS 5/8-2901 will also be discussed.
*SAMPLE PLEADINGS INCLUDED* This is a very practical session for the attorney whose client comes in complaining of the actions that a Power of Attorney or legal guardian is taking. When do you go beyond informing the client that this is the person the principal or the court chose to handle these duties? What exactly do you do? Discussion of real-life scenarios will enhance your learning.