The Madison County Record Feb. 27, 2014, 8:25am

The Appellate Lawyers Association (ALA) and Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation  are co-sponsoring "Appellate Attorney Panel" training at noon on Friday, March 14 at the Activity Center of the Collinsville Area Recreational District, 10 Gateway Drive in Collinsville.

Panelists will include professor emeritus Edward Kionka, Southern Illinois University Law School; Michael Scodro, Illinois Solicitor General from 2006-2014, of Jenner & Block in Chicago; and Jonathan Loew of Much Shelist in Chicago.

Panel moderator will be former ALA President William Hardy of Hinshaw & Culbertson in Springfield.

Training is free for Land of Lincoln pro bono and staff attorneys and Appellate Lawyers Association members.

All other attorneys will be charged $25 to attend. Trainees should bring their own lunch. Beverages will be provided. One hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) will be awarded for attending.

Space is limited. Advance registration is available online at For additional information contact Richard Chase, co-chair, Seminars Committee, Appellate Lawyers Association, at (618) 398-0958 extension 227 or

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