Public Interest Law Initiative

How to Be an Effective Advocate: A View from the Bench

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PLEASE NOTE: This seminar has been moved to room 200 of the John Marshall Law School. Enter the building at State Street and then walk around to use the elevators or stairwell on the Plymouth Street side.

A panel of judges will share their expectations and suggestions for new attorneys to be effective advocates, and will discuss the role attorneys play in addressing the access to justice gap.


  • Judge Edmond E. Chang, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Judge LaShonda A. Hunt, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Judge Nancy J. Katz, Associate Judge in the Domestic Relations Division for the Circuit Court of Cook County

Enter the building at 304 South State Street and give your name to security.

Lunch will be provided for everyone in attendance. Online registration is now closed. If you have questions or would still like to attend, please contact Program Manager Brent Page by email or by phone at 312-832-5128.

Venue: The John Marshall Law School, Room 200

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