Tips and Techniques for Writing Effective Legal Briefs (4/19/2021)

Includes a Live Event on 04-19-2021 at 3:30 PM (CDT)

Need to brush up on your brief drafting skills?  Looking for some quick tips and techniques to make your brief writing more effective? Join us as Howard Suskin, partner in Jenner & Block’s Litigation Department and co-Chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation Practice and its Class Action Practice, will give a master class in effective brief writing for attorneys of all skill levels.

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Introductory Remarks: Justice Michael B. Hyman, Illinois Appellate Court, 1st District, 2nd Division

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Speaker: Howard S. Suskin, Jenner & Block LLP

Howard S. Suskin is a partner in Jenner & Block’s Litigation Department and Co-Chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation Practice and its Class Action Practice.   Mr. Suskin has substantial first-chair experience representing individuals and business entities in civil and criminal securities matters, including class actions alleging securities fraud and misrepresentation claims, derivative actions claiming breach of fiduciary duty, contests for corporate control, insider trading investigations and broker-dealer issues.  He serves as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, and for self-regulatory organizations including the Chicago Board Options Exchange, FINRA and the National Futures Association.  Mr. Suskin is an active member of the ABA Securities Law Committee, including serving as Co-Chair of the Class and Derivative Actions Subcommittee.  Mr. Suskin currently serves as General Counsel for the Chicago Bar Association (CBA), and served previously as a member of the CBA’s Board of Managers and as Chairman of the CBA’s Class Action Committee, Bench & Bar Committee, Financial & Investment Services Committee and Securities Law Committee.   

Mr. Suskin is a member of the Advisory Board of Board IQ, a Financial Times publication, and the faculty of Practising Law Institute, and has served as a member of the Advisory Boards of The Deal and Law360.  He has lectured extensively and has published numerous treatises and articles on issues relating to arbitrations, class actions and securities law, including serving as editor and co-author of the West Publishing Illinois Civil Litigation Guide, the Lexis/Nexis Class Action Deskbook, Moore’s Federal Civil Motion Practice and Pretrial Civil Litigation, the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Treatise on Class Actions, and the ABA’s Annual Survey of State Class Action Litigation.  Members of the Leading Lawyers Network have consistently recognized Mr. Suskin’s work in several areas including class actions, commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and securities and venture financing law.  He has been recognized by Chambers for his work in securities litigation, named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for commercial litigation, and listed eight times as a “Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyer.”  Mr. Suskin graduated from Northwestern University with distinction, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and obtained his J.D. degree with honors from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a member of the Michigan Law Review.

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Tips and Techniques for Writing Effective Legal Briefs (04/19/2021)
04-19-2021 at 3:30 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
04-19-2021 at 3:30 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes To receive MCLE Credit for this program, you must: 1. Close the video window after you have completed the program, 2. Click on "Claim MCLE Credit," and 3. Click on the yellow "View/Claim Credit" box. You will need to provide your ARDC number to view/download/print your MCLE certificate. We would also appreciate your completing a program evaluation in the “Evaluation” section.
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