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Presented by the ISBA Labor & Employment Law Section


Every case starts with a pleading. How those pleadings are drafted can make a difference in how complicated the case is, and a great deal of time and money can be wasted when the case is plagued with poor pleadings. In this program, our presenters discuss how to draft proper pleadings, what makes a good complaint, how to properly answer a complaint, what constitutes an affirmative defense, and when (and when not) to file motions to dismiss or to strike. 


Program Coordinator/Moderator:
Aaron B. Maduff
, Maduff & Maduff, LLC, Chicago


Program Speakers:
Jon E. Klinghoffer
, Goldberg Kohn Ltd., Chicago
Colleen M. McLaughlan, Law Offices of Colleen M. McLaughlin, Wheaton

Program Information
Date Presented:
January 16, 2018 1:30 PM Central
1 hour, 30 minutes
Member Price:
Full Price:
Proper Pleadings: Complaints, Answers, Affirmative Defenses, and Motions LIVE Webcast
Speaker Information
Jon E. Klinghoffer  [ view bio ]
Colleen M. McLaughlan  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.50
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