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Presented by the ISBA Administrative Law Section and the Illinois Association of Administrative Law Judges
Co-sponsored by
the ISBA Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities & the Law


Don’t miss this informative seminar that provides an in-depth review of what is necessary to protect and preserve a record for review. Administrative law judges, litigators, and attorneys with intermediate practice experience who either preside, practice before, or work for regulatory agencies, municipal or county departments of administrative hearings who attend this seminar will better understand:

  • The steps necessary to protect and preserve the record for review; 
  • The need for the administrative law judge to inform pro se litigants of their rights and the steps that will be followed at hearing;
  • How an administrative law judge can ensure an adequate record of the proceedings;
  • Why an attorney should not rely on general objections to preserve and protect the record;
  • Why an attorney should not neglect to make an offer of proof;
  • And much more.


Program Coordinator:
Hon. Yolaine M. Dauphin
, Administrative Law Judge, City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings


Program Co-Coordinator:
Hon. Laura Parry
, Administrative Law Judge, City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings


Program Moderator:
Hon. Patricia Jackowiak
, Chief Administrative Law Judge and Director, City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings

Program Information
Date Presented:
May 19, 2017 12:00 PM Central
1 hour, 30 minutes
Member Price:
Full Price:
Protecting and Preserving the Record

Take advantage of this opportunity to hear from Administrative Law Judges to learn what steps you must take to protect and preserve the record. Topics include: how to preserve the administrative record for appeal for both pro se and represented litigants in proceedings before the City of Chicago’s Department of Administrative Hearings, as well as before State agencies; the importance of detailed and thorough opening statements; how the hearing is conducted, including the burden of proof and types of acceptable evidence; the applicable rules of evidence; and the need for a sound and reasoned opinion/ruling. 

Speaker Information
Hon. Gregory Plesha  [ view bio ]
Hon. Claudia Sainsot (ret.)  [ view bio ]
Mock Demonstration

Watch as three Administrative Law Judges present hypothetical scenarios through a series of skits to demonstrate how an attorney and/or hearing officer can fail to adequately protect and preserve the record. 

Speaker Information
Hon. Gia Morris  [ view bio ]
Hon. Brian R. Porter  [ view bio ]
Hon. Rodney W. Stewart  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.50
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.75
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