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Presented by the ISBA Human Rights Section
Co-sponsored by the ISBA Labor & Employment Law Section



Are you equipped to represent clients in discrimination cases?

Get the information you need to effectively (and successfully!) litigate your next discrimination case with this informative online seminar. Attorneys with basic to intermediate practice experience who attend this seminar will gain a better understanding of the entire process – from filing a Charge of Discrimination at the Illinois Department of Human Rights to litigating before the Illinois Human Rights Commission or in Circuit Court. Topics include:

  • The initial client interview – Do they have a case?
  • Fee arrangements – Contingent v hourly rates
  • Drafting and submitting your IDHR Charge on a timely basis
  • Submitting information to the IDHR Investigator in support of your client’s charge
  • Representing your client at the IDHR fact-finding conference
  • What to do if IDHR determines a lack of jurisdiction, substantial evidence, or lack of evidence
  • Federal Court, Circuit Court, and Commission options
  • Authoritative bodies of law
  • Requests for review with the Commission
  • Differences between circuit court and Commission motion and discovery practice and discovery practice in the Commission
  • The Illinois Human Rights Commission rules on discovery, motion, and the public hearing
  • Appealing the Administrative Law Judge’s decision
  • Impact of the proposed Executive Order to combine the IDHR and the IHRC


Program Coordinator/Moderator:
Glenn R. Gaffney
, Gaffney & Gaffney, P.C., Glendale Heights


Program Speakers:
Hon. William Borah
, Administrative Law Judge, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Chicago
Evelio Mora, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Berwyn
Ngozi C. Okorafor, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Chicago

Program Information
Date Presented:
May 23, 2017 2:30 PM Central
1 hour, 30 minutes
Litigating Your First Illinois Human Rights Act Discrimination Case from A-Z
Speaker Information
Hon. William Borah  [ view bio ]
Evelio Mora  [ view bio ]
Ngozi C. Okorafor  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.25
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