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Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association


Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.
-- Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers, No. 15 December 1, 1787

People sometimes attribute my success to my genius; all the genius I know anything about is hard work.
--Alexander Hamilton


Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the law practice of Alexander Hamilton, founding father extraordinaire and practicing lawyer in the early days of American jurisprudence.  Recollections of his legal cases, letters, publications, and stories (as well as their historical context) are provided by John Lupton, Executive Director at the Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission. The program concludes with our panel presenters discussing how these issues would be addressed in the 21st century practice and how some of Hamilton’s characteristics are applicable to a successful practitioner today. Topics include:

  • Competency
  • Zealous Advocacy
  • Representing the Unpopular Cause
  • Civility
  • Succession Planning
  • And more!


Program Moderator:
John T. D. Bathke
, Attorney at Law, Peoria and Chicago

Program Speakers:
James J. Grogan
, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago
John A. Lupton, Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission, Springfield
Chantelle A. Porter, A.Traub & Associates, Lombard


Program Information
Date Presented:
May 23, 2017 10:00 AM Central
1 hour
Hamilton: An American Lawyer - Lessons for Your Practice
Speaker Information
James J. Grogan  [ view bio ]
John A. Lupton  [ view bio ]
Chantelle A. Porter  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.00
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 1.00
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