Wilmette Resident Authors Article in "Illinois Bar Journal"
Bruce Braverman, a resident of Wilmette, counsel in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin LLP, is the author of “Getting Your Amicus Brief Before the Seventh Circuit and Illinois Supreme Court,” an article which appears in the July 2012 issue of the Illinois Bar Journal, the monthly magazine of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).
In the article, the author discusses how attorneys can maximize their chances of convincing the seventh circuit of the Illinois Supreme Court to grant leave to file an amicus curiae brief. The amicus must chart a course that will keep its brief within the channel of the circumscribed issues on appeal while taking a tack the parties themselves have not.
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