CLE Program

Criminal Litigation in the Age of Information: How Much is Enough?

 When: October 19, 2017, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

(Closest entrance: 375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, east door) 

Panel 1: Public Information - Uses and Abuses

Topics covered: Use of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by criminal defendants and to gather data on police misconduct; factfinding by appellate courts; permissible use of public information in legal briefs.


  • Matt Topic, Loevy & Loevy

  • Deborah Bone, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila

  • Jamie Kalven, Invisible Institute/Citizens Police Data Project

  • Laura Weiler, Office of the State Appellate Defender

Panel 2: Discovery from the Government - Policies and Practices

Topics covered: Newly discovered Chicago police street files and their impact on a civil rights lawsuit; nationwide survey of prosecutorial discovery rules; proposal for expansion of prosecutorial discovery in Illinois; process for proposing and amending Illinois Supreme Court Rules.


  • Karen Daniel, Center on Wrongful Convictions
  • Nathson Fields, exoneree and former death row inmate

  • Candace Gorman, civil rights attorney

  • Alan Neff, former Senior Counsel, City of Chicago Department of Law

This program has been approved for 1 general CLE credit and is pending approval for 1 professional responsibility CLE credit in the State of Illinois.


(Links to CLE Materials to be added before the program)


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