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Hon. Lynn M. Egan, (Ret.) will present “Diversity in Action: Batson 2018” as part of her monthly lunchtime Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar series. The panel presentation will discuss the recent amendment to the Batson prohibition.

“This month’s session will cover the 2018 amendment to the juror qualification statute and how this change is expected to expand the Batson prohibition against discrimination during jury selection,” Judge Egan said.

The panel will include two judges appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court, Justice Mary Ann Mason and Judge Kathleen Pantle, to educate Illinois judges about the statutory change at the 2018 Judicial Education Conference. The third panel member will be Mr. Daniel Wolfe, senior vice president of the trial consulting firm, DecisionQuest, Inc.

“Because jury selection is such an important part of every trial, I am grateful to have such an experienced panel of speakers to address this topic,” Judge Egan said. “The panel has a vast knowledge of the studies about the importance of jury diversity, and I look forward to a great discussion.”

The presentation will take place Thursday, January 18th, from 12:00pm – 1:15pm at the James R. Thompson Center in the Assembly Hall Auditorium. It is approved by the MCLE Board for one hour of professional responsibility credit.

To register for the upcoming presentation, call 312.603.5935 or click here.

Judge Egan is a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems. She has nearly 22 years of judicial experience in the Cook County Circuit Court, during which time hundreds of cases were transferred to her for settlement conferences. Prior to becoming a judge, she was a highly regarded litigator with Hinshaw & Culbertson. Judge Egan is an active member of the legal community, giving back by serving on Illinois Supreme Court committees and providing free monthly CLE programs to judges and attorneys.

To view Judge Egan’s full bio, click here.

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