February CLE- Clare J. Quish


Nuts and Bolts Overview of Civil Appeals with CLARE J. QUISH

  1.  Preservation of Error/Post Judgment Motions
  2.  Notices of Appeal
  3.  Stays and Bonds
  4.  Interlocutory Appeals
  5.  Record on Appeal
  6.  Appellate Briefs
  7.  Oral Argument
  8.  Petitions for Rehearing and Petitions for Leave to Appeal



The Honorable Clare J. Quish was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as a Circuit Judge to the Circuit Court of Cook County in June 2016.  She currently serves in the traffic court division in the Richard J. Daley Center.  Before being appointed, Judge Quish was a partner at Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C., where she concentrated in appellate practice and commercial and civil litigation, including professional liability, employment law, personal injury defense, insurance coverage and construction law. She is a former Adjunct Professor of Appellate Advocacy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a former judicial law clerk to Justice Mary Jane Theis when she served on the Illinois Appellate Court. Judge Quish also served on the Illinois Supreme Court’s Committee on Character and Fitness for the First Judicial District from 2013-2016.  She received her B.A. from Northwestern University and her J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Judge Quish is Secretary of the Appellate Lawyers Association and will become Vice-President of that organization in June 2017.  Since 2009, she has co-authored the Civil Section of Cases Pending, published by the Appellate Lawyers Association, which summarizes all civil cases recently decided by, and currently pending before, the Illinois Supreme Court.  Judge Quish also authored a chapter titled Interlocutory Appeals as of Right, in the 2015 edition of Civil Appeals (Illinois): State and Federal, published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

1109 South Blvd., Oak Park.
Cocktails at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.
CLE starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. (One hour credit).


Make sure to arrive early. There is no private parking lot, and Oak Park is a very “urban suburb” so parking can be a challenge for those not used to it. The best source for parking information is the Village of Oak Park.

The link here shows where village parking lots are, etc. http://www.oak-park.us/village-services/parking-vehicle-services.

With that said, here are a few tips:

  • Any metered spaces are free after 6:00pm.
  • There are two parking lots to the West of the Pub. The lot immediately to the West is PERMIT ONLY and OFF LIMITS. The lot West of that has a pay box that takes cash and credit/debit cards. This lot is free after 6:00pm, but is Permit Only after 11:00pm
  • There are angled parking spaces along the train track embankment that are also pay-box and free after 6:00pm
  • It is usually fairly easy to park along South Marion Street (parking meters and free after 6:00)
  • Any parking lots off the alleys behind our building are private lots for the condos in the area or the Carleton Hotel. Needless to say, don’t park there.
  • I think the key is to read the signage to avoid parking tickets.

Although we will be able to accommodate all who attend, to ensure that the space is adequately set up, please contact Vicki Thiesse at (708) 338-2662 or members pay $30 online at westsuburbanbar.org. Cost is $40 for non-members. Cash bar.


CLE Dinner Registration