Next month the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) will present a seminar entitled “Advanced Evidentiary Issues At Trial.” The day-long event will take place on January 25th and be held at the UBS Tower & Conference Center.
One of the founding partners at our firm, Steve Levin, is a presenter at the seminar. Attorney Levin is scheduled to speak about complex evidentiary issues as they relate to various wrongful death cases. That includes a discussion about Illinois’s “Dead Man’s Act.”
The law is somewhat confusing, but it has significant implications on many cases where a party is deceased. Many cases have not made it to trial or were unsuccessful at trial because of adverse complications as a result of the restrictions of the Act. It is critical that all litigators understand understand how the statute may affect future cases.