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Feb 2 2023

29th Litigation Skills Training

February 2 - 3, 2023

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM America/Chicago


University of Illinois Chicago School of Law


300 South State Street, Chicagi, IL 60604



29th Litigation Skills Training

Basic Fair Housing Litigation Skills Training

Description of the Training: The UIC Fair Housing Legal Support Center will conduct a basic training in litigation skills for attorneys who are new to fair housing. The training will begin with a basic discussion of fair housing law and issues that are likely to arise in the course of fair housing litigation. Sessions will focus on opening statements, direct and cross-examination, admission of documents, the use of experts, drafting jury instructions, and closing arguments.

Training Methodology: Participants will learn by participating in simulated exercises and mock trials. Participants will explore alternative strategies for achieving the best results for their clients. The training will be very interactive. The focus will be on federal prosecutions using the federal rules of civil procedure and evidence; however, the discussions will be useful to those whose primary practice is representing fair housing complainants in state court as well. Participants will work in teams.

Who should participate: The training is open only to attorneys who wish to litigate fair housing cases either in court or in administrative hearings. Discussion will focus on basic knowledge and skills, and the training is directed toward those who are beginning a career in fair housing litigation.

Cost of training: This training is free of charge.

Training Dates: The training will be on February 2 and 3, 2021 at the UIC Law School in Chicago, Illinois. Sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.

RSVP by 1/16/23 as space is limited.


  • Christopher Brancart, Attorney, Brancart & Brancart, California
  • Scott Chang, Attorney, National Fair Housing Alliance, California
  • Liza Cristol-Demon, Brancart & Brancart, California
  • Robert Schwemm, Professor Emeritus, University of Kentucky
  • Michael Seng, Professor, UIC Law School

Accommodations: Participants will arrange their own accommodations.

For more information: Contact the Fair Housing Legal Support Center, 300 South State, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Telephone: 312-987-2397. E-mail:




Fair Housing Legal Support Center

Date posted

Jan 11, 2023

Date updated

Jan 11, 2023