Illinois MCLE and National CLE Program Presenter Information

Sherry Silvern

Sherry  Silvern

Office of the State Appellate Defender, Second Judicial District, Elgin, Illinois. Admitted to Illinois, Northern District of Illinois, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court. J.D. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York, 1987. Assistant District Attorney, Bronx County, New York, 1987-1989, Appeals Division. Joined Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender, Second Judicial District, in 1989.

Private practice 1992-1994; criminal trials and appeals, civil appeals, special education law, dog law. Returned to the Office of the State Appellate Defender in 1994; practiced in the Second Judicial District, Third Judicial District, and Post-Conviction Unit Offices of the agency.  Practiced before the First, Second, Third, and Fifth District Appellate Courts, Illinois Supreme Court, Northern District of Illinois, Southern District of Illinois, and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Sherry has spoken at numerous seminars for the appellate Law Committee, as well as at seminars for other organizations, usually on the topic of appellate practice.  Publications: contributor, 19993 Supplement to Illinois Handbook of Criminal Law Decisions, 1993 ISBA and OSAD: Case Commentary: In re D.D., a minor, (People of the state of Illinois) v D.D. (Oak Park-River Forest High School District 200), 212 Ill. 2 d 410, 819 N.E. 2d300 (2004), Illinois State Bar Juvenile Justice Committee Newsletter, 2004 Defending Illinois Criminal Cases, 2010 IICLE; Supplement to Defending Illinois Criminal Cases, 2013 IICLE.

Involved with the Special Olympics as a very proud Parent of an Olympic Athlete.

Program Info:


Criminal Appeals: Ten Things to Remember and Ten Mistakes to Avoid
Contact Information: One Douglas Ave
Elgin , IL 60120
Phone: 847-695-8822