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How to Get (and Stay) on the Ballot: The legal & strategic issues to consider when advising candidates and campaigns for elected office.

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Attorney Resource Center
505 N. County Farm Road
3rd Floor
Wheaton, Illinois  60187
United States
Presenter: Ross D. Secler - Odelson & Sterk, Ltd.
Contact: Maria Pineiro

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Local Government Law Section PRMCLE Meeting



Speaker: Ross D. Secler - Odelson & Sterk, Ltd.

Topic Summary: The presentation will cover the legal issues that candidates for elected office face including ballot access, campaign finance, and other ethics compliance matters. The program is designed to provide an overview of potential “pitfalls” many candidates face and is geared towards any prospective candidates (with a particular focus on additional considerations for attorneys who are also candidates).


Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the types of issues concerning a candidate’s qualifications for office and gaining access to the ballot

2. Become acquainted with the required documents candidates need to complete and file in order to gain access to the ballot

3. Comprehend the requirements for nominating petition signers and circulators; and

4. Acquire knowledge of the ethical, financial, and other compliance-related issues that face candidates and the continuing obligations of an attorney who is seeking public office.


Time: 11:45am to 1:00pm

Location: Attorney Resource Center-Third Floor, 505 N. County Farm Road

Credits: 0.75 MCLE and 0.25 PRMCLE



Questions? Please contact staff liaison Maria Pineiro at or 630-653-7779.

Lunch will be provided to those who register in advance.

Only DCBA Members will qualify for MCLE credit.

Electronic handouts will be provided in advance, no paper handouts will be distributed.


If you register and are unable to attend, please contact the DCBA office at 630-653-7779 so we can cancel your registration.

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