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The Illinois Bar Foundation is proud to present a virtual Authors' Q&A, featuring attorney authors Justice David Ellis and Christie Tate, moderated by John McNally, Managing Editor of

Chicago Lawyer magazine.

Join award-winning crime novelist Justice David W. Ellis and New York Times best-selling author Christie Tate in a fascinating up close and personal Q&A as we discuss their work and the secrets to their success.

Proceeds of this virtual event benefit the charitable programs of the Illinois Bar Foundation.

Ticket purchases, donations, and sponsorships of this event are 100% tax deductible.

Hon. David Ellis

Christie Tate


The Honorable David Ellis is a Chicago attorney and Justice for the Illinois Appellate Court of the First District. He is the author of numerous highly-acclaimed legal thrillers, including several with James Patterson. Justice Ellis' award-winning novels have graced the New York Times bestsellers list and have been sold worldwide in a number of languages.

Christie Tate is a Chicago-based attorney for the federal government and writer/essayist. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and McSweeney's, among many others. Her debut memoir, Group, published in October 2020, was a Reese's Book Club Pick and New York Times bestseller.


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