Jenner & Block Partner Michael A Scodro is the subject of a feature article regarding his new position as president of the Appellate Lawyers Association. Titled “Scodro Ready to Pay It Forward,” the article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin explains that Mr. Scodro wants to “give back” to the bar group that has made him a better lawyer over the past 10 years. Mr. Scodro discusses his time as the Illinois solicitor general – the post he held for six-and-a-half years before coming to Jenner & Block in 2014 – and his plans for leading the 400-member group. “We’ve got a group of more than 400 lawyers and judges who are really dedicated to improving their skills as appellate advocates and really perfecting the craft of appellate advocacy. That means as a group, we need to provide a wide range of programs for our members to make membership worthwhile. We always want to provide nuts-and-bolts education options, and we will absolutely do that. At the same time, we want to mix in some unique programming as well,” he says.