Practice Tools

ISBA Ethics Opinions on Nonlawyer Assistants


  • Practicing immigration law in Illinois by non-Illinois admitted lawyer : 13-08
  • Use of Interpreters : 03-07
  • Participation in law firm profit sharing plan by nonlawyer employees : 89-05
  • Collection agency employing nonlawyer, or utilizing law firm paralegal, to answer inquiries from the collection agency’s office in the name of a law firm : 88-08
  • Names of nonlawyer firm employees on firm letterhead : 87-01
  • Part-time public defenders sharing office space and secretary : 85-14
  • Referrals from organization and use of organizations clerical staff : 827
  • Non-resident Illinois lawyer with Illinois office staffed by nonlawyer : 744
  • Law firm employing nonlawyer collective bargaining professional : 684