Publications

Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Attorney Discipline

The Ratings Game By Janan Hanna March 2014 Article, Page 124 Sites like Avvo that rate lawyers and encourage consumer reviews are evoking reaction positive and negative in the legal community – and posing interesting ethical challenges.
Attacking Rule 137 Sanctions Motions as Pleadings By Andrew R. Schwartz and Thomas J. Kanyock April 2010 Article, Page 196 Is a Rule 137 motion for sanctions a "pleading" that can be attacked as such under Illinois law? The authors argue yes.
Attorney censured for not disclosing “controlled business arrangement” By Helen W. Gunnarsson January 2009 Lawpulse, Page 10 The ARDC Hearing Board found that a Mundelein lawyer/title agent didn't make disclosures to clients required by the Title Insurance Act.
Losing streak By Helen W. Gunnarsson May 2005 Lawpulse, Page 226 Compulsive gambling is like other pathological behavior that leads lawyers astray, with a big difference – it's not treated as a mitigating factor by the ARDC.
A Practical Guide to Seeking – and Avoiding – Rule 137 Sanctions By Aldo E. Botti and Carla Labunski August 2004 Article, Page 408 Your opponent has filed a pleading that you think is frivolous. Is it worth fighting? Read and find out.
Ten Tips for Responding to an ARDC Inquiry By Karen J. Dilibert April 2001 Column, Page 213 Being the subject of an ARDC grievance is a lawyer's nightmare. Here's what to do; and what not to; if it happens to you.