The trouble with hourly billingBy Helen W. GunnarssonJune 2007LawPulse, Page 286Does the tradition of billing by the hour push lawyers to pad bills and thus engage in the kind of "dishonest" behavior forbidden by the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct?
What’s Your Duty Under Himmel?By Helen W. GunnarssonJune 2007Article, Page 296What kind of misconduct by your fellow lawyers should be reported to ARDC? What if you make the wrong call?
How to Respond to an ARDC ComplaintBy Michael L. Shakman and Arthur W. FriedmanOctober 2004Article, Page 530You get the dreaded letter from the ARDC– what do you do? Here's a step-by-step guide.
The Client That Got AwayBy Karen ErgerAugust 2004Column, Page 433The statute of limitations is about to toll and your client is nowhere to be found. What to do? A new ISBA advisory opinion offers guidance.
Learning to Think Like An Ethical LawyerBy Karen ErgerOctober 2003Column, Page 527That's right, young lawyer; while you might feel you know little compared to your more senior colleagues, you're fully responsible for properly applying ethical rules.
Leaving with clients in towBy Helen W. GunnarssonJune 2003LawPulse, Page 274If you're leaving your law firm and hope to take business with you, consider these ethical and legal issues.
Ethics Board established under Gift Ban ActJanuary 2003Illinois Law Update, Page 14The Illinois Office of the Comptroller added a provision under 2 Ill Adm Code 626, establishing an Ethics Commission (commission) under the Illinois Gift Ban Act (5 ILCS 425).
Illinois Legal Ethics 101By Thomas More DonnellyJanuary 2003Article, Page 18Answers to some of the most common legal ethics questions.