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Articles on Ethics

Leaving with clients in tow By Helen W. Gunnarsson June 2003 LawPulse, Page 274 If you're leaving your law firm and hope to take business with you, consider these ethical and legal issues.
Attorney previously disbarred in Missouri who violates Illinois Rule of Professional Conduct 1.5(f) subject to two-year suspension rather than censure February 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 62 On November 21, 2002, the Illinois Supreme Court held that attorney Storment violated Illinois Rule of Professional Conduct 1.5(f) when he failed to obtain his client's written consent to a division of fees with another attorney.
Ethics Board established under Gift Ban Act January 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 The 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 101 By Thomas More Donnelly January 2003 Article, Page 18 Answers to some of the most common legal ethics questions.
Reporting Your Partners and Associates to the ARDC By Michael L. Shakman, Arthur W. Friedman, and Thomas M. Staunton March 2002 Article, Page 143 What is a lawyer's Himmel obligation to report other lawyers in his or her firm?
Ethical Campaign Practices for Illinois Judicial Candidates By Hon. Patrick E. McGann February 2002 Article, Page 76 A review of the ethical limitations on Illinois judicial campaigns.
From Office Sharing to Letterhead: The Ethics of Holding Yourself Out to the Public By Deane Beth Brown July 2001 Article, Page 369 A review of the ethical issues facing lawyers as they communicate the nature of their practices.
A Conflicts Primer for General Practitioners By Karrieann Couture Kroeger April 2001 Article, Page 199 Common conflicts and how to avoid them.
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.
The Perils of Elma Fudd, Esq. - Malpractice Risks in Business Formations By Anne E. Thar December 2000 Column, Page 727 It's a common situation; a small group seeking a lawyer's help in forming a closely held business entity; that presents multiple malpractice traps for lawyers.
Legal Malpractice, Ethics, and Your Support Staff By Anne E. Thar October 2000 Column, Page 603 Learn in chilling detail the enormous risk you take when you cut corners on staff training and supervision, and find out what to do about it.
E-mail and Attorney-Client Communications By Maureen B. Collins September 2000 Column, Page 541 The dangers of e-mail communication and how to reduce them.
Balancing the Tripartite Relationship between Defendant, Defense Counsel, and Insurer By David H. Anderson July 2000 Article, Page 384 A review of issues important both to defense lawyers and counsel for the insured.
Correspondence from Our Readers August 1999 Column, Page 398 The case for attorney-notaries
Conflicts of Interest in Document Authentication by Attorney-Notaries in Illinois By Michael L. Closen and Thomas W. Mulcahy June 1999 Article, Page 320 The authors argue that it's a conflict of interest for lawyer-notaries to notarize documents they have prepared.
Campaign Finance Reform Provisions Enacted; PA 90-737 April 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 190 Governor Jim Edgar characterized Public Act 90-737, the State Gift Ban Act, as "an important step forward in the reform of campaign finance and ethics laws'' that would "improve accountability and help Illinoisans better understand the political process in our state.''
Attorney client privilege protects correspondence between a client and the law firm first retained by that client to pursue his malpractice claim December 1998 Illinois Law Update, Page 662 On October 14, 1998, the first district of the Illinois Appellate Court vacated a contempt order arising out of a legal malpractice suit.