Section Newsletter Articles on Professional Conduct

Pennsylvania judge takes a bold stand against unprofessional conduct By David W. Inlander and Ronald D. Menna, Jr. Bench and Bar, September 2015 Recently Judge Paul Panepinto, presiding over a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, medical malpractice action, imposed a sanction of almost $1 million upon an attorney due to her expert witness’ violation of an agreed order in limine. Could such a sanction be imposed in Illinois to promote attorney professionalism?
E-mail courtesy DOs and taboos By Ann Marie Sabath Young Lawyers Division, April 2015 Some suggestions and a top ten list of common e-mail mistakes.
Ethics corner: A word of caution when accepting credit card payments By Michael J. Drabant Trusts and Estates, July 2014 The ISBA recently issued a Professional Conduct Advisory Opinion which highlights some of the ethical implications of accepting credit cards as a means of paying attorney fees.
The open manhole in ISBA Advisory Opinion No. 13-01 By Cary A. Lind Trusts and Estates, July 2014 The author argues for a change to the ISBA's position.
Litigating like a professional in federal court By Howard W. Anderson, III Young Lawyers Division, June 2010 The Standards for Professional Conduct Within the Seventh Federal Judicial Circuit are completely different from the Illinois Supreme Court’s Rules of Professional Conduct. Make sure you learn them and apply them to your practice.
Proposed draft for the ISBA Committee on Professional Conduct By Don C. Hammer Alternative Dispute Resolution, November 1999 Unauthorized practice of law. Insurance adjuster participates in mediation of personal injury claim.