ARDC Names New Public Information Officer
The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC), the administrative agency that regulates all licensed Illinois lawyers, has named Steven R. Splitt to serve as that organization’s next public information officer.
He will begin working in that capacity on Aug. 29.
Currently, Splitt serves as an ARDC senior counsel and is one of three attorneys in the ARDC’s appellate group. He handles appeals of disciplinary cases before the Supreme Court of Illinois and the ARDC Review Board, the commission’s appellate tribunal. He also presents information about the ARDC and lawyer ethics to law schools and bar groups. Over the course of two decades, he taught lawyering skills at the John Marshall Law School. Prior to joining the ARDC in 1998, he spent several years in the Illinois Attorney General’s criminal appeals division working on death penalty cases. He also served as a law clerk to former Justice Lawrence Inglis of the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District.
Splitt replaces James J. Grogan, who has served as the agency’s press spokesperson for over 30 years. Grogan is retiring after working at the ARDC since 1979.