Continuing Legal Education

Ethics Extravaganza – 2013

May 10, 2013
12:45 – 5:00 p.m.
4.00 MCLE hours, including 4.00 approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours

Bilandic Building - Auditorium
160 N. LaSalle Street
(map and directions)

The ethical issues government attorneys encounter differ from those faced by private practitioners. This lively program is comprised of skits, scenarios, and group discussions, allowing participants to gather invaluable information on identifying potential ethical dilemmas and applying the Rules of Professional Conduct in a fun and interesting way. Government attorneys with basic to intermediate practice experience will benefit from the ethical information presented throughout this seminar.

Please Note: Prior to the program, you will receive a weblink via email allowing you to access the course materials prior to the program. You will also receive a copy of the course materials (for no additional charge) when you arrive at the program.


Program Coordinator:
Lisle A. Stalter
, Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, Waukegan

Program Moderators:
James J. Grogan
, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago
Lisle A. Stalter, Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, Waukegan

Program Speakers and Participants:
Matthew S. Dionne
, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, St. Louis
James J. Grogan, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago
Kathryn A. Kelly, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of IL, Chicago
Kevin R. Lovellette, Office of Attorney General, Chicago
Mary L. Milano, IL Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, Chicago
Lynn E. Patton, Office of Attorney General, Springfield
Lisle A. Stalter, Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, Waukegan



12:45 – 1:30 p.m.  Scenario 1 – What’s the Fuss: When is an Attorney an Attorney?
Ethics Topics:

  • Identifying the Client
  • Attorney-Client Privilege
  • Attorney Work Product

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.  Scenario 2 – Bloodworth v. Cropp: Does it Matter How you Play the Game?
Ethics Topics:

  • Zealously Advocating for the Client

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.  Scenario 3 – State v. Sandler: The Incapacitated Client
Ethics Topics:

  • Identifying Mental Illness in a Client
  • Responsibility to the Incapacitated Client

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.  Break (refreshments provided)

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.  Scenario 4 – Tumbling After
Ethics Topics:

  • Attorney Competence
  • Attorney Diligence
  • Reporting Professional Misconduct
  • Responsibility to the Struggling Colleague

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Scenario 5 – People v. Marvel: The Perils of Being a Confidante
Ethics Topics:

  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Attorney Obligations
  • Reporting Professional Misconduct
  • Declining or Terminating Representation