Continuing Legal Education

Ethics Extravaganza 2017

May 11, 2017
12:30 – 4:45 p.m.
4.00 MCLE hours, including 4.00 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)

Bilandic Building
160 N. LaSalle Street - Auditorium, 5th Floor
(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.

Program Coordinators:
Peter J. Orlowicz
, U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, Lombard
Athena T. Taite, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago

Program Moderator:
Peter J. Orlowicz
, U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, Lombard

Discussion Leader:
James J. Grogan
, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago

Program Speakers and Participants:
Karen Dimond
, Cook County Public Defender’s Office, Chicago
Kathryn A. Kelly, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of IL, Chicago
Kevin Lovellette, Illinois Office of the Attorney General
Mary L. Milano, Guardianship and Advocacy Commission, Chicago
Peter J. Orlowicz, U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, Chicago
Karla Schreiber, Office of the Attorney General, Chicago
Athena T. Taite, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago


NOTE: Your registration includes access to electronic course materials that will be sent to you via email prior to the seminar. Printed course materials may be purchased for a nomial fee via the registration page.
Please note that although the venue does have WiFi, the auditorium has a weak signal. For this reason, you may want to download the electronic course materials prior to attending the seminar or consider purchasing a printed course book.



12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  Scenario 1 – People v. Marvel: The Perks of Being a Confidant
Ethics Topics:

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

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.  Scenario 2 – Make It Work: Is the Boss Always Right?
Ethics Topics:

  • Attorney Obligations
  • Scope of Client Advocacy
  • Reporting Professional Misconduct

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.  Scenario 3 – Substitute Details
Ethics Topics:

  • Duty of Candor
  • Trial Publicity

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.  Break (refreshments provided)
Sponsored by the Illinois Bar Foundation

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.  Scenario 4 – You Talking to Me, Punk?
Ethics Topics:

  • Communication with Represented Parties
  • Fairness to Opposing Parties
  • Responsibility Regarding Non-Lawyer Assistants

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.  Scenario 5 – What’s the Fuss?
Ethics Topics:

  • Attorney-Client Privilege
  • Attorney Work Product
  • Ensuring Attorney Competence



*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval