Professional Conduct

The mission of the Standing Committee on Professional Conduct is

  • To review the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct to assure that its provisions adequately address matters of professional conduct and, when deemed necessary, to recommend proposed amendments to the Rules.
  • In the committee’s discretion, to prepare written advisory opinions on professional conduct in response to inquiries or comments  relating to professional conduct, provided no such advisory opinion be published as an opinion of the Association until it has been approved by the  Board of Governors.

Consists of a chair, vice-chair, secretary and  additional members, all appointed by the President.  A quorum of this committee shall be one-third of the active members.

Committee Roster

  • Joel M. Hurwitz, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Chicago, Chair
  • Daniel S. Ebner, Prather Ebner LLP, Chicago, Vice-Chair
  • April A. Otterberg, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago, Secretary
  • Steve G. Pietrick, Niles, Ex-Officio
  • Jeff R. Brown, Kelly Law Office, Bloomington, Member
  • Stephen L. Corn, Mattoon, Member
  • Robert A. Creamer, Cambridge, Member
  • Bill Easton, Jr., Law Office of William Easton Jr, Mt Carmel, Member
  • John G. Foreman, Tracy Johnson & Wilson, Joliet, Member
  • Mary K. Foster, Wilmette, Member
  • Deirdre A. Fox, Mizkan America Inc, Mount Prospect, Member
  • Kathryne R. Hayes, Collins Bargione Vuckovich, Chicago, Member
  • Diane F. Klotnia, Miller Shakman & Beem LLP, Chicago, Member
  • George E. Marifian, Mathis Marifian & Richter Ltd, Belleville, Member
  • Sari W. Montgomery, Robinson, Stewart, Montgomery & Doppke LLC, Chicago, Member
  • David E. Morgans, Lake Forest, Member
  • Barry I. Mortge, Law Offices of Barry I. Mortge, Buffalo Grove, Member
  • Scott Renfroe, Attorney Reg & Disciplinary Commission, Chicago, Member
  • Lawrence Templer, Law Offices of Lawrence Templer, Highland Park, Member
  • Mark L. Karno, Mark L Karno & Associates, L.L.C., Chicago, Board Liaison
  • Charles J. Northrup, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison