The Ethics of Representing CorporationsBy Christopher P. ClasbyJune 2016Article, Page 40When you represent a corporation, do you also represent the officers and directors? May you represent them individually? These and related ethical questions arise when your client or opponent is a corporation.
Preventive RegulationBy Ed FinkelJune 2016Article, Page 22Illinois attorney regulators are taking a hard look at "proactive management-based regulation," which would encourage - and perhaps someday require - lawyers to put systems in place that help prevent ethical missteps before they happen.
Client Confidentiality in the Digital AgeBy Ed FinkelMay 2015Article, Page 20The pathways for breaching client confidentiality - whether due to simple carelessness or inadequate security - continue to multiply as technology advances.
Pitching: Bring Your ‘A’ GameBy Charles J. NorthrupApril 2015Column, Page 44There's nothing wrong with pitching yourself to a prospective client – as long as you follow key ethics rules.
The sting of IOLTA overdraft alertsBy Matthew HectorMarch 2015LawPulse, Page 14Since 2011, banks have been required to report IOLTA-account overdrafts to the Illinois ARDC. The resulting investigations often uncover bookkeeping mistakes that get lawyers into trouble.
The Ratings GameBy Janan HannaMarch 2014Article, Page 124Sites like Avvo that rate lawyers and encourage consumer reviews are evoking reaction positive and negative in the legal community – and posing interesting ethical challenges.
Implicit Bias in the CourtsBy Justice Michael B. HymanJanuary 2014Article, Page 40Implicit bias and stereotypes can affect the fairness of legal proceedings. It's important for lawyers and judges to examine unconscious attitudes and their hidden dangers.
Limited Scope, Expanded OpportunityBy Ed FinkelOctober 2013Article, Page 508Recent Illinois Supreme Court rule changes enable lawyers to represent clients in litigation for only a portion of a case. Proponents say that's good for lawyers, clients, and judges.