Court upholds per se conflict doctrineBy Helen W. GunnarssonDecember 2008LawPulse, Page 606 A conflict exists whenever an attorney represents both a criminal defendant and the alleged victim, the Illinois Supreme Court rules.
Talking About YouBy Karen ErgerDecember 2008Column, Page 644Make sure your ads and other communications to the public don't violate ethics rules.
My Mother, My ClientBy Helen W. GunnarssonJuly 2008Article, Page 344Should you do legal work for family and close friends? Probably not, ethics experts and seasoned lawyers say.
The conscience of a lawyer, Part IIBy Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2008LawPulse, Page 230The public and the legal community continue to wrestle with the alton logan case. But the legal ethicists we spoke to defend andrew Wilson's lawyers and the choice they made.
The conscience of a lawyerBy Helen W. GunnarssonMarch 2008LawPulse, Page 118Your client admits he committed murder. What should you do? What can you do? For two Illinois lawyers, these aren't hypothetical questions.
Ethics and the Attorney / Title AgentBy Michael J. RooneyMarch 2008Article, Page 132This author argues that attorneys can serve as title agents, provided they make necessary disclosures and get corresponding consents.
The trouble with hourly billingBy Helen W. GunnarssonJune 2007LawPulse, Page 286Does the tradition of billing by the hour push lawyers to pad bills and thus engage in the kind of "dishonest" behavior forbidden by the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct?
What’s Your Duty Under Himmel?By Helen W. GunnarssonJune 2007Article, Page 296What kind of misconduct by your fellow lawyers should be reported to ARDC? What if you make the wrong call?
How to Respond to an ARDC ComplaintBy Michael L. Shakman and Arthur W. FriedmanOctober 2004Article, Page 530You get the dreaded letter from the ARDC– what do you do? Here's a step-by-step guide.
The Client That Got AwayBy Karen ErgerAugust 2004Column, Page 433The statute of limitations is about to toll and your client is nowhere to be found. What to do? A new ISBA advisory opinion offers guidance.