Publications

Articles on Ethics

Ethical Campaign Practices for Illinois Judicial Candidates

By Hon. Patrick E. McGann
February
2002
Article
Page 76
A review of the ethical limitations on Illinois judicial campaigns.

From Office Sharing to Letterhead: The Ethics of Holding Yourself Out to the Public

By Deane Beth Brown
July
2001
Article
Page 369
A review of the ethical issues facing lawyers as they communicate the nature of their practices.

A Conflicts Primer for General Practitioners

By Karrieann Couture Kroeger
April
2001
Article
Page 199
Common conflicts and how to avoid them.

Ten Tips for Responding to an ARDC Inquiry

By Karen J. Dilibert
April
2001
Column
Page 213
Being the subject of an ARDC grievance is a lawyer's nightmare. Here's what to do; and what not to; if it happens to you.

The Perils of Elma Fudd, Esq. - Malpractice Risks in Business Formations

By Anne E. Thar
December
2000
Column
Page 727
It's a common situation; a small group seeking a lawyer's help in forming a closely held business entity; that presents multiple malpractice traps for lawyers.

Legal Malpractice, Ethics, and Your Support Staff

By Anne E. Thar
October
2000
Column
Page 603
Learn in chilling detail the enormous risk you take when you cut corners on staff training and supervision, and find out what to do about it.

E-mail and Attorney-Client Communications

By Maureen B. Collins
September
2000
Column
Page 541
The dangers of e-mail communication and how to reduce them.

Balancing the Tripartite Relationship between Defendant, Defense Counsel, and Insurer

By David H. Anderson
July
2000
Article
Page 384
A review of issues important both to defense lawyers and counsel for the insured.

Correspondence from Our Readers

August
1999
Column
Page 398
The case for attorney-notaries

Conflicts of Interest in Document Authentication by Attorney-Notaries in Illinois

By Michael L. Closen and Thomas W. Mulcahy
June
1999
Article
Page 320
The authors argue that it's a conflict of interest for lawyer-notaries to notarize documents they have prepared.

Campaign Finance Reform Provisions Enacted; PA 90-737

April
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 190
Governor Jim Edgar characterized Public Act 90-737, the State Gift Ban Act, as "an important step forward in the reform of campaign finance and ethics laws'' that would "improve accountability and help Illinoisans better understand the political process in our state.''

Attorney client privilege protects correspondence between a client and the law firm first retained by that client to pursue his malpractice claim

December
1998
Illinois Law Update
Page 662
On October 14, 1998, the first district of the Illinois Appellate Court vacated a contempt order arising out of a legal malpractice suit.

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