Articles on Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct

The Code of the Order of the Brethren By Hon. Brian R. McKillip Bench and Bar, February 2018 A recent decision by the appellate court is an opportunity to re-examine how closely the Rules of Professional Conduct resembles this fictional pirate code.
Social media and the prospective client: Avoiding the pitfalls By John Bathke Young Lawyers Division, February 2017 While having a presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube can help you attract new clients, remember the Rules of Professional Conduct and take the necessary precautions.
Attorney fee-share agreements and Rule 1.5(e) of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct By Cameron B. Clark Workers’ Compensation Law, January 2017 In Ferris, Thompson, & Zweig, Ltd., v. Esposito, the appellate court determined that the Plaintiff’s complaint over enforcement of an attorney fee-share agreement should not have been dismissed.
Silence is the new Golden Rule By Michael D. Wong Young Lawyers Division, April 2012 Under the recent change to Rule 1.6 of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, without informed consent an attorney may not disclose ANY information regarding a case or representation, even if that information is of public record. 
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Terms of engagement By Darrell Dies Trusts and Estates, January 2010 If using an engagement letter is a foreign concept to you, then you will benefit from reviewing this article, which summarizes a couple of the new Rules of Professional Conduct adopted by the Illinois Supreme Court that became effective January 1, 2010
Supreme Court adopts new Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers By Joseph Tybor Bench and Bar, July 2009 The Illinois Supreme Court has adopted new Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers who are licensed and who practice in Illinois. The new rules become effective January 1, 2010.
BlackBerrys, depositions, and the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct By David S. Schott Civil Practice and Procedure, May 2008 Even though the BlackBerry and similar devices can benefit the lawyer while he or she is out of the office, the use of such a device during a deposition can cause a lawyer to run afoul of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct.
Settlement: A plaintiff’s attorney’s personal guarantee to pay liens is found to violate the Rules of Professional Conduct By Steven G. Pietrick Civil Practice and Procedure, November 2006 One of the “speed bumps” in the path to the settlement of cases is the resolution of liens and subrogation claims.
Practice Update: Who is your client? What document can you disclose By Bernard Wysocki General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2006 From a practical standpoint, it is important when you see a potential third party involvement, to secure written retainer and defining your representation.
Informed consent for lawyers By William A. Allison Tort Law, September 2006 When a settlement or judgment in a personal injury action is paid in whole or in part by periodic payments, that is called a structured settlement.

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