Illinois Legal Profession Entities

Illinois Supreme Court

The Illinois Supreme Court is the highest state court in Illinois.  Its website includes opinions of the Court and information regarding the Supreme Court and other Illinois courts and judicial agencies.

Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission (ARDC)

The Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) is responsible for attorney registration, investigation, prosecution, and remedial action. It is an administrative agency of the Illinois Supreme Court. Illinois attorneys must use the ARDC website to complete their annual registration.

MCLE Board

The MCLE Board administers the Minimum Continuing Legal Education program for all attorneys licensed to practice in Illinois. The Board's web site includes the Illinois Supreme Court's MCLE Rules, guidance from the MCLE Board, an online option to submit questions, and forms for attorneys and course providers. Illinois attorneys must use the MCLE Board website to certify their compliance with MCLE requirements.

Commission on Professionalism

The Professionalism Commission was created by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2005, to create a forum in which lawyers, judges, and legal educators can explore the meaning and aspirations of professionalism in contemporary legal practice. 

Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar

The website for the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar includes information regarding applying for admission to the bar, character and fitness review, the bar exam, and reciprocal admission.

Judicial Inquiry Board

The Judicial Inquiry Board is authorized to receive, initiate, and investigate complaints concerning active Illinois state court judges.

Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois

The Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois oversees the Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program, which funds grants for civil legal assistance for the poor and other public benefit programs in Illinois.

Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program, Inc

The Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program (LAP) is a nonprofit entity operating under the Illinois Supreme Court. It offers 100% confidential, cost-free services for judges, attorneys, and law students dealing with any issues relating to depression, anxiety, stress, alcohol and substance abuse or addiction. Contact LAP at 1-800-LAP1233 or

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation oversees the regulation of many professions within Illinois. Its website includes information regarding how to file a complaint.

Illinois Attorney General

The Illinois Attorney General’s website houses a plethora of information, including information regarding the submission and handling of consumer fraud complaints.