Request for volunteers to serve as receiver of a law practice

The ARDC is seeking volunteer attorneys who would be willing to serve as court-appointed receiver of a law practice of a deceased or disabled attorney. A receivership is governed by Supreme Court Rule 776 and arises when a lawyer has died, become disabled or abandons the law practice, and no partner, associate or executor is available to close the practice.

The ARDC will assist such volunteers and provide them with some insights based on the Administrator’s experience serving as court-appointed receiver, and we can share some sample pleadings and forms.

Seving as a receiver is an important pro bono service because clients are quite vulnerable if no one is available to review files and notify courts and opposing attorneys of the unavailability of the attorney. Acting as a volunteer receiver is an opportunity to serve the Bar and to aid in the administration of justice.

Attorneys interested in this volunteer opportunity should contact John Cesario at the Chicago office of the ARDC, 130 E. Randolph St., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60601; Telephone (312) 565-2600; Email:

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