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Illinois attorney before disciplinary board for alleged misconduct including taking clients' funds for side business

Dee Thompson Mar. 21, 2017, 5:19pm

The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission has filed a complaint against attorney Mark Brian Moran of Aviston alleging he obtained funds from clients for a side business, didn’t fully inform them of their options regarding seeking independent counsel and failed to keep them informed properly about their case.

'Lightspeed' attorney Steele hit with another sanction in Herndon's federal court

Ann Maher Nov. 29, 2016, 2:33pm

U.S. District Judge David Herndon hammered Chicago plaintiff attorney John Steele with a $47,171.76 civil contempt sanction last week to compensate a defendant targeted in an "exploitive" lawsuit.

Annual report on Illinois' legal workforce shows gender imbalance, aging practitioners

Sean Fowler May 13, 2016, 10:08am

CHICAGO - The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (IARDC) recently released its annual report for 2015, and some are troubled by trends in the state's legal profession.

O’Fallon attorney appointed to Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

Vimbai Chikomo Dec. 18, 2015, 2:19pm

The Illinois Supreme Court on Dec. 11 appointed O’Fallon attorney John Kujawski to the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.

Online submission now mandatory for IL SC’s MCLE requirement report

Anna Aguillard Dec. 3, 2015, 11:49am

Beginning Feb. 1, the Illinois Supreme Court will be running its Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) compliance requirements entirely online. Attorneys will be required to report their MCLE compliance electronically, and the agency that oversees the Court’s MCLE program will send notices via the internet as well.

Supreme Court issues interim suspension for Weiss

Ann Maher Sep. 3, 2015, 7:48am

The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday placed Chicago-area attorney Paul Weiss on interim suspension over sexual misconduct findings that spanned a decade and involved seven women.

ARDC: Chicago lawyer made millions in 'shakedown' scheme

Ann Maher Aug. 21, 2015, 1:08pm

A Chicago attorney who made millions pursuing copyright and computer hacking litigation on behalf of businesses purporting to hold the rights to pornographic videos is being accused of carrying out a shakedown scheme in courts around the country - and right here in St. Clair County. The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission...