Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission News

Real lawyers know how to ask for help

By Allison L. Wood | Jun 1, 2018

When we read about lawyers being sanctioned by the ARDC, we never think that we would do the things they did. Since we think we are honest and ethical, it is easy to believe that the lawyers who get sanctioned must be dishonest and unethical.

Three local attorneys disciplined by ARDC

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 25, 2018

Several local attorneys were sanctioned by the Illinois Supreme Court during the May term for engaging in professional misconduct, including failing to disclose a personal relationship, concealing evidence and improperly entering into a business transaction with clients.

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

By Dee Thompson | Mar 21, 2017

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

By Ann Maher | Nov 29, 2016

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

By Sean Fowler | May 13, 2016

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

By Vimbai Chikomo | Dec 18, 2015

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

By Anna Aguillard | Dec 3, 2015

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

By Ann Maher | Sep 3, 2015

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

By Ann Maher | Aug 21, 2015

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...

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