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How to Respond to an ARDC Inquiry/Complaint Letter

Free for CBA and Decalogue Society of Lawyers! DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES FROM A TO Z This panel will provide an overview of the ARDC procedures and policies governing the disciplinary process. Attendees will gain an understanding of the basis and review of professionalism complaints and the procedural process by which complaints are evaluated and reviewed by ARDC staff. Issues discussed will include how the attorney is informed and how to assess the severity of a complaint. Attendees will learn about the ARDC inquiry process and the anatomy of a disciplinary hearing, as well as review board procedures and policies. Panelists: Samuel J. Manella, Law Office of Samuel J. Manella Ari Telisman, Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission Allison L. Wood, Legal Ethics Consulting, PC Moderator: Hon. Thomas R. Mulroy, Circuit Court of Cook County, 2017-2018 CBA President WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? This panel will discuss various sanctions, penalties and other possible results of a disciplinary matter before the ARDC. Attendees will gain an understanding of common and less common outcomes to the ARDC disciplinary process. Panelists: Lea S. Gutierrez, Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission Thomas P. McGarry, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Hon. James A. Shapiro, Robinson Shapiro & Schwartz Moderator: Mitchell Goldberg, Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders, & Uhlenhop LLC PRACTICE PITFALLS This panel will address common complaints and ethical violations. Attendees will gain increased awareness of the kinds of conduct likely to subject an attorney to discipline, including Himmel violations/allegations, neglect of a client matter, unauthorized practice of law, and other complaints. Panelists: James J. Grogan, Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission Wendy A. Muchman, Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission (moderator) 2 IL PR-MCLE Credit, subject to approval Live Webcast available To register, visit or call 312-554-2056.


Time:12:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Location:The Chicago Bar Association
321 S. Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL 60604

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