Ethics and Professionalism

Illinois Ethics and Professionalism Links, Resources and Bibliography Information


Resources on ApexCLE

State of The Practice 2008

State of The Practice 2007

Summary of MCLE Rules

Ethics Landing Page

Summary of ARDC Procedures and Investigations


Rules and Codes

Illinois Supreme Court: www.state.il.us/court

Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct: www.state.il.us/court/SupremeCourt/Rules/Art_VIII/

Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct at Cornell: www.law.cornell.edu/ethics/il/code/

Code of Judicial Conduct: www.iardc.org/rulesjudcode.html

Rules of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission: www.iardc.org/rulescomARDC.html

Rules of the Board of Admission to the Bar and Committees on Character and Fitness: www.iardc.org/rulesadmissions.html

ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (1983): www.abanet.org/cpr/mrpc/model_rules.html

ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility (1969): www.abanet.org/cpr/mrpc/mcpr.pdf

1908 Canons of Professional Ethics (last amended in 1963): www.abanet.org/cpr/mrpc/Canons_Ethics.pdf

Annotated Code of Professional Responsibility (1979), American Bar Association.

Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct (3d ed. 1996), American Bar Association: www.abanet.org/cpr/le-rules.html


Additional Websites

American Legal Ethics Library, Cornell Law School: www.law.cornell.edu/ethics/

Cornell Legal Information Institute: www.law.cornell.edu/

ABA Center for Professional Responsibility: www.abanet.org/cpr

The Bar Examiner, National Conference of Bar Examiners, Chicago IL.

Lawyers’ Liability Review: www.versuslaw.com

Professional Liability Reporter: www.westgroup.com

FindLaw: www.findlaw.com

Internet Legal Services: www.Legalethics.com

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Georgetown University: www.law.georgetown.edu/journals/ethics/

Journal of Law and Religion Hamline, University School of Law: www.web.hamline.edu/law/jlr/index.html

Journal of the Legal Profession, University of Alabama School of Law: www.law.ua.edu/jlp/

Online Journal of Ethics, University of St. Thomas: www.stthom.edu/cbes/

New York Legal Ethics: www.law.cornell.edu/ethics/ny/narr/NY_NARR_1_03.HTM

Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers: www.aprl.net/

Legal Ethics Forum: www.legalethicsforum.com/


Websites in Illinois

The MCLE Board: www.mcleboard.org

The Commission on Professionalism: www.ilsccp.org

The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission: www.iardc.org

Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program, Inc: www.illinoislap.org

The Judicial Inquiry Board: www.state.il.us/jib

The Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois: www.ltf.org


Articles, Books, Digests or Manuals

ISBA/CBA Joint Committee Report on Ethics 2000: www.isba.org/ethics2000.pdf

CBA Young Lawyers Professional Responsibility Guide: www.lsccp.org/sites/default/files/pr_handbook_final_2007.pdf

Hazard, Geoffrey and Wayne Hodes, The Law of Lawyering, Prentice-Hall, annual supplements 1990-1997.

Shaman, Lubet & Alfini, Judicial Conduct and Ethics, The Michie Company, 1995.

The Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Third Edition, American Bar Association, 1996.

Rice, Paul, Attorney-Client Privilege in the United States, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, 1996 and updates,

ABA/BNA Lawyers Manual on Professional Conduct, The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 1984 and Supplements.

Sedler, Robert, Across State Lines-Applying the Conflict of Laws to Your Practice, Section of General Practice, American Bar Association, 1989.

Ambrosio, Michael and Denis McLaughlin, "The Use of Expert Witness in Establishing Liability in Legal Malpractice Cases," 61 Temple L Rev 1351 (1988).

Solomon, Debora L., ed, Digest of Judicial Ethics Advisory Opinions, American Judicature Society, 1996.

Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, Academic Press, 1998.

Epstein, Edna Selan, The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine, 3rd Ed., ABA Section of Litigation (1997).

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.

Lawyer Regulation for a New Century-Report of the Commission on Evaluation of Disciplinary Enforcement, American Bar Association, Center for Professional Responsibility, 1992.

PC-Ethix (software) Full Text Ethics and Disciplinary Research & Retrieval System, VERDIX, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyer, The American Law Institute, 4025 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3099.

Niehoff, Leonard M., Daniel P. Malone and Debra Auerbach, The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work-Product Doctrine in Michigan, The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1992.

Duhl, Stuart, ed, The Bar Examiners’ Handbook, Second Edition, Dartnell Press, 1980.

Milord, Lisa L., The Development of the ABA Judicial Code, Center for Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association (1992).

The Professional Lawyer, American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility, Standing Committee on Professionalism (periodical).

ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct; Bureau of National Affairs, 1231 25th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037.

Geoffrey Hazard and Wayne Hodes, The Law of Lawyering: A Handbook on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct (2d ed. 1990); www.aspenpublishers.com

The Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

Professor Charles W. Wolfram of Cornell Law School; Modern Legal Ethics (1986); www.westgroup.com

National Reporter on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

Risks of Violation Rules of Professional Responsibility by Reason of the Increased Disparity Among the States, 45 Bus. Law. 1229 (1990).

Symposium, Ethics and the Multijurisdictional Practice of Law, 36 S. Tex. L. Rev. 657 (1995).

Restatement of the Law Third, The Law Governing Lawyers. The American Law Institute 405 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-3009; www.ali.org/ali/catpage.htm

Robert W. Hillman, Hillman on Lawyer Mobility; The Law and Ethics of Partner Withdrawals and Law Firm Breakups (2d ed. 1998); www.aspenpublishers.com

Jacob A. Stein, The Law of Law Firms (1994); www.westgroup.com

George H. Cain, American Bar Association, Senior Lawyers Division, Law Partnership: Its Rights and Responsibilities (2d ed. 1999); www.abanet.org/sclawyers/lawpart.html

Third-Party "Closing" Opinions, by the TriBar Opinion Committee, 53 Business Lawyer 591 (1998).

Legal Opinion Principles, by the Committee on Legal Opinions of the ABA Business Law Section, 53 Business Lawyer 831 (1998).

Scott Fitzgibbon and Donald W. Glazer, Fitzgibbon and Glazer on Legal Opinions (1992); www.aspenpublishers.com

M. John Sterba, Jr., Drafting Legal Opinion Letters (2d ed. 1992); www.aspenpublishers.com