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COVID Message

The ARDC offices are temporarily closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff is working remotely. We remain available to assist lawyers and the public. 

ARDC Holiday Closure – May 30, 2022
The ARDC is closed on Monday, May 30, 2022, in observance of Memorial Day.

2021 Year in Review: Highlights of the 2021 Annual Report of the ARDC

Around May 1 of each year, the ARDC submits its annual report to the Court chronicling all ARDC activities and initiatives during the prior year, as well as an accounting of ARDC’s finances. The 2021 Annual Report of the ARDC provides a comprehensive, statistical snapshot of the legal profession in Illinois. Read More.

Just Released – 2021 ARDC Annual Report and Highlights.
Learn more about Illinois lawyers and the regulation of the legal profession in 2021.

New year, new beginning? Practice transitions in 2022

February 25, 2022

Whether it’s called the Big Quit, the Great Retirement or even the Career Rethink, the pandemic has certainly caused more of us to consider (reconsider) changes in our personal and professional lives.  Learn more about the basics of winding down a law practice or leaving a law firm to join another.

Five Ethics Rules You May Not Know

December 28, 2021

Over 4,000 calls are made in a typical year to the ARDC Ethics Inquiry phone line from lawyers with questions about a lawyer’s duties under the ethics rules in Illinois. Most of the time, the answer can be readily found in the ethics rules but some questions involve rules that lawyers may not be so familiar with. Learn more about five ethics rules that lawyers may not know and yet address some of the most asked ethics questions.