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This program is accredited for 2.0 hours of MCLE/PCLE credit in Illinois
by the MCLE Board and the Illinois Commission on Professionalism. 


What the New Rules of Professional Conduct Will Mean for Your Practice

Presented by the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A broadcast recorded before a live audience
at Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University School of Law,
Chicago, Illinois

3:00-5:15 p.m. Program


3:00-3:05 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jerome Larkin, ARDC Administrator


3:05-3:10 p.m.

Introduction of Chief Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald
Benedict Schwarz, II (Chair, ARDC Commissioners)
Law Office of Benedict Schwarz,
West Dundee


3:10-3:25 p.m.

The New Rules from the Supreme Courtís Perspective
Hon. Thomas R. Fitzgerald
Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court Ė First District


3:25-4:15 p.m.

An Overview of the Significant Changes to the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct
James J. Grogan, ARDC Deputy Administrator & Chief Counsel


4:15-5:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion Highlighting Selected New Rules

George B. Collins (Respondentís Counsel), Collins, Bargione & Vuckovich, Chicago

Donna L. Moore (ARDC Hearing Board), Quarles & Brady, Chicago

Adrienne Mebane (ARDC Hearing Board), First Assistant, Cook County Stateís Attorney Office

James J. Grogan, ARDC Deputy Administrator & Chief Counsel


Moderator: Wendy J. Muchman, ARDC Litigation Group Manager
& Director of Outreach
, Chicago


The panel will discuss common hypothetical situations
highlighting the new Rules of Professional Conduct that will take effect on January 1, 2010.


5:15 p.m.  Adjournment


Certificate of Attendance for MCLE Credit

Upon completion of  the seminar, you will receive an e-mail instructing you to complete a seminar survey.  Once the survey has been e-mailed back and the ARDC has verified your participation, a Certificate of Attendance for MCLE credit in Illinois (2.0 hours) will be e-mailed to you for your records.  Under the MCLE rules, you must keep the Certificate for three years after the end of your two-year reporting period.  Do not submit it to the MCLE Board unless you are audited by the MCLE Board.