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Pursuant to administrative directives and orders of the Supreme Court, and to Governor Pritzker’s declaration of an emergency arising from the coronavirus pandemic, the ARDC’s Chicago and Springfield offices are closed, and all in-person meetings are cancelled until further notice. Staff is working remotely.

At this time, we can best respond to you via email, as follows:

         • For attorney registration inquiries: registration@iardc.org;

         • For ethics inquiry consultations or general inquiries: information@iardc.org; and

        •  For submission of Requests for Investigation or Client Protection claims, click the link below to access
           the desired form, and complete and email the document to information@iardc.org

                                              Request for Investigation Form

                                              Client Protection Claim Form.

We may not be able to respond immediately to all emails. We thank you for patience and understanding.

On April 21, 2020, the Chair of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission entered an order providing that, until further order of the Commission, all contested hearings before the ARDC’s Hearing Board shall be continued generally; all pre-hearing conferences, consent hearings and default hearings before the Hearing Board and all oral arguments before the Review Board shall be conducted remotely; and all other proceedings, including discovery, shall be conducted in a manner that does not involve in-person interactions.

Our Ethical Obligations During The Coronavirus Shutdown


About the ARDC

The Supreme Court established the ARDC as administrative agency, effective February 1, 1973, and charged the agency with assisting the Court in the regulation of the legal profession in Illinois. In November 2017, upon recommendation of the ARDC, the Court adopted Regulatory Objectives for the Provision of Legal Services. The Court’s objectives include protection of the public, advancement of the rule of law, access to justice and ethical delivery of legal services. For more information of those objectives, click here. The mission of the ARDC is to promote and protect the integrity of the legal profession, at the direction of the Supreme Court, through attorney registration, education, investigation, prosecution and remedial action. For more information on the ARDC Mission, click here.


Click here to contact the ARDC.

Click here to search for lawyers not currently authorized to practice due to recent status changes.

Click here to access the ARDC’s Intermediary Connecting Services Proposal.

Click here to access the Companion Materials for the Intermediary Connecting Services Proposal.

E-filing

We are pleased to announce the Clerk’s Office of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission will begin accepting documents for filing before the Hearing Board and Review Board utilizing the new ARDC e-filing system – eFileIL supported by Tyler Technologies . E-filing documents before the Hearing Board and Review Board will take effect January 1, 2019, and is mandatory.

Click here   to review new Commission Rule 213 – Electronic Filing.

Click here  to review ARDC Electronic Filing Manual.

Hearings


Effective January 1, 2020, all hearings will be video and audio recorded. The recordings are made for the purposes of security, training and monitoring of the hearings to ensure that all proceedings are conducted safely and in accordance with the Commission’s standards and policies. These recordings will not take the place of the current court reporter procedures, and are intended for internal use only, are not discoverable, and will not be made available to the parties or the public. The equipment will be turned on only when the Hearing Board Panel is in the room. It is set up to capture the podium, bench and witness stand, and is not aimed at counsel tables. The audio recording is done through the current microphone system, so discussions outside the range of the microphones will not be detectable.










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