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Ethics Column: Avoiding Discipline Despite a Mistake

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RSMD’s Sari Montgomery makes her debut as a legal ethics columnist at Business of Law Insider! In her inaugural column, she discusses an all-important question: can lawyers can avoid being disciplined even if they’ve made a mistake? And if so, how? Sari considers the risks all lawyers face in any kind of practice. Then she […]

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RSMD’s Sari Montgomery: Ethics Columnist

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We’re proud to announce that our own Sari Montgomery has been named the new (and inaugural) ethics columnist for Business of Law Insider, a publication of BridgeTower Media. Sari will be writing a quarterly column, with her first column appearing next month. We’ll link to the columns on this site – be sure to follow […]

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Legal Ethics Now & Next: A Legal Ethics Podcast

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The RSMD legal ethics podcast, Legal Ethics Now & Next is happening! First episode is below. For now you can listen using this ultra-minimalist player, or if that doesn’t work, you can go here. We’ll be distributing the podcast to various streaming services soon, and we’ll be doing some more cool things with it in […]

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Stephanie Stewart: Faculty for Basic Skills Course for New Lawyers

Stephanie Stewart Ethics 2020

RSMD’s Stephanie Stewart is part of the distinguished faculty for PLI’s October 6 webcast Illinois Basic Skills for Newly Admitted Attorneys 2020. Along with other practitioners, Stephanie will present her insights on the disciplinary system, educating new lawyers on the nuts-and-bolts of professionalism in Illinois. Click here for more information! […]

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Stephanie Stewart: Panelist at Ethics 2020

RSMD’s Stephanie Stewart will participate in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s Ethics 2020 conference on June 11. The COVID-19 lockdown is making social media a more necessary tool for lawyers than ever. With her co-panelists, Stephanie will give her unique and practical perspective on the day-to-day social media issues lawyers face. Stephanie joins many other […]

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Sari Montgomery: Moderator at APRL Mid-Year Meeting

Sari Montgomery moderator APRL Mid-Year Meeting

RSMD’s Sari Montgomery will moderate a panel at next week’s Mid-Year meeting of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL). The meeting will be in Austin, TX on Friday, Feb. 14. The panel, “Social Media Issues: Addressing Negative Online Reviews, Geo-Fencing, And More, Including What Is Permitted Versus Practical, And The Malpractice Carrier’s Perspective,” will […]

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RSMD’s Jim Doppke Addresses Loyola 1Ls on Civility, Character & Fitness

Jim Doppke speaks to 1Ls at Loyola University Chicago School of Law on civility in the legal profession

RSMD’s Jim Doppke addressed first-year law students at Loyola University School of Law on Monday, January 27, 2020, concerning civility in the legal profession — and what it means in the character and fitness process. Jim has represented and advised many applicants to the Illinois Bar, and he was pleased to bring his experience to […]

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