Stephanie Stewart: Co-Presenter at CBA 12/9

RSMD’s Stephanie Stewart will join the ARDC’s Melissa Smart in a presentation to the Chicago Bar Association Business Divorce and Complex Ownership Committee on December 9, 2019 at 12:15 p.m., at the CBA. The presentation will also be available as a live webcast at http://chicagobar.org. All members are welcome, and Illinois PR-MCLE credit will be […]

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RSMD Lawyers Discuss UPL at CBA

On November 20, Mary Robinson and Sari Montgomery gave presentations to the Chicago Bar Association’s Unauthorized Practice and Multidisciplinary Practice Committee. Sari addressed the rules and pitfalls of cross-border practice, in particular reviewing scenarios involving states bordering Illinois. Mary addressed the operation of law-related businesses, including tax and immigration consulting services, heir finder and genealogical […]

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Sari Montgomery a Featured Panelist at Holland & Knight’s General Counsel Summit

  Sari Montgomery was pleased to participate in a panel discussion, “Liar, Liar: Managing Truth and Lies in Law Firms,” at Holland & Knight’s General Counsel Summit on September 27. Also on the panel were CNA’s Tracy Kepler, Holland & Knight’s Colin Smith, and certified forensic analyst Andy Jacobs. The summit, and Sari’s panel, provided […]

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Stephanie Stewart to Address DuPage County Bar Association

On Wednesday, September 24, RSMD’s Stephanie Stewart will join the ARDC’s Melissa Smart in addressing the DuPage County Bar Association. The lunchtime (11:45-1:00) presentation will provide an insider’s view of the ARDC and professional responsibility issues from the perspective of both an ARDC prosecutor and an ARDC defense attorney. They will address ARDC processes, how […]

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Sari Montgomery Appointed to ABA Standing Committee on Professional Regulation

RSMD is pleased and proud to announce Sari Montgomery‘s appointment to the ABA Standing Committee on Professional Regulation. The Committee helps to develop, promote, coordinate, and strengthen professional disciplinary and regulatory programs and procedures throughout the nation. It develops and promotes ABA activities relating to professional discipline, model rules for disciplinary enforcement, and standards for […]

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Sari Montgomery Moderates APRL Panel

At APRL’s annual meeting in San Francisco, RSMD’s Sari Montgomery was pleased to moderate a panel discussion entitled Why People Lie and Why Should We Care. On the panel were Donald D. Campbell, Jim Grogan of the Illinois ARDC, and filmmaker Yael Melamede, discussing Dan Ariely’s research on the science behind dishonesty. Yael’s film (Dis)Honesty: […]

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RSMD’s Jim Doppke Guests on Technically Legal Podcast

A new episode of Chad Main’s Technically Legal podcast, featuring a conversation with RSMD’s Jim Doppke, is now live. Jim was a guest on Technically Legal’s first episode, when he and Chad discussed the general boundaries of the duty of competence as it applies to technology. He’s pleased to return to discuss still more ethics […]

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RSMD’s Sari Montgomery Honored by Lawyers Trust Fund

On June 27, the Lawyers Trust Fund honored Sari W. Montgomery with its pro bono service award. The award recognizes Sari’s pro bono work with LTF, and with the Lawyers’​ Committee for Better Housing, on a project geared toward increasing access to justice for Illinois tenants in our state. Sari’s work and dedication illuminates the […]

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RSMD Lawyers Author IICLE Chapter on Jury Trial Ethics

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Mary Robinson, Sari Montgomery, and Jim Doppke are featured authors in the recently-published IICLE® handbook Inside and Outside the Jury Box: Effective Trial Strategies, 2019 Edition. They were pleased to co-author the chapter entitled “Ethical Considerations in Jury Trials,” which covers such diverse issues as the use of social media in selecting juries; the pitfalls […]

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Stephanie Stewart Elected Vice-Chair of CBA Professional Fees Committee

RSMD’s Stephanie Stewart was recently elected the Vice-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Fees. The Committee concerns itself with problems and disputes about legal fees, and it arbitrates such disputes when the parties agree to submit to arbitration. Stephanie looks forward to helping to lead the Committee, and to assisting in resolving […]

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