Closing the Books on 2019?

The new year is well underway, and lawyers are already looking ahead, planning and executing and looking to grow. One thing our firm always does at this time of year is look around at the regulatory environment. We analyze what we’ve seen and heard, what our experiences have been, and what data – especially the […]

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RSMD’s Jim Doppke at CBA 1/16/20: Limited Scope Agreements

RSMD's Jim Doppke: Limited Scope Representation @ CBA

RSMD’s Jim Doppke will address the Chicago Bar Association Professional Responsibility Committee at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 16. He’ll discuss limited scope representation agreements, which the Illinois Supreme Court formally introduced as part of its 2013 amendment of Rule 13. But what’s the state of the law now? Jim will examine current views on […]

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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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Reinstatement: Small Change, Still Tough

"No Admittance," Eva Critescu (CC-BY-2.0)

“No Admittance,” Eva Critescu (CC-BY-2.0) by Jim Doppke A recent blog post by Brian Faughnan concerning potential changes to Tennessee’s disciplinary system highlighted disbarment and reinstatement – what they mean, and whether and how lawyers can return to practice after discipline. Faughnan discusses a proposal to create permanent disbarment in his state, and to lengthen […]

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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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My Impression Now: Data on Rule 5.4

by Jim Doppke In my last post, I wrote about In re Karavidas, the ways in which it changed attorney regulation in Illinois, and how it can be seen as the foundation for future reform efforts. The profession – in Illinois and elsewhere – is beginning the discussion of “re-regulation,” and asking how we can […]

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