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Legal Ethics Now & Next Episode 4: The 300

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Unregistered practice: disciplinary offense or technical error? It’s not an academic exercise: 300 Oregon lawyers had to reckon with the consequences of sudden un-registration, however unintended, this past month. Should they even have had to worry about potentially being disciplined? Why do we say that unregistered lawyers are engaged in the unauthorized practice of law? […]

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Legal Ethics Now & Next Episode 3: Another State of Mind

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Firms with lawyers licensed in different states. A legal ethics thumbs up? Or a gateway to UPL? Is there a method in Illinois for setting up these kinds of entities, limiting the principals’ liability, and avoiding ethical pitfalls? There is – it’s covered in Supreme Court Rule 721. But should lawyers — especially those seeking […]

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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

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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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Reading the Tea Leaves: ARDC Annual Report

Reading the Tea Leaves 2019 ARDC Annual Report

“Tea Leaves,” Manu Sankerms (CC-BY-SA 2.0) The ARDC recently released its 2019 Annual Report. The tale it tells is a familiar one – declines in investigations and prosecutions, the latter down to 44. (For some reason, my search of the ARDC’s website only brings up 42.) The Illinois Supreme Court entered 96 sanctions limiting or […]

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Unfounded

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“Closed,” Steve Snodgrass (CC-BY-2.0) by Jim Doppke Sometimes when I read about ever-accelerating innovations in legal tech, I come across articles about apps and programs dating from a few years ago. Not every one of them took off, of course, or even got up and running. I recently came across an article about an app […]

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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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