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New Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct

Instructor: Brigid E. Kennedy (Ethics Credit)

In January 2010, the Illinois Supreme Court adopted new rules of ethics for all lawyers practicing in the state. Several of the new rules have not appeared in any previously enacted code, including rules covering the duty of attorneys to prospective clients before a formal attorney-client relationship is formed (1.18) and an attorney’s duties upon receipt of inadvertently submitted documents (4.4(b)). Other rules have been updated, including those pertaining to conflicts of interest and situations in which an organization is the client. Rules on lawyer advertising also have been changed. This one-hour program addresses the new rules, the updated rules, and what you need to know about the revised commentary to the rules.

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