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Law Practice Management PRMCLE Mtg. - Navigating Professional Responsibility & the ARDC
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When: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Where: Attorney Resource Center - DuPage Judicial Center
505 N. County Farm Road
3rd Floor
Wheaton, Illinois  60187
United States
Presenter: Stephanie Stewart, Robinson, Stewart, Montgomery & Doppke, LLP and Melissa Smart, Illinois ARDC
Contact: Barb Mendralla

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Law Practice Management and Technology Section PRMCLE Meeting




Speakers: Stephanie Stewart, Robinson, Stewart, Montgomery & Doppke, LLP and Melissa Smart, Illinois ARDC

This 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. Ms. Stewart and Ms. Smart will provide an overview of the ARDC and discuss statistics relating to ARDC investigations and disciplinary prosecutions. The presenters will talk about the ethics issues that are most likely to result in an ARDC grievance and what steps lawyers can take to minimize the likelihood that a client will file a grievance against them.The presenters will also address how to respond to an ARDC grievance and how to make it less likely that the grievance will result in a formal prosecution. Examples of actual ARDC cases will be referenced throughout the presentation.


Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the ARDC process
  • Learn how to navigate an ARDC grievance from both an ARDC prosecutor's perspective and a defense attorney's perspective
  • Gain knowledge of trends in Professional Responsibility 

  • Learn about new cases in legal ethics

Time: 11:45 am to 1:00 pm

Location: Attorney Resource Center

Credits: 1 Credit PRMCLE (pending approval)




Questions? Please contact Barb Mendralla at or 630-653-7779.

Lunch will be provided to those who register in advance.


Only DCBA members will qualify for PRMCLE credit.


Electronic handouts will be provided in advance; no paper handouts will be distributed.


If you register and are unable to attend, please contact the DCBA office at 630-653-7779 so we can cancel your registration.

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