Ethics & Professional Responsibility

The Illinois Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission (ATJ Commission) and the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts Access to Justice Division (AOIC ATJ Division) are accepting applications for a grant initiative to support Illinois courts in improving access to justice (ATJ Improvement Grant).
Applications for the grants must be submitted by email to Jill

Our Professionalism Spotlight series highlights Illinois legal professionals who demonstrate the ideals of professionalism and a commitment to advancing equitable, efficient, and effective justice in Illinois.
In this Professionalism Spotlight, we spoke with Laura J. Lazarczyk, Chief Legal Officer for Zurich North America, a commercial property and casualty insurance carrier in the U.S. and

oThe TV show “Mr Bates vs the Post Office” has astounded viewers. That a venerable institution like the Post Office could lie, cheat, and hurt so many people with flawed computer systems for more than 20 years seems almost impossible yet it happened. The enquiry into the affair is showing how, despite knowledge to the contrary,

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is pleased to announce that Becky Harris has joined the organization as its Instructional Design Manager.
In this role, Harris will expand the Commission’s role as a thought leader in professional responsibility legal education, including engaging with Illinois CLE providers to promote educational best practices and collaborating with

The rapid evolution of voice cloning and deepfake technologies has introduced new risks and vulnerabilities for the legal profession. Unscrupulous individuals may seek to exploit these tools to impersonate clients or lawyers, gain unauthorized access to privileged information, or even attempt to mislead courts and legal proceedings.
To uphold the integrity of the attorney-client relationship

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is pleased to announce the newest edition in its Profiles in Professionalism series, featuring a conversation with Judge Edmond E. Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Our Profiles in Professionalism series provides in-depth conversations with Illinois lawyers and judges who are shaping