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April 20, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Members: Complimentary
Non-members: Complimentary for In-House Counsel non ACC Members

Overview (Program Summary)

Ms. Smart will discuss recent trends in professional responsibility and attorney disciplinary law particularly relevant to corporate counsel.  The presentation will include new statistics, case law and guidance on practicing ethically in the electronic age, as well as post-shutdown remote-work best practices applicable to corporate counsel.

Interest Area(s): Compliance and Ethics


Melissa A. Smart, Director of Education, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois (ARDC)

Ms. Smart develops, implements and presents programs and materials to educate lawyers regarding their professional responsibilities, and supervises a team of lawyers and paraprofessionals dedicated to helping lawyers serve their clients effectively within the bounds of the Rules of Professional Conduct.  She also investigates and prosecutes lawyer disciplinary cases, including cases involving allegations of conversion, billing fraud, conflicts of interest and public corruption.  

Ms. Smart obtained her B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She received her law degree from The John Marshall Law School, graduating cum laude.  



Participants seeking MCLE credit must participate for the entire program, provide their IL Bar number during registration and report the code numbers as presented during the presentation.

Once registered, you will receive an email with a Zoom link to connect to the webinar.

Reminder: Distance learning courses should be attended in an educational setting that is free from distractions.


Credits: 1 Hour (pending approval)
State: Illinois
Category: Professional Responsibility (Ethics)

Contact (RSVP)

Lisa Carreras, Executive Administrator

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