The Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, an agency of the Illinois Supreme Court
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Welcome to the IL ARDC Online Learning Portal!

The IL ARDC is helping you meet your MCLE Requirements. Click on the courses below to see available MCLE Credit.
On Demand Programs
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An overview of the requirements of ILRPC 1.4 including: practical advice about maintaining good client relations; the effective use of written engagement and end-of-the engagement letters; and dealing with difficult clients.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Seminar Date: February 01, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours, 1 hour Including Professional Responsibility

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    Collapse Conflicts of Interest: Loyalty and Independent Judgment
    An overview of how to identity and resolve conflicts of interest under the Illinois ethics rules including: practical advice on representing multiple clients; when to do a conflicts check; determining when a conflict can be waived; getting clients’ informed consent to a waiver; and how to setup a law firm’s conflicts checking system.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 01, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours, 1 hour Including Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Conflicts of Interest: Loyalty and Independent Judgment
    Collapse Fees and Billing
    An overview of the Illinois ethics rules covering fees and billing including: the meaning of what constitutes a reasonable fee; what the ethics rule require for fee engagements; retainers; referral fees; and suing a client for unpaid fees.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 01, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours, 1 hour Including Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Fees and Billing
    Collapse How to Maintain a Trustworthy Client Trust Account: The Accounting Requirements
    An overview of the accounting duties and requirements of Rule 1.15 of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct and a demonstration of how to prepare and maintain the required accounting journals.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 02, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 0.50 hours Including Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO How to Maintain a Trustworthy Client Trust Account: The Accounting Requirements
    Collapse Illinois Developments in Professional Regulation (2015) (Part I)
    James J. Grogan, Deputy Administrator and Chief Counsel of the ARDC, identifies recent trends and important developments in attorney disciplinary and legal ethics affecting the Illinois legal profession now and in the future. Part I reviews key Illinois disciplinary decisions, developments and trends affecting the Illinois legal profession now and in the future. Part II reviews significant disciplinary decisions, developments and trends emerging on a nationwide basis.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 02, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours, 1 hour Including Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Illinois Developments in Professional Regulation (2015) (Part I)
    Collapse Law Practice Transitions: The Ethical Obligations When Selling, Closing or Leaving a Law Practice
    Now Available for On-Demand Viewing!

    Can I sell my law practice? How do you close a law practice? If I leave my current firm and join another, what can I tell clients and when?

    Most lawyers at some point will consider what his or her ethical duties are in planning to sell and close a law practice or in leaving one firm to join or form a new firm. This two-part program identifies the key ethical duties arising out of these transitions and offers some practical suggestions on the steps lawyers can take in order to accomplish an orderly, fair and efficient transition that meets our fiduciary obligations.

    2.0 hours MCLE credit, including 2.0 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: April 01, 2011
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 2.00 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 2.00 hours Including Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Law Practice Transitions: The Ethical Obligations When Selling, Closing or Leaving a Law Practice
    Collapse National Developments in Professional Regulation (2015) (Part II)
    James J. Grogan, Deputy Administrator and Chief Counsel of the ARDC, identifies recent trends and important developments in attorney disciplinary and legal ethics affecting the Illinois legal profession now and in the future. Part I reviews key Illinois disciplinary decisions, developments, disciplinary rule changes and trends affecting the Illinois legal profession now and in the future. Part II reviews significant disciplinary decisions, developments and trends emerging on a nationwide basis.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 02, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 1 hour Including Professional Responsibility, 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO National Developments in Professional Regulation (2015) (Part II)
    Collapse Recent Changes to the Rules Governing Lawyers in Illinois (2016)
    The Illinois Supreme Court adopted several amendments to the lawyer ethics rules to bring them up to date with technology and developments in global practices.  Described as evolutionary rather than revolutionary, learn what those changes are and what they may mean for your practice as they take effect January 1, 2016.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 01, 2016

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 0.50 hours Including Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Recent Changes to the Rules Governing Lawyers in Illinois (2016)
    Collapse The Ethical Requirements of Handling Trust Funds Under ILRPC 1.15

    An overview of the basic requirements of ILRPC 1.15 including: steps to opening an IOLTA account; the recordkeeping requirements under ILRPC 1.15; and practical advice on how to resolve some common issues that arise in handling trust funds.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 01, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours, 1 hour Including Professional Responsibility

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Ethical Requirements of Handling Trust Funds Under ILRPC 1.15


    Please Note:
    After completing the program you will need to complete the credit submission process to receive your Certificate of Attendance. Illinois attorneys are required to track their CLE credit earned. Providers do not report individual attorney attendance hours to the MCLE Board and the MCLE Board does not track the CLE activity of individual attorneys. You must keep your Certificate of Attendance for three years after the end of the relevant two-year reporting period. Do not submit it to the Illinois MCLE Board, unless the MCLE Board requests it for audit purposes.

    For more information visit the Illinois MCLE Board’s website at: http://mcleboard.org.