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 Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

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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 Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Conflicts of Interest: Loyalty and Independent Judgment
    Collapse Diversity & Inclusion: A Blueprint for 2017 and Beyond

    You will learn: 

    • what is meant by diversity and inclusion;
    • the history of diversity of the US Supreme Court; 
    • how to build the business case for diversity and inclusion in your law firm; and
    • best practices for lawyers and law firms to improving diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. 
    Formats Available: Streaming
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 1 hour Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE, 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours, 1 hour Including Diversity and Inclusion Professional Responsibility MCLE credit

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Diversity & Inclusion: A Blueprint for 2017 and Beyond
    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 Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

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    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 Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO How to Maintain a Trustworthy Client Trust Account: The Accounting Requirements
    Collapse Illinois Developments in Lawyer Regulation (2017) (Part 1)

    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: April 07, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 1 hour Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE, 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours

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    Collapse National Developments in Lawyer Regulation (2017) (Part 2)

    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: April 07, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours, 1 hour Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO National Developments in Lawyer Regulation (2017) (Part 2)
    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 Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Recent Changes to the Rules Governing Lawyers in Illinois (2016)
    Collapse Succession Planning: Contingency Planning for Sole Practitioners

    To fulfill our ethical obligations to clients and to preserve the value of the law practice, every lawyer needs to have a plan in the event of the lawyer's sudden death, disability, incapacity, illness, or unexpected absence from the practice.  This is particularly true for sole practitioners.  Learn the basics to preparing a contingency plan.  Sample forms are included.    

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: June 30, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 0.50 hours Total General MCLE Hours, 0.50 hours Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

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    Collapse Succession Planning: Preparing Your Firm for a Smooth Transition
    Preparing your law practice for the planned (sale or retirement) and the unplanned (death, illness or disaster) events.

    For solo pracitioners and small to mid-size firms, successful succession planning involves planning not just for retirement and possible sale of the law practice but also preparing for how the practice will respond in the event of a lawyer's death, illness or disability,  Learn how to prepare your law practice for sale, retirement and contigencies.  

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 08, 2016

    Approved Credit:
  • Illinois MCLE Board: 1 hour Total General MCLE Hours, 1 hour Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Succession Planning: Preparing Your Firm for a Smooth Transition
    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 Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE

  • 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.