Links & Resources
Internet Resources & Links for Supreme Court of Illinois, Agencies, & Associations
Illinois Supreme Court
Rules and opinions of the Court and information regarding the Supreme Court and other Illinois courts and judicial agencies.
Rules of Professional Conduct
Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission
Agency of the Illinois Supreme Court responsible for maintaining current records of registration and discipline information for lawyers licensed to practice in Illinois, investigating allegations of misconduct by lawyers, and prosecuting cases against lawyers whose misconduct suggests a threat to the public or to the integrity of the legal profession.
Minimum Continuing Legal Education ("MCLE") Requirement
Every attorney admitted to the Illinois Bar after December 31, 2005 must complete a Basic Skills Course within one year of admission. Each Basic Skills Course must be accredited by the MCLE Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois and include at least 15 hours of instruction in certain topics. Certain exemptions are available. Approved courses are listed on the MCLE Board's web site at http://www.mcleboard.org/Basic%20Skills.html. For more information about the Basic Skills Course requirement and the rest of the MCLE program, please visit the Board's web site at http://www.mcleboard.org/All%20Attorney%20Mailing%20(Duplicate).pdf.
Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program, Inc
Information regarding the Lawyers’ Assistance Program (LAP), which focuses on helping lawyers impaired by addiction to alcohol or other drugs or by mental illness.
Illinois State Bar Association
Information for Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) members and for the public at-large, including information about the State Bar’s IllinoisLawyerFinder and its Task Force on the Unauthorized Practice of Law.
Chicago Bar Association
Information for Chicago Bar Association (CBA) members and for the public at-large, including legal resource links, public information brochures, information about its Lawyer Referral Service, filing a complaint involving the unauthorized practice of law, and listings for legal assistance offices.