Presented by:

Robert A. Clifford

Founder and Senior Partner, Clifford Law Offices, Moderator



Robert Burns

Professor of Ethics, Northwestern University School of Law

Judge Deborah Mary Dooling (ret.)

Cook County Circuit Court

Jayne Reardon

Exec. Director, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

The 2018 program is available via webcast.

The 2018 program will be broadcasted live from DePaul University. Maximum seating capacity has been reached; registration for in-person attendance is no longer available. Registration via webcast is available.


The landscape of litigation certainly is changing, and dealing with new and evolving ethical issues along with it. “Fighting fair” is imperative, but why does it seem to be getting more difficult and complicated to do so? In part it may be because we have new technologies and new players “in the sandbox” with lawyers.

Our panel of speakers will break down some of the most pestering yet important issues that impact lawyers every day: confidentiality, privilege and work product, conflicts of interest, contacting non-clients, dealing with experts, disclosure obligations, social media and electronic discovery.

Program Details

This program has been approved for two (2.0) hours of professional responsibility credit by the Illinois Commission on Professionalism.

Clifford Law Offices has been approved by the State of Illinois as an accredited provider of mandatory continuing legal education programs in the state. Initially designed to help meet the state’s ethics credits for lawyers at the firm, Bob Clifford, founder and senior partner at the firm, decided as a measure of good will to offer the programs free to all lawyers in the state via the web. We look forward to providing this and other programs of interest to all lawyers.

Registration Required to Attend FREE Program