Ethics 2024: Questions from the Trenches

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Thursday, February 15, 2024 | 2:30 to 4:30 pm CST

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Program Information:

Date: February 15, 2024
Program Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m. CST / 3:30-5:30 p.m. EST
Place: This program is available via the web only.

Registration is required to attend the free program.

CLE credit is only available to those who attend the webinar during its live broadcast on February 15, 2024 at 2:30-4:30 p.m. CST. Those who view the recorded version of the webinar will not be eligible for CLE credit.

For questions, please call Clifford Law Offices at (312) 756-7575 or email

Program Information:

Ethics 2024: Questions from the Trenches

February 15, 2024, 2:30-4:30 p.m. CST / 3:30-5:30 p.m. EST

The two-hour webinar program will be offered Thursday, February 15, 2024, from 2:30-4:30 p.m and will be moderated by Robert A. Clifford. Joining him will be the Hon. Mary Cay Marubio of the Cook County Circuit Court and a member of the Illinois Judicial Ethics Committee; Professor Kevin Hopkins, the Brody-O’Neill Professor Scholar who teaches professional responsibility at the UIC Law School; and Melissa Smart, Director of Education of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.

For 17 years, Clifford Law Offices has sponsored free programs on professional responsibility on many subjects — from client communication and trial work to preparing witnesses and social media. In 2024, we are turning to practicing lawyers themselves — the lawyers in the trenches — and we asked them what’s on their minds in the area of lawyer ethics. What problems do they see day in and day out? And we listened. The 2024 all-star panel will address hypotheticals and ethical issues that came from you. They will discuss issues from the revised IOLTA account rules to double billing issues.

Please join us for this informative interactive program that is being offered to lawyers across five states.

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Moderated by:

Robert A. Clifford

Founder and Senior Partner
Clifford Law Offices


Kevin L. Hopkins

Brody-O’Neill Endowed Faculty Scholar
University of Illinois Chicago School of Law

Hon. Mary Cay Marubio

Acting Presiding Judge, Pretrial Division
Circuit Court of Cook County

Melissa A. Smart

Director of Education, Senior Counsel
Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois

Professional Credit:

Illinois: Approved for 2.00 hours of professional responsibility credit from the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.

Indiana: Approved in Indiana for 2.0 hours of Ethics credit.

Iowa: Approved for 2.0 hours of Ethics credit from the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

Missouri: This seminar has been approved for 2.4 ethics hours from the Missouri Bar MCLE Department.

Wisconsin: Approved for 2.0 hours of ethics/professional responsibility credit.

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