Ethics & Professional Responsibility

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is pleased to announce that Chief Counsel Mark C. Palmer has been selected to receive a 2024 Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Department of Sociology.
Palmer, a 1999 graduate, was selected among all alums of the Department of Sociology’s Bachelor of Arts program. He

In the past year, I have seen an increase in questions related to artificial intelligence.  Specifically, patent and trademark lawyers have asked whether it is permissible for those lawyers engaged in practice before the USPTO to use Generative AI.  While I have and continue to present on this topic multiple times, including (here),

The legal profession is undergoing a seismic shift as generative artificial intelligence (generative AI) tools like ChatGPT go mainstream. From analyzing contracts to outlining trial strategies, generative AI is rapidly changing how lawyers service their clients. But what practical applications and ethical pitfalls should lawyers be prepared for?
At our upcoming Future Is Now: Legal