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The ARDC offices are temporarily closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff is working remotely. We remain available to assist lawyers and the public. 

Odyssey eFileIL Launches New Electronic Filing Portal

December 1, 2021

Odyssey eFileIL has launched a new Electronic Filing Portal. The ARDC Electronic Filing Manual has been updated to reflect changes to the process of filing documents electronically in attorney disciplinary proceedings using the new Portal.  Additional training materials as developed by Tyler Technologies can be found here. 

Odyssey eFileIL Outage: Dec. 30, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022

December 1, 2021

Odyssey eFileIL will be unavailable for filing documents with the ARDC beginning Thursday, December 30, 2021, at 12:00 PM CST through Sunday, January 2, 2022, at 1:00 PM CST.  All filers are strongly encouraged to eFile all documents due within this time frame prior to December 30, 2021, at 12:00 PM CST.  In the alternative and during this limited Odyssey eFileIL outage only, filers can file documents with the ARDC by submitting the documents through email to

Thinking about “retirement”? Explaining the differences between inactive vs. retired status

October 27, 2021

Whether it’s hitting the “pause” button or considering leaving the practice of law altogether, the pandemic has likely caused more lawyers to consider “retirement”.  Learn more about the differences between inactive and retired registration status.  Learn more

The “Of Counsel” Relationship: What it Means and Why it Matters

August 24, 2021

Defining the “of counsel” relationship and its ethical and risk management considerations.  Learn more.

Answering the Top 10 Questions About a Lawyer’s Duty to Report Misconduct

June 30, 2021

A lawyer’s duty to report another lawyer’s misconduct is perennially the top area of inquiry to the ARDC Ethics Inquiry Program.  Learn more about the duty to report and the answers to some of the most frequently-asked questions.