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The Supreme Court established the ARDC as administrative agency, effective February 1, 1973, and charged the agency with assisting the Court in the regulation of the legal profession in Illinois. In November 2017, upon recommendation of the ARDC, the Court adopted Regulatory Objectives for the Provision of Legal Services. The Court’s objectives include protection of the public, advancement of the rule of law, access to justice and ethical delivery of legal services. For more information of those objectives, click here. The mission of the ARDC is to promote and protect the integrity of the legal profession, at the direction of the Supreme Court, through attorney registration, education, investigation, prosecution and remedial action. For more information on the ARDC Mission, click here.

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Click here to search for lawyers not currently authorized to practice due to recent status changes.

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We are pleased to announce the Clerk’s Office of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission will begin accepting documents for filing before the Hearing Board and Review Board utilizing the new ARDC e-filing system – eFileIL supported by Tyler Technologies. E-filing documents before the Hearing Board and Review Board will take effect January 1, 2019, and is mandatory.
Click here  to review new Commission Rule 213 – Electronic Filing.















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