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The ARDC’s Chicago and Springfield offices are currently closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. Essential visitors will only be admitted by appointment. At this time, we can best assist you via telephone or email. The general number for our Chicago office is (312) 565-2600.How do I adjust the search criteria for lawyers?
You may adjust two search criteria: the time frame of the lawyers' status changes and the location of the lawyers' business address. Default criteria are selected, but you may make other selections. You may also limit your search by lawyer's last name.Who is the new Clerk of the ARDC?
On June 1, 2021, Michelle M. Thome became the Clerk of the ARDC, following the retirement of her predecessor in that position, Kenneth G. Jablonski. Ms. Thome joined the ARDC in 1995 as an Assistant Clerk. In 2009 she was promoted to the position of Deputy Clerk, and in 2012 she became the agency’s Senior Deputy Clerk.What does the ARDC do in Illinois?
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.