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.How do I contact the ARDC Chicago office?
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.What is the deadline for filing documents with the ARDC?
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.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.